I just got back from a visit to Atlanta, Georgia where I got to a visit to some outrageous farmer’s markets. All of that fresh, local fruit inspired this recipe for a peach salsa that will go great with just about anything.
I’d never tried collard greens before, but I have been intrigued by them for a long time so I decided to take a shot. Since they are a little tougher than kale, I decided to braise them instead of pan frying, to add a bit of moisture to the mix.
Here’s a great main dish that my mother used to make every Thursday night which was our “vegetable dinner night.” This eggplant recipe makes a hearty main dish with a salad or some greens on the side.
This pasta recipe is a quick dinner dish for busy people and it’s soooooo easy.
This cold soup is sort of like a gazpacho, but not really. It is a great cold soup that can be served for lunch or dinner, and works as an appetizer or as a main dish. It is very refreshing on those hot summer days and you can make it days ahead. The cold soup will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.
This is a great appetizer or side dish especially for those hot summer days. It’s so simple and tastes so good. Northern Europeans have been eating versions of this for hundreds of years.
This eggplant recipe is a classic dish that is easy to make unless you are going to make the tomato sauce from scratch, which I do. A jar of good marinara with basil will suffice if you want to save a lot of time so I’m going to give the recipe for the dish and let you figure out the sauce thing.
While you might not think of string beans where you’re brainstorming for a delicious side dish, those humble legumes can really shine if you prepare them just right. This is a Greek take on the string bean, and it goes great with almost any meal.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to get down to very basics. Here’s a dish with no glamor and no glitz but something I love to make because it’s so simple and inexpensive.
This is my all-time favorite pasta sauce recipe.
Putta is the Italian word for prostitute, and this pasta sauce was named for them. Basically, when the prostitutes finished “working” in the early morning hours, they would go to the restaurants or trattorias to have pasta. The sauce was usually a little of this and that: anything that was left over from the regular customers.
Here’s a great comfort food recipe that’s hearty, healthy and very economical. I started doing this as a side dish for Thanksgiving meals, but with enough veggie diversity, it is a great main dish. Winter is a great time for root vegetables, and the portobello mushrooms give this dish an almost meaty kick.
This is an easy, week-night dinner dish, and it’s versatile to boot. You can serve over your favorite grain – I recommend rice, noodles or cous-cous.
A vegan version of the Hungarian classic.