It’s really about time I share this recipe with you. I make this sautéed broccoli side dish for nearly every family dinner. My whole family loves it. Who could resist the vibrant green tender broccoli in a luscious blend of oil and garlic? Add butter and a little salt, and even the pickiest eaters will be devouring their greens.
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Emergency recipe! While I was writing up my Thanksgiving menu, I realized that I didn’t have a stuffing recipe planned. Oh my. The Thanksgiving meal just doesn’t feel complete without stuffing. Since I’m following a low carb diet, however, bread stuffing is a no-no. Cauliflower to the rescue.
Recently, my dear friend Patty gave me her recipe for an egg-free carbonara paired with zucchini noodles (zoodles). Zoodles are a fantastic healthy substitute for the spaghetti in the classic Italian dish. But I happened to have a spaghetti squash ripening on my kitchen counter, and I thought it would…
With summer upon us, it’s picnic time! And that means it’s time for coleslaw. Store bought coleslaw can be loaded with sugar. So why not make it at home? You can control the ingredients for a guilt-free, healthier side dish that everyone at your table will love. What makes this coleslaw special? Sugar-free avocado mayo. It’s delicious.
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?
Last spring, I tried sunchokes for the first time. Ever since, I’ve loved serving them up every now and then as a special, nutritious 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 …
It’s the day before Christmas Eve, and I’m officially in holiday mode as I plan the upcoming Christmas meals. If you’re looking for a last-minute, extra-special recipe for your holiday table,
Pomegranate seeds are so awesome. They’re like tiny jewels bursting with flavor. And they’re super good for you in a juice, in a salad or just by the handful. Watch the full video Hey guys, Check out the new video I just uploaded on YouTube: How to cut open a pomegranate! Watch how to…
Pomegranates have been prized by numerous cultures throughout the ages and may be one of the healthiest foods in the world. When I was a child, I remember my mom bringing home an unusual fruit one day. It looked a little like an apple but not exactly. She said it was a Chinese apple. I…
Autumn in New York usually means a slight chill in the air, a visit to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard, and afternoon walks to admire the vibrant fall foliage. It doesn’t mean softly falling snow. But this morning I looked out the window only to see that it was snowing. I’m not ready for winter yet! Thankfully, the tiny snowflakes soon turned into rain.
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!