Spicy Greens, or: What to do with that mystery veg in my CSA box

Hot chili oil can make any bland vegetable more interesting and fun. When you’re overrun with fresh greens this summer, or not sure how to use up the other half of that huge cabbage you bought, try this dish. Ingredients 1 pound of green leafy vegetable of your choice:...

Glazed Zucchini: A quick and tasty side dish for summer

I remember years ago, when we had a garden overflowing with vegetables, that I was stopping the neighborhood children on the sidewalk and telling them they had to take some before they could pass by. Whether in your own garden or in a mystery box of CSA vegetables, zucchini...

Black bean salad: a southwest staple for potluck perfection

It’s July here in Vermont, and that means it’s BBQ and potluck season. With so many pasta and potato salads out there, I like to mix it up and bring something less traditional to these events. One of my go-to recipes has been this southwest-inspired black bean salad. It’s...

Butternut Squash Soup is a Warm Spicy Fall Favorite

Our favorite fall soup is based on Jamie Oliver’s roasted butternut squash from The Naked Chef. You can double the first part of the recipe below and use the squash as a side-dish for one meal, then use the leftovers to make the soup.

Eggplant Casserole Improv Recipe

While trying to figure out how to use up some vegetables from our weekly CSA basket, we improvised the following, which was inspired by a time-tested eggplant Parmesan recipe and a cheese-less savory tart that mom makes. Ingredients 1 large eggplant 1 bell pepper, diced 1 medium red onion,...

Easy Vegetarian Cottage Pie for a Hearty Dish

This is a quick and easy dish that captures the essence of the meat-based original. In our home it is often made on the weekend for a few days of quick suppers or portable lunches. Ingredients 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 Large yellow onion, diced 2 Medium carrots, sliced...

Savory Vegetarian Pie

This savory vegetarian pie gets its heartiness from the mushrooms and its richness from the red wine and butter. It is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest carnivores. Serve with a full-bodied red wine or your favorite stout. Serves 8 Ingredients: 7 medium-sized red potatoes 1 whole package Gimme...

Vegetarian Southwest Stuffed Peppers are a Meal in Themselves

This is a fairly standard vegetarian stuffed pepper recipe, but I wanted to write it down with the proportions I used, since I just made this off the top of my head. This goes well with fresh guacamole and a little salad on the side. Serves 2-4. Ingredients 2...

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