Category Archive: Sides/Vegetables

Food Prep Is The Key To Staying On Plan

Food Prep
Nutmeg Notebook

We have all heard that old saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” It really is true when it comes to eating a healthy diet. When you no longer rely on processed foods it does require some prep and cooking ahead so you always have something to make a meal from. At first it might …

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How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

Nutmeg Notebook
No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

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Thanksgiving Family Food & Fun

Pumpkins at Whole Foods 
Notebook Nutmeg

We really changed things up this year for Thanksgiving since our daughter Katy and her hubby Esau hosted both families for the big day. They recently moved into their first home and were delighted to have enough room for everyone. They were gracious hosts and we had a lovely time!   Katy made all of …

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Lightened Up Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples & Pecans/Giveaway

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I have one of the best blog give-a-ways ever to share with you today as well as a fantastic lightened up recipe just in time for the holidays. One of my favorite winter side dishes is the oh so popular oven roasted butternut squash with apples and pecans. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe how …

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Triple Rice Salad with Apple Sage Sausage/Plant Based/Vegan

Triple Rice Salad with Apple Sage Sausage

If you need an outstanding dish to share at a holiday gathering I have the perfect recipe for you. Although the ingredient list sounds simple its the sum of it’s parts that make it wonderful. Not only is it delicious but it’s also quite appealing to the eye. Three different types of rice, dried cranberries, …

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