Category Archive: Side Dishes

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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Air Fried Garlic Mashed Potato Balls & Stuffed Mini Bella’s -No Oil

For Thanksgiving I made 7 pounds of Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes for our company meal. We really didn’t have much leftover. Everyone seems to love mashed potatoes and gravy – including me. With my Breville Smart Oven Air fryer I am always thinking about what I can air fry sans oil to transform our plant based favorites into …

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Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are so easy in the Instant Pot pressure cooker. You cook, mash and keep them warm all in the Instant Pot. No draining water off either and the taste – nothing short of fabulous! Now you will make mashed potatoes all the time not just at the holidays. Skin on or off? I …

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Bok Choy Fennel Salad

This original recipe called for a shredded apple which sounded messy to me so I opted to make little julienne strips instead. My approach was to cut the apple in half, use a melon ball tool to remove the core, slice each half into rounds and then slice each round into sticks. Since I was …

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How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

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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