Mediterranean Cauliflower Kale Roast with Feta

Winter vegetables can seem bleak without the variety of the summer harvest. It’s why of all the recipes I cooked from Myra Kornfeld and Stephen Massamilla’s food poetry cookbook, Cooking with the Muse, I asked if I could share her Mediterranean Cauliflower Kale Roast with Feta. This vegetarian side dish packs in bold flavors and… Continue reading Mediterranean Cauliflower Kale Roast with Feta

Jeff Friedman’s Pan-Sauteed Broccoli with Walnuts

Jeff Friedman and I don’t argue often, but when it comes to bread, we’ve almost come to blows. Okay, maybe that’s overstating things but he has tried convincing me that New England’s bread economy rivals San Francisco’s. Part of his argument included a visit to King Arthur Flour last time I ventured to New England.… Continue reading Jeff Friedman’s Pan-Sauteed Broccoli with Walnuts

Bulgur Collard Cakes

Repeat after me: bulgur is not boring. Au contraire, bulgur might just revolutionize your life. If you think that’s a tall order, what other grain really can make the leap from breakfast to lunch with the ease of this whole grain? Oats have their hands full keeping breakfast on the table in the winter months.… Continue reading Bulgur Collard Cakes

Zucchini Aioli Mashed Potatoes

When served a cone of freshly crisped hand-cut fries, some of you might reach for a bottle or spoonful of ketchup. I would join you there except for very rare exceptions: there is really nothing like a crunchy French fry dipped in mayonnaise. Now hear me out, those of you scoffers who would eschew this… Continue reading Zucchini Aioli Mashed Potatoes

Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Some people try to pass off spaghetti squash as the slick noodles made of durum wheat. I am not one of these people. My taste buds know what you’re up to. Don’t get me wrong, I like spaghetti squash slathered with tomato sauce too, but in thinking about a way to gussy it up for Thanksgiving,… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Simple Candied Sweet Potatoes

I don’t know about you but with the close of October marching gleefully toward us, all eyes are on Thanksgiving. I’m thinking of doing a series on simple sides that will augment that fine feast without a ton of prep work. This little beauty below worked well served beside roasted chicken and collard greens. If… Continue reading Simple Candied Sweet Potatoes

Jose Maria’s Gallo Pinto

Have you ever stalked an ingredient before? This is what it must feel like to be the hunter: to crane your ear toward the direction of the prey and listen for a rustling- to look with eyes that see beyond the veneer of branches and blades of grass for what moves among that which doesn’t… Continue reading Jose Maria’s Gallo Pinto