posts tagged "sides"
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
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 ... read more →
Posted on September 20, 2010
This healthy and simple Grilled Broccoli recipe was inspired by a comment Kristi left on my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken post way back when:
Elana, you mentioned you like to serve this yummy chicken with grilled broccoli. I’ve grilled other veggies but not this. How do you go about grilling broccoli? Thanks! Kristi
Thank you, Kristi! I hope you enjoy this grilled broccoli with my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken or another gluten free chicken recipe.
2 heads broccoli
2 tablespoons ... read more →
Posted on August 5, 2010
This recipe for Grilled Zucchini is one of my favorites for several reasons. First, it’s a good way to use up the prolific zucchini of August. Second, it’s mighty easy to make. And third, it’s delicious. Let’s not forget reason number four though –zucchini and summer squash are a healthy side dish for any meal.
Lately I’ve been serving this Grilled Zucchini with my Rosemary Lemon Chicken. They make quite a summery pair, and along with a green salad comprise a ... read more →
Posted on July 19, 2010
I confess, I have an addiction to broccoli rabe. I love the bitter flavor of this delicious green vegetable. I have always believed that bitter is such an important, yet under rated flavor in our culture.
I think a lot of people drink coffee for the bitter flavor that we all need so badly. My Ayurvedic teachers used to say, “bitter is better for pitta.” Pitta is the fire element and bitter is quite good for not only cleansing the liver, ... read more →
Posted on June 1, 2010
So, the month o’ cupcakes is over here at Elana’s Pantry and none too soon. I’m totally ready to hit the green veggies and today I have a nice roasted asparagus recipe for you all. We are growing asparagus in our garden, though it takes about 3 years for it yield anything, so we’ve got a bit of a wait on our hands for actual productivity.
Gluten Free Girl has a wonderful post on an Asparagus Frittata, so you may want ... read more →
Posted on December 12, 2008
The other day, I noticed that I had 2 butternut squash sitting in my kitchen, waiting to be cooked. The first I turned into butternut squash soup.
I wanted to be a bit more creative with the second one, so I figured I’d make fries out of them. The boys must have eaten an entire 3 pound squash worth of oven fries. They chowed on them all afternoon and then asked for more. I ate quite a few myself, to me ... read more →
Posted on July 29, 2008
I love apple sauce in any weather. The thought of turning on the oven to make some right now? Or lighting up the stove? In this heat? Not a good one. What to do? Make raw apple sauce. It’s tart, tangy, refreshing and delicious. On top of that, “uncooking” cuts back on energy consumption. It also keeps the house nice and cool –as cool as it can be on these 90 ... read more →
Posted on March 11, 2008
Gluten-Free Girl recently announced she is with child.
Out here in Colorado, I have big news as well. Our pet house-bunny was neutered today. After humping every stuffed animal and slipper in the house, we took him to the vet only to discover that contrary to what the Humane Society had told us when we adopted him from their shelter, all of his reproductive capacities were fully intact.
Now, I know this is not the usual subject matter around here and it ... read more →
Posted on December 3, 2007
Healthy, gluten free, potato free latke recipe for Hanukkah.
Hanukkah is a day away and that means only one thing: fried food! Lots of it. Yum. I love a good crispy latke, or just about anything fried for that matter.
Below is my favorite recipe for latkes. I have been making these gluten-free latkes for 5 plus years and my family still rejoices each Hanukkah when I serve them.
Butternut Squash Latkes
4 cups butternut squash, peeled and grated
1 small onion, peeled and grated
3 ... read more →
Posted on November 20, 2007
In the process of creating this recipe I cooked chestnuts in a variety of ways. I report here: do not bother with the boiling method. This manner of preparation entails the painstaking prying of many little nuts from their shells. During that process I felt like a squirrel –with a knife.
My favorite way, providing both ease and the tastiest results, is the pan roasting method. After you remove the chestnuts from the pan, remove the shells while they are still ... read more →
Posted on November 20, 2007
This is one of my fall favorites. I started making it years ago when we lived in New York. This dish showcases squash as great comfort food for the whole family.
Squash with Cherries
1 large butternut squash, peeled, cut into one inch cubes
½ cup dried cherries
3 vanilla beans
3 cinnamon sticks
10 slivers lemon peel
1 cup apple juice
½ teaspoon celtic sea salt
Toss ingredients together in an 9 x 13 inch baking dish
Bake covered at 350° for one hour
Remove cover and bake an ... read more →