Swiss Chard with Quinoa

Fall in love with Swiss chard with this easy side dish. And if you’re cooking for folks who “don’t like” chard, this flavorful yet simple side can change their mind. Recipe is at the bottom, but I’ll tell you the secret ingredient now: lemon juice. If you didn’t know it, now you do – lemon juice can help offset the bitterness of bitter greens

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Lentil Salad

Do you love black lentils? If you don’t love them yet, this recipe will turn you into a fan! It’s so easy and healthy. Here you go, just a few steps the perfect recipe for a lentil salad that is not only yummy, but vegan, gluten free, allergen free, and cholesterol free!Vegan Sweet Potato and Lentil Salad Continue reading Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Lentil Salad

Persian Pea Pie (Kuku, Persian Omlette)

Persians make the best omlettes, or as they call them kuku. This is my version of a Persian kuku omlette, using peas, onions, butter and eggs. A pea kuku is usually filled with dill, but I didn’t have any, so I skipped it. And you can also file this recipe under “things to do with frozen peas.”

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Quick and Healthy Side Dish: Roasted Veggies

Time, time, time . . . cooking takes time and you have none, right? This recipe, I’m here to show you, is one example of how you can have a healthy side dish in less time that it takes to decide what kind of toppings you want on a pizza. It’s great for those leftover nights where the leftovers are a bit too skimpy to make a main meal. If you don’t know how to roast veggies, you’re going to learn now!

Ingredients: Whatever veggies you have.

Instructions: Cut up veggies, douse them in olive oil, and sprinkle them with salt and pepper. Bake for 375 or more depending on how quick you want them done and if you’re going to keep an eye on them. When they start to brown, they’re roasted! You can roast them at up to 500 degrees and still get good results, just keep in mind they can burn quicker.

Baked Veggies

 

10 minutes (about) in a hot oven and your healthy side dish is done!
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