Vegetarian

Intensely flavorful, filling, and satisfying combinations of vegetables, eggs, dairy and whole grains.

Cheddar Guacamole Cups

If you’re still looking for game day snacks for Sunday, here’s a great low-carb snack that you can also serve as a tasty appetizer. While definitely not low calorie, it is delicious, wholesome, and very filling. Click for the recipe

Cheese Balls

These mini cheese balls make a very tasty appetizer. Ideal for any party, perfect for game day. Click for the recipe

Coconut Flour Pizza Crust

OMG OMG OMG! You have to make this coconut flour pizza crust!

I’ve been making cauliflower pizza crust regularly for a couple of years now, and we’ve been very pleased with it taste-wise, but texture-wise, it’s a bit too flimsy. I tried replacements: almond flour pizza crust was good but a bit too crunchy, and definitely too calorie-dense. Shirataki pizza crust was pretty good, but I’m no longer a fan of shirataki noodles, as I’ve leraned they can cause serious gut distress in some people.

I’ve been wondering about coconut flour pizza crust for a while now, but I assumed it wouldn’t work, since coconut flour is quite sweet. However, this recipe from Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist, convinced me to give it a go. And I am so glad that I did!

This coconut flour pizza crust is the best gluten-free pizza crust I’ve ever tried. It’s soft, but not too soft, so you can easily hold it with your hands. But the best part: it’s delicious! Sarah is correct – the seasonings mask the inherent sweetness of the coconut so the result is a pleasantly savory crust that goes wonderfully with the toppings. And while it’s a bit more calorie-dense than cauliflower pizza crust, the better texture is worth it. Click for the recipe

Pasta Bake

Like many other of my recipes, the idea for this pasta bake came out of necessity. I had some leftover pasta sauce in the fridge that I wanted to use up, and also some shredded mozzarella. So I thought, why not make my baked macaroni and cheese, substituting pasta sauce for the yogurt and mozzarella for the cheddar?

The result is a delicious, gluten-free pasta bake that my kids love and is very easy to make. While it’s a bit too high-carb for my husband and for me, I do feed my growing teenage kids a higher-carb diet, and this is perfect – tasty, easy and filling. Click for the recipe

Carrot Latkes

Hanukkah is almost here, and just as I do every year, I like to experiment with different types of latkes. These carrot latkes are delicious – the combination of carrots, garlic and olive oil is very good. Lacking starch, they are more fragile than potato latkes and require careful handling, especially when you flip them, but I think the result is well worth the extra effort. Click for the recipe

Mashed Butternut Squash

Delightfully buttery and cheesy, yet still far healthier than mashed potatoes, mashed butternut squash is one of my favorite substitutes for the starchy, high-carb “real thing.” (Mashed cauliflower is another great substitute, by the way). Click for the recipe

Butternut Squash Souffle

Airy, delicate and just barely sweet, this butternut squash souffle is a wonderful fall/winter side dish.

Since I’m too lazy to separate the eggs, whip the egg whites and fold them into the mixture, this butternut squash souffle doesn’t puff up a lot in the oven, but on the flip side, it also doesn’t deflate when you take it out of the oven. Leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days – gently heat in the microwave prior to serving. Click for the recipe