Tag: veggies

Bacon and Shrimp Chowder

Bacon and Shrimp Chowder

As we’re pushing towards spring we still have a little winter and this Bacon and Shrimp chowder will warm you up from the inside out.  It’s a pretty straightforward recipe full of nostalgic flavor! Bacon and Shrimp Chowder   Serves/ Yield: 4 Prep Time:  15 […]

Perfect Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes

So simple. So lovely.  These will give you all the warm feels. Perfect Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes   Serves/ Yield: 6-8 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook/ Assembly Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes   Ingredients: 2 1/2 lbs. Potatoes, peeled & cut into 1” […]

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans are a great way to introduce kids in the kitchen. While you don’t have to snap the green beans in half it does let kids help in preparing a meal. Children who help prepare meals are far more likely to eat them and to try new things!

On another note, the bacon will be easier to slice if you pop it in the freezer while you clean the green beans.


Green Beans with Bacon

 

Serves/ Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook:15  minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. green beans, end trimmed if desired
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small dice
  • 1 Tbsp. ghee
  • 2 scallions, discard white ends and finely chop the green parts
  • Freshly ground pepper

 

Recipe:

Fill a large pan with just enough water to cover the beans once they are added.  Bring to a boil.  Add the beans, cover and cook over medium heat until barely tender, 5 min.  Drain well in a colander and set aside.

Cook the bacon in the same pan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until crisp, 2-4 min.  Drain on paper towels and pour off the drippings.

Melt the ghee in the same pan over medium heat.  Add the onions and sauté gently just until soft, about 1 min.  Add the beans and toss together.  Stir in the bacon and toss to mix well. Season with salt & pepper. Serve hot or warm.



Garlic Roasted Eggplant Fries

Garlic Roasted Eggplant Fries

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” ― Alice Walker, The Color Purple   Eggplants are fun.  So often people just pass them by in the store.  How can you?  They […]

Roasted Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

Roasted Cardamom Sweet Potatoes

Everyone knows roasted sweet potatoes are awesome. But, what you didn’t know they were missing is cardamom.  For reals.  It’s awesome. Enjoy. You’re welcome. Roasted Cardamom Sweet Potatoes   Serves/ Yield: 4 Prep Time:  10  minutes Cook/ Assembly Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes […]

Zoodle Shoestring Nests, Baked or Fried

Zoodle Shoestring Nests, Baked or Fried

Nothing more awesome than saying zoooooodles!

Well, except maybe making them. Zoooooodles!


Zoodle Shoestring Nests, Baked or Fried

 Serves/ Yield: 4-6

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook/ Assembly Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 spiralized zucchini (zoodles)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 c. coconut flour
  • 1/3 c. tapioca flour
  • 1/3 c. arrowroot flour
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Recipe:

To bake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large ziplock bag or sealable container mix the flours and salt and pepper.

Toss the zoodles with a beaten egg.  Add the zoodles to the flour container. Shake or mix or whatever needs to happen to coat the zoodles. Smush them around a bit if need be because anything “dry” will still be dry after they are baked.

Drop into small “nests” on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake for 20 minutes, until brown and crispy.

To fry: Heat 3-4 heaping spoonfuls of coconut oil over medium heat.  When the oil sizzles when sprinkled with drops of water it is ready.  Toss the zoodles with a beaten egg.  Place in a zip-top bag full of the flour mixture and shake to coat.  Fry 3-4 minutes per side. Sprinkle with salt as soon as they come out of the oil.

Enjoy hot!

Roasted Japanese Eggplants

Roasted Japanese Eggplants

Beautiful regal purple Japanese eggplants appeared in our co-op veggie box this week They were long and slender and I crossed my fingers that they weren’t as seedy as regular eggplant.  Weird, I know, but the hubs doesn’t like the traditional kind.  So, blessed be, […]

June is a good time for pumpkin.  It’s always a good time for Pumpkin,…Savory Spiced-Pumpkin Soufflés

June is a good time for pumpkin.  It’s always a good time for Pumpkin,…Savory Spiced-Pumpkin Soufflés

Pumpkins before fall.  What?! It’s always a good time for pumpkin.  But, if you’re not feeling it just swing back by in October…you know like everybody else.  I kid, I kid! This is a souffle for the Whole 30.  It is not sweet.  There is […]

Hasselback Potatoes

Hasselback Potatoes

I like potatoes, my kids like potatoes, we all like potatoes.  Potatoes are versatile but they can still get a little boring.  Hasselback potatoes are a way of mixing things up. Since they are potatoes they are quite forgiving by nature and taste so enjoy, even if you accidentally slice all the way through a few…


Hasselback Potatoes

Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min

Ingredients:

  • 8—6 to 8 oz. baking potatoes (Yukons or Russets), rinsed and scrubbed
  • 2-4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Grass-fed Butter/ Ghee, melted
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons minced flat leaf Italian parsley, optional
  • Fresh-grated Parmesan Cheese, optional garnish (skip for Whole30)

Recipe:
Preheat oven to 450° degrees F. Oil a large shallow baking dish or sheet.

If desired, cut a narrow (¼-inch) slice from the bottom of each potato; discard the slice (this helps the potato lie flat and not roll).

Use a sharp knife and slice each potato crosswise, making 1/8—1/4 inch parallel slices.  Do not cut all the way through. Leave 1/4—1/2 inch of the bottom of the potato intact.

Put the sliced potatoes in a bowl of water and gently flex the potato fans open to help rid the potatoes of excess starch. Dry before baking.

Mix Oil or butter/ ghee, garlic, paprika, and salt.

Brush prepared potatoes with the mixture (making sure some gets in the potato cracks), sprinkle with Parmesan, if desired.

Place potatoes in the oiled baking dish; and bake 40—45 minutes. Bake until the outside of the potatoes are crispy and the flesh is soft.

Garnish with parsley or chives and Parmesan, if desired.


Put an Egg on It

Put an Egg on It

Perhaps you manage to have leftovers, like Spicy Sweet Potato Fries.  It could happen.  What then to do with the leftovers? Put an egg on it. It’s basically my answer for making everything delicious and appropriate for breakfast.  A good runny egg will solve many […]