What's cooking? Check out the following gut-friendly dinner recipes, adapted from the New York Times Cooking website. Clicking on the recipe name will take you to the full recipe, on http://cooking.nytimes.com. I have listed the gutlove-approved ingredients with important substitutions you'll need to keep in mind. Avoid insomnia and GERD by not overeating and not eating too late! Enjoy! #feedyourgut

And in case you don't have time for any of the recipes below, here are your some quick evening meals:

- Order sushi. Brown rice if it doesn't insult the purist in you. Salmon, avocado, cucumber + brown rice is a slam dunk containing fiber, prebiotics, protein and omega-3 fatty acids. 

- Chicken veggie peanut stir-fry on brown rice or soba noodles. Don't use pre-packaged peanut sauce full of sugar. Make your own with peanut butter, olive oil, and soy sauce.

- Chicken herb sausage with polenta cake + roasted hen of the woods. Usually I buy sausage from the farmers market and freeze it, use the Food Merchants Organic Polenta roll, and brown some beautiful pieces of maitake on a cast-iron pan.

- Tofu fajitas + sprouted tortillas. I love Maria and Ricardo's non-GMO sprouted grains tortillas, made with organic sprouted spelt + barley. Sautee some mushrooms, peppers, onions and tofu and voilà!

Arctic Char With Soba Noodles, Pine Nuts and Lemon

  • soba noodles
  • pine nuts
  • garlic cloves
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • Meyer lemon zest & juice
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • cumin seeds
  • arctic char fillets
  • fresh cilantro or mint

Suvir Saran’s Mushroom and Farro Burger

  • sweet potatoes or regular potatoes
  • farro
  • salt
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • rosemary sprig
  • thyme sprig
  • ground black pepper
  • chopped peanuts
  • cremini mushroom caps
  • shallots
  • dry white wine
  • Parmesan --> NO THANKS!
  • panko or chickpea flour

Coconut Chicken Curry With Cashews

  • chicken thighs
  • salt and pepper
  • grated ginger
  • grated garlic
  •  cloves, fennel seeds, cardamom seeds, allspice berries, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, turmeric, cayenne, cinnamon stick
  •  lemon juice
  •  raw cashews
  • dried unsweetened coconut
  • small parsnips
  • coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • onion
  • tomato paste
  • chicken broth or water
  • coconut milk
  • fresh mint and cilantro

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup With Crispy Sage Leaves

  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • leek
  • white onion
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • water or vegetable stock
  • sea salt


  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • fresh sage leaves
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Long-Simmered Eggplant Stuffed with Farro or Spelt

  • eggplant
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • garlic
  • tomatoes
  • fresh parsley
  • fresh dill
  • fresh basil
  • farro or spelt
  • sugar --> NO THANKS!
  • lemon juice
  • parsley
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Rice With Peanuts, Asian Dressing and Tofu

  • red rice
  • basmati or jasmine rice
  • cilantro
  • peanuts
  • English peas
  • green onions
  • serrano chiles
  • romaine or leaf lettuce
  • avocado
  • black sesame seeds


  • minced ginger
  • soy sauce, preferably tamari
  • extra-firm tofu
  • garlic
  • minced shallot
  • cumin seeds
  • cayenne
  • honey or agave nectar
  • fresh lime juice
  • toasted peanut oil
  • grapeseed grape seed oil or canola oil
  • ilantro
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A Meal in a Bowl: Salmon, Shiitakes and Peas

  • dried shiitake mushrooms
  • kombu stock, chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • soy sauce
  • English peas
  • Japanese soba noodles
  • salmon fillet
  • scallions
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Baked Rice With Chicken and Mushrooms

  • chicken thighs
  • olive oil
  • onion
  • thyme
  • bay leaf
  • white wine
  • basmati rice
  • king trumpet mushrooms, or a mixture of mushrooms
  • chicken broth
  • butter --> OLIVE OIL BUTTER!
  • frozen peas
  • garlic cloves
  • parsley