Two Super-Easy Side Dish Recipes

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I don’t really have anything to write in this post other than these recipes.  There were a couple slices of Not Meatloaf leftover that needed accompanying side dishes, and this is what I came up with.  They’re both very, very easy and would go well with just about anything.  Enjoy!

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Lemony Steamed Potatoes
serves 4

lemony steamed potatoes


1 1/2 lbs. potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. dried thyme
salt & pepper to taste


1) Place a steamer basket inside a large pot with about 1 inch of water in the bottom.

2) Add the potato chunks and steam, covered, for 15-20 minutes, or until a fork passes easily through the largest chunks.

3) Transfer potatoes to a mixing bowl and add the lemon juice, thyme, and salt and pepper to taste.  Toss gently to coat.  Serve warm.

Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts
serves 4-6

simple roasted brussels sprouts

2lbs. brussels sprouts, washed and stemmed
1tbsp. olive oil
salt & pepper to taste


1) Preheat the oven to 425°F.

2) Place the brussels sprouts in a glass baking dish.  Drizzle with the oil, add salt and pepper to taste, and stir to coat.

3) Roast for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until bright green and tender.  Serve hot.

lemony potatoes and roasted brussels sprouts


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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