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…)
This recipe is a twist on warm spinach salad. It is quick and easy, saving you a step by not cooking the greens. Instead, you warm the dressing and toss with fresh, young Asian greens, wilting them slightly. Older, larger greens are still best cooked as they tend to be tougher. (more…)
We usually roast winter squash, but you can braise your winter squash instead if you are willing to trade more prep time for less cook time. Braised or simmered squash cooks in just a few minutes, and you’re left with the benefit of all that creamy sauce, too. This recipe from thekitchn.com shows how to do it. The squash can be served in chunks, or puréed into a sauce, e.g. for serving over pasta. (more…)
One rarely comes across acorn squash soup (mostly we see butternut as the main ingredient), but this one from marthastewart.com is tasty and colorful – we eat with our eyes first, right? Savory bacon and peppery kale pair well with the sweet, nutty flavor of pureed acorn squash in this hearty soup. The recipe serves 4. Try it! (more…)
Here is a greens recipe, from CSA member Veronica Sidhu (author of Menus and Memories from Punjab: Meals to Nourish Body and Soul), using paneer cheese rather than lentils. It is one most Americans are familiar with from Indian restaurant dishes. Recipe may be halved or frozen. Yields 8 servings (4 cups greens without cheese cubes). (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…)