Category Archives: Fruit – Vegetables – Legumes

Fruit, vegetables or legume based recipes.

Lemon Braised Fennel

I was introduced to fennel in the best way possible. I had, of course, seen this creamy white bulb lined with celery-like ridges and topped with long, feathered stalks at the supermarket as well as at local farm stands. But I had not yet bought it. Then, staying on a farm near Lecce, in southern...
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Braised Broccoli Leaves

A New Kind of Broccoli Takes the Spotlight

The deliciousness of the dark, kale-like leaves that grow around a head of broccoli has been an open secret among home gardeners and farmers’ market shoppers for ages. But even those in the know have been frustrated by the limited availability of broccoli leaves since most...
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Chickpea and Butternut Squash Fritters with Field Greens

What makes these fritters taste so good is the delicious combination of chickpeas and butternut squash. What makes them so healthy is that they are lightly sautéed in healthy oil, not deep fat fried like typical fritters. These savory cakes are pleasingly crunchy on the outside, just like you would expect for fritters, and crunchy-creamy...
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Chipotle Black Bean and Rice Burger

I recently finished writing a new cookbook. You will have to wait a bit to see what it’s about, but one of the recipes in it will be the best veggie burger I have ever created. Here is your chance for a preview of it. Read more

How to Spice Cauliflower – Easy Recipes for Healthy Flavorful Eating

Like broccoli, kale, cabbage and collard greens, cauliflower is a cruciferous food. What that means is that it is especially good for building up the immune system. It contains a large variety of vitamins and nutrients, including the anti-inflammatory vitamin K. As if that wasn't enough it has lots of fiber. The only down side...
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Recipes for Cranberries

Cranberries are tasty and healthy any time of the year but they seem to be especially popular in the Fall and Winter months.  Salads are a good way to incorporate more cranberries into your diet and here are a couple of recipes to get you started. The Cranberry Surprise is a tasty dessert recipe. These...
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Sweet Potato Wedges with Rosemary

Most everyone loves traditional potato wedges. Sweet potatoes offer a new way to enjoy potato wedges, yet these wedges are packed with beneficial beta-carotene. Oven-roasted with a light coating of olive oil, instead of fried, these crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside wedges are seasoned with rosemary, garlic and mustard. Read more

How to Spice Apples For Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Because apples tolerate temperate climates, they are grown throughout the world. Even though we limit ourselves to the few varieties in grocery stores, there are hundreds available. Consider planting your own apple tree and grafting other types of apples in the same genus onto the tree. If you already have a tree or find yourself...
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