Category Archive: Sides/Vegetables

Instant Pot Wild Rice

Some people think when you adopt a whole food plant based diet that your menu will be limited and your food choices are restrictive. Actually the opposite is true. Suddenly you discover a wide array of new food choices that you never even thought of before. Wild rice is one of my favorite foods now …

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Oat Groats What Are They & How Do You Cook Them?

Just when you think you have tried most of the whole grains and cereals a different one crosses your path. Such is the case with myself and oat groats. Recently my friendĀ  Barbara Whitney suggested that I might enjoy oat groats in place of brown rice in savory dishes. In the past I have made …

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Instant Pot Steamed Vegetables

The Instant Pot pressure cooker is amazing for making, soup, chili, stews, rice and beans. It also can be used to lightly steam vegetables. Did you know you can set it for 0 minutes? That is the perfect amount of time to lightly steam some greens. I even made a video so you could see …

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Oven Roasted Kabocha Squash

One of my favorite foods is winter squash. There are so many scrumptious varieties and I have enjoyed all that I have tried. My favorite winter squash is Kabocha squash. It’s that plump looking green one that reminds you a little bit of a pumpkin but it’s, well – green on the outside. Winter squash …

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Breville Smart Oven Air – No oil Air Frying – Plant Based

This past May we purchased the Breville Smart Oven Air – it is an incredible kitchen appliance. It’s a toaster oven on steroids! Seriously this appliance bakes, broils, roasts, reheats, works as a slow cooker, toaster, has a pizza setting, is an air fryer and a dehydrator! It almost sounds too good to be true …

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