Author: Danielle Levitt

Barley-Sweet Potato Hash

Barley-Sweet Potato Hash

Another fantastic recipe from the Simply Organic cookbook by Jesse Ziff Cool.  Serves 4.  Variations:  stir in ham, smoked tofu, or cooked chicken or shrimp into a bowl of the hash for a hearty meal.  Or top the hash with poached eggs.

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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.  Makes about 24 cups of soup. (more…)

Rainbow Carrots

Rainbow Carrots

Did you know that carrots are not originally orange?  That’s right.  The original carrot, which dates back more than 4.000 years to Afghanistan, was purple.  The orange carrot didn’t come into being until about 400 years ago, when Dutch farmers bred the carrot to be orange – their country’s color.  Today, carrots have been bred in a rainbow of colors, which makes them much more fun to eat, not to mention, more nutritious. (more…)

Maple Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash

Maple Ginger Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is typically on most people’s dinner tables so here is a fairly simple side dish that isn’t too time consuming.  This recipe comes from Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz book “Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes”, and can also be found on sugartreemaplefarm.com.  The recipe as is serves 6; you can double the recipe, but cook each batch in separate pans to allow for proper roasting.  Extras freeze nicely, too. (more…)

Potatoes

Potatoes

You may have noticed that the potatoes we get have had different hues of flesh.  Potatoes actually come in a rainbow of colors, from yellow “Yukon Gold” to “Purple Peruvian”.

Potatoes technically are not roots.  They are the swollen stems of rhizomes that we call tubers.  The “eyes” of the potato are actually growth points.  While potatoes have gotten a bad rap as carbohydrates, they are actually quite good for you.  A single medium sized potato contains about 3.6 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of dietary fiber, 36 grams of carbohydrates, and between 33-50% of RDA of Vitamin C. (more…)

Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte

Herbed Summer Squash and Potato Torte

This recipe was originally from Bon Appetit magazine, and found on epicurious.com.  It is easy to assemble by layering the ingredients (although the directions sound complicated!).  The recipe makes two pans so eat one tonight and freeze the other for another day.  A mandolin makes short work of the preparations. (more…)