side dish

roasted cauliflower with pomegranate glaze and lemony tahini sauce

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 13, 2022  |  0 Comments
You can have a bowl of cauliflower or you can have a BOWL of cauliflower! This caramelized roasted cauliflower with pomegranate glaze and lemony tahini sauce is the latter. It’s for when you want to make your meal a bit more special, a bit more flavorful, a bit more colorful, or all of the above. The recipe is full of middle eastern intrigue – as I love finding ways to incorporate my half Lebanese roots into my dishes.
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skillet russet & sweet potato hash with arugula pesto

by Jackie Newgent  |  October 31, 2022  |  1 Comment
This skillet russet & sweet potato hash with arugula pesto is two recipes in one – both of which are tasty on their own, and even better together! It makes a colorful and hearty brunch side dish, but can be served anytime you wish, of course. Pair it with a protein pick, like plant-based sausage or eggs, and it becomes a truly satisfying meal.
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mexican-style cauliflower rice

by Jackie Newgent  |  July 27, 2021  |  2 Comments
If you want to make your side dish as special – or more special – than your entrée, you’ll want to sauté up this Mexican-style cauliflower rice! And you guessed it … there’s actually no rice in it. This recipe features cauliflower that’s pulsed into the shape of rice kernels. That means it’s lower in calories and carbs and higher in fiber than when using regular rice … if that’s important for you. While I recommend both rice (especially brown rice) and cauliflower, having options is always a smart idea.
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plant-based portabella bacon strips

by Jackie Newgent  |  March 30, 2021  |  5 Comments
If you’re a fan of bacon but no longer eat eat or want something a bit better for your body, then these plant-based portabella bacon strips are a must try! They’re basically just thinly sliced portabella mushroom caps, tossed with olive oil, spices, sea salt, and natural sugar, and then baked until crisp. The best part … these strips really do taste like bacon in a real food way. No “faux” meat here!
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