Sides & Salads

Easy Carrot Soup

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With just a short list of ingredients, you have a very delicious, and easy, carrot soup. If your grocery stores are like mine, they’re stocked with huge bags of carrots, at a very reasonable price. Why not stock up, and make soup, and freeze it to enjoy all winter? Sounds like a plan to me! […]

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Fall Harvest Salad

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  I love the hearty flavors of fall. Squash especially. If you’ve never tried kabocha squash, here’s a great recipe to try it in. I called it a fall harvest salad, as almost everything that goes in it reminds me of fall, even down to the touch of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in the dressing. […]

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Chicken Pear Pecan Sandwich with Three Mushroom Soup

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Warm soup with a sandwich on the side is my kind of fall lunch. Toasted gluten free bread, and mushroom soup that is homemade with no can in sight. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of cream of mushroom soup (from a can). It doesn’t even compare to this three mushroom soup made with fresh […]

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Black Bean Summer Salad

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Sometimes the best things are created from what you have on hand. This was the case when I made this delicious salad. I wanted to make a quick salad for lunch, but didn’t want it to be lettuce based. I always have some canned beans on hand, and I love black beans because they taste […]

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

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Vegetarian doesn’t mean boring, and this Roasted Vegetable Quinoa proves it.  There are some bright and fresh flavors in this dish, and its great served warm, room temperature, or cold. Its a perfect potluck dish as it makes a hefty batch (10 cups), but if that’s too much, you can easily halve the recipe. There […]

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Broccoli Slaw Chicken Salad

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When you’re in need of a quick lunch or dinner, packaged veggies can be a huge time saver. I frequently get packaged coleslaw and broccoli slaw to save myself a ton of chopping. This recipe is a simple and easy lunch for one, or you could double or triple the recipe to turn it into […]

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