Vegetables

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: sesame zucchini noodles

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in 21DSD, potluck, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 19 comments

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: sesame zucchini noodles

The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine  is available for preorder! To celebrate the release of my very first cookbook, I will be sharing a recipe from it every week, so you get a sneak peek of what’s to come! And if you’re already excited, you can, of course preorder it HERE. What can you expect from The Zenbelly Cookbook, you ask? Good question! Here are the things I’m most excited about: How To’s: The beginning pages of The Zenbelly Cookbook are chock full of tips and techniques, complete with step by step photos to go with them....

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The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: roasted green beans with kalamata olive vinaigrette

Posted by on May 14, 2014 in 21DSD, potluck, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 8 comments

The Zenbelly Cookbook Sneak Peek: roasted green beans with kalamata olive vinaigrette

I’m not even going to try and apologize, because it’s absolutely insane how long it’s been since I posted a new recipe on here. If I were a better life juggler, I would have been able to write a book whilst running a business whilst keeping current on the blog, but clearly, 2 out of 3 is the best I can do. It’s gotten to the beyond apology point, so instead of begging for your forgiveness, I’ll give you some good news: The Zenbelly Cookbook, an epicurean’s guide to paleo cuisine,  is almost done, and is available for preorder! To celebrate the almost...

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latkes

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Appetizers, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 19 comments

latkes

Every time I make latkes (which is much more often than once a year, due to catering) I get this song stuck in my head. And now, you can too! You’re welcome / I’m sorry.   The first time I ever heard that song was on my second date with Simon, when for some reason I can’t now remember, he sang it to me. Clearly at that moment,  I knew he was the one. And if you’re wondering whether or not potatoes are paleo: At the risk of sounding like a total jerk, I just don’t have time. Seriously, I need about 72 hours in each day this month. But let me google that for...

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roasted butternut squash soup

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Appetizers, soup, Vegetables | 7 comments

roasted butternut squash soup

 This recipe is part of my review of the Blentec Designer Series blender. Click the image below to enter! This simple recipe is a perfect example of how the techniques you use can make a world of difference in the finished product. If you were to take all of the ingredients in this recipe, throw them in a pot and boil them, you would still have butternut squash soup. It would still be orange and creamy and comforting. But when you roast all of the ingredients until they’re caramelized and tender, and then puree them with the broth, you have something that’s on a whole different...

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zoodles with peas and pesto

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in 21DSD, condiments & sauces, grain-free, potluck, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 5 comments

zoodles with peas and pesto

What can I say about zoodles with peas and pesto? Nothing, apparently, and I’d rather go eat it as a side dish with a lamb leg steak. Instead, I give you some pictures: Zoodles with Peas & Pesto serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side.   3 large zucchini 1/2 cup fresh peas (about 1/2 pound before they’re shelled) 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup fresh basil. mint and green garlic pesto: 1 big bunch basil (2 cups leaves, packed) 3/4 cup walnuts 1/2 cup good extra virgin olive oil 3 sprigs mint 2-4 tablespoons lemon juice, depending on how lemony you like it thumb sized piece green...

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Sesame Asparagus Salad

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in 21DSD, Paleo, potluck, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian | 3 comments

Sesame Asparagus Salad

Asparagus season is officially here in the San Francisco Bay Area.  I’ve already eaten my weight in it, and have been reminded of just how versatile this pretty sign of spring is. It’s great roasted, blanched, raw, grilled, hot, cold… you name it. This simple salad is made in practically no time and is perfect to bring to a spring potluck, or eaten with your fingers standing in front of the open fridge while trying to figure out what to make for dinner. I’m only guessing. Sesame Asparagus Salad 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound) 2 tablespoons coconut aminos 1...

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