These oven-roasted veggies are right up there with manna. Pairs beautifully with lamb or duck.
Ingredients: asparagus, organic olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
The veggie that proves the saying: “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” If you’ve shied away from trying them because you can’t imagine how to cook them, this is your entrée to experiencing nature’s ambrosia.
Ingredients: artichokes, Celtic sea salt, choice of Kerrygold butter*, organic grass-fed ghee*, or organic coconut cream, organic lemon juice.
Crispy on the outside and creamy soft yumminess on the inside, this is not just my favorite of the many dishes I’ve created, but also the biggest hit in every Cooking for YOUR Lifestyle class I’ve taught through the community education program at Santa Fe College for the past two years.
Ingredients: boniatos, organic coconut cream, arrowroot powder, coconut oil, Celtic sea salt.
The first time my husband served me these for a special New Year’s dinner at home, I ate all of them between the time he’d gone back to the kitchen for something and returned to the dining room table. If you don’t think you like Brussel sprouts, this is your dish to try.
Ingredients: Brussel sprouts, organic coconut aminos, Bragg organic un-filtered apple cider vinegar, freshly chopped home grown Egyptian mint, organic olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
Jasmine rice is no match for this tasty CR with your favorite stir fry.
Ingredients: cauliflower, organic olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
Along with eye-popping beauty gracing your plate, this dish delivers a multitude of flavors.
Ingredients: organic red chard, organic onion, Bragg organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, organic bone broth, organic garlic, Celtic sea salt.
A delicious blend of chicken and pork with the herb combo of “real sausage” and rolled with collard green leaves in a rich coconut sauce, these will make you forget that there was every such a thing as cabbage rolls steeped in tomato (nightshade) sauce.
Ingredients: organic chicken, pasture-raised pork, organic collard greens, poultry seasoning (parsley, sage, rosemary, marjoram), organic fennel seeds, Celtic sea salt.
If you’re looking for visual pop on your plate to go along with yumminess, this squash is for you.
Ingredients: delicata squash, organic pumpkin, free-range egg*, blanched almond flour*, coconut milk, aluminum-free baking powder*, organic Ceylon cinnamon, organic ground ginger, organic nutmeg*, organic lemon juice, Celtic sea salt.
This cauliflower-based “mashed potato” went from a stand-in for my beloved mashed potatoes to my favorite comfort food at first spoonful.
Ingredients: cauliflower, grass-fed ghee or coconut cream, salt.
What was an experiment to substitute yuca for the potato in German potato salad turned into love at first bite. The yuca has more flavor and fewer carbs than regular potatoes.
Ingredients: yuca, uncured, no sugar or nitrate bacon, organic onion, bone broth, Bragg organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt.
Another great comfort food that can be served warm or cold.
Ingredients: cabbage, organic white sweet potatoes, uncured, no sugar or nitrate bacon, organic onion, bone broth, Bragg organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt, organic garlic.
Known as a Mexican sweet potato south of our border, this naturally crunchy root vegetable lends itself well to sautéing as “hash browns”. It has all of the flavorful crunch of “regular white potato” hash browns without the hassle of trying to get them brown and crunchy before they burn.
Ingredients: jicama, organic olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
Fresh organic kale braised in chicken bone broth makes this a winner with adults and youngsters alike.
Ingredients: organic kale, organic chicken bone broth, triple-filtered organic coconut oil, Celtic sea salt.
Once you see how easy this is to make and how it satisfies the need for crispy texture in a meal, this will become your go-to “dark leafy green” side or snack.
Ingredients: organic kale, organic olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
A tanging touch to this dish makes for a delicious compliment to a lamb or beef dinner or a stand-alone salad for lunches when you’re at that meeting with no microwave.
Ingredients: organic green beans, organic olive oil, lemon juice, coconut aminos, and Celtic sea salt.
Outback Steakhouse's “blumin’ onion” has met its match in this equally deliciously crunchy dish with only one caveat: It's made with good-for-you ingredients, including being gluten-free... Oops, I guess that’s two caveats.
Ingredients: organic onions, organic unfiltered coconut oil, tapioca starch, Celtic sea salt.
A sweeter tasting version of the traditional French fry and better for you.
Ingredients: parsnips, organic olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
Once you try this delectable dish, you will have sweet potato casserole with marshmallows amnesia.
Ingredients: organic sweet potatoes, cremini mushrooms, organic sweet onions, Celtic sea salt.
The combination of the flavors of the crispy-soft mashed green plantain and dipping sauce makes this a favorite in many Caribbean countries and certainly at my table since our daughter was a youngster. If you and/or your children like the outside crispiness, inside soft texture of French fries, you will love these.
Ingredients: green plantains, olive oil, Celtic sea salt.
Traditional sauce ingredients: organic ketchup, veganaise or mayonnaise.
Alternative AIP “sauce” ingredients: avocado, organic lemon juice, Celtic sea salt.
Naturally sweet but without the glycemic index problem of white potatoes, this will be a sure-fired hit with children as a comfort food.
Ingredients: organic white sweet potatoes, organic coconut oil, Celtic sea salt.
This is the fix for that crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside phenom of French fried foods.
Ingredients: organic white sweet potatoes, olive oil, Celtic sea salt.