A lovely alternative to basil pesto, this kale pesto is great on sandwiches, pasta and anywhere else pesto is a plus.
This sauce can be eaten as a cold or hot soup, or as a sauce over whole-wheat noodles or brown rice!
Mmmm... these perfectly spiced sweet pickled carrots are a perfect with salads, on sandwiches, or as a snack!
The perfect topping for a Greek Orange Yogurt Cake!
A delightful Greek lemon soup.
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.
Quick, easy and tasty! A great way to use up leftover rice.
This homemade chicken stock will add delicious flavor to your recipes--you'll never go back to canned stock!
This cranberry salad will wake up your tastebuds!
A delicious sauce to serve with pasta or polenta.
This easy sauce will get dinner on the table in a hurry. Customize the seasonings to your palate.
Tradition calls for latkes to be served for Hanukkah, but they are also family favorites anytime.
A velvety, pureed soup topped with toasted cumin and mustard seeds. Acorn squash is spiced with ginger and cayenne, which adds quite a bit of flavor and gives this soup a slightly fancy feel.
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.
Memorable. There is something quietly delicate about this side. This is comfort food that isn't too heavy or difficult to digest, just pleasant and warm on a chilly evening.
A dish you will remember fondly. Bright in their oranges, whites, greens and blacks, these roasted autumn vegetables with parsley and kalamata olives contrast sweet with salty. The olives make this savory side something special.
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.
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.
Exceptional. This fragrant fall dish is a lovely embellishment to any meal, but is satisfying enough to be the main attraction. Savory-sweet crescent moons of delicata squash become intoxicatingly aromatic when sauteed in brown butter and fresh herbs. Particularly lovely when paired with wild rice.
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.
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.
Simple, yet captivating. Thin strips of crisp-fried celeriac are delightful on their own, as featured in this recipe. You might also think about coupling these celeriac thins with slender slices of fried potato, fresh fennel, and onion. Serve in an artful arrangement on a colorful plate for an appealing appetizer. Alternatively, celeriac thins make a great gluten-free and flavorful crouton substitute atop your favorite salad. Inviting, no matter how they're served.
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.
This distinctive salad is just the thing to get you out of a dinner rut. Tender bibb lettuce, torn and topped with avocado, ribbons of mint, and a fresh grapefruit juice dressing pleasantly startle and awaken taste buds. Especially delightful in the months of November through February, when Texas Rio Star grapefruit are in season.
A gratifying guacamole with a lot of bang for your buck in the flavor department! Heavy on the garlic and onion, this divine dip will boost your morale as well as your immune system! One bite and you will certainly return for more. And maybe just a little more...
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?
Guacamole is certainly one of the most beloved of appetizers. This interpretation of the timeless classic uses tomatillos, which makes it a bit unique. Guaranteed to please whatever crowd you're serving!
This unusual flavor combination complements Asian-inspired rice and rice noodle dishes.
This is a classic combination of vegetables used for kimchi, the fermented side dish of Korea. Unlike traditional kimmchi, however, this dish is unfermented, which serves the needs of those wanting immediate gratification for a zippy accompaniment to any meal, particularly one served with rice or rice noodles.
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.
This hearty side is a great dish for potlucks and entertaining. The addition of Brussels sprouts transforms potato salad, a summer favorite, into something definitively autumnal.
An unusual and comforting flavor combination, perfect for autumnal weather.
This dish is always a family favorite and great for potlucks too.
Try this delicious rice with your favorite stir fry or curry dish.
This stir fry is better than take-out!
This savory dish is appropriate for any meal. Try it at your next brunch gathering!
Can it yourself and save! This easy-to-can sauce can be used for pasta, pizza or any time a marinara-style sauce is desired.
A traditional favorite from then Middle East.
These will become a favorite weeknight dinner!
Freezing fresh, local sweet corn is an easy process. You'll be glad you tried it when the cold winter winds blow!
These dilly beans will remind you of summer all winter long. Makes 5 or 6 pints.
This quick version of dilly beans does not require canning, but keeps in the refrigerator for about four days.
A fresh look at potato salad.
Fresh seasonal produce makes this dish shine! Serve as a vegetarian entree or a side dish for any meal.
A quick, Indian-flavored side dish to spark up any meal.
The flavors of Indian food in an easy, one-pan dish.
A deliciously different take on cauliflower that makes a substantial entree salad.
This quick-to-fix dish will please family or friends.
A tasty, family-pleasing meal.
This soup makes an elegant springtime starter or light lunch.