side dishes

Balsamic Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 lb. mushrooms 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon garlic, minced (or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder) ½ teaspoon dried parsley ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper   Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 400° F. 2. To prepare the marinade, whisk together all ingredients except mushrooms. 3.…
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Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Basil and Mint

Ingredients 8 oz. strawberries, hulled and halved 1 cucumber, seeds removed and sliced 1 small red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced ¼ cup fresh mint, thinly sliced for larger leaves, small leaves left whole 2 Tbsp unfiltered olive oil, to taste 2 Tbsp balsamic reduction, to taste Celtic sea salt, to…
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Sauteed Pears, Bacon, and Radicchio

Ingredients 1 Tbsp whole grain mustard 3 Tbsp olive oil 8 slices bacon, chopped 1 large head radicchio, shredded 2 Tbsp chopped fresh chives 2 Tbsp aged balsamic vinegar 4 firm-ripe pears, thickly sliced and seeded ½ cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped Salt and pepper to taste   Instructions 1. In a small bowl, whisk together…
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Paleo 7-Layer Dip

Ingredients 2 cups guacamole 1 ½ cups salsa 1 lb. grilled chicken, diced 2 cups lettuce, shredded 1 4-ounce can black olives, sliced 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced ¼ small white onion, minced Handful fresh cilantro, minced Plantain chips (see below)   Instructions 1. In an 8×8 glass dish, layer the ingredients in the order…
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Rainbow Veggie Salad

Ingredients (Salad) 2 cups sweet potatoes, diced 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus sea salt for potatoes 3 cups kale, chopped 1 Tbsp olive oil, plus sea salt for kale 2 cups brussels sprouts, shredded 2 cups red cabbage, shredded ¾ cups cashews 1/3 cup dried tart cherries, no sugar added   Ingredients (Dressing) 2 ½…
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Greek Salad

Ingredients 3 quartered tomatoes Fresh oregano 2 Tbsp capers (with 3 Tbsp of the liquid) 1 Tbsp sliced pickled peppers (with 1 Tbsp of the liquid) 3 Tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper Watercress Sliced scallions Pitted Greek olives   Instructions 1. Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. 2. Serve and enjoy!  …
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Sweet Potato Bacon Soup

Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes, chopped 8 cups chicken broth 8 slices bacon, cooked 4 14-ounce cans artichoke hearts, drained 2 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon ground ginger 4 Tbsp green onion, chopped   Instructions 1. Combine the sweet potato and chicken broth in a large stockpot and bring to a…
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Cauliflower Potato Salad

Ingredients 2 heads cauliflower, cut into florets; about 10 cups 2 Tbsp olive oil ½ teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 ½ cups avocado mayonnaise ¼ cup yellow mustard 1 cup dill pickles, diced 1 cup white onion, minced ½ cup celery, diced 6 large hard-boiled eggs, diced 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar…
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Creamy Asparagus Soup

Ingredients 2 lbs. asparagus 1 onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. olive oil, lard or other cooking fat 5 cups chicken broth ½ cup full-fat coconut milk ¼ teaspoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste   Instructions 1. Cut asparagus stalks into 1-inch pieces.   2. In a large pot over medium-low heat, melt 2 Tbsp.…
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Creamy Parsnip Gratin

Ingredients 2 cups cauliflower florets 1 ½ cups chicken stock 1 cup almond milk 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast, optional 1 onion, sliced 1 lb parnsips, peeled and thinly sliced 2 Tbsp olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Instructions 1. Place the chicken stock and cauliflower florets in a medium pot, and bring to…
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