All posts in "Sides, Sauces, Salads and Soups"

Paleo, Vegan Onion Cream

A creamy, Sweet, healthy, low calorie onion puree. Add it to soups, meats or vegetables for total deliciousness.


How to Make Raw Creamy Cashew Dressing

A raw, paleo, vegan, creamy, nutty dressing with a tart and refreshing lemon bite. It works on salads, as a taco sauce, on vegetables, baked potato, as a dip and in soups. 


Easy, Healthy, 3 Ingredient Paleo Mayo

A creamy, home made mayonnaise that is easy to make and has only 3 ingredients. There are no preservatives and stabilizers like the store bought, so you can feel good about this healthy dressing. There is nothing like fresh home made mayonnaise. 


Paleo Paprika Cod & Crunchy Coleslaw

This is a light, fresh easy to make dish. Cod is very low calorie and when served with this tasty coleslaw, it is a delightful meal. Add carrots to the coleslaw if you like. Although I don’t like to eat any red meat, I like to make paleo style meals. I am a big fan of […]


Low Calorie Every Day Gravy

I use gravy every time I make potatoes, not just when I make a roast.  We love to have mashed potato, vegetables and gravy. I just add a little protein for the husband.  It is also pretty low calorie compared to the usual fat filled meat dripping gravy . You don’t even need the onion if […]


Crostini’s with Dill Havarti Cheese & Caramelized Onions

Crunchy toasted olive crostini topped with Creamy Dill Havarti cheese and sweet, soft onion.  Warning. This recipe is not paleo. At Christmas all bets are off and we just eat whatever we love, regardless of how healthy it is. What else is Christmas for?? This delightful little appetizer is something we have on Christmas Eve. […]


Pine Nutmeat with Herb Stuffing

This is very similar to a meatloaf, but with nuts instead of meat. It is a wonderful vegetarian alternative to turkey at Christmas or Thanksgiving. You can make it well in advance, freeze it, and pull it out the day before. It needs to be covered in onion gravy to make it really delicious. It […]


Bubble & Squeak (Leftover Mash and Greens)

The first recipe for Bubble and Squeak was found in the early 1800’s, but it became most popular during WW2 due to rationing. It is the perfect way to use up the leftovers from a traditional roast dinner. It is just a combination of potato and greens.


Paleo Zucchini Burger

These burgers can be served as a side vegetable to a main dish, or used as the main part of the meal. If you are a burger lover, serve in a gluten free bun with sliced onion, tomato, pickle, mustard and veganaise. Or you can put them between two slices of sweet potato. If you […]


Easy Wild Rice Salad With Home Made Ranch Dressing

What is the Secret to a Great Salad? The secret to a really delicious salad, is a really delicious dressing. If you want to eat a bowl full of healthy, low calorie vegetables, make your own dressing. You can’t beat home made dressing and if you make enough for a week, it’s worth taking the […]


How to Charcoal Grill the Perfect Tuna Steak

How To Cook the Perfect Tuna Steak Here in San Diego, we don’t usually need AC, but for 6 weeks a year, we suffer from the torching 85 degree temps. We get only the mildest of sea breezes at night, and we are forced to jump into the pool when we get too hot, when […]


Vegan White Bean Soup

Make it Easy You can often get pre chopped moix pois (onion, carrot and celery) if you look. I get it at Trader Joe’s. If you can get this pre chopped start to almost every soup, the rest is a breeze. No Soak There really is no need to soak the beans if you are […]


Paleo Cauliflower & Walnut Stuffed Squash

Detox Tonight is the start of our 3 day fast, starting at 9pm on Thursday and finishing at 9pm on Sunday. After having cervical cancer when I was 22, I decided never to use bleached women’s products again, and to detox on a regular basis. If you like to eat but you want to detox, […]


Greek Feta and Olive Salad

Fast and Easy If I want to serve something that takes me just a few minutes, but tastes totally fabulous, I serve this dish. Chop some cheese and basil, open a can of olives, crush some garlic and you are away. You can make this dish well in advance or throw it together just before you […]


Pickled Onions

Interesting Website I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Old Fashioned Families.  It is full of interesting information on gardening, canning, crafting and everything home made.  You won’t find advertising splashed everywhere, so you don’t know where to look and the posts are easy to read, with great photography.  This website is […]

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