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Wild Rice and Baby Kale Salad

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November 5, 2015
Wild Rice and Baby Kale Salad

Thanks to my cousin for pinning this recipe off a site called “A Pinch of Yum”. This salad is perfect as a starter or a side dish served with grilled salmon or broiled chicken. Ingredients: For the salad- 1 cup pomegranate seeds 2 cups chopped baby kale 2 cups cooked wild rice (you can...
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Roasted Smashed Sweet Potatoes

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November 4, 2015
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Grab fresh sweet potatoes from your market while they’re in season. Then try this simple yet delicious way to roast them. Roasting brings out all the natural sweetness of the potatoes. Serve along side pork, chicken or beef. Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive...
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Fresh Cranberry Sauce

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November 3, 2015
Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a traditional side dish served at American Thanksgiving. You can buy it canned at the grocery store, buy why would you??? This recipe adds orange juice, apples, pecans, and cinnamon to the fresh cranberries to make a sweet, yet slightly tart side dish. It’s really good served with any roasted meat,...
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Green Bean-Feta-Pecan Salad

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May 24, 2015
Green Bean-Feta-Pecan Salad

Here’s my new favorite way to eat green beans! Serve this cold salad along side grilled salmon or grilled shrimp for a fantastic meal! Also delicious scooped on top a bed of lettuce. Ingredients: 1 lb.  fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon dried...
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Grilled Peppers Stuffed with Creamy Swiss Cheese

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May 24, 2015
Grilled Peppers Stuffed with Cream Cheese

My mom recently brought these peppers to a BBQ and I’m pretty sure that I ate them all. No really, I think I did eat every last one. They are SO GOOD! And so simple to do. Buy a bag of those small sweet peppers that you see at most grocery stores, cut ’em...
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Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts

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November 23, 2014
Slow Cooker Brussels Sprouts

Grab your slow cooker and try this recipe! It’s a great holiday side dish, because you throw it all together in the morning and forget about it until dinner time. I found this recipe on the site: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/. I changed two things–added garlic, and switched out chicken stock for water. And boy oh boy...
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Roasted Carrots with Cinnamon and Garlic

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November 22, 2014
Roasted Carrots with Cinnamon and Garlic

This dish is known as “Karen carrots” in my house, thanks to my friend Karen who first made these fantastic carrots for us! I LOVE these, and I don’t even like cooked carrots. They’re a great holiday side dish (just double the recipe for a crowd) because they go well with ham or turkey....
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Braised Greens with Dried Fruits and Nuts

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November 22, 2014
Braised Greens with Dried Fruit and Nuts

Uber healthy greens get the gourmet treatment with dried fruit and slivered almonds in this recipe from www.relish.com. These greens are super tasty and soup-y to eat (see what I did there??) I served them along side roasted turkey breast, but they would also be excellent over whole wheat pasta, brown  rice, couscous, or...
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Roasted Root Vegetables

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November 20, 2014
Roasted Root Vegetables

Wanna know the best way to cook root veggies?? Roast ’em! It makes them so incredibly sweet and perfectly cooked. The veggies roast until they are crispy on the outside while tender and chewy inside. Serve these with just about anything–turkey, chicken, beef, salmon, or tossed into a salad. Ingredients: 1 large sweet onion, peeled, chopped...
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Creamy Cole Slaw

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June 27, 2014
Creamy Cole Slaw

Here’s a classic recipe for deli style cole slaw. I like using a head of fresh cabbage, but go ahead and grab a ready-in-the-bag mix to save yourself some chopping time. Serve this crisp and creamy side dish with Pulled Pork Wraps, Spicy Sloppy Joes, Barbecue  Beef, or Sweet and Sour Meatballs. Also a delicious side...
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