Butternut Squash Gnocchi

Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi – Homemade Pasta

This Roasted Butternut Squash Gnocchi is a simple homemade pasta with a light orange hue thanks to substituting squash for the traditional potato. You can easily substitute acorn, delicata pumpkin or other winter squash for the butternut squash if you prefer. Winter squashes are loaded with beta-carotene, like all bright orange and yellow vegetables. They…

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Jujube Pecan Rice Pilaf

Jujube Pecan Rice Pilaf – A Gluten-Free Vegan Side Dish

Jujube Pecan Rice Pilaf is an easy gluten-free vegan side dish flavored with toasted nuts and jujubes. Jujubes, sometimes called Chinese red dates, Korean dates or Indian dates, are a wonderful little fruit that tastes like apples when they are young and more like dates when they fully ripen. Jujubes have more vitamin C than citrus fruits and…

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Jujube Crisp

Apple Jujube Crisp – Perfect For The Fall Season

This Apple Jujube Crisp recipe is a simple no sugar added dessert that is perfect for the Fall season. It is delicious by itself or with frozen yogurt or ice cream. Jujubes, also known as Chinese red dates, Korean dates or Indian dates, are a beautiful fruit that is similar to apples when they are…

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green goddess dressing

Green Goddess Dressing – Boost Your Immune System

Green Goddess Dressing is a creamy dressing made with mayonnaise, yogurt, and fresh herbs. It is delicious on salads and is a lovely accompaniment for fish. You can use any fresh herbs you choose, but parsley and chives are traditional. Parsley is a nutritional powerhouse with vitamins A, B, C and K and the minerals iron…

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Sheet Pan Roast Chicken

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken and Summer Vegetables

When summer heats up, this sheet pan roast chicken and summer vegetables make the perfect quick and healthy meal. Fresh herbs with chicken and seasonal vegetables roasted together in one pan for quick clean up. The bright colors of summer vegetables like eggplant, summer squashes, and tomatoes are loaded with health-boosting antioxidants. Plus they have…

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Grilled Eggplant Roulades

Grilled Eggplant Roulades – A Fun Way To Serve Eggplant

Grilled Eggplant Roulades are a fun way to serve eggplant. You can use skinnier Italian or Asian eggplant for appetizers while the larger globe eggplants would be great for the main course. Fill them all the same or make several varieties for different tastes. Eggplant is a member of the nightshade family, a cousin of…

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Zucchini Salsa

Zucchini Salsa – Alternative To Tomato Salsa

This Zucchini Salsa is a wonderful alternative to tomato salsa. Instead of the lycopene from the tomato, you get more beta-carotene from the squash. Or you can toss in some chopped fresh tomatoes and get plenty of both. I went with raw zucchini for all of those raw food lovers out there. But, if you…

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Green Pepper Hot Sauce

Green Pepper Hot Sauce – Instant and Homemade

This Green Pepper Hot Sauce is milder than most red Louisiana style hot sauces because the peppers used are milder. If you want it spicier, add spicier peppers like cayenne, serrano, and habanero. All varieties of peppers are excellent sources of vitamins A and C, potassium, folic acid, and fiber. Hot peppers are loaded with…

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Apple Fennel Chutney

Apple Fennel Chutney – Honeyed

This easy honeyed apple fennel chutney combines the sweetness of apples and honey and the tang of vinegar with some onions and fennel to make a wonderful side dish for curry, chicken or pork. While this dish is great fresh, its even better after the flavors have had a chance to develop for a few…

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Grilled Summer Squash

Grilled Summer Squash and Quinoa – Source Of Fiber

This Grilled Summer Squash and Quinoa can be served as a hot side dish like pilaf or cold like tabbouleh. Use any summer squash you have, i.e., zucchini, patty pan, cousa, etc. Grilling them and the onions before mixing them into the quinoa gives them a natural caramelized sweetness. All of the summer squashes are an…

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