Category: vegetables

Kitchen Tapestry: Southern Style Cream Peas

Without the moniker “Southern Style,” the reader might mistaken this recipe for something entirely different, called Creamed Peas, which calls to mind the axiom “grammar matters.”  The past tense of the word “cream” gives a clue to the difference, in this case, English green peas that are creamed after the fact.  The basic recipe are

Roast Beetroot

ROAST BEETROOT I just love beetroot.  I particularly love it roasted or pickled.  This easy roast beetroot recipe is a favourite in our family and although not a keto purist, I have adapted this recipe to be as keto and low-carb friendly as possible.  3 medium beets are used in this recipe and this will

Roasted Romanesco Cauliflower

ROASTED ROMANESCO CAULIFLOWER This is a truly lovely vegetable dish.  This lovely, earthy, dark green and beautifully shaped cauliflower is roasted with lemon and garlic and is the perfect accompaniment to roast beef (and keto Yorkshire Puddings) or with roasted or pan-fried chicken.  The lemon and garlic bring a fresh taste to what is sometimes

“Lundy” Cabbage Casserole


This lovely dish is the perfect accompaniment for all meat and chicken dishes.  It is particularly good with pork, bacon, ham and sirloin steaks.  It’s a recipe I’ve adapted from and is now a firm favourite in our household.  I use savoy cabbage as it tends not to go as soft as other varieties and you can use whichever hard cheese is your favourite.  It’s border-line keto as this recipe comes out as a low-carb 11 carbs per serving.

Broccoli Cheese Casserole

It seems I’ve been on something of a casserole kick lately.  I find it strangely relaxing to expend effort preparing a recipe on the front-end, and then reclining for 45 minutes to an hour sipping a dry martini waiting for the final verdict to come out of the oven.  It’s also a great way to

Brown Rice Casserole

If you conduct an Internet search for brown rice casserole, what you’re generally going to find are a lot of casserole recipes that have brown rice in them, but are not casseroles dedicated strictly to the titular ingredient, many of which contain chicken, broccoli and cheese – not that there’s anything wrong with that.  In

Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan


This is one of my favourite vegetable dishes.  It takes seconds to prepare and is a wonderful accompaniment to chicken, pork, steak, pies.  I found the recipe on and have only added a little more parmesan than they use.  This lovely, and simple, dish is really delicious and only has 6g carbs per serving. 

Rutabaga Fries

    I decided on a lark to make oven fries out of the oddest of root vegetables, a rutabaga. It’s referred to as a yellow turnip in some European countries, but the rutabaga is actually a hybrid of cabbage and the more traditional white turnip. Its texture is less dense than a turnip and

Creamed Spinach


This dish is wonderfully versatile as it sits alongside steaks, roast chicken and pork just beautifully.  It is rich and creamy and hardly has any carbs at all.  This recipe comes in at only 3.6 carbs per person. Rich in vitamin C, vitamin K and iron, it’s a delicious little powerhouse of goodness for all keto and low-carb diet enthusiasts.

Cauliflower Rice


This lovely dish is a delicious and healthy, low-carb alternative to real rice.  When eaten with curries, chilli-con-carne and other highly tasty dishes, it is surprising just how well it works as a rice substitute.  With only 10g per (two-cup) serving and being so easy and quick to make, it has become a regular staple in our house.

Turnips au Gratin

I’ve covered this before in my Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin recipe found here.  Most people think “au gratin” means with cheese.  It actually is a culinary term that means the dish is topped with cheese and bread crumbs.  In point of fact, I omitted the bread crumbs because I wanted a carb-restricted side dish, and

Salade de Haricots Verts Amandine

It was Emeril Lagasse who got me to thinking about using green beans as a salad and I’ve posted one of his recipes, Roasted Fennel and Green Bean Salad, which later inspired another creation, Haricots Verts Cucumber Salad.  While “Haricots Verts” are just French words for Green Beans, they are, in culinary terms, a skinnier,

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