Entrée

Italian Spinach and Potato Roulade

This is like a giant rolled dumpling, with a spinach filling. A potato dough reminiscent of gnocchi is rolled around the filling, then the whole thing is wrapped in cheesecloth, boiled in salted water, and served hot, in spiral-patterned slices.

Anné Yalçîn’s Turkish Chicken

Whether you choose to make the creamy or tomato based version, the savory warmth of Mediterranean home cooking will surely comfort family and friends alike.

Eggplant Fritters

These crispy golden fritters are a warm, nutty compliment to other vegetable, rice or meat dishes. They can also stand alone as a simple earthy, yet rich meal.

Chicken Stock

This homemade chicken stock will add delicious flavor to your recipes--you'll never go back to canned stock!

Simple Spaghetti Sauce

This easy sauce will get dinner on the table in a hurry. Customize the seasonings to your palate.

Beet Soup in Roasted Acorn Squash Bowls

This soup is nothing short of stunning. Vibrant. Mesmerizing. It is the dinner equivalent to typing in all caps, and begs to be described with exclamation points. Green! Orange! Red! Exciting! Great for guests, since many people have not seen a squash used as a bowl before. Serve with an arugula or spinach salad topped with fresh goat cheese.

Autumn Minestrone

If you are a fan of minestrone, you will surely enjoy this veggie-laden version. The kale is a particularly nice touch, imparting a complementary texture as well as a nutritional punch. Wholesome and satisfying, this soup seems to get better in the couple of days after it is cooked. You may find yourself distracted in the quiet of your workday, looking forward to your leftovers.

Steamed Acorn Squash with Lime and Scallion

Almost effortless to prepare, but gratifying. Lime and scallions make unlikely companions for squash, but it works. Lime juice tempers the sweetness of the squash, while scallions lend a savory touch. A nice diversion from more traditional squash recipes.

Simple Miso Tofu Soup

A light and healthful dinner. Simple to prepare, though very restorative. Miso, a fermented food, aids digestion and is rich in Vitamin B and trace minerals. Tasty, as well as beneficial for the immune system.

Baked Eggs with Collards and Cheddar Garlic Polenta

Visually, this breakfast takes the (coffee?)cake. Nests of cheesy polenta grits are lined with wilted collards and filled with a bright and cheery egg, then baked in the oven until the egg sets. Hearty and appealing.

Oat Bran Cranberry Pancakes

Worthy of Sunday morning with the whole family. This is the type of breakfast that will make you want to linger at the table. Toothsome and pleasing, these autumnally spiced whole-grain pancakes flecked with bits of cranberry and apple are covered in a sweet-tart cranberry syrup.

Baked Oatmeal

This is the type of deeply comforting breakfast that conjures memories of your childhood-wintry mornings spent in the warm kitchen while windows fogged and the din of dishes clinked gently in the sink. Pots of coffee sputtered while you set the table. Warning: may make you want to stay in your pajamas all day.

Artichoke and Broccoli Frittata

A savory egg dish perfect for any time of day. Broccoli and artichokes are a mouthwatering mixture, and are only improved by the addition of sharp melted cheddar and pungent Parmesan.

Celeriac and Pear Soup

A pureed soup that is hearty, though not too heavy. The delicate flavors of celeriac and pear harmonize with one another, while garnering support from potato, onion, and garlic. A gratifying meal, especially when sopped up with thick slices of crusty bread and served with a side of tossed mixed greens or spinach salad.

Spicy Celeriac Bake

Tender baked celeriac characterized by a creamy, Indian inspired, spiced sauce. An entree or side that accentuates a salad of mixed greens tossed in a light vinaigrette. Easily altered according to whatever spices suit your fancy. Garam masala for Indian one night, smoked chili peppers and cumin for Southwestern another night. Tasty.

Celeriac Quiche

This quiche is the ilk that makes one's mouth sing. Yes, it is time consuming. Yet it is toothsome. Dreamy. Warm. Cheesy. You may find yourself closing your eyes as you chew, while your dinner companion's brow furrows with the effort of trying to identify the subtle flavor that you know to be nutmeg. Perfection wrapped in pie crust.

Chilled Avocado and Tomatillo Soup

Chilled avocado soup is a simple summer favorite sure to cool you down despite the dog days. Tomatillos, lime, and just a hint of heat from a roasted poblano pepper fill out the flavor of this dish that works wonders, especially when served with a side of chips and spicy salsa.

Jicama & Avocado Salad

This salad combines the wonderful flavors of jicama and avocado with refreshing citrus. However, contrasting textures make this recipe really sing. Crisp and refreshing, this salad is a great light dinner on its own, but is also perfect paired with jerked pork (or tofu) for a tropical evening at home. Mango margaritas, anyone?

Avocado Burgers

A unique bean burger that utilizes avocado in the patty rather than as a condiment. A very nice variation on the veggie burger.

East/West Stir-Fry

This basic stir-fry can be altered according to whatever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment by creating colorful combinations of vibrant vegetables, varying textures for additional appeal.

Portabella Mushroom and Onion Soup

One word: incredible. A deeply flavorful and robust mushroom soup, topped with a thick slice of French bread covered in a layer of golden brown, melted mozzarella cheese. This is the meal you want to prepare for that special evening you've been anticipating.

Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

An incredibly hearty, deeply satisfying meal. Portabellas paired with the crowd-pleasing combination of blue cheese and walnuts makes for an instant hit. Elegant enough for company, though also perfect for a pleasant evening at home with the family. In one word, dreamy.

Portabella Burgers

A favorite among vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Perfect for outdoor barbecues, but just as delicious when cooked on the stove top in a skillet.

Portabella Fajitas

A very simple, yet satisfying meal. Most of this recipe's prep time is spent marinating the vegetables, which can be done in advance. This from-scratch meal requires little more effort than convenience food, yet tastes like home cooking. An added bonus is that we source our portabellas locally year-round!

Linguine with Brussels Sprouts, Mushrooms & Garlic Basil Alfredo

Locavores and vegetarians rejoice! This rich pasta plate is a great opportunity to eat locally in the fall Wisconsin climate, since the Brussels sprouts, garlic, mushrooms, pasta, butter, cream, wine and cheese are all available from Wisconsin farmers and producers at this time of year. One bite and you will be immediately planning your next opportunity to make this dish.

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