Category: Side Dishes

How to Make Mashed Potatoes with the Instant Pot

How to Make Mashed Potatoes in an Instant Pot

Here’s ANOTHER reason to use your Instant Pot! Speed up your cooking time when making mashed potatoes. Watch the video to see how I pressure cooked big chunks of potatoes in only takes 3 minutes. Yep, 3 minutes. If quick cooking wasn’t enough to spark your interest, these mashed potatoes are dairy free and oil free. […]

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Pressure Cooking Brown Rice in the Instant Pot

Pressure Cooking Brown Rice in the Instant Pot

WATCH THIS VIDEO to see how I pressure cooked brown rice in my new Instant Pot. Ever since my 7 in 1 Duo Instant Pot arrived, I have really enjoyed more gaming, watching Tv and working at my desk.  Cooking with the Instant Pot can barely be called ‘cooking’.  All I have to do is fill […]

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Marvelous Macaroni and Cheeseless Macaroni

Even if your family doesn’t like cauliflower, don’t let that stop you from making my recipe. My family wouldn’t touch cauliflower with a ten foot pole! However, they go after my Marvelous Macaroni and Cheeseless Macaroni dish like they’re pack of puppies at feeding time. Trust me and go for it. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 16-ounce bag […]

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Pucker Up Cranberry Pudding

Hang on to your pen & paper until the end of the video. Pucker Up Cranberry Pudding is super quick and pucker up good! Watch the video ALL THE WAY to the END for outtakes. Whole food plant geek, hot wife, awesome mom & camera ham. FOLLOW ME for practical plant-based cooking, cookbook reviews and […]

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Smoky Cabbage Slaw Recipe

I’ve got a new cabbage slaw recipe here that is AWESOOME !!!  Perfect for you folks that are reducing your sodium intake.  Instead of using regular salt, I drizzled Bragg Liquid Aminos into the salad.  This gave it all the saltiness I needed to balance with the sweet vinegar dressing, but it also added a […]

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Black Eye Peas, Carrots and Collards

This is one of my family’s  favorite plant-based meals.  We have it once a week, well actually twice a week.  My husband and I enjoy the leftovers for lunch.  Anyhoo.  I typically whip up black eye peas, carrots and collards in the pressure cooker.  I’ve had several folks ask me how to make the wonderful […]

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Butternut Squash with Caramelized Apples

Butternut Squash with Caramelized Apples has been my favorite plant-based recipe this week.  I’ve eaten it as a side for dinner and as the main course for breakfast.  The savory taste of the butternut squash blended with the glazed, cinnamon apples made me think of Thanksgiving.  The texture and sweetness reminded me of Memaw’s baked sweet […]

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Savory Swiss Chard Recipe

Swiss Chard has been around forever.  Like a child, I have resisted eating this nutritious green my whole life.  I don’t know why, I just imagined it was bitter and wouldn’t go near it.  Last week, I took a chance and bought a beautiful bundle.  And do you know what?  Swiss Chard is DELICIOUS!  It […]

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Randy’s Purple Hull Peas with Collards

Last night, I felt like eating something down-home and simple.  I searched through the freezer and found a couple of bags of Purple Hull Peas.  These were not just any old peas from the store.  They were special.  These peas came from my neighbor’s garden last summer.  My sweet neighbor-friend, Randy, LOVED sharing his garden […]

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Roasted Bell Pepper and Potatoes

I could eat a whole plate of oven roasted vegetables and call it ‘dinner’.  Couldn’t you?  The other night, I had a icebox full of leftovers that didn’t quite go together, like leftover stir-fry veggies, baked yellow squash, and pinto beans.  It didn’t help that I had a hankering for fried potatoes.  That’s when I […]

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Mediterranean Baked Rice

HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 4 to 6 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice 2 3/4 cups water 1 roasted red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil packed sun-dried tomato, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons black olives, chopped 3 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh […]

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New England Beans Baked in Texas

I’ll admit it out loud.  I tend to open up the can when it comes to baked beans.  Baked beans recipes tend to take all day and I NEVER think of taking up the oven for 3 hours just for a side dish.  A roast beef, yes.  A side a beans, no. Well, I came […]

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How to Cook Fresh Purple Hull Peas – SUPER FAST

When you don’t have a decent garden of your own, it’s a blessing to have friends that do.  Our next door neighbors left a bushel of fresh picked, summer vegetables on our doorstep the other day.  I can’t tell you how blessed I felt when I saw that basket.  God is good that’s all I’m […]

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Oven Fried Sweet Potato Fries

Let me tell you, oven-fried sweet potatoes fries are the way to go!  Oh sure, I could have deep fried them but it was easier and less messy to cook them up in the oven. I really like eating my sweet potato fries sprinkled with chipotle chili powder and salt.  There’s something about the sweet […]

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

This sweet potatoes recipe comes to us from Laura C., a loyal reader of Laura says: “I served the sweet potatoes with slices of meatloaf (which my husband makes and is amazingly delicious) and green beans. Excellent.” Amended – from “Martha Stewart” 4 large sweet potatoes (approx. 2 lbs), pierced with the tines of […]

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