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Side dishes include primarily vegetables that enhance low carb or keto lifestyles.  Most recipes are designed to be quick and easy.

Harissa Hummus Taste Test: Canned Beans vs Dried Beans?

Have you ever wondered if it really makes a difference in flavor or texture to use cooked dried beans in recipes over canned beans? The answer seems to be…sometimes. It depends on 1) how old the beans are 2) what kind they are (i.e., garbanzo beans benefit more than smaller beans), and 3) what you …

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Sweet and Savory Sweet Potato Casserole – without marshmallows

Sweet potato casseroles are often way too sweet for many palates, especially when they are served around the holidays with an abundance of other rich dishes. This casserole, or side dish, gets all of it’s sweetness from the sweet potato itself and enhances the flavor by roasting it with ginger and fresh lime juice. It …

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Low Carb Stuffed Squash Blossoms without Frying

Stuffed squash blossoms are not hard to make! Here is the “how-to” on cleaning, storing, baking or frying stuffed blossoms. The recipe below is for baked blossoms stuffed with ricotta and Swiss chard. Enjoy! What do the blossoms taste like? Their flavor is light and airy, with a hint of the squash that it originated …

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Pepperonata with Romesco Sauce – Low Carb Italian

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 Basics of a Pepperonata Side Dish The classic way to make a …

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Almond Chimichurri Sauce for Low Carb Roasted Cauliflower

Vegetables are a staple for just about any kind of diet, but if you are not used to cooking with vegetables, getting great flavor from them can be challenging. Sauces and spices can turn vegetables into something you look forward to on a daily basis however. Try this chimichurri sauce with roasted cauliflower- it will …

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Low Carb Cucumber Avocado Summer Salad

This is a great cucumber avocado salad that can be easily adapted for either diet or taste. It’s dressed with a creamy mayonnaise or yogurt and lime juice blend, but just change the creamy dressing to an Asian dressing if you don’t use mayonnaise or greek yogurt.  It makes a wonderful, cool accompaniment to summertime …

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