Category Archive: Side Dishes

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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Triple Rice Salad with Apple Sage Sausage, Dried Fruit & Nuts

Triple Rice Salad with Apple Sage Sausage

This fabulous recipe comes from Happy Healthy Long Life – every recipe I have tried from her blog has been a hit! As she points out on her post about this recipe – it isn’t a low fat or low calorie recipe – no it’s a rich and delicious, festive holiday dish that will surely please all …

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Chipotle Baked Beans – Slow Cooker

Chipotle Baked Beans Slow Cooker

I had this recipe for slow cooker baked beans in my stack of ” recipes to try” for quite some time and I finally got around to trying it.  The results were amazing! You won’t believe what liquid is used to cook these beans in….  But first I have to share my new kitchen toy! Remember a …

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Faux Parmesan

Faux Parmesan Chef AJ

 A nice little topping for lasagna, pasta dishes, soups and veggies. You can leave it chunky or make it as fine as you like. Faux Parmesan  1 cup raw almonds or cashews or walnuts*  ½ cup nutritional yeast  1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning – Table Tasty, Mrs Dash Garlic & Herbs, Costco Salt Free Seasoning or …

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Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Maple Glazed Brussels Sprouts

The chopped walnuts are optional but I really enjoyed the the crunch as well as the flavor they added. You don’t need much just a little sprinkle will do. In her cookbook Chef AJ says, “Even people who say they don’t normally like Brussels sprouts will enjoy this dish”. It’s absolutely a company worthy dish. The …

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