Eating with Ellie


Elle Krieger has some wonderful healthy recipes in all of her cook books. I have so many marked I may never make all of them. Thank goodness for Thursdays…and Eating with Ellie,. The Broccoli and Cheese Calzone recipe comes from Comfort Food Fix page 211. Since I am trying to get back on KETO I modified the recipe just a tad. Instead of using store bought pizza dough I made my calzone with KETO fathead dough. Pretty darn good!

I used all the ingredients for the filling since they are all KETO friendly. I added the marinara and basil leaves into the calzone rather than leaving them for dipping. And this was delicious. I added garlic powder to the dough for extra flavor. The recipe for the fathead dough is enough for two calzones. Eat and enjoy!!

Check with Kayte and Gaye so see if they made anything this week.

Many (MANY) years ago there was a movie titled “If its Tuesday it must be Belgium”. It was a simple romcom about a group of people (Suzanne Pleshette, John Cassavetes, Ian McShane, etc.) on a European tour. Well I’m going to use that title and change it up a bit. If its Thursday it must be Eating with Ellie Day!

This is a super easy dish to make. It is basically Chick Parm with veggies added. It was very tasty. Eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper were the veggies in the dish. And lots of Parm and Mozz cheese.

And it is KETO friendly. 16 g fat. 10g carb. 3 g fiber

The recipe is from Ellie’s you have it made. page 211

Gaye and Kayte also eat with Ellie.

Well, my goodness but that week went by quickly. Didn’t we just have a Thursday?

And if it is Thursday we are cooking/baking with Ellie Krieger.

This week I needed a quick side. I found some fresh green beans (frozen) from the garden and decided to go with Ellie’s Green Beans with Mushrooms and Shallots.

We love fresh green beans and usually fix them just plain with onions, a few small tomatoes, bacon and maybe a small potato or two. This is much better than that. Pre-cooked Beans added into sliced mushrooms and shallots that have been sauteed in olive oil (I used 1/2 EVOO and 1/2 butter.) Very flavorful and very quick. And they are KETO friendly.

I may cook green beans this way all the time from now on.

The recipe is on page 246 of Ellie’s The Food you Crave. But I also found it on The Food Network

Check with Kayte and Gaye

This week I needed something easy and KETO friendly.

On page 128 of Ellie’s so easy I found this nice side. It is something I’ve made before, but not with slaw and not with her ingredients. While I usually use sour cream, Ellie used Greek yogurt. And instead of red wine vinegar she uses lemon juice. I subbed in some Stevia for the honey (2 tsp) and added just a touch to up the sweetness.

This is a great side that goes with anything. And if you add bacon and cheddar cheese it really amps up the protein and flavor. (Although they aren’t in Ellie’s recipe.)

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Kayte

Gaye

We do not publish the recipes from Ellie Krieger’s books as those belong to her, we like to honor that and encourage you to buy her books to get the recipes.  If we find a link for a recipe we will include it.

And if you want to join in just make something from one of Elllie’s books and post it and let us know. No themes, just cook what you want.

A whole new year as begun. 2022. Fingers crossed it is a good year for everyone.

And it is time to start eating healthy again. I have been neglectful since Thanksgiving. Too long to neglect my health. I am going back to KETO which has been my friend off and on for the last year to so. It is easy to stick to and the food is often delicious. Especially since it is all made at home with fresh ingredients and NO sugar. No processed food. No starch, etc.

So, this week I decided to start the year off right with Ellie’s Autumn Vegetable Curry. Delicious!!

  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1 1/2-inch length fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 2 tablespoons yellow curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 head cauliflower, broken into 1½-inch-wide florets (about 3 cups)
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 pound medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch rounds
  • 2 tomatoes, cored and chopped
  • Grated zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 15-ounce can no-salt-added chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 5 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice, for serving, optional

Directions

Place the onion, garlic, ginger, curry powder, and cayenne pepper in a food processor and
process to combine. Add the oil and process until a smooth puree is formed. Transfer the
curry puree to a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
Add the tomato paste and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture begins to darken,
about 5 minutes more.

Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, cinnamon stick and ¼ teaspoon black pepper and
bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cauliflower, sweet
potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and return to a boil. Reduce
the heat to medium low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 25
minutes. Remove the cinnamon stick. Stir in the lime zest and juice, chickpeas, and spinach
and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes. Season with up to ¾ teaspoon salt.

Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice.

Cook time is about 30 minutes.

You can see that I left out some ingredients. Some of them simply because they aren’t keto friendly. I did leave in the sweet potato but decreased the amount. A little of it was needed for the taste of the stew. I also increased the amount of broth to use it more as a soup rather than a stew. It was just spicy enough to warm you up on a winters day.

The recipe is HERE if you want to see it in the original form and in Ellie’s comfort food fix (page 208).

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Kayte, Peggy, and Gaye or their first Eating with Ellie post for 2022.

If you would like to join in, just leave a link to your post in any of the comment sections of the participants and we will come and see what you made.

Today is Thursday. That means it is time for another episode of Eating with Ellie. Recipes from Ellie Krieger.

Kayte, Peggy, Gaye and I have revived this weekly cooking group. We have always loved Ellie’s recipes and missed cooking with them.

This week I chose to make Chicken Romesco.

Grilled chicken topped with a tasty tomato pepper sauce. The pepper is roasted red pepper. I didn’t have any so I used yellow instead. I don’t think it affected the taste. Red and yellow peppers are equally sweet. I would, if you don’t like really spicy, cut the paprika down a smidgeon.

I did enjoy this sauce. I only used about 1/3 of it on a single breast. I get to enjoy two more meals from this recipe. The recipe is on page 153 of Ellie’s weeknight wonders

See what the other girls chose to cook this week.

Kayte

Gaye

Peggy

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If you have never been here before, EWE is Eating with /Ellie. Several of us starting cooking from Ellie Krieger’s books several years ago. And then, because of lots of things going on, it died down and we just quite. Now, we are back.

Every Thursday we chose a recipe from one of her cookbooks or from online and try it out. While we all used to cook the same recipe now we are a little looser and just find a recipe we like and make it.

This week I chose Sesame Stir-Fried Chinese Greens using joi choy. I have a big pot of choy growing on the back porch and I love using it in different dishes. This particular recipe is from her The Food You Crave. On page 258. And it didn’t take much to convert it to KETO. She uses fresh ingredients and no processed foods in her recipes so in most cases it would just be a matter of substituting one or two ingredients.

I like bok choy but not this dish. I used coconut aminos rather than soy sauce and it was very VERY salty. It just wasn’t very good. Ah, well. On the the next recipe. (You can find the recipe HERE.)

Kayte made Smokey Black Bean and Pork Stew, Peggy has Oven Fried Chicken,

EWE is open to anyone who likes to cook from Ellie’s books. Join us!

If you want to see what we’ve made in the past Visit Tea and Scones, Pantry Revisited, Grandma’s Kitchen Table and Laws of the kitchen

This week Kayte wants us to be SAUCY!!  Cook anything with a sauce.  Easy enough.

I went with Ellie’s salmon in aromatic tomato sauce with swiss chard spinach.  I am not a fan of chard so subbing spinach was easy.

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And totally delicious.  A nice sauce made with diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, and whole red chili peppers.  I don’t like REALLY hot food.  Spicy, yes, but not tongue burning so I left out the chili peppers.  But since I did that I used Ro-tel diced tomatoes with green peppers.  Plenty hot and plenty spicy.  And lots of flavor with the coriander and cumin.

Ellie suggested  eating this over couscous but since I am trying to stay pretty compliant with Whole30 program.  It was perfect just by itself.

The recipe is from Ellie’s So Easy (page 195}.  You can also find it HERE if you want to try it.

For more Saucy dishes -> Sauce it Up.

We don’t publish the recipes.  Please buy Ellie’s books and cook along with us.  The weekly themes are on the right of Eating with Ellie.  We publish every Thursday.

This week, thanks to Peggy, we are having a Garden Party at Eating with Ellie.  And what better time than late Spring before it gets rather warm for the summer.

A Garden Party doesn’t have to be fancy.  It can be just good  food shared with friends outdoors.  In light of that I brought a simple Apple Crisp for dessert.

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Not bad.  I used Fugi, Golden Delicious, and Pink Lady Apples.  The topping is supposed to be a dough of sorts but, since I wasn’t totally focused when I made it, it turned out to be a sweet oatmeal topping.  How on earth I forgot the butter and oil and water is beyond me.  I didn’t have my mis en place ready I supposed. But it was still good.  It was especially good with some Vanilla Ice Cream melting on top of the warm crisp.

I bet some blueberries would be good in this….

I will make this again – with ALL the ingredients next time.

The recipe is from Ellie’s Comfort Food Fix. {page 280} Also HERE!

More dishes for the Garden Party?  Visit Eating with Ellie.

I don’t think Kayte’s idea was Shakespeare when she chose As You Like It as our theme this week. But it was the first thing I thought of.  If it was, I would have fixed something very British for today’s Eating with Ellie.  But, no!  I went with something I really like – as I like it – CURRY!!

Specifically Ellie’s Chicken Curry with Green Beans.

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I only made used two thighs rather than 8 but I made the regular amount of sauce.  I always make extra sauce.  Especially when the sauce is CURRY!!!

Ellie listed boneless, skinless thighs for the meat cooked in an onion, garlic, ginger, coconut sauce with lots of mild curry powder.

This was absolutely delicious AND….AND it is Whole30 compliant.  I could eat this every day.

Win/Win!!

The recipe is on page 187 of Ellie’s You Have it Made. 

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