If the Nightshades post got you interested in trying a couple weeks without them to see if you notice any differences in how you feel here are a few recipes to get you started. Let us know how you like ‘em!
Haricot Verts with Greens and Shallots
Steam haricot verts in few teaspoons of water or in steamer attachment for 3-4 minutes until just tender and vibrant. Blanch in cold water if desired. Sauté sliced shallots in butter and one clove minced garlic. Add haricot verts to the pan and warm. Add salt and pepper. Serve immediately over bed of greens like watercress or spinach that have been dressed with oil of choice and lemon juice.
Zucchini and Summer Squash Gratin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Slice zucchini and summer squash varieties into 2 cups of bite sized chunks. Add ½ sautéed white onion. Spread mixture over bottom of 8 X 8 buttered glass dish. Mix 1-1 ½ cup parmesan cheese or parmesan/romano blend with 2/3 cup half and half or heavy cream and ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Pour over squash. Salt and pepper as desired. Add fresh thyme. Bake for 30 minutes or until tender and golden brown.
Beets and Greens
Wash and halve full bunch of baby beets. Drizzle with melted coconut oil, and add salt and pepper. Place beets on baking tray, preferably in tented foil or parchment paper along with 1 tsp. of fresh thyme. Roast for 45 minutes at 400 degrees or until tender. Allow to cool. Add to flavorful greens such as arugula. Include carrot slivers, thin cucumber slices, chive, sea salt, splash of oil and fresh citrus juice for dressing.
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