side dishes

Blueberry Quinoa Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2 cups vegetable broth Salt and pepper, to taste 6 T olive oil, divided ¼ cup sliced shallots 1 teaspoon minced garlic 3 T apple cider vinegar 1 T maple syrup or honey, or to taste 1 ⅓ cup blueberries, divided 5 ounces baby arugula 1 cup corn…
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Rockin’ Raw Kale Salad

Ingredients 1 cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup lemon juice 3 T honey 2 T minced ginger 1 ½ teaspoon Celtic Sea salt, or to taste 2 bunches kale, tough stems, removed and leaves chopped 2 apples, chopped 1 bunch of radishes, quartered 1 avocado – pitted, peeled, and chopped   Instructions Soak sunflower seeds in…
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Radish and Mango Salad

Ingredients ½ lime, zested and juiced 2 T champagne or white wine vinegar 1 T honey 3 T olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste 1 mango, peeled and sliced 8 radishes, thinly sliced 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced 4 ounces arugula or baby spinach 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves   Instructions In a small bowl,…
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Spiced Broccoli and Carrot Ribbon Salad

Ingredients 2 T plus ¼ teaspoon Celtic Sea salt, divided 3 heads broccoli, cut into florets 5 carrots, shredded or cut into ribbons ½ cup parsley, minced 10 dried, pitted plums (prunes), diced 1 cup toasted almonds, chopped 3 lemons, juiced 2 T maple syrup 4 teaspoons cumin, toasted (see note) ¼ teaspoon cayenne ¼…
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients 1 ½ pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and yellow leaves, removed 3 T. olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F. Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal tightly and shake to coat. Pour…
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Stir-Fried Veggies With Quinoa

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa, cooked 2 T. coconut oil ½ cup broccoli, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped ½ cup bok choy leaf and stem, chopped 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 4-6 ounces of mushrooms, any variety 2 T. balsamic vinegar   Instructions 1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions. 2.…
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Roasted Root Vegetables

Ingredients 1 bunch (approximately 1 pound) beets, red or golden, trimmed, scrubbed and chopped 1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and chopped 1 large yam, peeled and chopped 1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped 1 large carrot, peeled and chopped ½ red onion, chopped 6 cloves garlic, chopped or whole 3 T. fresh thyme leaves 3…
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Blueberries and Pecans

Ingredients: 3 sweet potatoes 1/2 tablespoon butter 2/3 cup pecans 1/3 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen   Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place sweet potatoes in the oven on a baking sheet. Cook until a fork can easily puncture the sweet potato (about 40-50 minutes). While the potatoes are baking, melt the…
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Corn and Blueberry Salad

Ingredients: 6 ears of fresh sweet corn, husked 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 small cucumber, sliced 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon salt…
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Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole Ingredients: 2 1/2 – 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3-4 medium-sized) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup (depending on your sweetness preferences) 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk Pinch of sea salt   Crunchy Pecan Crumble Ingredients: 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 heaping cup…
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