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…

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)…

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 what…

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….

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. If…

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, there…

Eggplant Lasagna

BLE friendly; Vegetarian option; Vegan option; Low carb; Low Sodium Sometimes, when eating healthy, we start to crave the foods that we used to eat. My wife loves pasta. I mean she could eat pasta three times a week and never tire of it. So, when we removed all forms of flour from our diet,…

My First Garden Adventure

My mother-in-law was scheduled to stay with us for a few weeks, and our home needed a little sprucing up. One of the items I was tasked with was cleaning up the back yard, so we could enjoy it during her visit. At first glance, “no big deal” I thought. Oh, but I thought wrong….