Meat is Soooo Boring!

     The typical American meal is a meat centerpiece with a couple of vegetable side dishes, one of them usually potatoes. The side vegetable portion is usually about three ounces. There are really only six or seven types of protein (with some subtle variations) to choose from and the standard Midwestern diet relies almost entirely on three or four. There are countless types of vegetables. We've relegated the largest portion of our foodstuffs to an afterthought on our plates
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Vegetable Stock

Get the most flavor in all your recipes by simply boiling what's left on your cutting board. read more

Brown Rice Risotto with Apples

It was pointed out to me that this risotto recipe was missing the rice. That seems unfair. Here is the completed recipe. A hearty dish for a chilly winter evening.
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Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Strata
 
If it’s late in the fall and you have run out of chard, you can sub sauerkraut or braised cabbage.
 
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If you have a root cellar.....

Rutabaga and Pear Bake
 
We are deep in to storage vegetable season. This is a rich and comforting side dish. and could easily be made with apples.
 
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