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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Perfect Health Diet Recipes Side Vegetarian

Sweet Fresh Herb Salad

Looking for a bright yet satisfying salad for a summer lunch or dinner? Try this combination of fresh herbs over chicory.

Serves 6

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Wild Rice Mango & Cashew Salad

Throwing together a satisfying rice-based salad could not be easier, and there are endless tasty combinations to try. This version plays off Thai mango sticky rice and incorporates cashews for some meaty crunch, cilantro and green onion for freshness and toasted sesame oil for a deep nutty flavor.

Serves 4

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Cauliflower Mushroom Ceviche

Did you know that you can use the same technique used for ceviche to prepare vegetables? In this recipe, vinegar essentially “cooks” cauliflower, mushrooms and onion. Great for a quick veggie side with dinner.

Serves 6

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Pickled Vegetables

Ever try fermentation as a way to prepare your veggies? It’s a healthful technique that keep vegetables (or pickles) nice and crisp and also provides friendly cultures that help nourish your body. You can absolutely play around with the combination of vegetables and spices that you pack into your crock. For this recipe, I use a Perfect Pickler, which can be found at Rainbow Grocery as well as online.

Makes 6 Cups

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Perfect Health Diet Recipes Side Vegetarian

Cabbage Tomato Salad

Another quick veggie fix: this time with red cabbage and cherry tomatoes, plus a couple extra flavorful ingredients. Crisp with both sweet and salty. Makes for an excellent easy side that pairs especially well with poultry.

Serves 4

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Paleo Perfect Health Diet Recipes Side Vegetarian

Potato Egg & Olive Salad

Another very simple way to prepare your fresh farmer’s market potatoes. These red fingerlings are delicious, but you could easily sub golden or blue varieties.

Serves 4

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Arugula Corn Salad

Love bitter greens as much as I do? Combine with sweet summer corn for a fresh side that pairs well with BBQ.

Serves 4

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs are always a favorite of picnics and BBQ’s. I’m not at all surprised to find that avocado makes them even better. Doesn’t it always? Spice up your next spread with some green eggs!

Makes 12

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Yuca Saffron Pancakes

On a hot summer day, strolling through the Mission, I stopped into Xanath, one of my favorite ice cream shops in the bay area. Their ice cream is rich and creamy, attributed to the Straus cream combined with strong spices like real vanilla bean and saffron. I was inspired by their use of these spices, and trotted home to whip up a batch of something, anything, that could highlight these flavors. I’ve been wanting to cook the frozen yuca (also known as cassava in South America) anyways, and felt like it had the perfect taste and texture to add saffron to. So I began an culinary experiment that I think turned out quite nicely. I enjoyed mine as a savory side, served with ginger-marinated cod and roasted cauliflower, but I can also imagine eating them with a standard eggs and bacon breakfast.

Makes 8 pancakes

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Dan's Plan Gluten-Free Perfect Health Diet Recipes Side Vegetarian

Squash Blossom Fritters

Following my visit to Eatwell Farms over the weekend, I had some rare delicacies on hand, one being tender squash blossoms freshly picked from the vines of young zucchini plants. You can certainly stuff these flowers with ricotta before frying, however I kept it very simple in this preparation.

Servings Vary

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