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Eggplant Lasagna

The best simple healthy eggplant lasagna recipe - This easy, vegetarian, low carb, gluten free veggie lasagna is meatless (but meat can be added if you want) and is perfect for a Whole30, paleo, or keto diet. It's made with ricotta and baked to bring all the flavors together. The recipe calls for eggplant, but you could substitute zucchini instead.

One of my requirements for food is that it be high in protein and very low in carbs. This is life as a bariatric patient, but it’s also a very healthy way for anyone to eat. Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods, so I was thrilled to find this veggie version. It’s great for me given it is all veggies and cheese. There are no noodles, no carbs, and no gluten, but lots of protein thanks to ricotta and mozzarella cheeses.  You could also add some 93% ground beef and mix it in with the crushed tomatoes … Read more

Cool Cucumber Salsa

How to make the best cucumber salsa recipe - This simple and easy dip uses crisp, fresh veggies and spicy peppers for the ultimate salsa!

I have a little mirror attached to the rearview mirror in my car. It telescopes and twists and turns so that I can keep an eye on my babe while I’m driving. I picked up our CSA share today, and I set the bag on the back seat as I do every week. This week, when I got in the front seat, I saw something that really made me laugh. I didn’t scold her or take it away because – seriously? The kid grabbed a fresh cucumber out of the bag and starting eating it! It was a parent’s dream. … Read more

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

homemade spaghetti sauce recipe

Every year, we buy a glut of tomatoes, and Joe spends a full day blanching, peeling, blending and cooking homemade spaghetti sauce. A full batch or two lasts us through the whole winter. My mom, Grandma, and Gran have shared lots of recipes over the years. This is one of them. I remember it fondly from my childhood. I think it started with Granny, who is my father’s mother. Print Recipe Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Servings Ingredients 1 peck tomatoes10 onions chopped coarsely, divided3 stalks celery chopped coarsely1 green pepper chopped coarsely2-4 cloves garlic pressed1 tablespoon oregano5 bay leaves1 1/2 tablespoons … Read more