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Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

This is a simple recipe for amazing oven baked sweet potato fries. It’s a great side dish that everyone loves – kids and adults. Very quick to put together and we’ll use common ingredients that you most likely already have on hand. I love sweet potatoes! I grow my own sweet potatoes every year, but […]

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Spinach Patties Recipe

Hands down, this is my favorite vegetarian dish (well, I use chicken stock but you can use vegetable stock to make it vegetarian)! These spinach patties are delicious with the sauce or without it. They take some work to make but it’s totally worth it. Let me walk you through the process… The printable is

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Carrot Top Pesto Recipe

This is a very easy, delicious, and healthy carrot top pesto recipe. If you grow your own carrots or buy them with the tops at the farmer’s market, it’s a great way to use the tops. Carrots are a must in my home garden! I think that of all the vegetables that we grow we

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Pumpkin And Lentil Salad

This is a delicious pumpkin and lentil salad recipe with, celery, and cranberries. I make my own honey mustard dressing to go with it. It’s a very healthy salad that is a whole meal all on its own but can also be served as a side dish. Every fall, we visit a pumpkin patch. Even

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40 Purple Sweet Potato Recipes

Find 41 purple sweet potato recipes, sweet and savory. This list will give you an idea of what you can do with purple sweet potatoes. Choose a recipe and get to work! There are so many delicious purple sweet potato recipes! Maybe you are growing purple sweet potatoes in your garden, or maybe you came

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Almond Basil Pesto Recipe

This is a very simple recipe for almond basil pesto. I choose to make my basil pesto with almonds instead of pine nuts because I’d like to save some money. I personally don’t feel the difference! It is a delicious pesto recipe that I make a whole lot of every year. I keep my jars

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Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes

These simple mashed purple sweet potatoes are super easy to make and are creamy and healthy. This is an amazing side dish that is going to add color and deliciousness to any dinner! A few years ago I came by purple sweet potatoes at a local farmer’s market here in NC and couldn’t resist buying

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Israeli Beetroot Salad

This Israeli beet salad is simple to put together and is delicious. We add onion and cilantro and we season it with oil, vinegar, cumin, salt, and pepper. It’s a healthy beetroot salad that gets even better if you let it sit a little bit. I love beets. I love their color, I love their

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Cucumber Salad With Onions

This was the cucumber year around here. In the beginning of the season, a couple of weeks after the last frost date, we transplanted 76 cucumber plants that we started in our germination room. This was the first year we grew this variety, it’s called Marketmore 76 and I purchased them from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.

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