-1 15-oz, can cannellini beans, drained & rinsed
-1 sm. head of radicchio, cored and leaves torn
-2 celery stalks, sliced
-2 T. chives, chopped
-2 T. parsley, chopped
-¼ c. pine nuts, toasted for a minute or two
-Salt & pepper to taste
-1 c. of chopped parsley
-3 t. fresh lemon juice
-2 T. champagne vinegar
-1 garlic clove, chopped
-2 T. water, more for thinning
-½ T. organic maple syrup
-1 T. chopped chives, or more to taste
-1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
-Salt & fresh ground black pepper
Place all vinaigrette ingredients into food processor and pulse until well blended. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. Add another tablespoon of water if the consistency is too thick. It should be on the thinner side.
Put radicchio in a large bowl; drizzle with 1½ tablespoons of parsley vinaigrette and toss to coat. Season radicchio with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a serving platter.
In the same bowl, combine the beans, sliced celery, pine nuts and 1½ tablespoons of parsley vinaigrette. Toss to coat. Season to taste with a little salt and ground black pepper. Arrange bean mixture on top of radicchio.
Garnish with chopped chives and chopped parsley. Drizzle a little more vinaigrette over it. Enjoy!
-1 head of cauliflower, chopped
-juice of 1 lime
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
-1 avocado, diced
-sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat your oven to 425°.
In a bowl, combine the cauliflower, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and season with salt and
pepper to taste.
Place the cauliflower mixture in a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
Top with chopped avocado and serve.
-1 lg. red cabbage, 2- 2 1/2 lbs., quartered, cored and cut cross wise in thin strips
-2 tablespoons canola oil
-1 small onion, thinly sliced
-2 tart apples, such as Braeburn or Granny Smith, peeled, cored and sliced
-About 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
-¼ teaspoon ground allspice
-freshly ground pepper to taste
Prepare the cabbage, and cover with cold water while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, lidded skillet or casserole, and add the onion. Cook, stirring, until just about tender, about three minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons of the balsamic vinegar and cook, stirring, until the mixture is golden, about three minutes, then add the apples and stir for two to three minutes.
Drain the cabbage and add to the pot. Toss to coat thoroughly, then stir in the allspice, another 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar,and salt to taste. Toss together. Cover the pot, and cook over low heat for one hour, stirring from time to time.
Add freshly ground pepper, taste and adjust salt, and add another tablespoon or two of balsamic vinegar as desired.
-5 cups chicken or veggie broth
-3 cups packed baby spinach leaves
-3/4 teaspoon Asian sesame oil
-3/4 teaspoon Vietnamese fish sauce, optional
-3 well beaten eggs
-1/4 cup thinly sliced green onion
Bring the chicken or veggie broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the spinach leaves, sesame oil, and fish sauce and cook until the spinach begins to wilt.
Stir the mixture until the broth is quickly swirling around the saucepan.
Slowly and carefully pour in the eggs, continuing to stir the broth with your other hand. The eggs should cook upon contact with the broth and create ribbons.
Taste and add salt, if necessary. Ladle into individual bowls and top with green onion. Enjoy!
Serves 4 to 6
-2 lbs. extra-small Yukon Gold potatoes
-1 lemon, juiced and zested
-1/3 c. olive oil
-1 t. sugar
-5 oz. fresh baby spinach, well-washed
-2/3 c. flat-leaf parsley, leaves only and loosely packed
-2/3 c. fresh dill, fronds only and loosely packed
-3 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
-Flaky salt and freshly ground black pepper
Heat a large pot of water to boiling and salt the water generously. Add the potatoes and cook for 15 to 18 minutes, or until they are quite tender and creamy. Slit each potato in half and return them to the pot.
In a measuring cup whisk together the lemon juice, zest, olive oil and sugar. Whisk until well-combined; it will be thick and opaque yellow. Pour over the hot potatoes and stir gently until the potatoes are coated with dressing.
Slice the spinach leaves into thin ribbons. Mince the parsley leaves (discarding the stems) and the dill fronds as well. Add the spinach, parsley, dill, and shallots to the potatoes, and toss gently. The spinach and herbs will wilt as they are combined with the hot potatoes.
Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve hot, warm or cold. Enjoy!
– 2 mini Kabocha squash *
– 2 Corno di Toro peppers (one red and one yellow)
– 1 sm. red onion
– 2 scallions
– 2 T. of chopped Italian parsley
– 1 T. of extra virgin olive oil
– 1/2 t. salt
– 1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake Kabocha approximately 30 min. Test firmness by sticking a fork in it, there should be no resistance. Let cool until safe to handle.
Peel Kabocha and remove seeds then cute unto bit sizes.
Cut peppers in half. Remove stem and seeds and cut into smaller bite sizes.
Dice onions and scallions and keep separate.
Add olive oil to a medium size pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until until transparent for about 3-5 min, stirring occasionally.
Add peppers and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add Kabocha, parsley, scallions, salt and pepper to the pan, mixing all ingredients gently. Adjust salt and pepper to taste and cook for 3 more minutes until heated through.
Makes 4 servings
-about 4 cups vegetable oil for frying
-1 bu. curly parsley, coarse stems discarded
-1 small lemon, thinly sliced crosswise
-8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed
– lemon wedges
Heat 1 1/2 inches oil to 375° in a 2 1/2- to 3-quart saucepan, then fry parsley (use caution; oil will spatter
so make sure the parsley is dried very well after washing) until leaves are dark green, about 45 seconds.
Transfer with a slotted spoon to several layers of paper towels and season with salt.
Return oil to 375°, then fry lemon slices, stirring occasionally, until golden in spots, 1 to 2 minutes.
Transfer to paper towels and season with salt. Serve parsley and lemon wrapped in tortillas. Enjoy!
From epicurious.com, 7/08… Read the rest
-3 T. cider vinegar
-2 T. vegetable oil
-1 T. honey
-2 t. sesame seeds
-2 t. toasted sesame oil
-2 t. soy sauce
-1/2 t. garlic powder
-12 oz. Swiss chard, trimmed and chopped
-1 c. chopped red cabbage
-1 yellow sweet pepper, chopped
In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, vegetable oil, honey, sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic powder.
Add chard stems and leaves, red cabbage, and peppers to the bowl. Toss to coat.
Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours. Enjoy!
-1 cup raw long-grain white rice, rinsed
-7 cups chicken or vegetable stock
-1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, plus more for seasoning
-One-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced thin
-1 small kabocha squash (about 2 1/2 pounds)
-Sliced green onion, for garnish
-Sesame seed oil or soy sauce, to taste (optional)
In large pot add stock, rice, salt and ginger. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a low simmer. Stir occasionally so that the rice doesn’t clump or stick at the bottom.
While the congee is simmering prep the kabocha squash: peel, seed and cut the kabocha squash into bite sized pieces, about 1/2-inch cubes.
Simmer the congee for about 30 minutes then add the kabocha squash. Add additional water if necessary if the kabocha is not cooked fully. Continue to simmer until the congee is thickened and creamy and the kabocha squash is tender and soft. Add salt to taste.
Top with sliced green onions and sesame oil or soy sauce, if desired. Serve the congee hot. Enjoy!
As the congee cools, it will become thicker. Add additional stock or water if necessary to make the congee to your desired thickness.
Makes 4 servings (~ 1/2 cup each serving)
1 lb. small beets (about 7 beets)
1/2 c. white vinegar
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. black peppercorns
2 bay leaves
Leave root and 1-inch stem on beets; scrub with a brush. Place in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 45 minutes or until tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Cool slightly.
Trim off beet roots; rub off skins. Thinly slice beets; place in a large bowl.
Combine vinegar and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in salt, peppercorns and bay leaves. Pour vinegar mixture over beets; cover and chill. Discard bay leaves. Enjoy!