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
1 pound string beans or small haricots verts
24 cherry … Read more
This is a labor of love, since the marinara is made from scratch, but can be made two days in advance. The original recipe was from Bon Appetit, then tweaked to reduce calories and lower carbs.
8 servings // 578 calories each, 38 net carbs for cow’s milk version
2 tablespoons olive oil
In summer—or as soon as we can get outside without being rained upon—we make portobello burgers or simply add grilled marinated portobellos to a meal featuring other grilled veggies, like asparagus, zucchini, potatoes, red bell peppers, corn on the corn…you name it!
Marinated Portobello Mushrooms
2 portobello mushrooms
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon … Read more
The scent of this dish is irresistible and will fill your home with spicy fragrance…and the flavors are just as glorious. This makes a lovely side dish to a curried chicken or Masoor Dal.
Saag (Spiced Spinach)
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, finely chopped
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (or ground … Read more