Ratatouille, stovetop version

Yield: 3 quarts / 12 cups

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 large yellow onions (1 lb.), diced large
1 head garlic, cloves smashed and peeled
1 large eggplant (1 lb.), cut into 1-inch cubes
2 large zucchini (1 lb.), diced large

2 bell peppers (1 red, 1 yellow), diced large
1 can (28-ounces) whole peeled tomatoes
16 pitted
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Fish & Shrimp Stew

This is a seafood stew loosely-based on Cioppino. The fragrance of fennel, saffron, and fish is intoxicating.

Fish & Shrimp Stew
3 servings = 408 calories, 18g carbs / 4 servings = 307 calories, 13g carbs

3-5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 a large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 cup sliced fennel (or 1 stalk celery + Read more


What can I say? Classic, with a bazillion interpretations. No sausage? Use ham and chicken. Not low carb? Make dirty rice. Vegan? Use a combo of black and red beans. It’s all good.

Jambalaya with Cajun Cauliflower-Rice
Servings: 6 // 187 calories, 7 net carbs
Cauliflower-Rice: 131 calories, 5 net carbs

Recipe: Cajun Cauliflower-Rice

1 tablespoon olive oil
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Bœuf Bourguignon (low carb)

“However fine, stew is a homey, intimate exchange, a paean to the way living things improve when their boundaries relax, when they incorporate some of the character and flavor of others. Soulful, a word inextricably linked with a good sturdy stew, is the payoff to the cook who plans a little and has the patience to abide…” Molly O’Neill, NYTimes Read more

Southwestern Pumpkin Stew

I like to use Harrisa paste in this recipe because it has such complex layers of flavors. It’s a North African hot chili pepper paste, the main ingredients of which are roasted red peppers, Baklouti pepper, serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, saffron, rose or caraway. You can find … Read more

Irish Tempeh Stew

My sweetie, John, is an Irishman of surpassing skills in many things, not the least of which is his culinary magic. This is a plant-based interpretation of his County Cork classic, Irish Stew.

His method (which I love for its brevity and humor)…

Except possibly in baking, my recipes are usually—
How much to use: enough
How much to cook: Read more