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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 […]

 
Gluten free, Sides

Easy Spanish rice

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Freshen up taco Tuesday with easy Spanish rice for a tasty side dish. Homemade Spanish rice is much fresher than anything from a box. You’ll love this easy Spanish rice at your next family taco night. This Spanish rice recipe will serve eight people. It’s a big skillet of rice. […]

 
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 […]

 
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 […]

 
A fork holding up a mushroom over a plate of butternut squash and mushroom risotto
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Butternut squash and mushroom risotto

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Butternut squash is a slightly sweet and nutty winter squash that lends itself well to many dishes including creamy risotto. This butternut squash dish is creamy, earthy and flavorful. Serve it by itself or as a side complement to chicken or pork. Risottos (and pasta) are often served as a first […]