Red chard with pickled stems

I probably have this all wrong, but I don’t care. This was one of my culinary triumphs. The challenge with chard comes from the fact that the leaves are wonderfully tender and cook in a minute … [more]

German Red Cabbage with Apples (Rotkohl mit Äpfeln)

Cabbage is a favorite in German cooking. The tart, sweet taste, pairs great with grilled meats and sausages. [more]

Pan Fried Shishito Peppers

If you are looking for a vegetable variation to spice up your family meal, look no further. Japanese shishito peppers make for a refreshing compliment. They are crisp, flavorful with a mild kick that … [more]

Steamed Rapini

Rapini is one of those great vegetables that is both familiar and exotic. It resembles a young, tender broccoli and has a freshness that is hard to resist. Popular in both Italian and Chinese … [more]

Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

The combination of the sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb makes this a classic in country fare. [more]

Purple Cabbage Salad

This is a delicious salad that can be prepared early in the day and kept in the refrigerator. [more]

Cauliflower-Almond Soup

I first made this soup once when I had a whole head of cauliflower to use up quickly, and no one to eat it but me. It was very good fresh, and kept fairly well. I do not know how well it would freeze … [more]

Phyllo Vegetable Strudels

This is an elegant way to serve seasoned vegetables. As always you can always add or subtract vegetables that are in season.This, along with a nice salad, makes a great meal. Makes 4 servings. [more]

Bean sprout, blackberry and avocado salad

Is this fusion food? Somewhere between Asia and South America with a stop off in England? Has all this recipe publishing got me all fancy and chefy? Who cares? This is a great hearty yet light salad … [more]

Cucumbers In Brine Soup (POLISH)

It is an amazing polish soup , largely unknown in the West United States. [more]

Armenian Beet Salad

This is one of my favorite dishes from the Armenian market across the street…a good Russian woman also made this for me often…I have now started making my own version, which includes much … [more]

Steamed Broccoli

Of all the vegetables in all the world, broccoli is surely the most maligned. This succulent stalk need not be drowned in a heavy sauce or boiled into oblivion. Rather a luxurious steam bath will … [more]

Shocked Broc!

Ah broccoli — cooks quick, tastes great and rarely needs to be tarted up. But if you are looking to add a little flair to this perennial favorite without drowning it in a heavy sauce, then give … [more]

Beans Almondine

Spicing up the daily veg is always a challenge. Doubly so when you want to let the natural flavors speak for themselves. So here’s what I do when I want to add a little zing to string beans. [more]

Tomato Soup

Maybe it’s a winter time thing, but even in Los Angeles I sometimes get a craving for tomato soup and grilled cheese. This is another of those wonderful recipes that is open to interpretation. … [more]

A Simple, Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

This simple soup brings out the true character of the squash. The cream gives it a luxurious palate, but if cream isn’t your thing, it can be omitted for a more rustic texture. This serves … [more]

Cream of potato and spinach soup

After trying many of the excellent soup recipes listed here on GreatGrub, I was inspired to try one of my own. So after tasting a similar soup in a local restaurant, I set upon finding my own recipe. … [more]

Tomato Salsa

Freshness counts for a lot and this salsa is no exception. This is simple and basic, but, feel free to “doctor” it up anyway you like. Makes about 1 cup. [more]

Oven steamed vegetables

I’ve got really into this idea recently. Basically, you just wrap some vegetables in an aluminum foil parcel and throw them in the oven with whatever else you are cooking. I’d seen this … [more]

Artichokes with mint and garlic

Your chokes are choking on steam! Let them drink wine, garlic and mint! Want to stop steaming your artichokes? Blow off some steam in just a few minutes, with this tasty side dish. Can be made with … [more]

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