This aromatic cabbage, sauerkraut, and sausage stew hails from Central Eurpoe and is also known as bigos. Serve with potatoes and rye bread for a traditional take on this dish, or for a lighter meal, with a fresh green salad.
Marcella Hazan says, "Whenever I have demonstrated this dish, professional cooks...were startled at how dark I allowed the artichokes to get. But it is only then, when they have deeply and confidently browned, that they develop flavor, sapore."
Nutty toasted pecans are a nice complement to Brussels sprouts.
This recipe uses heat and sugar to quickly pickle thinly sliced Meyer lemon. The sweet, sour, and lightly bitter pickled lemon adds tons of flavor to this fast chicken dinner.
Radishes get special treatment here: sautéed with snap peas and butter, then glazed with orange juice and dill! Yum.
The fresh, summery flavor of sugar snap peas is set off by the sweetness of lightly cooked carrots and a honey glaze. Sweet simplicity.
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
Sesame honey candy, or pasteli, is a traditional Greek confection which combines the simplest of ingredients to create a wholesome, natural treat featuring three simple ingredients: sesame seeds, honey and unrefined sea salt.
“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
A wonderful cooling dessert recipe that can make use of whatever delectable local fruit is around. Experiment, go wild and enjoy this Eat Local Challenge friendly dessert!
This baked egg dish is made by layering the ingredients in muffin tins, making them simple to serve and a pleasure to eat.
This lightly sweet, shortbread-style crust truly is easy - you don't even have to roll it out, just press it in the pan.
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.
Simple simple simple. Tasty tasty tasty.
With minimal preparation and not too many ingredients, this is a great way to enjoy dandelion greens.
A perfect, easy side dish.
A simple slaw with nourishing flaxseed oil, sweet honey and spicy chilies.
This easy sauce will get dinner on the table in a hurry. Customize the seasonings to your palate.
This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.
This mostly hands-off dish is delicious served over rice with chopped cilantro, chives, or toasted coconut flakes.
Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?
Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.
Throw these ingredients in a crock-pot and enjoy the warm, delicious and fragrant food that practically cooks itself!
This jam could be served with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich.
Subtly spicy mizuna contrasts with crispy snow peas and savory, marinated tempeh in this meal-sized salad. Mizuna is related to mustard greens, but has much milder flavor.
Don’t cook sorrel for extended periods of time in cast iron pots/pans… the acidity of the sorrel reacts with the iron and creates a metallic-tasting dish!
A marinade of yogurt, orange, cumin, and saffron flavor these juicy chicken kebabs. Served with lime wedges and lavash or pita, it's a special but deceptively easy meal.
This rich and creamy strawberry shake is warmly spiced with vanilla, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger. Don't forget to soak the cashews overnight!
A tasty, family-pleasing meal.
This stir fry is better than take-out!
These spicy sweet potatoes will warm you right up during the long months of winter.
This fast and interesting preparation of spinach is found all over the Mediterranean and shows the influence of Saracen (Persian) cooking. The spinach may be steamed ahead of time, but the sautéing must be done at the last minute. Chard and escarole are also excellent prepared in this way.
Creamy avocado complements tangy grapefruit in this healthy summer time salad.
Creamy avocado combines with the zesty flavor of grapefruit in this healthy spinach salad!
Combining a high temperature, salting, a heavy pan, and splayed legs results in an evenly cooked bird, crunchy skin, and perfectly carmelized vegetables. When ramps are not available, try another vegetable.
Sunny yellow split peas and deep orange winter squash make a soup that will warm you head to toe.
This fresh and crunchy potato salad is accented with spring and summer vegetables, a great dish for upcoming picnics and potlucks.
Snap up ramps when you see them - they make a very short appearance!
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.
These stewed plums are lovely to eat at any time of day. Have them with hot cereal or spoon them on toast with some cream cheese or butter.
Serve this chutney with roasted meats or alongside a charcuterie or cheese platter.
This super easy fruit leather is fun to make and eat!
You heard that right! Parsley delivers a hefty dose of vitamin C and gives smoothies a bright green hue.
This delicious smoothie is an excellent way to start the day. This recipe also makes incredible popsicles! Double or triple the recipe, pour into molds, and freeze.
This cool, summer soup was insired by Bulgarian tarator, a soup made with yogurt, cucumbers, dill, garlic, and walnuts. This version skips the yogurt in favor of almond milk for a packed-with-flavor, refreshing dish.
This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!
Add fresh herbs or chopped red onion to spice up this basic recipe
“This is a really easy way to enjoy ramps (also known as wild leeks) in springtime. The origins of this recipe are Italian, where they call this method, agrodolce, or sweet-and-sour. How easy is this? It’s just sauteed ramps or baby leeks, simmered in a mixture of white wine vinegar and honey.”
This is a fresh, easy, and very colorful salad that's sure to impress.
A sweet and unusual dessert.
Mmmm... these perfectly spiced sweet pickled carrots are a perfect with salads, on sandwiches, or as a snack!