The Connor Wellness Clinic Blog: Side Dish Recipes

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Cauliflower “Non-Potato” Salad

This recipe is super easy and quick and makes for a great side-dish or lunch. It’s very flexible and can be eaten straight out of the fridge so it’s ideal to make and portion out for tasty and healthy lunches.   Ingredients 2 heads of organic cauliflower...

Roasted Asparagus With Lemon Ginger Sauce

Roasted Asparagus with Lemon Ginger Sauce is the perfect side dish to any dinner! It's ready in 20 minutes and oil-free! Prep Time: 10 Cook Time: 8 min Total Time: 18 min Ingredients 12 oz asparagus spears, washed and patted dry salt and pepper 1/4 of a...

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto with Smashed Potatoes

The most delicious Vegan Oil-free Sun-dried Tomato Pesto with Crispy Smashed Potatoes is bursting with so much flavor and texture! It is a dish you serve to impress your guests and it is totally plant-based and healthy! It is also nut-free! Prep Time: 15...

Vegan Waldorf Salad with Apples & Raisins

This Vegan Waldorf Salad with Apples & Raisins is a great way to add some gut-supporting fiber to your diet. It's also perfect for a holiday get together brunch! Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 6   Ingredients: Salad 2 large apples chopped...

Dairy-Free Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This fat-free, dairy-free spinach and artichoke dip has a delightfully creamy yet light taste and texture. Serve with crudité or baked chips. Perfect for a holiday get together brunch or taking to a pot-luck! Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 2 cups  ...

Delicious Detox Salad

This easy Detox Salad truly is delicious! It’s made with all sorts of fresh and feel-good greens and topped with a sweet and zesty Carrot-Ginger Dressing. TOTAL TIME: 15 MINS PREP TIME: 15 MINS COOK TIME: 0 MINS   Ingredients: DETOX SALAD INGREDIENTS: 3...

Anchovy-Free Olive Tapenade

Benefits of Olives It’s easy to forget that these beloved, salty snacks are one of the most commonly eaten and widely fermented foods in the world. In addition to their antioxidant properties and healthy unsaturated fats, olives also give you a burst of beneficial...

Homemade Sauerkraut

What is Sauerkraut? Like kimchi, sauerkraut is also shredded cabbage that has been fermented by lactic acid. Sauerkraut, however, usually ferments at a higher temperature than kimchi, resulting in a higher concentration of lactic acid bacteria and a bit of a tangier...

Homemade Kimchi

What is Kimchi? Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish of pickled vegetables, most commonly a mix of Napa cabbage and Korean radishes and sometimes other veggies and spices. Kimchi is made by lacto-fermentation, a preservation process in which food is fermented by...

Gluten-free Black Bean Guacamole Cups

Servings: 20 cups Ingredients:   Black Bean Cups 15 ounce BPA-free can black beans 6 tablespoons gluten free flour 1 teaspoon cumin 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Salt to taste...

Chipotle Sweet Potato Chicken Poppers

Chipotle sweet potato chicken poppers are paleo, whole30, and so easy to make! These spicy chicken poppers are so flavorful and delicious! A perfect freezer-friendly meal prep recipe. Prep Time: 8 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Servings: 24 poppers...

Sweet Potato Latkes

These crisp, sweet-savory fritters are a great way to get even the pickiest anti-veggie eaters to eat colorful winter vegetables. The fritters can be made up to 3 hours in advance, and left at room temperature. Warm on a rimmed baking sheet in...

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet potatoes are complex carbohydrates that contain protein. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Ingredients: 3 Sweet potatoes 2 Tablespoon non-GMO cornstarch (optional) 3-5 Tablespoon Olive oil Salt, pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, paprika....

Spiced Cranberry Cherry Sauce

Adding cherries to your beloved cranberry sauce will sweeten it up without the use of the loads of white sugar found in traditional Thanksgiving cranberry sauces.  Enjoy a dollop of this on your turkey, or just as a great addition to you...

Sauted Zucchini with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are an excellent source of Omega-3! You can add them to many recipes, including smoothies, puddings and salads. Here we've toasted them and sprinkled on zucchini--try it with another favorite green vegatable as well. Read our blog...

Sautéed Swiss Chard

Looking for an easy way to get more greens in your diet? Try this simple sautéed Swiss chard recipe with a hint of garlic as a delicious side dish to any grilled protein! Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5-8 minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons...

Root Vegetable Mash

Step up your mashed potato game with this delicious mashed vegetable medley! It has a lovely warm, golden color and depth of flavor you don't get with plain spuds. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 4 Yukon gold potatoes 1...

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

An Indian-inspired spice blend adds a warm hue and gives this vegetable dish an exotic taste. One serving of cauliflower contains 77 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin C. It's also a good source of vitamin K, protein, thiamin, riboflavin,...

Potato Salad with Cabbage and Spicy Mustard

St. Patty's Day is just around the corner! Pack this delicious alternative to mayonnaise-based potato salads with more veggies by doubling the amount of cabbage and carrots, if you like. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients:...

Paleo Lime Mayo

Have you read the ingredients of some of those store bought mayonnaise?  YUCK! Soybean oil is in every mayo on the grocery store shelf, even if it says it's made from olive oil. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to make your own, homemade...

Paleo Creamy Hot Artichoke Dip

Learn how to make this delicious Paleo Creamy Hot Artichoke Dip. Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 40 Minutes Ingredients: Serves 8 Ingredients 2 14 ounce cans artichokes heart (or hearts of palm) NOT the marinated ones. Frozen artichoke hearts...

Massaged Kale Salad

Put a little elbow grease into this recipe! Massaging your kale with an acid like lemon juice makes the raw leaves tender and delicious, plus easier to digest. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: -- Ingredients: 1 large bunch kale (use lacinto or...

Paleo Cranberry Stuffing

A gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo stuffing recipe that's perfect for the holidays. Made up a loaf of homemade flax bread, cranberries, apple juice and a hint of ginger, it'll surprise you in all the right ways! Prep Time: 30 Minutes Cook Time:...

Mini Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

If you love buffalo wings, you're going to love these easy and mess-free buffalo chicken meatballs. They're a whole lot healthier than the traditional appetizer!   Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 lb ground white meat...

Holiday Green Bean Casserole

Ditch the cans and get cooking your favorite holiday side dish with caramelized onions, fresh mushrooms and a creamy parsnip sauce! Prep Time: 60 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 sweet yellow onion, sliced thinly 1-2 tablespoons...

Grain Free Dinner Rolls

No need to miss out on a dinner roll for your holiday dinner! Whip these up for the grain free guests around your table.  Takes practically no time to prepare, and no need to rise. Just mix, shape and bake! Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 18...

Fermented Vegetables

Yes you can make your own fermented vegetables at home! It only takes a few basic instruments and ingredients. Basically, most lacto-fermented foods are nothing more than whole, chopped, sliced or grated vegetables placed in a brine of salt and water for a...

Crunchy Quinoa Crusted Sweet Potato Fries

Serves 4 Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these healthy gluten free sweet potato fries are about to rock your world! They're "breaded" using a quinoa loaf and hemp seeds, then baked until golden brown. Sweet potato fries are the perfect...

Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions

Our Sautթed Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions uses just a few simple ingredients and quick, easy-to-follow directions. This modest recipe will demonstrate how lovely plant-based ingredients are when they are prepared in a straightforward...

Cashew Cream–Two Ways

Cashew cream is a thick, pale dip — about the consistency of yogurt. An overnight soak of raw cashews makes for a creamy sauce that is delicious on its own, but can be transformed into sweet or savory options. Lightly sweetened cashew cream can take the...

A Healthy Mayo

Why make your own mayonnaise? While the store bought stuff is a convenient and cheap option, it is filled with such nastiness as soybean or vegetable oil, preservatives and chemicals. This homemade, healthy mayonnaise on the other hand is packed with...

Avocado Cashew Spread

Creamy and delicious, this versatile condiment will be your new go to! Use it as a spread or dip! Easy to make--just remember to soak your cashews ahead of time. Prep Time: 12 hours Cook Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 cup organic raw cashews,...

Barbeque Potato Salad

Perfect timing for summer with a nice kick. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 30 Minutes Ingredients: Barbecue Sauce (Makes about 1 1/4 cups) 1 cup tomato puree/sauce 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 teaspoons liquid smoke 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1...

Almond Crackers

Sometimes you just need a little crunch! These crispy little wafers are perfect to as dippers or an an accompaniment to scrambled eggs, soup or salads. Try substituting your favorite herbs! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes...

Baked Beet Chips

If you are a lover of all things crispy and salty, you'll love these beet chips. They're so easy to make and have a great natural flavor from earthy, sweet beets. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 4 medium beets, rinsed...