Vegetables

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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Lemony Roasted Asparagus

Posted by on Mar 14, 2013 in 21DSD, vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian, Whole 30 | 3 comments

Lemony Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus season is way too short. I pretty much missed it last year; it seemed to last all of 7 minutes. After seeing the same produce for months and months (not that I’m complaining; I consider myself very lucky to have year-round farmers markets), it’s hard to believe that any vegetable could be so fleeting. This year, I’m taking full advantage, and promise to pack in as many asparagus recipes as I can. (given my schedule, this might mean two, but I’ll try my best to do better than that) This recipe could actually be two in one, but I won’t be cheap and count...

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Coconut “Rice”

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in 21DSD, grain-free, Paleo, vegan, Vegetables, Whole 30 | 7 comments

While I can’t remember the last time I made a pot of real rice at home, I eat it occasionally when I’m out. In sushi rolls, for example; I know I can get them without it, or just order sashimi, but I actually feel better when I eat some rice with my sushi than when I don’t. When I eat just raw fish, I seriously feel like I swallowed a live goldfish. True story. Another example is when I go to Burma Superstar, which is one of my favorite places to eat in San Francisco. Everything I’ve gotten there is delicious, and their tea leaf salad is as good a reason as any to...

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