Healthy Snack: Avocado and Sauerkraut

When you’re looking for a snack that both tastes delicious and nourishes your body, here is a perfect candidate: half an avocado topped with a scoop of sauerkraut.

 

Sauerkraut not only has all of the health benefits of cabbage, but – as long as it is traditionally fermented and unpasteurized – it is also filled with healthy-gut-supporting probiotics.  In addition to supporting digestive health, raw sauerkraut can boost circulation, stimulate your immune system, and reduce inflammation (Organic Facts, 2015). … Continue reading

Grain-Free Rosemary Sea Salt Biscuits

Grain-Free Rosemary Sea Salt BiscuitsI was thinking about something special to go along with our roasted chicken for dinner the other night, when something else entirely unrelated brought rosemary to mind. I love the smell of rosemary, and was struck by the idea of making Rosemary Sea Salt Biscuits.

 

Unfortunately, time got away from me and I was unable to make the biscuits that night.… Continue reading

Pureed Parsnips

Pureed Parsnips RecipeA dear friend of mine headed out of town this week. While I always miss her when I don’t get to see her, she passed along her weekly CSA allotment before she left. In it was a lovely assortment of local, organic, seasonal produce, including beets, lots of greens, eggplants, and a bunch of parsnips.

 

Parsnips are an often overlooked root vegetable.… Continue reading

Peanut Sauce Coleslaw

Today I was looking at the red cabbage in my refrigerator and was suddenly inspired: Peanut Sauce Coleslaw. It seemed like the perfect side dish for a hot day. It’s mostly raw, crispy vegetable, and it’s lightly coated with a yummy sauce.

Peanut Sauce Coleslaw

So I whipped up a batch, and we all ate some as an afternoon snack. Delicious!

 

Here’s how I made it:

 

Peanut Sauce Coleslaw

Ingredients

  • 1 Cabbage
  • ½ cup Peanut Butter
  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar, or to taste
  • ½ cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Tamari
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes (or more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Shred the cabbage using a food processor slicing blade (or cut into whatever shape pieces you want with a knife).
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Sautéed Mushrooms

Sautéed Mushrooms RecipeMushrooms are a wonderfully healthy, earthy delight. They have complex flavors. They can be prepared to have a variety of textures. And they adapt well to a variety of dishes. One of our favorite ways to prepare mushrooms is actually one of the simplest: we sauté them in coconut oil and season them with salt and pepper. This simple preparation yields a delightful side dish that easily accompanies eggs, tops a burger, or graces a salad.… Continue reading

Coconut Kale Curry

Coconut Kale Curry RecipeWe all love greens in our house, so I’m always on the lookout for new and flavorful ways to prepare them. When I stumbled across this recipe, I knew I wanted to try it. The words in the title alone made my mouth water, and when I read through the ingredients, I knew it would be a hit.

As always, I modified the original recipe a bit.… Continue reading

Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Steamed Sugar Snap Peas RecipeAs we walked through the market, I saw a big pile of fresh, local, sugar snap peas. For me, these are definitely a food that shouts summer. So I had my 6-year-old fill our mesh produce bag full of them, and we brought them home to eat for dinner.

When produce is so fresh and ripe, I think it’s best to let it shine on its own, to let its own natural flavors take the spotlight instead of preparing them with a heavy sauce or another dominant seasoning.… Continue reading

Garlic Braised Greens

Garlic Braised Greens RecipeWe eat a lot of greens in our house, and I love adding garlic to everything. Combining the two is a natural combination for us. Not only is this a very healthy side dish, but it tastes fantastic and it’s simple to prepare.

This recipe works well with any greens that you happen to have on hand, which makes it a great way to reduce food waste by using greens that might be nearing the end of their shelf life.… Continue reading

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice RecipeMost of the people in my family break into a rash when we eat rice, so it’s not something we make or eat. Yet, every once in a while there is a recipe that would be great over rice: a curry, a stir fry, or other dishes full of saucy goodness. So when I saw Cauliflower Rice on the menu of a local restaurant, I decided to give making my own a try.… Continue reading