This recipe from the New York Times is a delicious way to use up a LOT of cabbage. This torta, filled with browned onions, silky cabbage, and plenty of creamy fontina cheese, might just be the best way you’ve ever eaten what is arguably a challenging vegetable. It’s at its most appealing served warm, with the cheese still a little gooey. But when fully cooled it becomes picnic or lunchbox fare, sturdy enough to slice up and carry with you. The smoked ham is purely optional, but is does add a pleasing porky flavor to the mix. And if you can’t find fontina, try Gruyere, Swiss or muenster instead. (more…)
Any meal that comes together in only 20 minutes in only one pan is a huge win in my book. This One Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Swiss Chard, found on the Bowl of Delicious food blog, is the perfect healthy meal for busy people. It’s simple, uses only 5 ingredients, and is gluten-free, paleo, and whole30 compliant! Serves 4. (more…)
From the website, www.cooklocal.com, this easy recipe serves 4 (or 2 if you are really hungry!). You can readily add some pancetta or bulk sausage to the stuffing for a non-vegetarian meal. Cook the meat for at least 10 minutes at the start of the recipe, then proceed with garlic, beans, kale, etc., as noted. Just as yummy! (more…)
This recipe, found at simplyrecipes.com is the classic Italian way to prepare broccoli raab. It’s also great served with Italian sausage and pasta.
Note that this recipe also includes the blanching steps, which is the key to removing much of the natural bitterness in broccoli raab. Some people blanch their raab, some do not — so if your raab isn’t particularly bitter, or you like bitter greens, you can easily skip the blanching steps. (more…)
This recipe is taken from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything. Once you peel and cut the squash, you braise it in a small amount of liquid, then boil off the remaining moisture to glaze it. You can use any winter squash (except spaghetti), though they will all be more difficult to cut and peel than butternut. Serves 4. (more…)
From the Washington Post, here’s a delicious summer squash and onion dish. The variety to use here is the pale yellow crookneck squash, but yellow zucchini (or a mix of green and yellow zucchini) will also be fine. Small to medium-size squash work best. Because they typically contain less water and fewer seeds, they will contribute more flavor and texture to the dish. Serves 4.
This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for the traditional salty Korean staple. Unlike fermented kimchi, this quick variation is best eaten shortly after preparing and does not keep its crunchy texture when stored. Enjoy it with grilled meats or chicken. The recipe makes 4 cups and is from Eating Well Magazine. (more…)