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

Easy lemony green bean almondine


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


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 […]

A bright bowl of tuscan farro salad.
Plant-based, Salads

Tuscan farro salad


Tuscan farro salad with cucumbers and tomatoes is a light and healthy alternative to traditional potato salad. It’s perfect for picnics and makes a great side dish for summer cookouts. What is farro? Farro, like Bob’s Red Mill Organic Farro is an ancient form of wheat that was a staple […]

Warm bowl of minnestrone soup with basil pesto on the side
Plant-based, Soups

Minestrone soup


Minestrone is a great way to get your veggies! Eat the rainbow in one bowl of healthy soup. This colorful minestrone soup recipe features fresh in-season vegetables. It tastes great with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, but this garnish can be left off for a well-balanced plant-based meal. Minestrone is […]

Three thyme roasted pears on a white plate.
Holiday favorites, Plant-based, Sides

Thyme roasted pears


Break out of your hum-drum vegetable routine and serve up these sweet and fragrant thyme roasted pears. Thyme roasted pears make a great side dish to so many different meals. If you are plant-based, try them with any vegetable soup, stew or salad. For the meat eaters in your family, […]