Spring has officially sprung and my thoughts go to all foods “green”—today it’s broccoli, but more particularly, broccoli stalks/broccoli stems, with added “trees” for deeper green color. I title this soup “cream” because it is a pureed soup that does not contain cream or milk or for that matter any other ordinary broccoli soup additions, […]
Vegetable Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert!!
Somewhere in the vast universe of cooking videos, I watched Jacques Pepin create 3 vegetable salads. I was riveted as I always am when watching this great man cook. But here was the shocker: the third recipe he demonstrated in the video was a Cream Dressing that his mother used to make. While making […]
Introducing truly unique cauliflower—roast in hot oven with pineapple and taco seasoning (scratch, of course). Fill a crunchy shell, top with shredded cheese and guacamole—Wow!! Will you miss the meat? Cauli Florettes
An open-faced tart in France is called a Galette, in Italy, a Crostata, in the United States we call them a Rustic Country Tart. Whatever you call it, this one is delicious. Scratch cornmeal pie crust, thin raw cauliflower slices, diced sopressata, chopped red onion, grated Italian Fontina cheese, fresh basil, olive oil and kosher […]
Veggie Frittata with onions, peppers, zucchini, precooked potato cubes and Alouette garlic and herbs soft cheese.
“Cauliflower and broccoli look similar at first, and the goal is the same when you’re roasting them—sweet nuttiness from browning and caramelization—but cauliflower and its cousin romanesco are much denser than broccoli, and thus need to be treated differently to get there. Split your trimmed cauliflower or romanesco through the core into six to eight […]
Pick-up slices of any vegetable tart make a surprisingly welcome appetizer. This one has a light bread crumb crust that when mixed with some cheddar cheese and pre-baked creates a perfect base for pan-steamed cauliflower. Cauliflower florets are sprinkled over the crust and topped with a thick cheese sauce, topped with that same cheddar cheese […]
I hate soggy quiche crusts. No need to prebake this one with the added cornmeal in the dough. Broccoli is skillet-roasted and as can be seen, it remains green and tender. Tossed in a little butter sauteed leftover ham. We were so hungry, i forgot to take a photo of the completed quiche. Cheddar cheese […]
Fancy up your garden zucchini with these ez crust, no tart pan needed, tasty veggie’tizers. Here’s the recipe. As always, please give me your feedback. Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano Pinch fine salt 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into ½” cubes About 4 tablespoons ice water Filling 1 […]
Absolutely delicious!! Our first harvest is about 1 pound. Great for apps: Simply simmer in boiling water for 5 minutes; drain;sprinkle with kosher salt and serve with tiny tongs.