Category Archives: Vegetables

Cavolfiore ai Cinque Formaggi

This is a special-occasion dish because of the high calories and carbs (at least for me). But oh my, does it deliver creamy, rich comfort-food goodness.

Cavolfiore ai Cinque Formaggi
(Cauliflower with Five Cheeses)
Makes five 1-1/2-cup servings // 555 calories, 9 net carbs

For the base:
7-1/2 cups small cauliflower florets

For the sauce:
Keto Béchamel,
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Creamy Cauliflower and Cheese Mash

So yummy that it’s easy to simply eat the entire recipe myself. The good news—if I eat it all for lunch, I’m not hungry for the rest of the day.

Creamy Cauliflower-Cheese Mash
Two 1-cup servings // 282 calories, 9 net carbs

1 head of cauliflower
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
2-4 ounces Dubliner or other sharp cheddar … Read more “Creamy Cauliflower and Cheese Mash”

Haricots Verts Amandine

Haricots Verts Amandine 
Serves 2-4 // Two servings = 179 calories, 8 net carbs

Kosher salt
1/2 pound thin green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon unsalted grass-fed butter (or olive oil)
2 ounces slivered almonds
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
1 medium shallot, thinly sliced
3/4 tablespoon lemon juice or champagne vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces chopped, cooked … Read more “Haricots Verts Amandine”

Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

My favorite method of cooking broccoli, bar none!

Parmesan-Roasted Fresh Broccoli

1 pound (16 ounces) broccoli florets, cut into bite-sized pieces (2 pounds/2 heads broccoli)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Garlic powder
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or vegan Parmesan)
Lemon zest from one lemon
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a

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Green Bean Salad

This dish is so simple—Just blanch the green beans until crisp tender, then toss with halved cherry tomatoes and a bright vinaigrette of Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic, shallots and olive oil. A shower of chopped fresh basil across the top finishes it off.

Green Bean Salad
4 servings

1 pound string beans or small haricots verts
24 cherry Read more “Green Bean Salad”

Curried Cauliflower-Rice

This is a great side dish for poultry or tofu curries. Small bits of cauliflower are processed into rice-sized pieces, which gives the dish a very rice-like look.

Curried Cauliflower-Rice
Yield: 8 servings

1 large head cauliflower
1 red pepper, diced
1 cup celery, diced (or peas, for higher carbs)
6 tablespoons light sesame oil (unflavored, unsweetened)
6 cloves garlic, … Read more “Curried Cauliflower-Rice”