Archive for the Side Dishes Category


Quick and Yummy Applesauce

  I picked some apples from my dear friend Connie's (AKA Ethel) apple tree.  With all the rain in Georgia this year they seem to be doing better than ever.  I made some applesauce/apple butter and used my VitaMix to make it super smooth!  Wash and peel apples – cut up and place in large pot – add […]

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Zucchini Bites

Need ideas for using up all your summer squash?  This is a good recipe to try!   (For even more zucchini ideas, check out this list of 35 zucchini recipes from around the web from Two Peas and Their Pod).   Ingredients: ·         1 cup zucchini, grated ·         1 large egg ·         1/4 medium onion, […]

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Green Apple and Butternut Squash Casserole

    2 Granny Smith green apples, peeled and cored Olive oil spray 3 TB organic butter, divided 2 TB extra virgin olive oil 1 small butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 large stalk celery, chopped 2 cups mushrooms, cleaned and cut into quarters Sea salt to […]

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Sweet Potatoes & Carrot ala Orange

      Ingredients: 2 cups thinly sliced sweet potatoes (1 large)1 cup sliced carrots½ cup orange juice1 tsp. orange peel, grated1 tsp. lemon juice1 tsp. cornstarch1 Tbsp. water2 Tbsp. slivered almonds or pecan pieces Boil or steam sweet potatoes and carrots until tender throughout. When they are almost finished cooking, heat orange juice to […]

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GUACAMOLE

3 ripe Hass avocados, pitted and peeled 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice ¼ cup sour cream ¼ tsp ground cumin 3 dashes Tabasco sauce (I really like the new Chipotle flavor!) Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 3 ripe plum tomatoes seeded and cut into ¼ inch and diced ¼ cup diced red onion […]

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Mexican Party Dip

Whether you serve this delicious dip at room temperature or right from the oven, it lacks only a basket of crispy tortilla chips.  (serves 8)   1 can (16 ounce) Refried beans 1 ½ cups Guacamole (see below for recipe) 1 ½ cups low-fat sour cream ½ tsp garlic powder ¼ tsp. Ground cumin Salt […]

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Raw V8 Juice

6 medium-sized carrots1 small beet (wash well)3 large tomatoes1 bag baby spinach1/4 head fresh cabbage1 red bell pepper1 green bell pepper3 stalks celery1/4 sweet onion1/2 clove garlic or less if you don't care for garlicKale leaves or Swiss Chard (a little goes a long way so be careful) Chili pepper and salt to taste Run […]

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Herb Seasoned Potatoes

Ingredients: Small Red Potatoes (as many as your family may need!) Olive oil Fresh dill Italian herbs Sea Salt Garlic powder   Directions: Clean and cut potatoes into thirds or quarters and place in an oven-friendly casserole dish.  Drizzle on some olive oil, fresh dill, herbs and sea salt and mix well.  Bake in a […]

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Korean Style Green Beans

1 pound (2-3 large handfuls) fresh green beans, washed, trimmed, and cut in half1 medium onion, cut in half and then sliced into thin strips1/3 cup water or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon naturally brewed soy sauce1 tablespoon rice vinegar Steam green beans until tender – around 8-12 minutes. While green beans are steaming, cook onion […]

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Sautéed Vegetables & White Beans

1 TB Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 large onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise into half-rounds 6 oz green beans, halved lengthwise 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 1 can (19 oz) white beans, rinsed and […]

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