Archives for the ‘Entrees’ Category

Steamed Mussels in Fish Broth

  Since I learned how to make fish stock, I am discovering all kinds of uses for it and dishes that I was unable to prepare before.  This week I made steamed mussels in a savory fish broth.  I love ordering mussels when I go out to restaurants.  But I never knew until I tried […]

Coconut-Shrimp Soup With Brown Rice

  I finally got the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon this week! I have made some of her recipes which I found in some other books I have that she’s contributed to, but I am so excited to delve into this cookbook, which unveils the myth that it is unhealthy to eat animal fats (that’s […]

Baked Whole Rainbow Trout

  Last week the deal from the fishmonger at the farmers’ market was whole trout.  I had never baked a whole fish before, but I had heard that baking it whole with all the skin and bones makes for a much juicer, tastier fish (much like how meat cooked on the bone is the most […]

Crock-Pot Osso Buco Recipe

  I am in love with my new favorite food – osso buco, a beef shank braised in the crock pot.  It is the most tender and flavorful cut of beef.  (As you can see in the photo above, it was so tender the meat fell right off the bone.) It’s so simple and inexpensive […]

Tempeh Salad With Miso-Dijon Dressing

  In my recent quest to increase my iron intake, I have been eating a lot more meat.  Now in addition, I am trying to increase my estrogen level, which my acupuncturist told me is a bit low.  The first food that comes to mind when it comes to plant estrogen is soy, which is very high in […]

Pasture-Raised Chicken Liver Hash

  When I first started talking about eating chicken liver to increase my iron consumption, some of you asked for recipe ideas.  I had usually just cooked it in butter with onions.  (Which is great by the way.) Though this week the NY Times dining section ran a full feature on “hash” from upscale cooks & […]

Lamb & Lentil Winter Stew in a Crock Pot

  Hello everyone, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are all in good health as we enter the coldest and darkest month of the year.  So many people I know are sick right now, it is definitely going around.  What I know is that as hard as you try to avoid catching other people’s cold […]

Favorite Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free Holiday Recipes

  Well the holidays are almost here again, I can’t wait to bring out some of the old favorite recipes, and try some new ones!  Usually I write about my holiday cooking after the fact, so I thought it would be a good idea to post all my past successful recipes here in one place […]

Clam Sauce With Eggplant & Brown Rice Pasta

  Did you know that clams contain more iron than any other food? They do – even more than liver or beef.  So in my quest to increase my iron intake, I decided to revive an old recipe that I haven’t prepared since my days of eating wheat pasta.  Now I just serve it over […]

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops With Cilantro-Mint Paste

  A few months ago, I pondered whether I was getting enough of the right nutrients on a restricted diet in My Nutritional Census.  Regretfully, after getting some lab work back from my acupuncturist last week, I discovered that I was not.  Turns out I am really low in iron, have low white blood cell count, […]