Category Archives: Vegetables

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
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Eggplant Parmesan

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.
Eggplant Parmesan
8 servings // 578 calories each, 38 net carbs for cow’s milk version

Marinara
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 head of garlic, … Read more

Grilled Marinated Portobello Mushrooms

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

Marinade
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon … Read more

Roasted Root Vegetables

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Vegan Potatoes Gratin

Here’s a special occasion dish—special because it has much more oil than many of my recipes, though I’ve included notes to make it low-fat. It’s very easy to make and has a somewhat “cheesy” quality from the nutritional yeast. Yum!

Vegan Potatoes Gratin

White Sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil (for less fat, use low fat vegetable stock)
8 cloves garlic,

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Saag (Spiced Spinach)

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