Side Dishes

 

Compliment your main dish with one of these sides.

 

Gluten-Free Hot Dogs

Gluten Free Hot Dogs This recipe was originally created to be vegan and gluten free pastrami. I loved having a sandwich "meat" that I could actually eat. I decided to tone down the kick, alter the ingredients to fit my dietary needs and create them into hot...

Pineapple Sage Salsa

As the summer nears its end, I have a beautiful herb garden that needs to be attended to desperately. A couple weeks ago, I spent some time canning homemade chocolate mint sauce which was absolutely divine and gut friendly. I will blog on that later, but...

Butternut and Broccoli Rabe on Lentils

Cooking healthy can be tasty and fun, but often a challenge for those that haven't cooked much this way. One way I like to help my clients learn new ways to cook with food is to show them through videos, or create recipes designed for thier dietary needs. This one...

Sliced Coconut Cheese

Cheese is one of our beloved food items that really does not help our health at all. The creamy goodness often times leaves us feeling bogged down, heavy, irritated, or sluggish. The amount of cheese Americans consume today is way more than necessary and our bodies...

Crispy Meatless Bacon Strips

Have you ever had veggie bacon? My family used to buy the frozen vegetarian ones until we became vegan and gluten free. Since I have become a more healthy vegan, I figured I would make my own. However, time passed and I never got around to it until now. Being on a gut...

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Have you ever wished that you had a great recipe for vegan cheese? Look no further! Parmesan cheese is a hard one to find in vegan form and fresh. I found it! This recipe was made from Jane's Healthy Kitchen . I was very impressed with the quality and taste of this...

Bruschetta

I love to cook and come up with recipes I can make using vegetables from my garden. When summer is at peak, our gardens tend to yield lots of beautiful and tasty veggies. This bruschetta tastes so great when made from garden vegetables. For those that need to cut out...

Flax Meal Tortillas

Eating a strict diet is hard. Whether it is for health reasons, weight loss, allergies or intollerances, its a challenge. My family really loves to eat Hispanic food. We especially love tacos, burritos, and fajitas. Often we run into a problem of finding a tortilla...

Protein Fried Rice

I am in the process of working on healing my gut from so many years of mistreatment. Since I was little, I have always had a problem with digestion. So enough is enough. I want to know that I can sit down at a meal and enjoy every part of it but, until I can actually...

Zucchini Meatballs and Sauce

It is so exciting when a recipe works out. I have seen a recipe for zucchini meatballs floating around Pinterest, but it wasn't gluten free or vegan. There were a few others things I had to adjust to it too. So, with all the modifications this recipe became my own. If...

Irresistible Gluten Free Bread

A family member introduced this recipe to me and it had dairy and eggs in it. I altered it to fit the needs of our family and it still turns out amazing every time I make it. It rises the same as whole wheat bread, and is fine in texture. I did find that if I use...

Quinoa Black Bean Salad

Recipe contributed by: Elizabeth Fresse I had the opportunity to present a cooking class with Elizabeth and had a great time. We presented around the theme of Fall and Thanksgiving. This is one of her recipes she demonstrated to the class. Enjoy. Quinoa Black Bean...

Quinoa Stuffing

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we are hosting it this year for the family. I needed to find a stuffing that would work for our supper table and an upcoming cooking class that I was co-hosting. This recipe was very tasty but I altered it to fit what I was...

Sweet Potato Fries

When the season turns a little cooler I usually tend to choose warmer foods to eat. I believe wholeheartedly that we should eat locally and with that, eat what is in season. One of my favorite fall foods is, sweet potatoes. I do eat them year round, but tend to eat...

Homemade Corn Chips

Our family loves a certain meal called, "haystacks." This is basically a taco salad. For this, we usually use the white tortilla chips.  As I scrolled through Pinterest, I found a recipe for homemade Frito chips by Minimalist Baker. Why not?! Over all they are...

Tempeh Meatballs

I love anything to give pasta some life. I found this recipe for Tempeh Italian Meatballsand thought I would give it a try. These meatballs are vegan but I made mine gluten free too. I do have to give warning though for those who are gluten free, please check the kind...

Pumpkin “Cheese” Sauce

I absolutely love pumpkin. It is one of my favorite tastes. When it turns fall, I try to find different ways to use pumpkin, as much as possible. Once fall is over and winter has begun, I put my pumpkin love away until the next year. I try to find gluten free and kid...

Vegan Potato Salad

I have made all kinds of vegan potato salads and had no success with my kids liking it. It either had to much chunky stuff in it or it was too crunchy. My girls wanted tofu this evening so I was trying to think of a creative way to make it. I decided to try a potato...

Baked Almond Feta Cheese Ball

I would love to welcome you into the world of vegan cheese. Vegan cheese I would say it is a food group in and of itself. It's not cheese and not a sauce, its composed of different ingredients with different textures, but yet is still manages to taste good, in some...

Vegan Zucchini Baked Fries

Vegetables are not always famous in my house. They are often turned down for less healthier options, or left on the plate to turn cold and left behind. I recently bought some zucchini to make muffins, but then I saw a post by two peas & their pod for zucchini...

Tofu Scramble

On Sunday mornings, I have the opportunity to meet up with my running partner and hammer out the pavement. After my run, I am usually really hungry, one of my favorite foods to make is tofu scramble. It is quick and easy to make. The best part of it all is that you...

Fried Rice

Being vegan, I could not enjoy the fried rice at the restaurants we went to, because of the egg they put in it.  I personally wish they had an egg free option for those of us that would like to indulge for an evening. Tonight, I wanted to indulge in a fried rice...

Brown Rice

Brown rice is essential in our household since we do not consume large amounts of bread. Since we do consume a moderate amount of brown rice, I usually have to make it in large portions to last for the week between 4 people. I found a person who has made my life...

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