Category Archives: Fruit – Vegetables – Legumes

Fruit, vegetables or legume based recipes.

Red Cabbage Braised with Apples, and Thinking Local

"Rich in antioxidants." A claim so ubiquitous that it even appears in the eye-filling foodie magazine, Edible New Jersey. Digressing briefly, this publication is one of a feast of choices from the Edible Communities, a group devoted to eating well and providing fascinating information about local foods and their producers. Read more

Papaya’s Perfect for Summer

As summer arrives, this is the perfect time to enjoy papaya. If you are already acquainted with it, perhaps one pleasant result of visiting a tropical locale, let me inspire you to serve it more often, including in savory dishes, like this chicken salad. (more…)...
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Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

Although these decadent treats may look like they came from an expensive chocolate boutique, dipping your own fruit is surprisingly simple and won’t cost you a fortune. All it requires is some fundamental knowledge about chocolate. (more…)...
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Varieties of Potatoes

As defined in Wikipedia, the potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial Solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family (also known as the nightshades). (more…)...
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Cooking with the Mung Bean the Ayurvedic Way

If your concept of including mung in your diet means topping off a salad with a few bean sprouts, think again. Mung beans, and their split, hulled version, mung dhal, can be used to create main dishes, salads, soups, spreads, savories, beverages and desserts. Read more

Speedy Semi-Homemade Baked Beans

Today, we appreciate classic regional American dishes as much as fancy European creations or exotic Asian cuisine. Thanks to television chefs, cookbooks and the Internet, we have learned to make many of them, so we can enjoy authentic Cajun gumbo and North Carolina barbeque, for example, without having to go on the road. Read more
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