Cruciferous (non-leafy)

Sauteed Kohlrabi, Onions & Basil

Posted by on Jul 11, 2011 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Vegetables | 2 comments

Sauteed Kohlrabi, Onions & Basil

2 good-sized kohlrabi bulbs, peeled (discard leaves & stems) 1 tsp pure salt 1 onion, sliced 4 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 2 TBSPs (more or less) chopped fresh basil Grate the kohlrabi (food processor or hand grater). Sprinkle with salt and allow to sit in a colander for 30 minutes (set colander inside a bowl). Squeeze water out (can press with the back of a spoon, or squeeze w/ hands). Melt butter in a saute pan. Cook onions over medium heat (5 – 10 mins – until golden) and stir in kohlrabi. Turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Uncover and raise heat to...

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Spicy Smothered Green Cabbage

Posted by on Oct 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Vegetables | 2 comments

Spicy Smothered Green Cabbage

2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 2 tsps mustard seeds 1/4 to 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on how spicy you like it) 1 tsp natural sugar (or 2 drops liquid stevia) 1/2 tsp pure salt 1 small green cabbage (about 2 pounds) 5 TBSPs water Quarter, core, and thinly slice the cabbage. Heat butter (or oil) in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add mustard seeds, red pepper flakes, sugar (or stevia), and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the mustard seeds start to pop, about 2 mins. Immediately add the cabbage & saute, stirring occasionally, until it wilts, about 4 mins. Add the...

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African Groudnut Stew

Posted by on Jul 13, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Stews, Chilis, Curries, Winter Squash | 0 comments

African Groudnut Stew

TO DIE FOR………..(but not an everyday dish!) 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into large florets (3 cups) 4 TBSP coconut oil, divided pure salt 1 onion, diced (1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 TBSP minced peeled ginger 1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes 1 medium turnip, peeled & cut into large chunks (1 cup) 2 medium carrots, peeled & cut on the diagonal (1 cup) 1 celery stalk, cut on the diagonal into 2 inch pieces 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes 2 TBSP tamari/soy sauce 2 cups water 1 small sweet potato, peeled & cut into large chunks (1 & 1/2 cups) 1 lb butternut...

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Peanut Sauce

Posted by on Jul 8, 2010 in Asian, Condiments, etc..., Cruciferous (non-leafy), Pasta, Recipes, Sauces, Gravys | 0 comments

Peanut Sauce

Smooth Peanut Sauce – quick, easy & yummy! 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (almond or cashew butter work too) 4 TBSP soy sauce 2 TBSP brown rice vinegar 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (or more) 1/2 cup water Whisk all ingredients together. Done! I Love a no-cook sauce SIDE NOTES: ~ Our favorite way to eat this sauce is over noodles with a vegetable. Peas or broccoli work well. If using frozen peas, no need to thaw. Just add them to the pot w/ the noodles for the last minute or 2 of cook time. If using broccoli, chop up a few cloves of garlic & saute in oil for a...

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Millet-Cauliflower Mash

Posted by on Jun 9, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Grains (non breakfast), Millet, Photo Slide Show, Potatoes, Recipes, Vegetables | 2 comments

Millet-Cauliflower Mash

1 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 medium onion, diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup millet 2 cups cauliflower, chopped a few pinches of pure salt 3 cups water freshly ground black pepper to taste fresh parsley for garnish (optional) Rinse millet in a fine, mesh strainer. Heat butter or oil in a medium saucepan & saute onions & garlic for 2 mins. Add remaining ingredients (except black pepper & parsley), cover & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to med-low & simmer for 25 – 30 mins. Remove from heat, add pepper & mash with a potato masher. Garnish with parsley if...

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Parmesan Baked Kohlrabi

Posted by on Jun 8, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Parmesan Baked Kohlrabi

butter for greasing pan bread crumbs for dusting pan 3 cups, peeled, sliced kohlrabi (approx. 1/4 inch thick pieces) 1 TBSP butter, melted 2 TBSP grated parmesan 1 TBSP (or more) unflavored, whole grain bread crumbs 1/8 tsp black pepper Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8 or 9 inch round pie dish with butter & dust w/ bread crumbs. Cook the kohlrabi in boiling water until just tender, about 7 – 10 mins, & drain. Toss with the melted butter. Place the kohlrabi in the prepared pan, then sprinkle with parmesan, 1 TBSP bread crumbs, & black pepper. Bake 1 hour or until topping is...

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Linguini w/ Broccoli & Garlic

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Recipes | 0 comments

Linguini w/ Broccoli & Garlic

butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil lots of garlic crushed red pepper (optional) 1 large head of broccoli 1 lb whole grain pasta pure salt & freshly ground pepper to taste Boil water for the pasta. In the mean time, chop broccoli into bite size pieces & set aside. Chop garlic into chunks & saute in butter or olive oil (in large saute pan) over medium heat for a few minutes. Shake in some crushed red pepper (if using). Add pasta to the boiling water with 1 TBSP of salt and cook until al dente. Add broccoli & continue sauteing for 3 – 5 minutes (may need to add more...

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Curried Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Soups | 0 comments

Curried Creamy Cauliflower Soup

2 TBSP coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil) 1 small onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 medium tart apple such as granny smith, peeled, cored & chopped (1 cup) 1 TBSP curry powder 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 large head cauliflower, coarsely chopped (about 6 cups) 4 cups (32 oz) veggie or chicken broth 1 tsp honey (or a 2 drops of liquid stevia) 1 tsp brown rice vinegar pure salt to taste Cook onion in oil over medium-high heat for 5 – 7 mins. Stir in the apple, curry powder & garlic & cook 2 mins more. Add cauliflower & broth & bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to...

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Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Posted by on Jun 3, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Greens, Olive Oil Sauces, Pasta, Pasta w/ Greens, Recipes | 0 comments

Broccoli Rabe Pasta

2 TBSP butter, ghee, or extra virgin olive oil 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (or more!) 1/2 cup julienne cut, sundried tomatoes (packed in oil), drained 1 big bunch of broccoli rabe, blanched 3 TBSP pine nuts, toasted (optional) 1/2 lb whole grain pasta salt & pepper to taste Toast pine nuts in a small, dry skillet until lightly browned. Transfer nuts to a small bowl to cool & set aside. Remove & discard the stems from the broccoli rabe & wash the greens. Blanch the broccoli rabe by placing in boiling water (add 2 tsp of salt w/ the greens)...

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Vegetable Couscous

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Grains (non breakfast), Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Vegetable Couscous

2 TBSP butter, ghee, or coconut oil 1 medium red onion, sliced 1/2 lb cremini or white button mushrooms, trimmed & thickly sliced 1/2 pound broccoli, cut into small pieces (about half of a large bunch) 1/2 pound red bell pepper, diced (1 large pepper) 1 cup whole grain couscous 2 tsps pure salt In a medium saucepan, warm the oil over medium heat. Add the onion & saute for 2 mins. Add the mushrooms & saute for 6 minutes, until the mushrooms have given off their liquid and begun to caramelize. In a small saucepan or kettle, bring 1 & 1/4 cups water to a boil. Pour the boiling...

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Recipes, Vegetables | 0 comments

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

brussels sprouts butter, ghee, or coconut oil, melted pure salt & freshly ground, black pepper Preheat oven to 400. Cut the stem end off of the brussels sprouts & remove the outer leaf (if it looks ratty, yellowish..etc). Rinse them well, then pat dry with a paper towel (unless you have time to let them sit & air dry a little). Put them in a large mixing bowl & add enough melted butter or oil to coat (mix well). Add salt & pepper – mix again. Place the brussels sprouts on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet (or pyrex dish). Bake anywhere from 20 – 40...

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Savory Mashed Root Vegetables

Posted by on May 16, 2010 in Cruciferous (non-leafy), Photo Slide Show, Recipes, Root Vegetables, Vegetables | 0 comments

Savory Mashed Root Vegetables

  3 & 1/2 pounds assorted root vegetables (carrots, parsnips, turnips, rutabaga, sweet potato), peeled & coarsely chopped 4 garlic cloves 1 tsp pure salt 2 cups heavy cream (or whole milk) 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter 2 sprigs fresh thyme 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 2 bay leaves pure salt & freshly ground black pepper 1 bunch fresh chives, chopped (optional) extra virgin olive oil (optional) Place all the veggies & garlic in a large pot & fill with cool water (to cover veggies) & add 1 tsp salt. Bring to boil over medium heat & simmer covered for about 25 mins (give...

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