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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.

Sheet pan roasted root vegetables for the holidays

Take the stress out of holiday cooking and roast some Winter vegetables in one pan in the oven. All that’s required is a little chopping and peeling. Add your favorite spice blend and serve as a side dish to any number of main dishes, fish to meat to plant-forward. Table of Contents: The Recipe | …

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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 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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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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Southern Hush Puppies with Easy Dipping Sauces

Hush puppies, a fried cornmeal ball, are a Southern delicacy, often served with deep fried seafood and a range of dipping sauces. The dipping sauces offered in this recipe include a pre-made raspberry hot pepper jelly, a recipe for a Southern Comeback Sauce and a link to a great Old Bay Remoulade sauce. What are …

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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has regained popularity, partly due to the acclaimed health benefits but also due to its excellent nutty flavor profile. This quinoa salad enhances the nutty flavor with roasted cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and black olives. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Pine Nuts &  Olives Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed …

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