Plant-based

Plant-based, Salads

Pear and arugula salad

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Add seasonal freshness to your table with this festive pear and arugula salad. It features candied pumpkin spice pecans, dried cherries, sun flower seeds and a white wine vinaigrette. This plant based recipe is both healthy and packed full of flavor. Pears are surprisingly high in vitamin C. They are […]

 
Pasta, Plant-based

Vegan summer vegetable pasta

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With just a few fresh vegetables you can make this easy and flavorful vegan summer vegetable pasta dish in less than 30 minutes. Choose your favorite pasta. Regular or gluten free spaghetti, penne or farfalle are all perfect for this dish. Heart healthy Mediterranean diet This vegan summer vegetable pasta […]

 
Mediterranean diet, Plant-based

Quinoa tabbouleh salad

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This gluten free version of the middle Eastern tabbouleh salad is full of fresh herbs and flavor. Quinoa tabbouleh salad makes for a delicious side dish or as a base for a heartier vegetarian meal. The classic dressing of extra virgin olive oil and lemon pairs well with seared tofu […]

 
Plant-based, Sides

Roasted petite potatoes with parsley and chives

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Roasted petite red potatoes with parsley and chives are a quick and delicious side. Pair these tasty gourmet spuds with your favorite roast or BBQ meats. The roasted red petite potatoes pictured here are served with buttermilk marinated roast chicken and peas. Petite red potatoes offer a light tender skin […]

 
An oval bowl with Instant Pot mushroom risotto and Parmesan cheese on the side.
Instant Pot, Plant-based, Sides

Instant Pot mushroom risotto

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Instant Pot mushroom risotto is savory, wholesome and creamy. It’s a great electric pressure cooker dish for a mid-week meal. This recipe can also be made plant-based. Savory mushroom risotto is one of my favorite dishes to make with an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker). Imagine perfectly cooked el dente […]

 
A large glass salad bowl filled with strawberry and spinach salad. Vinaigrette in a jar on the side.
Plant-based, Salads

Strawberry spinach salad

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Get a healthy dose of vitamins in this nutrient-rich strawberry spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette. This bright and flavorful salad is the perfect balance of sweetness, acidity and crunch. The dressing for this salad is super easy to make. Balsamic vinegar is a dark, intensely flavored vinegar that is glossy […]

 
Blanched green beans topped with sliced almonds and a lemon vinaigrette.
Plant-based, Sides

Easy lemony green bean almondine

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Fresh spring green beans cooked tender-crisp are an easy and versatile side dish. They taste even better topped with toasted almonds and a bright lemony vinaigrette dressing.  This lemony green bean almondine recipe is “easy-peezy-lemon squeezy” as my six year old son would say. Lemony green bean almondine tastes great […]

 
Large bowl of pineapple pico de gallo. Pineapple wedges on the sides.
Plant-based, Sides

Pineapple pico de gallo

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Are you a salsa fan or a pico de gallo fan? Or are you like me and love both? Pineapple pico de gallo adds a wonderful sweet, tangy and tropical salsa to tacos or grilled seafood. It’s especially delicious and a favorite topping of mine with pork carnitas, shrimp or […]