Green Tomato Soup

BLE friendly; Vegan; Gluten-free; Vegetarian The end of summer, days grow shorter, and the leaves are starting their annual transformation. Soon, the long lazy afternoons will give way to bundled up walks, and scrapping ice off the windshield. But never fear, I have something to make it all a little easier to…err, stomach. Soup! Ah,…

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…

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….

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…

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,…