Roasted celery root, with carrot and onion.

BLE compliant; gluten free; low sodium; vegetarian; vegan One thing about side dishes that we take for granted is their versatility. There are so many side dishes that can be paired with other dishes, that we forget to search out new and exciting foods. Instead we stay in our lane, doing what feels safe. Ever…

Warm Baba Ganoush salad

BLE compliant; gluten free; low sodium; low carb; vegan; vegetarian This little dish from Lebanon typically is served cold, but I have become rather fond of it warmed up. My first experience of eating baba ganoush came about in a surprising way. I had to travel all the way to Brazil. My then fiancee and…

Healthy Carnitas, no trip required.

BLE friendly; low sodium; gluten free; low carb Going out to eat has become somewhat of a rarity in our house, maybe once a month or even less. It is not because of a lack of options, or because we can’t find healthy meals while out n’ about. It usually has to do with wanting…

The Breakfast of Champions!

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you gotta start your day the right way. They say that without a well balanced breakfast, you wouldn’t be on your game. They say the early bird gets the worm. I’m assuming that is in reference to breakfast somehow. Wow, “they” sure say a…

Let’s go bowling, no gutter balls please!

BLE-friendly; low carb; vegetarian; vegan; low sodium; Now, when it comes to the latest trends, and what is hot, let’s just say I’m not exactly in the know. I haven’t updated my phone in a few years, and I was one of those fools in the 90’s that thought computers were just a passing fancy….

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 Chinese…

Beef Stock

So here’s the thing about homemade beef stock. It’s rather…well, kind of a pain. Now don’t get me wrong, homemade stock is always better than store bought. If you are going to make Pho from scratch at home, I would recommend taking the extra step of making stock, if you have the time. For most…

Fish stock

I don’t know about you fine folks, but I absolutely love cooking shows. Not the competition type, but the more personal teaching style. I remember way back in the day there were very few options, and all of them were on PBS. There was Graham Kerr (he had gone healthy at this point), Cooking with…

Vegetable Stock

The hard thing about vegetable stock is trying to find a decent one at the store. I have had pretty much no luck. Either they are so loaded with carrots that they might as well be carrot juice, or they contain an ingredient I have an allergy to (mushrooms). I decided to make my own,…

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 with…