Veggie Sides

Bowls of various legumes (chickpeas, green peas, red lentils, canadian lentils, indian lentils, black lentils, green lentils; yellow peas, green mung beans) on wooden background

Summer Salads: Planning One Week At A Time

By Lauren | June 20, 2017

A raw salad every day, whether it be for lunch or before your evening meal, is an excellent way to increase your veggie intake, alkalize your body, support healthy digestion, and promote optimal elimination. Who…

Seasonal Sides VIII: Cabbage

By Lauren | December 20, 2016

I’ll be wrapping up this series with what is probably one of the most neglected veggies in the produce aisle: Cabbage. And I’m really hoping I can entice you to give it try. Trust me,…

Seasonal Sides VII: Spaghetti Squash

By Lauren | December 13, 2016

We can always use one more spaghetti squash recipe and this one is so easily adaptable it makes a great go-to! I have to admit, there are mixed feelings in our family when it comes…

Seasonal Sides IV: Brussels Sprouts

By Lauren | November 22, 2016

Members of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are in the same category as collard greens, broccoli, kale, and kohlrabi. There are actually many varieties available and some are even purple, such as the Ruby Crunch…

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Seasonal Sides II: Cauliflower

By Lauren | November 8, 2016

I pretty am sure our household has single-handedly helped increase the sale of cauliflower the past years. I buy a gorgeous head or two every week without fail and continually fall in love with new…

Packable Lunches II: Better Than Sandwiches

By Lauren | August 30, 2016

I’m sure you’ll agree that sandwiches are old-school but we do have to admit they are quite packable. So, when searching for plant-based options, why not look for veggies that can still hold your favorite…

Keep it Cool II: Southwestern Chopped Salad

By Lauren | July 14, 2016

Cool, crisp, and flavorful! That’s what I look for in summer recipes, and this Southwestern Chopped Salad has it all. Feel free to improvise on the basic ingredient list and add extra veggies. They can…

Keep it Cool I: Asian Broccoli Salad

By Lauren | July 7, 2016

The best summer recipes in my opinion make use of the abundance of this season’s produce, require a minimal list of ingredients, and don’t involve the oven!  Follow this month’s series to Keep it Cool…

Farm Fresh Summer V: Tomatoes

By Lauren | June 30, 2016

There is no doubt that those first tomatoes of the season deserve to be eaten just as they are off the vine. We have already enjoyed many straight out of our Tecolote Farm basket, especially…

Farm Fresh Summer IV: Green Beans

By Lauren | June 23, 2016

I have to admit that, as a child of the 60’s, I never tasted fresh greens bean until adulthood. It’s a sad truth, but I certainly have made up for lost time by eating my…

Farm Fresh Summer III: New Potatoes

By Lauren | June 16, 2016

New potatoes! What a treat! If you haven’t tasted freshly harvested new potatoes, you are seriously missing out. I happen to be partial to the ones I have been discovering in my Tecolote Farm basket…

Farm Fresh Summer II: Summer Squash

By Lauren | June 9, 2016

Since summer squash is here to stay until fall, having a handful of go-to recipes to use up these beauties is definitely helpful. In my opinion, there is not much that beats them sliced, seasoned,…