Everyone knows that a sprinkle of fresh herbs turns that ordinary family dinner into something extraordinary. But did you know that fresh herbs have a high antioxidant activity? According to a US Department of Agriculture study, fresh herbs, in particular oregano, beat out fruits, vegetables, and even garlic! (more…)
This baked eggplant recipe, found on marthastewart.com is much lighter than the fried alternative. It’s more healthy, and won’t leave your kitchen stove messy and oil-spattered. It’s always a crowd-pleaser and will satisfy meat eaters and vegetarians alike – don’t expect to have many leftovers! Serves 8. (more…)
You can turn almost any of your extra CSA veggies into toppings on a homemade pizza. From the Cooking Close to Home cookbook, this simple, chunky, sauce yields about 3½ cups, enough for 3, 16-inch pizzas. It is also an excellent base for adding pasta sauce ingredients like ground meat, sausage, or other veggies later. You can also freeze it, in case you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with.
If you have fresh herbs, the conversion is one teaspoon dry equals one Tablespoon fresh (and fresh will taste so much better!).