Category Archives: Vegetables

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

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
Salt
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

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