This traditional Danish shrimp salad is such a simple dish to make, and yet it is so delicious. The best shrimp are the tiny North Atlantic shrimp or Maine shrimp. Their delicate flavor doesn’t require much but a squeeze of lemon and a dollop of mayonnaise. […]
Ingredient: salt and pepper
This paleo New England Clam Chowder is a gluten-free, dairy-free, healthier version of the traditional soup.
When my husband and I first met, we experienced one of the coldest winters on record in Washington, DC. We had the romantic idea of going to New York City to watch the New Year’s Eve ball drop but quickly changed our minds when we realized just how cold it was going to be, and no amount of people huddled together could change that. So we took the train back to DC, got in our pajamas and watched the ball drop from the comfort of our couch, under a warm blanket. That same weekend, I made a huge batch of New England clam chowder. The bacon, the heavy cream, the potatoes…. warming comfort food, that lasted for much of the deep cold spell. Even though fat was considered unhealthy back then in the late 90’s, we didn’t care. We were young and not worried about our waistlines, especially because the soup was so satisfying. My husband still talks about that soup today, twenty years later.
These days I cannot consume cream or potatoes, so I went many years before I had that gastronomic, soul-warming experience again. However, I have now found away to get around those two obstacles. The celeriac acts as both the “cream” as well as the potatoes. The bacon still remains. 🙂 In fact, I use a little extra, to make up for the loss of fat from the cream.
While that first soup might have been heady, gushing, heart-swelling love in a pot, this new soup is a wiser, more sustainable, life-fulfilling love.
This paleo chicken cacciatore is a gluten-free, version of the Italian ‘hunter’s stew.’ It should be naturally gluten-free, but these days people put all kinds of things in their stews to thicken it up. I just use tomato paste. Traditionally, this stew is made up […]
Many people with autoimmune issues find that white potatoes can cause inflammation, but this celeriac mash is a tasty substitute, which also happens to be low-carb. Sadly for the celery root (also called celeriac), it is not a very pretty vegetable, which may scare some […]
Roasted beets are almost velvety in texture and their earthy sweetness combined with the mellow tones of roasted carrots, can dress up any weary winter salad. Personally, I like to contrast them with the peppery bite of arugula, but I usually give my kids a more milder mix of salad greens. This roasted beet and carrot salad is simple to make, healthy to eat, and your kids will love watching their teeth turn bright red, even if it just for a couple of minutes. 🙂
Beets do have a moderate amounts of FODMAPs, so make sure you check your quota for the day, and focus more on the carrots if FODMAPs are a problem for you.
This ‘creamy’ zucchini soup actually has no dairy. It can be served warm or chilled and is a great way to use up the summer bounty of squash. Don’t water down the chicken stock and you’ll get all the benefits of good fats, minerals, proteins […]