Roasting Brussels sprouts with bacon and drizzling them with balsamic vinegar and oil brings out amazing flavor.
These mini gluten free Fig Date Balls deliver protein and fiber in every bite. Enjoy them without guilt. Vary the flavor and texture with additional ingredients and spices to suit your palate and dietary needs. For an adult-style treat, replace the hot water with an equal amount of hot rum.
In this beautiful plant based side dish, roasted gold and red veggies are served over stir-fried collard greens. Cardamom takes the greens to a new level of flavor.
I enjoyed a horseradish green bean appetizer at a favorite restaurant and hurried home to recreate it. It evolved into this hearty, delicious gluten-free salad. Green beans belong to the same family as shell beans or common beans, like pinto, black and kidney beans. However, green beans are picked when immature. Anti-inflammatory green beans are a good source of antioxidants, plus minerals important to bone health. Shrimp turns this easy dish into an elegant summer entrée. If seafood is off limits for you, replace the shrimp with grilled chicken. For a vegetarian dish, toss in 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans; they absorb the flavors and complement the dish.
My grandmother and mother always made this oyster stuffing on the holidays and the tradition continues in my family today. For those avoiding oysters, eggplant is a great substitution; see instructions.
Dried cranberries deliver a hint of sweetness in this delicious vegetarian version. This cranberry cornbread stuffing pairs well with poultry or pork. For vegetarian guests, consider stuffing acorn squash.
The paleo diet and the keto diet aren’t supposed to be all meat, butter and eggs. To maximize nutrition, protein should be balanced with plenty of non-starchy vegetables. Filling your plate with colorful vegetables and healthy fats leads the way to good health.
Turkey burgers are a family staple in my house for summer evenings. Using collard greens as a wrap solves the age-old question—to bun or not to bun. Adding veggies and capers is a nod to the Mediterranean diet and boosts the flavor. No need to add salt, as capers are briny enough to carry the flavor.
The creaminess and crunchy texture of this slaw is a welcome addition. Dark leafy greens like collards are a good source of nondairy calcium, especially when combined with lemon juice found in the slaw (which makes the calcium more accessible).
Seasonal vegetables and fruit make the best salad in a summertime supper. Spices heighten the flavor of this melon salad recipe and add extra anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant polyphenols, beneficial for digestive and bone health.