Side Dishes

Smothered Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 medium sweet potatoes 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed 1 medium tomato, diced 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh cilantro Directions 1. Prick sweet potatoes with a fork in several places. Microwave until tender all the way to the center,…

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled 2 tsp olive oil 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 tsp paprika (preferably smoked paprika 1/2 tsp salt Directions Preheat oven to 400°F.  Slice the sweet potatoes in half lengthwise and then cut each half into four wedges. toss the wedges with the oil, cayenne pepper, paprika, and salt, before laying the pieces on a…

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Cranberry Relish

Ingredient List : 4 cups frozen cranberries 4 oranges, peeled, sectioned and seeded 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 can(8 1/2 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained 1 unpeeled apple, sliced 1/4 tsp. almond extract 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Directions :  Chop cranberries in a food processor; add oranges and chop. Add remaining ingredients; pulse for several seconds to blend. Chill several hours…

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Green Bean Casserole

Ingredient List : 2 9-oz. packages frozen French-style green beans 1/3 cup chopped onion 2 tsp. margarine 3 T. fine dry bread crumbs 1 10-3/4-oz. can lower-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1/8 tsp. pepper Directions :  Cook the green beans according to the package directions, omit salt. Drain well. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan…

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Steamed Lemon Broccoli

Ingredient List : 1 pound fresh broccoli, rinsed 1 T. margarine 2 tsp. lemon juice salt and pepper to taste Directions :  Break broccoli into florets, discard large stems. Slice smaller stems. Place steamer basket in large saucepan with 2 inches water in bottom. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, partially cover pan. Steam until crisp-tender. Place broccoli in…

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Szechuan Broccoli

Ingredient List : 1 Tbsp. low sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp. cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. sugar 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds 2 tsp. canola or olive oil 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper 1/2 tsp. peeled, minced ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced 5 cups coarsely chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen) Directions :  Combine soy sauce, vinegar and sugar in a…

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