Category for cooked veggies
Posted on August 19, 2014
I’ve followed a strict grain-free diet since 2001. Still, I eat pasta every week. How’s that possible? Zucchini noodles, otherwise known as zoodles.
There’s nothing like spaghetti with meatballs, or Bolognese sauce. When you know how to make zucchini noodles, there’s no need to be deprived of such classic dishes! Trading processed food (high-carb pasta) for another serving of vegetables? Now that’s healthy and nutritious. It’s a great way to eat whether you’re grain-free or not. Zoodles rule.
In our house we […]
Posted on February 25, 2014
During winter I roast vegetables several nights per week. I learned in my Ayurvedic training during the early 1990’s that it’s important to adapt both cooking and eating to the seasons. Mostly, though, it’s just common sense to eat local root vegetables in the winter (this is one of my favorite carrot recipes) and to run a nice toasty oven on a cold evening.
Roasted vegetables are an amazing dish –affordable, easy to make, and quite healthy. One of the best things about this Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots, and Zucchini is the beautiful mini-rainbow of colors the vegetables in this dish create.
So if you’re looking for a roasted vegetable recipe, take a peak at this one –it’s perfect for the most seasoned of chefs, as well as beginner cooks. Personally, I think this is the best way to cook zucchini and carrots… and cauliflower too!
Posted on November 20, 2013
Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a festive, quick and easy dish to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts is a classic Thanksgiving recipe. I make it year after year. It’s festive enough to make both a healthy Thanksgiving side dish as well as a wonderful vegetable dish for Christmas.
I love Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts because it is an especially wonderful combination of fall vegetables. Sweet butternut squash (any winter squash is likely […]
Posted on November 5, 2013
Forget processed gluten-free noodles, spaghetti squash noodles are nature’s very own Paleo pasta.
Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite vegetables. This fabulous winter squash is easy to make. The best thing about spaghetti squash is that it’s a versatile gluten-free, grain-free substitute for regular pasta –yes, here you have nature’s very own Paleo pasta noodles.
I make Paleo pasta noodles for myself whenever the rest of the family is eating their processed gluten-free noodles. Though often the boys have a helping […]
Posted on October 21, 2013
Butternut squash is a superfood –high in fiber, antioxidants, phytonutrients, beta-carotene and anti-inflammatory compounds.
Butternut squash is a superfood. That’s not why it’s one of my all time favorite vegetables though. I simply love the rich sweet taste of this incredibly flavorful squash. It’s quick and easy to prepare and takes little effort to “gussy up.” When serving it as a side dish, I put butternut squash on the table hot out of the oven with a smear of coconut oil, […]
Posted on September 10, 2013
Paleo tzimmes –traditional Jewish fare that tastes great and is healthy to boot.
A while back my mother-in-law asked me to create a tzimmes dish for the Jewish holidays; it was a comment from Shari in NC that spurred me towards fulfilling that wonderful request.
I made tzimmes for our Rosh Hashanah dinner a few days ago and my family loved it so much that I’ll be making it again for Yom Kippur.
There are several ways to make tzimmes, though most often […]
Posted on October 23, 2012
Recipes for everything from Pumpkin Pie to Chicken Fingers in The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
My first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, will be available in electronic format today. So get out your Kindles and iPads and worry no more about splattered old paper pages. This version is especially good for those traveling to loved ones for the holidays –no more packing cookbooks and shlepping them along in your suitcase.
I have had countless inquiries on elanaspantry.com, Facebook and Twitter regarding […]
Posted on October 8, 2012
Roasted winter squash, a golden harbinger of the chilly season to come.
I’m obsessed with winter squash, especially when it’s roasted. Acorn squash is one of my favorite vegetables in the entire world. My younger son likes it just as much as I do. In fact, he and I ate so much squash when he was a baby that he had a nice orange glow to him from an (over) abundance of beta carotene.
Now he’s bigger and he still likes squash. […]
Posted on May 25, 2012
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Have you ever tasted kelp noodles? They’re different. And delicious.
Lately, I’ve been eating more than my fair share of kelp noodles and I have to say I’m enjoying them immensely. They’re my new favorite food. We eat these low carb gluten free noodles several nights a week with dinner. And did I say they’re delicious? Oh yes, I did.
What are kelp noodles? They’re simply noodles made from kelp seaweed. I believe I first heard about kelp […]
Posted on September 20, 2011
Using anitoxidant rich low-carb cauliflower, this dirty rice recipe makes one heck of a savory Paleo side dish.
For those avoiding starchy high carb foods such as white rice, cauliflower rice is a wonderful alternative that is highly nutritious.
When I posted my recipe for Cauliflower Rice a year ago, I received numerous requests for various flavored varieties of that dish. So when I opened one of my new favorite books, Paleo Comfort Foods and saw that they had a recipe for […]
Posted on August 16, 2011
As I type this, my yard is overflowing with dark green leafy vegetables; they are literally taking over our tiny property. So what’s a girl with a garden to do? Every morning I go outside, bowl and scissors in hand, and harvest greens.
I braise the greens with a bit of garlic and red pepper and eat them with a side of scrambled eggs, starting my day with a glorious Paleo breakfast. If I’m really hungry, I’ll add a side of […]
Posted on May 17, 2011
Can’t get your family to eat their greens? Try this healthy, gluten free, soy free, Garlic Ginger Bok Choy recipe. This Asian veggie dish is delicious paired with the Sesame Salmon Burger recipe I posted last week.
This recipe is actually based on a recipe I found in Fine Cooking Magazine called Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Garlic, Ginger, and Scallions by Susie Middleton. I changed mine up a bit, eliminating the corn starch and chicken stock from it. I hope you […]
Posted on February 21, 2011
In my opinion nature’s bounty of beautiful, nutritious vegetables is completely underrated. And beets are a perfect example of this. They brighten up any meal with their gorgeous earthy reddish-purple color and are highly nutritious to boot.
We eat beets in my house about once a week (our fave veggies are kale and broccoli, not a day goes by without those brassicas at our table, in fact tonight we’re having both, along with this grilled lemon chicken dish). So, back to […]
Posted on January 9, 2011
I made these super healthy salt and vinegar kale chips the other night before dinner, and was shocked, I mean absolutely shocked, that my children ate them. Not only did they boys eat these, they loved them. Trust me, while these kale chips are healthy, this is a sophisticated flavor combination for children.
Also, a word of warning, these gluten free kale chips are very salty. So, if you don’t care for salt as much as we do in this household, […]
Posted on January 5, 2011
I love kale. My boys love kale. Even my husband goes for it. Kale is a universally favorite vegetable in our family. And boy am I lucky since it’s a superfood. Given our collective kale obsession, I am always looking for more ways to cook kale, and this is one of my favorites.
Let’s not forget that kale is one of those”naturally gluten free” foods as my friend Shirley would say. So try it, you just might like it.
2 tablespoons […]
Posted on November 30, 2010
Latkes are everyone’s favorite Jewish fried food. The typical latke is made with potato, flour and eggs. I however, like to make a more Paleo friendly latke and now with this new recipe, I have 2 versions of Paleo pancakes.
Generally at Hanukkah, I make a Butternut Squash Latke, though this year I was searching for a bit of variety and so came up with this Carrot Scallion Latke. Why carrots? Well, first of all, my younger son asked me to […]
Posted on November 19, 2010
Stuffing. Gluten free stuffing, no less. While I generally find stuffing to be a time consuming and complex dish to make, I have chosen one that is on the easier side; though be forewarned, I would hardly call this dish easy.
This gluten free stuffing recipe is based on one I found by Sara Foster at Bon Appétit. It has all the components of a good stuffing recipe: bread (gluten free of course in this case), onions, celery, chicken broth, and […]
Posted on November 8, 2010
A perfect addition to your Paleo Thanksgiving.
I’ve been making this mashed cauliflower recipe for several years now. So I must be on the same page as my readers –when I posted my Cauliflower Rice recipe I received suggestions from Jose and several others to make mashed cauliflower.
This cauliflower dish (which I make in place of mashed potatoes) is perfect for a gluten free, Paleo Thanksgiving. I like to have something mashed and gooshy at Thanksgiving not only as a […]
Posted on October 18, 2010
My boys love these carrot fries hot out of the oven. I like baking them as it eliminates the messy splattering that results from the typical preparation of French fries –frying.
Speaking of messes, I feel like I’m cleaning up a lot of them these days. Writing a book this summer really threw me for a loop. First, I wasn’t entirely planning on it. Second, I spent just about every waking (and too many that should have been sleeping) moment(s) on the […]
Posted on October 11, 2010
Oven Roasted Broccoli is a quick, easy and super healthy dish for your entire family.
I returned home from Blogher Food 2010 yesterday and found that the seasons had changed during the mere 4 days I was out of town. It now seems to actually be fall here in Boulder, which means it is the perfect weather for roasting vegetables.
My boys inhale this naturally gluten free roasted broccoli dish whenever I make it. Their friend Josh has been known to eat […]