All posts in "Vegetables"

Apple and Walnut Burgers

This is a vegetarian alternative to my Turkey Burgers with Horseradish Aioli. I was a vegetarian for many years, but I conceded to cook turkey and chicken for my husband for the past few years. Until I found a beak!! Yes, a turkey beak in my burger! A real life beak, belonging to a turkey that […]


Fresh Spring Rolls with Wasabi Ginger Dipping Sauce

On the Go I was trying to find a healthy dish to take to my daughter’s volleyball tournaments. We have to be there for the entire day, so I take a picnic with me and make it into a little party. It’s not so easy to find a low calorie, easily transportable dish that doesn’t […]


3 Minute Pickles

Beneficial for Your Gut Fermented foods have been eaten by many cultures for centuries.  They are foods that go through the lacto-fermentaion process to preserve it, like yoghurt (not the processed sugar filled, dead yogurts found in the store), Kombucha Tea, Sauerkraut, Beets and Pickled Carrots. The results are foods rich in wonderful beneficial bacteria or enzymes, […]


How to Make Roast Parsnips

The Great British Roast I don’t hear about people eating parsnips that much here in America. In England, you will find them on the plate, every Sunday, with the great ‘British Sunday Roast’.  Roast potatoes, roast parsnips, brussels , peas and carrots, Yorkshire pudding and a thick brown gravy. Not a high calorie gravy, full […]


Potato Dauphinoise

The Arrival I was looking for  dish to feed my father when he arrives with my, hansom, humorous brother from England ( 36 and single ladies ).  It’s going to be 8pm when they finally land at my door, so I didn’t want a heavy meal or something too strongly flavored. Fish has to be […]


Moroccan Potato Curry

One Pot Wonder An easy to make, mildly spiced,  low calorie, healthy, vegan, one pot dish. Make enough to freeze for another day. You can also add spinach for extra nutrition. Eggplant, part of the deadly nightshade family, along with avocado, potato and tomato, is a close relative of tobacco and dates back to 544.  […]


British Branston Pickle

Thankful for What I Have I have been asked many times, “What do you miss about England?”. My reply is always the same, “I don’t waste my time thinking about what I haven’t got.  I am too busy being totally amazed at what I have got”. Life here in California is very different to the […]


Eggplant Pizzas

Not Ratatouille I was looking for a recipe in which to use my beautiful eggplants. I had decided to make an Italian ratatouille dish, but then I had the bright idea of using sliced eggplant as a pizza base. Deadly Nightshade Eggplant, from the nightshade family, was first grown in the wilds of India in […]


Creamy Cauliflower Alfredo

A highly nutritious alternative to cheesy, high calorie, high fat, Alfredo sauce.  Serve over spaghetti squash or pasta or steamed vegetables.  I had mine over steamed broccoli, carrots and french beans.  Perfect.   You can also make this vegan by using almond milk. Nutritional yeast has a cheesy taste and can be added to the sauce […]


Roasted Cauliflower Bake

This was a surprisingly tasty dish considering how little time it took to make. Main or Side This can be a main course or side vegetable dish. In England we call this cauliflower cheese and we add white sauce and cheese. It is delicious but loaded with calories.  I have always made this light version. […]


Whole Roasted Cauliflower

Another way to prepare this cancer preventing,  white fluffy cloud, cruciferous, Brassicaceae family vegetable. So versatile.  It can be mashed like potato, crumbled like breadcrumbs, made into flat-bread, pizza bases, stir fried,  steamed in florets or baked whole.  There are so many ways to serve cauliflower. Here is my popular party cauliflower recipe, Low Calorie Crunchy […]


BBQ Tandoori Style Stuffed Mushroom Kebabs

Now we have spruced up our yard ready for the summer, and all my pots are bursting with color,  I want to be outside as much as I can.  I found some delightful new patio furniture, with Laura Ashley style blue print and some wonderful plant stands in a garage sale, sprayed them blue, and […]


Low Calorie Crunchy Asparagus with Ranch Dip

Here is another low calorie version of my Crunchy Cauliflower with Ranch Dressing.  A healthy low calorie alternative to the traditional comfort food that is usually deep fried and covered with Parmesan cheese (and very high in calories). You can use vegan yogurt and mayo if you prefer. On the other hand, if you like […]



Gut Healthy This pickled side dish, has a number of healthy bacteria present due to the fermentation of the sugars in the cabbage. Anti-Oxidant rich ‘sour cabbage’ has been fermented to get it’s sour flavor.  It has beneficial microbes, is rich in enzymes,  is very high in Vitamin C, B and K,  very low in calories […]


Roasted Baby Eggplant & Baba Ganouj

Gastronomically Enchanted If you are like me, and you want to serve something small, unique and exquisite when you have guests, these little purple drops of delight are ideal. I like to have small dishes and serve at least 5-7 courses, all with different plates and delicate decorations.  The joy for me is in the […]

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