Recipes

Beans

String Beans Braised in Olive Oil
 
A truly noble way to prepare many vegetables is to braise them in olive oil. The long cooking does tend to minimize the nutrient content, but the flavor and texture are astounding. Accent with whole cloves of garlic, fresh tomatoes, or bits of citrus and the result is sweet, rich and satisfying.
 
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Sunchoke

Warm Sunchoke and Quinoa Salad
 
The chickpeas and sunchokes make this a hearty vegetarian main dish. Quinoa is a rice-like grain native to South America. It is available at many supermarkets or co-ops.
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Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potato Salad With Maple and Lime
 
Make this with leftover baked sweet potatoes. It’s a substantial and manly dish, perfect for a barbecue side or a winter salad.
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Zuchini

Cheddar Zucchini Gratin
 
In my native Wisconsin, it might be a state law to add cheddar cheese to every recipe. Here is a salute to the motherland.
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Raddichio

Garlic Roasted Radicchio
 
The rugged texture of radicchio holds up very well to roasting. This makes a fantastic side to roast chicken.
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