I’m just pickled pink to kraut your acquaintance.

Yeah, I know the headline is a pretty big stretch and most of you are just shaking your heads. But if I got at least a few of you to smile, then my day is made! Pickling and fermenting foods is about as old a means to preserve food as you will find. The ChineseContinue reading “I’m just pickled pink to kraut your acquaintance.”

Twice Baked Butternut Squash

Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; BLE compliant Recipe Serves 4 1 Medium butternut squash, peeled (you should see deep orange), halved length wise 1 teaspoon cinnamon Salt and pepper Cooking spray 2 tablespoons butter Directions Preheat oven to 400F With cut side facing up, spray a little cooking spray all over the squash. Season withContinue reading “Twice Baked Butternut Squash”

Tamari Braised Baby Bok Choy

Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; BLE complaint Recipe Serves 4 4 medium sized baby bok choy heads, halved 2 ¼ inch ginger slices, skin left on 1 clove garlic smashed 2-3 green onions, green part only, 1 inch pieces ( save the whites for another use) 2 tablespoons Tamari (low sodium soy sauce is fine)Continue reading “Tamari Braised Baby Bok Choy”

Lemon Zest Zoodles

Side dish; Vegan; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; BLE complaint Sides, sides, everywhere sides! The premise of side dishes is easy enough, it’s food that goes alongside a main dish. Right? Usually some veggies, maybe a grain or two. Side dishes are sort of like chaperones on a first date, if they are not there, who knows whatContinue reading “Lemon Zest Zoodles”

Soft Poached Egg Drop Soup

BLE friendly; Gluten-free; Low carb Most people have had, or at least have heard of egg drop soup. You know the one, usually found in Chinese restaurants as a starter soup. Well, my wife wanted soup and salad for lunch one chilly day, and we didn’t have much in the way of homemade soup fixings.Continue reading “Soft Poached Egg Drop Soup”

Ye olde Pot Roast

BLE friendly; Gluten-free; Low sodium; Outside of the good old fashioned “meat + stick + fire = food” methods of our long-lost caveman brethren, one of the oldest forms of cooking meat is braising. Braising is a simple and effective way to add flavor and tenderize cuts of meat that otherwise would be unpalatable. IfContinue reading “Ye olde Pot Roast”

Oh, that’s comfy!

There are so few things that stretch across all cultures, we can seemingly argue about anything and everything under the sun. However, even in today’s hyper-charged atmosphere of politics and world events, there is one thing we all can peacefully talk about. Food, or, more specifically, comfort food. No matter where you come from, thereContinue reading “Oh, that’s comfy!”