Introducing my new digital cookbook. You might be wondering, “Why low-carb and gluten-free?” Over the years I’ve struggled to lose weight. Can you relate? And I knew maintaining healthy weight along with proper rest and exercise are key to…
Appetizers & Side Dishes
Recently, I was talking to a friend who had started following a low-carb diet. She was looking for a substitute for mashed potatoes and had tried making cauliflower mash. However, hers kept turning out runny and tasteless. Oh dear! That’s why I had to write this post. I love cauliflower mash, and I’ve figured out a recipe that always tastes almost exactly like delicious mashed potatoes. Promise.
Here are a dozen gluten-free, low-carb, nutritious soup and side dish recipes that you can choose for your holiday table. (Though really these dishes would be lovely additions to any meal!) These delicious dishes can be enjoyed by everyone at the holiday table.
Summer’s on its way, and that means it’ll soon be warm enough for shorts and short sleeves. Maybe you’re like me and want to lose a few pounds before summer arrives. In the previous post, John wrote about how vinegar can actually speed up weight loss. Any help in that department is okay with me. Don’t you agree?
Whether you’re a hardcore basketball fan or just love an excuse to throw a party, everyone can get excited about the NCAA Final Four this Saturday. It’s the culmination of March Madness: North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, and Gonzaga will be battling it out for the NCAA title.
Last spring, I tried sunchokes for the first time. Ever since, I’ve loved serving them up every now and then as a special, healthy side dish. These delicious tubers feed the good bacteria in your stomach. Essentially, they’re like a gourmet feast for the good bacteria.
Baby bok choy might be my new favorite veggie. A type of Chinese cabbage, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. And it’s absolutely delicious cooked in a skillet and covered in a sweet …
Hey, guys! Check out the newest video I just uploaded on YouTube. We all know that the kitchen can be a very dangerous place. Kitchen accidents happen even to top chefs. Did you happen to see the Thanksgiving episode on the Food network a few years ago when celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis sliced her finger during…
Who doesn’t love a good massage? Well, my kale is loving one right now as I’m getting ready to prepare a delicious kale salad tossed with pistachios, cherry tomatoes, and juicy Kalamata olives. But why am I massaging the kale first? If you’ve ever had a raw kale salad, you might have noticed that the kale was a little bitter and its texture a little coarse. However, if you massage the kale for only about five minutes, it will begin to soften and wilt. This seems to break down its dense cellulose structure leaving it easier to digest and much tastier.
Potatoes are a real comfort food and what better way to enjoy them in the summertime but in a rich, creamy potato salad? There’s just something about a cool dish of potato salad that makes a summer meal a true delight. At the same time, though, I used to shy away from eating potato salad. I used to think something this tasty couldn’t be good for me. After all, it’s potatoes and mayonnaise. We all know what potatoes do to our waistline, right? And commercially prepared mayo is processed with all kinds of ingredients that we really don’t want to eat. Fear not!
This healthy and delicious lemony marinated zucchini salad is the perfect side dish to bring to a summer cookout or on a picnic! The zucchini is topped with slivers of red onion, crumbled goat cheese, toasted pistachio nuts, Kalamata olives, and crispy bacon. So much tastiness in every bite!
Ever have a hectic day and just want to enjoy a tasty treat with dinner? These parmesan baked sweet potatoes are sure to make any meal extra-special. The sweet potatoes are roasted in lots of butter with a hint of garlic and parmesan cheese that forms an out-of-this-world delicious parmesan crust on top.
When you think of truly American dishes, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of apple pie or a turkey dinner or a juicy cheeseburger. In light of President’s Day, I wanted to revisit another truly American dish, a dish that was a favorite food of many of the founding fathers: spoon bread.
Looking for gluten free snacks for your Super Bowl party? To celebrate the biggest football game of the year, I’ve gathered six of our favorite gluten free game day recipes to help you gear up for a super time. Whether or not you’re a football fan, these recipes are sure to make for a fun party…
Who else is excited for Super Bowl Sunday? After all, we all know one of the best things about football parties. The food, of course! 😉 Today, I have a perfect party food for you that’s sure to be a hit on game day: oven baked curly cheese fries.