posts tagged "vegan cooked veggies"

Squash with Brussel Sprouts and Chestnuts

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 ... read more →

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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 ... read more →

Kelp Noodles

Posted on May 25, 2012

Photo by katstan on flickr.com

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 ... read more →

Paleo Dirty Rice

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 →

Simple Braised Greens

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 ... read more →

Roasted Balsamic Beets

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 ... read more →

Sautéed Kale

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.

Sauteéd Kale

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Mashed Cauliflower

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 ... read more →

Carrot French Fries

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 →

Oven Roasted Broccoli

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 →

Grilled Broccoli

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.

Grilled Broccoli

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Cauliflower Rice

Posted on September 10, 2010

I mentioned in my Stuffed Peppers post the other day that I would give you all the recipe for my Cauliflower “Rice.”   Around here, we call it Cauli Rice, and I’m super happy that my husband and children like to eat it as much as I do.  Cauli Rice is a tasty, nutritious, grain-free, alternative to white rice for those of us that follow a Primal or Paleo eating plan.  Works for the Atkins people too.

I’ve been making Cauliflower Rice ... read more →

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

Posted on August 9, 2010

We’re back in town after an amazing vacation and I just can’t get enough grilled veggies. These grilled portabella mushrooms are my husband’s favorite.

I’ve been grilling everything though –zucchini, broccoli and lots of chicken. I’ll be posting a recipe for grilled broccoli before summer’s end. My grill is getting a really good workout these days!

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms

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3 large portabella mushrooms
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon celtic sea salt

Clean mushrooms and cut off stems
Rub mushrooms with olive oil
Grill 4-5 minutes on each side
Serve

My husband and ... read more →

Grilled Zucchini

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 →

Broccoli Rabe with Garlic

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 →

Roasted Asparagus

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 →

Lemon Kale Chips

Posted on April 9, 2010

We are loving these Lemon Kale Chips.  I can’t make enough of them –the boys scarf them down hot out of the oven.  Yesterday, they ate 3 batches, yes you heard that right, 3 batches of kale chips, after school.  Of course, like everything else I make, these are gluten free.

You can use curly kale (as in the photo above), or dino (lacinto) kale or any other type.  My boys say it is best with the curly kale.

Lemon Kale Chips

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Eggplant Caponata

Posted on January 9, 2009

This is an R rated post.  You may not want to open it in front of children.

How could eggplant not be appropriate for all audiences?  Well, that’s not the problem.  It’s The Tipping Point. That’s the problem.  I read the book during the winter holidays.  It was great, completely interesting and had been on my reading list for a couple of years.

Unfortunately, last night I gave it to my 10 year old son to peruse.  Why did I do such ... read more →

Squash Fries

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 →

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

Posted on October 10, 2008

Some days I need a little inspiration. I knew that I would be baking squash for our Shabbat dinner tonight. And I knew it would have some delicious dried cranberries in it. I just wasn’t entirely sure what form it would all take.

I looked around on the internet for a bit and saw this scrumptious looking recipe for a Southern style baked acorn squash and was on my way!

Acorn Squash with Cranberry Apple Stuffing

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2 acorn squash
boiling water
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