Sides & Salads

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Marinated Cucumber-Fennel Salad

What’s better than a beautiful spring or summer evening where you can be outside enjoying the sun? How about making a quick and healthy dinner that you will feel good about eating and that doesn’t take all your time to make? Both are ideal in my book, and this Grilled...

Bacon-Avocado Egg-Free Potato Salad

Potato salad and summer barbecue parties go together like peanut butter and jelly, and I love a good classic recipe. But sometimes it’s fun to change things up. Do you agree? If so, I think you’ll love my new Bacon-Avocado Egg-Free Potato Salad recipe. I’m answering...

Dairy Free Asparagus Risotto

Do you ever feel that you have to miss out on some of your favorite foods just because you can’t eat certain foods or ingredients? It can be so difficult to say no to certain foods you know you love when, at the same time, you know you will feel SO MUCH BETTER if you...

Roasted Beets and Sweets Quinoa Salad

Before you read any further, I want to make sure you know that if you don’t want to make heart shaped beets, you can still make this Roasted Beets and Sweets Quinoa Salad! I don’t want anyone to get intimidated by seeing the Valentine’s Day inspired beets in the photo...

Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad

Who thinks they may have some leftover turkey in the near future?  If so, keep this Fresh Brussels Sprouts and Turkey Chopped Salad near the top of your list of recipes for the week so you can throw it together after Thanksgiving. Not only will it help you use up...

Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes

I know, you may be thinking “why on earth do I need a recipe for mashed potatoes?”, but before you jump to another website or hopefully look around my site further, hear me out on this one. Mashed potatoes are so simple to make. I get that, however, when I started...

Crispy Kale and Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas

These Crispy Kale and Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Chickpeas are about as healthy as it can get, but in case you’re worried that these nutrition packed bowls will taste like rabbit food, think again! Besides the wide variety of textures to keep things fresh and fun,...

No Mayo Avocado Chicken Salad

Who loves chicken salad? I have always been a fan, but it can be so decadent and rich that the traditional mayonnaise-laden version is sometimes too much for me. Plus, the traditional version is usually pretty low in veggies. This No Mayo Avocado Chicken Salad is all...

Apple-Bacon Brussels Sprouts Salad

As I'm sitting here writing on a cold, rain-turning-to-sleet-and-snow-mix kind of day, I'm most definitely dreaming of warmer weather and of past vacation spots I wish I could time-warp to. My current thoughts have taken me back to a most fabulous trip we took with...

How To Steam-Sauté Vegetables

Recently I learned that my favorite method for cooking vegetables isn't as well-known as I would have thought. It's so simple and quick, and the vegetables turn out tasting great, which is why I must tell you how to steam-sauté vegetables, even though it doesn't have...

Roasted Pesto Cauliflower

Three ingredients, 15 minutes of your time (or even less if you buy pre-cut fresh cauliflower florets), and an oven are all you need to make this Roasted Pesto Cauliflower recipe happen. This recipe uses two of my favorite ingredients "“ pesto and cauliflower, and if...

Ginger-Sesame Cabbage Slaw with Almonds

I don't know about you, but for me, when I find a recipe I love (and other people seem to love!), I stick with it. Seems logical, right? Go with what works and tastes good, and you'll almost always hit the mark. Bonus points if the recipe is also quick and easy to...

Cilantro-Lime Cabbage Coleslaw

  If you have an excess of cabbage lying around, I've got a recipe for you. It's a twist on coleslaw that's slightly out of the box, but I think you'll like taking the chance on this one. Besides tasting super bright and fresh for the hottest of summer days, this...

Grilled Rosemary Potato Packet

Do you have "go-to" recipes?  Whether it's a side dish, main dish, or salad, a go-to recipe is one you seem to make all the time (for me, that means about once a week), is a dish your family loves, and is something you may not even need to look at the recipe to...

Toasted Sesame Cauliflower Rice

This quick, short, easy-peasy recipe for Toasted Sesame Cauliflower Rice is a game-changer when it comes to cooking a healthier stir-fry or really for any time you need a rice-like side dish without a lot of fuss. There are just 3 ingredients, besides salt and pepper,...

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dressing

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Dressing You know that creamy house dressing most Italian restaurants serve? I don't know about you, by I find them SO addictive? It's like, I know the main meal is sure to be fabulous, but I can't get enough of the salad because the dressing...

Confetti Cauliflower Rice

Confetti Cauliflower Rice Have you ever tried cauliflower rice? It's not really rice, it's cauliflower, but it looks and feels like rice, and you can take it any flavor direction your heart desires! Besides the fact that cauliflower rice has a fraction of the calories...

Caramelized Roasted Beets (No Sugar Added, Tastes Like Candy)

The first time I made these Caramelized Roasted Beets, it was an accident with a happy ending"¦well, sort of. With two small kids, life can get a little hectic and one night, I had my beets roasting in the oven, but they weren't tender by the time it was time to eat....