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Making Vegetables Delicious with infused vinegars

Roasting vegetables to the point of caramelization is one popular way of eking out more flavor. Adding a few splashes of a flavored vinegar while roasting enhances flavor even more and can be a great way to customize dishes and add creativity. Best Vinegars to Use in Making Vegetables Delicious Vinegar, like salt, is a …

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Low Carb Lasagna – with spaghetti squash

Unlike many of the winter squash varieties, spaghetti squash does not pack in the carbs and sugar.  It is a great foil for pasta when modifying dishes to low carb. Watch out for sugary tomato-based pasta sauces however.  Try this recipe with diced tomatoes for less sugar. Spaghetti Squash vs. Zucchini Noodles for the “pasta” …

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Low Carb Roasted Harissa Chickpeas

Finding alternatives for chips is often problematic for people living a low carb lifestyle.  Some people crave sugar, but almost as many crave a salty, crunchy snack. These spicy and salty roasted chickpeas are my go-to snack when I’m craving something salty. Slow Carb Snacks that are Salty and/or Crunchy Protein, fat and vegetables are …

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Pepperonata Side Dish with Butternut Squash & Romesco Sauce

Pepperonata (peh-peh-roh-NAH-tah) is an Italian vegetable dish of slow-cooked, or stewed bell peppers with onion and garlic.  Of course there are variations and some Italian cooks will add tomatoes, eggplant, or other Italian vegetables. Exclude the anchovies and it is a great plant-based dinner. The Flavor Boost of Adding Romesco Sauce However you decide to mix …

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