Vegetable Side Dishes

Vegetable side dishes appropriate for Real Food, Ancestral, Grain-Free, Weston Price, SCD, GAPS, Paleo, Primal and diets

Recipe: Mango Avocado Relish (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, AIP) post image

Here is a way to add a healthy condiment to any protein. This Mango Avocado Relish adds good fats, vitamins and minerals to any fish, chicken or beef dish. I love the taste explosion that occurs when pairing mango with grilled wild salmon. This is… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Grain Free Daikon Rice (Paleo, SCD, GAPS, AIP) post image

I've grown to love Daikon radish and I've used it is various ways. I've used it roasted and in soups and sauerkraut and hidden it in stews and gravies. Here is a way to make an interesting texture that reminds me of rice. I've added… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries (Paleo) post image

After a holiday meal I always have plenty of leftover sweet potatoes! These days there are so many different types of sweet potatoes to choose from! These sweet potato fries are a real treat and so healthy too! Be sure to use a good, clean… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Arugula with Bacon and Shallots post image

There is so much research on how nutritious leafy greens are – in fact I recently wrote about a new discovery of Why Leafy Greens are Great for Gut Bacteria. Beyond that, arugula has a lot of nutrition. Make sure you eat the leafy greens… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Recipe: Roasted Fingerling Potatoes post image

I don't usually eat white potatoes, but these organic fingerlings were beckoning to me at the farmer's market this week. Once in a great while I might eat white potatoes. Even if you don't tolerate them, your guests may really love them! These fingerlings fall… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Paleo Stuffing (AIP, SCD, GAPS) post image

What would a Thanksgiving meal be without stuffing? It's actually easy to make a delicious grain free stuffing that everyone will enjoy! Eaten with savory roast turkey and gravy, it is a side that adds to a festive meal! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:32] Equipment Large fry pan (where… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Creamy, Spicy Kabocha Squash (Paleo, AIP, SCD, GAPS) post image

I just love to see all the winter squashes and pretty gourds this time of year! If you are grain-free or on a special diet, you can generally eat any winter squash and enjoy the starchiness. There are so many different ways to use a… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Broccoli Rabe with Shallots

Recipe: Broccoli Rabe with Shallots post image

I am so grateful that there is now an organic farm selling their fabulous produce at my local farmer's market! I visit every Saturday and I am never disappointed. There is always something new to try and all their produce looks so incredibly healthy! This… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Bacon and Balsamic Crock Pot Collards post image

I've been meaning to make collard greens for a long time. Since I like to use my crock pot in the summer as it doesn't heat up the kitchen, I decided to try them this way. Slow cooking is a great way to cook collards… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Wilted Greens (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, AIP) post image

Greens. Leafy greens. Full of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. But these nutrients are not available unless they are cooked. Actually raw greens are full of chemicals like oxalates and goitrogens. These chemicals protect the plant from predators (you and me). However, they can be toxic… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Smashed Parsnips (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, AIP) post image

I'm falling in love with parsnips. They can be used in so many ways to replace white potatoes! Some folks have to avoid white potatoes because they are in the nightshade family and contain a chemical called glycoside that can induce inflammation. Check out this… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Lemon Parsnip Salad (Paleo, GAPS) post image

If you have any inflammatory issues, white potatoes should be eliminated. They are in the night shade family and have properties that encourage inflammation. However, you don't have to feel deprieved at all. Parsnips are a root vegetable and can taste amazingly like white potatoes… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Oven Roasted Asparagus

Recipe: Oven Roasted Asparagus post image

This time of year it's easy to source fresh asparagus. Did you know that it is one of the clean 15 indicated by Environmental Working Group (EWG)? It's safe to eat even if it isn't organic. Asparagus is tasty and versatile and so easy to… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Roots post image

Its still cool and windy here on the east coast and I am still very much craving savory hearty foods. One of my favorite side dishes to make is composed of a variety of root vegetables. It's easy to prepare and simple to roast in… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Butternut Squash Zoodle Sauce (Paleo, AIP, GAPS, SCD) post image

Commercial pasta is simply wheat and salt. It's empty calories and it is highly glycemic. Starches turn into sugar very quickly and raise blood glucose and insulin levels very rapidly. Using vegetables in place of wheat pasta is popular in Paleo and grain-free dishes. It's so… Click to Continue →