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Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce

Spaghetti squash is magical. While its texture obviously differs than that of real noodles, when mixed with various sauces, it does give one the experience of eating noodles. This spaghetti squash with peanut sauce makes a wonderful addition to any Asian-inspired dish. I often serve it with Asian salmon. Click for the recipe

Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles

Very close to the real thing, spaghetti squash sesame noodles are a tasty compromise for those of us trying to limit carbs or avoid gluten. Serve as a side dish to any Asian-inspired meal – I often serve it with nori-wrapped salmon. Click for the recipe

Roasted Potatoes and Onions

Roasted potatoes are obviously delicious. But add sliced onions, allowing them to slowly caramelize as they roast, and you’ve elevated those roasted potatoes into a whole new level of deliciousness! 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

latkes

Are latkes healthy? It depends. I think that a small serving can be part of a healthy meal, if you don’t add any flour, and if you cook the latkes in coconut oil or avocado oil. Regardless, I enjoy a few latkes every year during the holiday of Hanukkah. Crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, and very flavorful, latkes are just too good to give up! 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