Homemade Hummus

I modified this recipe from the back of the tahini container. Seriously some of the best hummus I’ve had. Tahini (pureed toasted sesame seeds) makes it extra nutty and creamy, and lemon and lime juice give it a summery freshness. Well worth it to make a batch fresh, and it only takes a few minutes. […]

Zucchini and Summer Squash Fritters

I used this recipe, Paleo Zucchini Fritters, as a template, but made a few changes: Doubled the recipe (this made 12 fritters) Used both zucchini and yellow summer squash Added onion Added arrowroot Made thinner, flatter fritters for more even cooking. Here’s the adapted recipe: 2 medium zucchini, shredded (about 5 cups) 2 medium summer squash, […]

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Easiest side ever. And love the colors. Preheat the oven to 400. Peel and slice a few “rainbow” carrots (available in bunches in many grocery stores — usually the carrots are organic). Roughly chop 1/4 onion. Toss with a couple tablespoons olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes, or until edges […]

Homemade Tater Tots

Best tater tots I’ve ever had. Takes some effort, but well worth it. And supposedly they freeze well, so if you make a bunch, you’re set. Here is the fantastic, amazing recipe from Damn Delicious: Homemade Tater Tots.   I used 3 pounds of potatoes instead of the 2 the recipe called for and cooked them […]

Cheesy Cauliflower “Mashed Potatoes” with Pesto

Easiest low-carb side or main ever. I really liked the flavor combination in this Cauliflower Crust White Pizza with Pesto but wanted a faster, easier dish with some of the same qualities. Lo and behold, I had: 10 oz. frozen cauliflower 2 tbsp. prepared pesto (dairy-free/gluten free) 1/2 cup freshly grated Manchego cheese, some reserved for […]

White Sweet Potato Fries

New Jersey White sweet potatoes are somewhat of a rarity, at least in my experience. I’ve found them in two stores, ever, so I buy them whenever I see them in stock. Why? They seem to be the perfect blend of white potato and sweet potato. They are a variety of sweet potato, but taste […]

Simple Slaw

When I was a kid, my grandmother would make an amazing slaw (NOT cole slaw) out of thinly sliced cabbage, vegetable oil, white vinegar, salt and pepper. That simple. I remember her tasting it as she added vinegar and oil, making sure the balance was just right. Sometimes I make this the “real” way and […]

Roasted Delicata Squash

Where has this squash been all my life? So much easier to prepare than butternut, and roasts faster, too. This blog post from Summer Tomato summed up my thoughts perfectly: Better than Butternut: Delicata Squash Recipe. I didn’t know what delicata squash was until I made it tonight. I had to google pictures of squash to […]