Makes 2 quarts
-1 large onion, sliced
-1 large zucchini, sliced
-1 c. diced canned or fresh tomato
-6 plump garlic cloves
-1 large carrot or several smaller ones, diced
-3 celery ribs, chopped-1 or 2 big handfuls of cilantro
-Large handful of parsley
-Several chard or beet leaves
-Handful of lentils
-Several anise hyssop leaves or a good pinch of anise seeds
-2 t. dried Mexican oregano or 8 regular oregano sprigs
-1 jalapeño chile, halved
-2 t. sea salt
-1 t. peppercorns, lightly crushed
-Tomato paste to taste, optional
Put all the ingredients except the tomato paste in a pot with 3 quarts water. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat.
Simmer, partially covered, for 2 hours, then strain.
Taste for salt and, if you wish to fortify the flavor a bit, stir in a teaspoon or more tomato paste to taste.
From Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison’s Kitchen, Deborah Madison… Read the rest
-1/2 head of cabbage
-2 medium raw beets
-1/2 red onion
-1/4 c. fresh flat leaf parsley
-1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
-1/4 c. cider vinegar
-1 t. salt
-1/2 t. pepper
Wash and core the cabbage and peel the carrots and beets with a vegetable peeler. Using a food processor*, with the slicing disc in place, process the cabbage and transfer to a large bowl.
Install the shredding disc and process the carrots and beets and transfer to the bowl.
Install the chopping blade and process the parsley and transfer to the bowl. Thinly slice the red onion and add to the bowl.
Combine vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until salt dissolves.
Toss vinaigrette with the cabbage-beet-carrot mixture. Allow the slaw to stand for 20-30 minutes before serving, tossing regularly.
Add additional salt and pepper to taste and serve. Enjoy!
* If you do not own a food processor you can slice the cabbage into thin strips with a knife. I recommending using a hand-held or box grater to shred the beets and carrots.
-1 c. chopped red onion
-1 1/4 lb. zucchini
-3 T. olive oil
-1 t read this article. salt
-1 t. ground black pepper
-4 c. veggie broth
-3 bay leaves
-15 sprigs of fresh Italian (or curly) parsley
Chop the onion and zucchini into small pieces, even pieces so they cook evenly. The pieces don’t have to be too small since it’s all going to be blended in the end.
Heat up the olive oil over high heat for a minute, then add the onion, salt, and pepper and cook for 2-3 minutes, stir until translucent. Then add the chopped zucchini and cook for 6-8 minutes until the zucchini also begins to look a bit translucent.
Cover with the broth and throw in the bay leaves. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down to medium and cover. Let cook for about 20 minutes, then cut the heat.
Remove the bay leaves, rinse the parsley, and add it to the pot. Cover and let sit for about 5 minutes.
Then, working in small batches, blend the soup into a fine purée. Be careful only to blend a cup or so at time, hot liquids expand when they are blended so they can pop the lid right off your blender. I always hold the top on firmly with my hand and start with a few quick pulses, then put it on a steady setting for 30-60 seconds. The result is a light, but very flavorful and slightly spicy green soup!
This would be great to eat if you are starting to feel ill, since parsley has a number of health benefits, which include curing the common cold. Enjoy!
-4 lg. zucchini, cut into discs
-1 onion, chopped
-2 cloves garlic, crushed
-1 handful Italian parsley, roughly chopped
-1 handful dill, roughly chopped
-low sodium veggie or chicken broth
-Salt and pepper, to taste
Fry onions over low heat until caramelized, stirring
occasionally. Takes around 15-20 minutes.
Once onions are golden, add garlic and cook for one
minute while stirring.
Add the zucchini slices and sauté until golden and
Add cooked onions, cooked zucchini, parsley and dill to a
food processor and process until smooth.
Add low-sodium veggie or chicken broth until you reach
Add salt and pepper to taste. Heat in a saucepan and serve
-3-4 medium zucchini, each around 6 inches long, sliced 1/4 inch thick
-1 small sweet onion, sliced
-1/2 lg. red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise
-2 T. olive oil
-1/2 t. garlic powder (or use the garlic in your box!)
-1/2 t. seasoned salt
-1/2 t. freshly ground pepper
-Optional: Half a minced fresh jalapeno pepper added with the other veggies or a chopped tomato added just at the end of your cooking time, heated just enough to warm the tomato.
Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and swirl it around to cover the pan.
When the olive oil looks shimmery, add the zucchini, onion and bell pepper. Season with the garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper.
Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes. Some of your onions and zucchini will get brown and that’s good. Don’t overcook because you want the veggies tender but not mushy.
And that’s as easy as it gets. If there are leftovers, save them to scramble with your eggs the next morning!
-1/4 c. minced onion
-3 T. apple cider vinegar
-3 T. white wine vinegar
-2 T. sesame seeds
-1/4 t. paprika
-3 T. sugar
-1/2 c. olive oil
-2 T. butter
-3/4 c. blanched slivered almonds (about 3 ounces)
-1 10- ounce bag ready-to-use spinach leaves (OR use your CSA spinach)
-2 medium-size red-skinned apples, quartered, cored & thinly sliced
Combine onion, cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, sesame seeds and paprika in small bowl. Mix in 2 tablespoons sugar. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds. Stir until almonds begin to color, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 tablespoon sugar over. Stir until sugar melts and begins to turn golden, about 2 minutes longer.
Transfer almonds to bowl and cool. (Dressing and almonds can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover separately and let stand at room temperature.)
Combine spinach and apples in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat.
Mix in almonds. Serve salad, passing any remaining dressing separately. Enjoy!
From Bon Appétit, 6/97 and found on epicurious.com
-1/4 c. (1/2 stick) butter
-2 (2 1/2- to 3-in. diameter) beets, peeled, cut into
-1 1/2 c. chopped yellow onion
-4 lg. leaves chard, stems and leaves chopped separately
-2 1/2 c. chicken or vegetable stock
-1/2 c. white wine
-1 c. Arborio rice or medium-grain white rice
-5 oz. Brie, rind discarded, cut into small pieces
Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add beets, onion and chard stems. Cover; cook until onion is soft, about 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat broth in a small saucepan. Once the onion is soft, mix the rice into the beets and onion. Sauté for a minute. Add wine and simmer briskly, stirring, until wine has been absorbed, about 1 minute.
Add 1/2 cup hot broth and briskly simmer, stirring, until broth has been absorbed. Continue simmering and adding hot broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly and waiting until each addition has been absorbed before adding the next, until rice is just tender and looks creamy, 15 to 20 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper. Stir in chard greens and brie a minute or two before removing from heat. Enjoy!
Serves 4 to 6
-3 T. butter
-1 T. olive oil
-8 c. thinly sliced cored green cabbage (~ 1/2 large head)
-1 lg. onion, chopped
-8 lg. fresh thyme sprigs
-6 c. low-salt chicken or vegetable broth
-1 1/4 lbs. Golden Delicious (or similar) apples, peeled,
cored and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
-Chopped fresh thyme
Melt 1 tablespoon butter with oil in heavy large pot over
medium-high heat. Add cabbage and onion; sauté until
vegetables wilt and brown, stirring occasionally, about
Add 8 thyme sprigs and sauté 1 minute longer. Add broth
and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer 5
minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large skillet
over medium-high heat. Add apples and sauté until brown
and tender, stirring occasionally, about 12 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Remove thyme sprigs from soup. Ladle soup into bowls;
garnish with apples and chopped fresh thyme and serve.
-2 T. butter (plus more if desired)
-1 small onion, sliced
-1 head cabbage, shredded
-½ c. chicken or vegetable broth
Melt the butter in a wide-rimmed pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until soft.
Add the cabbage and toss as best as you can. Pour the broth over and cover.
Simmer gently over low heat for about 30 minutes, or until the cabbage is wilted. Toss gently about halfway through.
Remove from the heat and toss again. Toss in another small pat of butter, if you like. Season generously with coarse salt and pepper and serve. Enjoy!
This recipe is more of a guide to help with strengthening intuitive cooking, thus no measurements.
-Extra virgin olive oil
-Salt & pepper
-White wine (optional)
-Other spices (optional)