Category Archives: Vegetables / Vegetarian

Recipe – Caesar Potato Salad

I love a good potato salad, warm or otherwise. This one is particularly summery and is best served at room temperature. With all the robust flavors of a classic Caesar salad, this will become a firm favorite. Although you can’t … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite Kale Salad

Salads made with kale became a bit trendy a few years ago and many restaurants still have them as a menu fixture. Kale salad can range from the downright awful – chunks of raw kale tipped straight from the supermarket … Continue reading

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Recipe – Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza with Caramelized Shallots

A fabulous pizza where the sweetness of dried figs and caramelized shallots complements the smooth, tangy unctuousness of the Gorgonzola. The only thing that takes a bit of time to prepare are the onions and they can be made in … Continue reading

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Recipe – Indian Spiced Avocado with Ginger & Chili

I suppose this could be considered Southern India’s answer to guacamole, although I suspect it existed centuries earlier than that ubiquitous avocado offering as it originated with Arab settlers who arrived in India over 400 years ago. Who knows – … Continue reading

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Recipe – My Favorite ‘Mac ‘n Cheese’

Who doesn’t love a really good mac ‘n cheese? Or in this instance, any macaroni-sized pasta with a combination of your favorite cheeses. Here I used rotini pasta, Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella, cave-aged Gruyere and a mature Dutch Prima Donna. Use … Continue reading

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Recipe – Red Onion Tarte Tatin with Goat Cheese

This delicious tart makes a wonderful light lunch dish or vegetarian entrée. The pastry is light and crisp and the onions have a rich, tangy, savory sweetness. It’s very easy to prepare, especially as you’re going to cheat with frozen … Continue reading

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Recipe – Wild Mushroom Soup

There really isn’t any way to make this soup prettier looking but for mushroom lovers, its pure magic. The aroma alone will more than make up for its rather gloomy appearance and the combination of fresh mushrooms and dried porcini … Continue reading

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