Mushrooms' texture and flavor hold up well to the warm spices of Mexican-inspired dishes.
Muhammara is a delicious spread made from toasted walnuts are roasted red peppers. It's popular throughout Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. This recipe calls for lemon juice, but many versions call for pomegranate molasses instead. If you have some on hand, you may want to try it instead of lemon juice.
This is a fresh, flavorful salad to brighten up a winter day.
This is a unique take on salsa, incorporating vibrant blood oranges and creamy avocado.
If you have one, use a mandoline or V-slicer to slice the fennel as thinly as possible.
This excellent salad features juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, and peppery arugula.
Perfect served as a hearty side dish, but also delicious over ricotta-filled ravioli.
Whoever said icy treats should only be savored in the peak of summer? Satsumas shine in mid-winter. Here's a special way to enjoy them.
Roasting sweet potatoes in coconut oil enhances their delicate caramelized flavor.
These little truffle-like gems are deceptively rich, but contain only wholesome, healthy ingredients.
When prepared this way, eggplant takes on an incredible smoky flavor. You can do this in the oven, as described in the recipe, on a grill, or even over the open flame of your stovetop. You just want the eggplant to turn sunken and blackened.
Slowly braised, zucchini turns rich, silky, and absolutely delicious. Just as nice at room temperature if you want a cool dinner.
Really simple and packed with flavors.
Serve as is, or garnish with a chopped hard-boiled egg or a squeeze of lemon. Preparing asparagus simply, with its best friend the lemon, allows it to shine.
If you prepare all your vegetables and herbs beforehand, this dish is fairly quick to put together. The vegetables get deliciously caramelized in the peanut oil.
This dessert is light and refreshing, and is especially good after a spicy meal.
What a treat to be able to create this tasty South-East Asian dish at home!
This pairs well with Indian dishes, but is also a nice topping for sandwiches and burgers, or as an accompaniment to steamed or roasted vegetables.
This recipe comes together quickly and is a nice dish to bring to potlucks (and picnics!)
Use this recipe as a starting point. Toast the almonds if you like, or use walnuts or pine nuts instead. If you have other herbs on hand, add them to the parsley. This is of course delicious on pasta, but try it on roasted potatoes or lightly steamed vegetables.
Kumquats make a short appearance in the produce department, so when they're here, be sure to pick some up. There's nothing like their tart and bright flavor!
If you've never tried your hand at making jam, this is a simple recipe to get you started, and is endlessly adaptable. You can add cinnamon, star anise, cloves, or cardamom. The marmalade will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
A refreshing salad to complement a heavy winter meal.
The carrot ginger-dressing is a snap to make and is the perfect complement to the salad's creamy avocado and soft Bibb lettuce. You'll have extra dressing which works out well because you'll want to pour it on everything!
This simple to prepare dish will warm you up with its heady, aromatic spices. If you have a different variety of squash in the kitchen, feel free to substitute it for the butternut.
An amazing raw pudding that can add a healthy twist to a romantic dessert.
Jerusalem artichokes are sometimes called sunchokes. Serve this sandwich with a bit of salad and some fruit for a lovely light meal.
This is a great and easy supper that melds three fall/winter favorites together into one yummy dish.
A healthy and very pretty treat! Perfect after school snack or light dessert.
Simple, nourishing, and beautiful to behold.
A favorite from the Willy Street Co-op's deli case.
The creaminess of avocado is offset by the tart-sweetness of satsumas in a spread that will add a tropical zest to your sandwiches or chips!
The perfect complement to any savory, wintery meal.
The accompaniment to the Willy Street Co-op's Cranberry Pecan Wild Rice Salad.
A warming, gingered dish using a combination of sweet and savory way done the way only Willy Street Co-op can do it!
The sweet potato has never tasted so good! One of your favorite dishes re-imagined with more color and flavor than ever before.
This recipe comes from the blog Orangette, and has revolutionized my relationship with leeks!
This sauce, without the persimmons, can be made up to four days ahead and chilled, with cover. Fold in the persimmons before serving, and voila, an instant and delicious side.
A perfect, easy side dish.
Two fall favorites combine for a colorful dish that is sweet, pungent, and perfect for a fall evening.
Roasting the cauliflower and garlic together not only saves time, but also infuses the cauliflower with the garlic's robust flavor. Mint also adds a surprising and delightful flavor to this simple and tasty dish!
"It's filling, versatile, and beautiful on a plate. This traditional Italian salad is meant for summer when tomatoes are at their peak, so don't even try to attempt this with less-than-stellar tomatoes or you'll be disappointed with the results." - Jeannette Ordas
Try adding herbs or citrus to this!
"You needn't serve more than a taste of this sweet-tart soup. It makes a stimulating, eye-opening start to a summer meal on a hot day." - Deborah Madison
"One of my favorite ways to use summer's heavenly ripe tomatoes is to toss them, uncooked, with warm pasta." - Nava Atlas
Mexico City native Richard Sandoval makes his guacamole tableside in a mortar and pestle and serves it with hot, superthin tortilla chips and salsa.
Plentiful throughout the summer, zucchini are a prime candidate for pickling. You'll be rewarded with brilliantly-flavored and -colored pickles.
A nice, uncomplicated recipe that results in super flavorful pickles.
This rice, with its fragrant hint of lime and cilantro, makes a fine side dish.
This surprising combination is a true crowd pleaser.