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Vegetables recipes

  • I’m such a sucker for Brussels sprouts- they are exciting to carry home on the stalk from market, fun to cook, and look like adorable mini cabbages. Here’s another fabulous Brussels sprouts recipe to rock during the Eat Local Challenge!

  • Another favorite from cooking goddess Deborah Madison that fits perfectly with the Eat Local Challenge. Her description reads, “It’s such an easy pleasure to make this dish, I always imagine it would be ideal for tired farmers at the end of the day- or tired anyone. While the onions sizzle in olive oil, you’re cutting eggplant and squash into big bold pieces. Into the pan they go, a thigh-fitting lid goes on top, down goes the heat, and the vegetables stew briefly in their own juices until tender. You can be completely relaxed and improvisational with this stew, for it really reflects the generous spirit of the market with all its choice and variety. Any kind of squash, onion, or eggplant will be fine, in any proportion. I find that some of the skinnier eggplants are interesting here: Yellow squash definitely enlivens the appearance; pattypans can be cut into thick wedges; zucchini into 2-inch logs, than halved or quartered, etc.”

  • A savory alternative to the old standby corn on the cob.

  • “This humble braise more or less cooks itself. The vegetables are cut into large pieces (quick to prepare) and are meltingly tender when finished. Some might say they’re overcooked, and they are soft, but this only brings out their flavors. Once, when I added some pesto at the end, the familiar flavors told me that I had made a soupe au pisou, only a heartier version.” - Deborah Madison

  • Served with crusty bread, as an accompaniment to the perfect baked/grilled meat or tofu, or as its own main course, you and yours will be astounded at how delicious this beautiful meal tastes!

  • Addictive.

  • Locavores: fennel and kohlrabi are not only available locally in Wisconsin summers, but they combine to make a delicious and colorful (kohl?) slaw. kohlrabi look prettiest in this recipe since they stand out so boldly against the pale fennel bulb, but the color contrast isn't necessary for you to enjoy this lovely side dish.

  • A delightful cauliflower dish full of protein and flavor.

  • A delicious salad that looks as good as it tastes.

  • A lovely way to get still more greens into one's diet!