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Three Bean Salad with avocado, vegetables and herbs. A flavorful vegan and gluten-free side dish perfect for a picnic or potluck, and filling enough for a main dish!

Three Bean Salad with Avocado

Three Bean Salad with avocado, vegetables and herbs. A flavorful vegan and gluten-free side dish perfect for a picnic or potluck, and filling enough for a main dish! This recipe had to be made because – I’m very easily influenced. Mostly by commercials for food and the like. If I see an ad for pizza, …

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Nana's Spanish Rice recipe - a super easy, one pan / one pot side dish that takes only minutes to throw together. No need to pre-cook the rice! Naturally vegan and gluten-free.

Nana’s Spanish (Red) Rice

Nana’s Spanish Rice recipe – a super easy, one pan / one pot side dish that takes only minutes to throw together. No need to pre-cook the rice! Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Before I became a foodie, I had a really hard time eating out at restaurants – especially other cuisines. I was afraid to …

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Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Lemony Brussels Sprouts

Lemony Brussels Sprouts are a wonderfully citrusy vegetable side dish. Serve on top of salads or with a meal for a fresh lemon pop of flavor! Naturally vegan and gluten-free. We are finding ourselves towards the (apparent) end of Brussels Sprouts season – it’s beginning of APRIL. How did that happen?! But someone needs to …

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A citrusy and tasty vegetable side dish - Stir-fried Lemon Sesame Sugar Snap Peas! Eat as is for a side, add to pasta or salads.

Lemon Sesame Sugar Snap Peas

A citrusy and tasty vegetable side dish – Stir-fried Lemon Sesame Sugar Snap Peas! Serve with a meal as a side, eat alone for a sweet tangy snack, or add to pasta and salads. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Ever had sugar snap peas? This spring-time vegetable can be eaten whole, pod included (unlike say, edamame) …

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Sweet potato casserole with an oat, pecan and cranberries topping and sweetened with maple syrup. No sugar added!

Maple Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet potato casserole with an oat, pecan and cranberries topping and naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Gluten-free, no refined sugar added! This sweet potato casserole was almost a no-go. Since American Thanksgiving is coming up, I wanted to test out some healthier versions of traditional sides. My first attempt was a big pile of mush …

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Garlic Sage Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Sage Smashed Potatoes

Garlic Sage Smashed Potatoes are a great side item at your dinner table. A customizable version of mashed potatoes that everyone will love. I’m not sure where I first heard of “smashed” potatoes, but the idea is brilliant! It has the best features of mashed potatoes with the added benefit of being customizable, and in …

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Spaghetti Squash Nests garnished with fresh basil are the perfect dinner appetizer for your guests. Customizable and delicious!

Spaghetti Squash Nests

Spaghetti Squash Nests garnished with fresh basil are the perfect dinner appetizer for your guests or casserole-style dinner for your family. Customizable and delicious! Vegan-friendly and gluten-free. With this recipe, I was originally trying to recreate these spaghetti nests with spaghetti squash. A little bit by accident (because I forgot), there is another difference. These …

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