Category Archives: Recipes
Hi there! My name is Tarah and I blog over at What I Gather. I like to think of it as my little corner of the Interwebs where I can share healthy, delicious food with you and you can share your tasty tips with me! Eating nutritious, whole foods is not only good for your taste buds, I truly believe it has the power to heal. I found My Square Foot Garden two years ago when I finally decided to take a little more control over where my food was coming from and grow what I could in my own backyard! … Continue reading
Cabbage has become our best friend. It’s by far our favorite paleo friendly replacement for pasta, rice, and grains. The finished product is delicious on it’s own, but fantastic as a “carby” base for stir fries, sauces, etc. Heat coconut or olive oil on medium-high heat. Add 1 onion, cut in half and sliced and cook until translucent. While the onion is cooking, cut 1/2 medium cabbage in wedges, and process in food processor with the slicing blade. It processes best if it goes in small side first. Add the cabbage to the skillet, sprinkle with kosher salt, and cook … Continue reading
This recipe is easy, delicious, and paleo friendly. Just a reminder, we’re not super strict about dairy, and the pesto sauce has Parmesan cheese in it. It’s quick to make, and was a HUGE hit with my family! Heat 2-3 TBS olive oil in a skillet. Add 2-3 chicken breasts, cut in chunks. Cook until browned and no longer pink in the middle. While chicken is cooking, steam 1/2 head of cauliflower florets in microwave or on the stove. Add cauliflower to chicken. Add 1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves and 1 package pesto sauce (I got mine at Wal-Mart, … Continue reading
A while back I put out a call for good zucchini recipes. Someone recommended making them into noodles. I tried it, and it was great! There are two tools that will accomplish this. Julienne Peeler I found a julienne peeler at my local Bosch store for $8. I could not find one at Wal-Mart or Target, so either buy one online or at a kitchen store (Williams Sonoma also carries one). Simply cut off the stem and the bottom, lay the zucchini on a cutting board, and “peel” it with the slicer. You will end up with beautiful thin strips. … Continue reading
Since we started eating Paleo Diet, I’ve had to find ways to replace rice and pasta. Here is a yummy rice substitute that my picky 7-year old will eat by the bowlful. Cauliflower Rice Serves 2-4 2-3 Tablespoons oil (coconut is best for you, but butter makes this delicious) 1 onion, chopped 1/2 head cauliflower, chopped small salt and pepper, to taste Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until it starts to brown. Take 1/2 head cauliflower and cut into chunks. Process (pulse, pulse, pulse) in food processor until the consistency of rice. Put … Continue reading
As you can see, I’m swimming in zucchini. For my family of 4, this is more than enough! I’ve cooked some of my favorite recipes: Zucchini and Cornbread, Ratatouille, and of course, Zucchini bread. Does anyone have other delicious recipes to enjoy zucchini fresh from the garden? Happy gardening!
If you can believe it, I made this recipe at the insistence of my son after he watched the movie Ratatouille. Turns out we really like it! 2 cups eggplant (cubed, peeled) 1 zucchini or yellow squash (washed, cut in half and then 1/4 inch slices) 1 can tomatoes with juice 1/2 cup onion (chopped) 2 Tablespoons of olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dry basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Combine everything in a large skillet, bring to a boil then cover and simmer 20 minutes. Uncover and cook for 5-10 minutes more (until desired consistency). I like to … Continue reading
My friend Claudia shared her salsa recipe, and it’s my husband’s favorite of all time. 1 red onion, diced 1 white onion, diced 16 cups of tomatoes (blanch and cut up) 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 5 to 8 hot peppers 2 cups sweet peppers 2 Tablespoons salt 1 teaspoons black pepper 1 Tablespoon garlic Use blender or food processor until veggies are the desired consistency. Bring to a boil and summer 30-45 minutes. If it’s too hot, add applesauce or shredded carrots. Process in water bath canner; follow Ball Blue Book processing times for your elevation. Happy … Continue reading
Cheryl gives credit for this recipe to her mom, and I’m including it so we all have one more way to eat beets from our garden! 12-16 oz salad, shells, elbow or your choice of pasta cooked, drained, and cooled. 1 c diced beets, drained and rinsed (rinsing optional) 1-2 cans tuna, undrained 6 hard boiled eggs, chopped but 1 reserved sliced as garnish Dressing: 1 c or so Miracle Whip (NOT mayo) 1/4 c sweet relish 1 TBS lemon juice seasonings as desired: celery salt, parsley flakes, seasoning salt, onion salt, garlic salt, Mrs. Dash, paprika, salt, pepper, turmeric, … Continue reading
I wanted to share a favorite “recipe” that my husband and son enjoy every summer: 1. Dig out a few potatoes from the garden, wash, cut in quarters and boil (or microwave) until tender. I like to add a bit of salt to the water, so they have lots of flavor. 2. Pick a tomato, or several cherry tomatoes, wash, and cut into bite size pieces. 3. Combine hot potatoes, cold tomatoes, top with a spoon of mayonnaise and sprinkle with lemon pepper. Happy gardening!