Author: Danielle Levitt

Too Blue for You Mashed Potatoes

“Too Blue for You” Mashed Potatoes

Blue potatoes may look a little strange, but they are delicious!  These potatoes have a meaty flesh that is great for mashing.  The blue color will fade a bit as they cook.  This recipe came from Organic Gardening magazine. (more…)

Beet Meatloaf

Beet Meatloaf

Don’t be frightened by the color of this beet meatloaf recipe from www.susangreeley.com.  It’s really quite delicious!  Of course, if you already have a favorite meatloaf or burger recipe, you could probably try adding shredded beets to that instead.  Mix in some shredded parsley or chopped onion for more flavor. (more…)

Skillet Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Skillet Roasted Parsnips and Carrots

Parsnips and carrots are a classic fall side dish.  It’s best to use parsnips less than an inch wide, as wider parsnips tend to have tough, fibrous cores that are best trimmed and discarded.  Using warm water will help the sugar dissolve more readily. This recipe comes from Cook’s Illustrated and can also be found on genius kitchen.  Serves 6-8. (more…)

Bok Choy with Shiitakes and Oyster Sauce

Bok Choy with Shiitakes and Oyster Sauce

This recipe is from Mark Bittman who writes “The Minimalist” column in the New York Times.  If you do not have any dried shiitake mushrooms, so you can use fresh shiitake mushrooms. Where the recipe calls for reserved mushroom water from the dried mushrooms, you can substitute chicken broth.  Yields 4 servings.

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Chocolate Chip Squash Bread

Chocolate Chip Squash Bread

From the Eva Bakes food blog, here’s a yummy spiced bread made with butternut squash.  You can substitute other similar winter squash for the butternut (e.g. pumpkin or buttercup), and since you’ll probably have more than 1 cup of squash purée, you’ll be able to make several loaves (they freeze well too).  Yields one 9″x5″ loaf. (more…)

Curried Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

Curried Acorn Squash and Apple Soup

Acorn Squash has a slightly sweet taste, which complements the sweetness of the apple and mild spice of the curry powder. Enjoy this acorn squash and apple soup with some crusty whole-grain bread.  A great soup for stormy days. Or for Thanksgiving. (more…)

Two Potato Home Fries

Two Potato Home Fries

From Food Network Magazine, this recipe is easy and delicious and serves 4 as a side. You can substitute any of Farmer John’s white potatoes in lieu of the Yukons.  Skillet dishes like this are versatile too – you can always toss in a meat, egg, or other vegetables to experiment with different flavors. (more…)