on-their-way-out fall veggie mash

last night, i noticed a squash and a couple apples that we got in our share a couple weeks ago were really on their last leg, so i decided to roast them with some carrots and sage and see what happened.  i initially envisioned turning these into a soup, but they looked so colorful and smelled so delicious in the roasting that i decided to make a nice sweet mash.  i will definitely make this one again, not only to eat but also to admire, as the colors were stunning (just what i needed to look at after a long day at work).

ingredients

  • whatever fall veggies and herbs you’ve got laying around (i used a squash, two apples, and two carrots, plus a bunch of sage)
  • olive oil
  • honey (optional)
  • salt and pepper
  • other spices of your choosing (optional)

directions

  1. preheat oven to 350 (or less or more… you could even put these on broil for a shorter amount of time).
  2. slice veggies into chunks or halves and place in a roasting pan skin-side down.  dress the veggies with tons of salt and olive oil (and pepper too, if you like), as well as herbs if you have them.  roast until a spoon can easily slide through the denser veggies (the carrots, for example).
  3. pull from the oven and let them sit for a few minutes until they’re easy to handle.  pull the meat from the skins of apples and squash.  throw all of the veggies (minus skins, unless you like that sort of thing, then cut skins up and keep them in the mix) into a pot and set to medium heat.  pour all the excess oil from the roasting into the pot too.  add more fresh herbs, chopped up, if you’d like.
  4. mash the veggies as they continue to cook in the pot and start to add more salt, pepper, and other spices until you like the way the mash tastes.  i added salt, more olive oil, and honey and continued to cook mine until i could really mash down the carrots.  enjoy alone or as a side.
@13 hours ago
#apples #squash #carrots #sage #scd #specific carbohydrate diet #mash 

almost scd gluten-free (brown rice) pasta with string beans, yellow cauliflower, and arugula.

@14 hours ago
#gluten free #cauliflower #pasta #string beans 
3-ingredient broccoli & fennel soup with balsamic glaze
ingredients
broccoli, washed and cut
chicken bone broth
spices of your choosing (i used salt, pepper, cumin, and clove)
fresh fennel
balsamic glaze (optional)
olive oil (optional)
directions
in a small pot, combine broccoli and fennel with enough chicken broth to steam the veggies.  cover and let it steam on low to medium heat until you can break a piece of broccoli by pressing it with your spoon.
remove from heat and place the broccoli and fennel in a blender with more chicken broth (either cold or at room temperature).  blend until smooth.  add more broth and continue to blend until the soup at the consistency you like.
put the soup back into the pot and bring it to a very light simmer, adding spices until the soup is to your liking.  pull from heat and prepare to serve.  this soup is great topped with a little olive oil or balsamic glaze (or both).  you can even top it with cheese, walnuts, or chunks of chicken.  enjoy.

3-ingredient broccoli & fennel soup with balsamic glaze

ingredients

  • broccoli, washed and cut
  • chicken bone broth
  • spices of your choosing (i used salt, pepper, cumin, and clove)
  • fresh fennel
  • balsamic glaze (optional)
  • olive oil (optional)

directions

  1. in a small pot, combine broccoli and fennel with enough chicken broth to steam the veggies.  cover and let it steam on low to medium heat until you can break a piece of broccoli by pressing it with your spoon.
  2. remove from heat and place the broccoli and fennel in a blender with more chicken broth (either cold or at room temperature).  blend until smooth.  add more broth and continue to blend until the soup at the consistency you like.
  3. put the soup back into the pot and bring it to a very light simmer, adding spices until the soup is to your liking.  pull from heat and prepare to serve.  this soup is great topped with a little olive oil or balsamic glaze (or both).  you can even top it with cheese, walnuts, or chunks of chicken.  enjoy.
@14 hours ago
#specific carbohydrate diet #scd #broccoli #fennel #soup 

spaghetti squash and ground beef/roast tomato sauce

@14 hours ago
#spaghetti squash #tomatoes #ground beef #scd #specific carbohydrate diet 

more of the same… summer farm share in full effect.

@14 hours ago
#breakfast #eggs #farm share #scd #specific carbohydrate diet 

roast chicken legs with carrots, potatoes, and a shit-ton of thyme.  i might not make this as clear in my blog as i’d like, but whenever we’re out of foil and i need to cover my chicken to roast, i use bundles of herbs to act as a faux foil and keep the moisture in.  it works almost too well, apparently, since my husband told me the chicken wasn’t crispy enough last night…

@14 hours ago
#chicken #thyme #potatoes #carrots 
i stayed at the hampton inn for two nights last week and they actually had a paleo/scd-friendly breakfast!  i was very impressed.

i stayed at the hampton inn for two nights last week and they actually had a paleo/scd-friendly breakfast!  i was very impressed.

@14 hours ago
#hampton inn #scd #specific carbohydrate diet 

roast chicken, oven-baked potatoes, and roasted-then-sauteed eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, and onions.

@14 hours ago
#scd #specific carbohydrate diet #dinner 
some days, lunch just needs to be simple: on the left, pork and peppers; on the right, apples; up top, a leftover almond flour waffle.  perfect.

some days, lunch just needs to be simple: on the left, pork and peppers; on the right, apples; up top, a leftover almond flour waffle.  perfect.

@14 hours ago
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #mash up lunch 

sick day breakfasts i threw together for me and my husband.

@15 hours ago
#breakfast #corn #eggs #tomatoes #peppers #scd #specific carbohydrate diet