Vegetables

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

This zesty chickpea salad recipe with radish leaf and mint pesto combines simple pantry ingredients for a hearty salad that is a perfect complement to any meal, or great on its own for a light lunch or dinner. Cooking Chickpeas Cooking your own beans might […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

Sometimes it seems that good vegetable recipes are hard to come by. If you’re looking for ways to make vegetables taste good, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 5 easy tips that will leave you craving vegetables for dinner instead of dreading […]

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato Chutney Recipe

This tomato chutney recipe is a spicy, piquant sauce best made with freshly picked tomatoes. My local urban farmer has incredible tomatoes every summer, and I knew I would regret it if I did not put some up for when tomato season ends. The recipe […]

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

If there’s one vegetable dish I was forced to choose to eat every day for the rest of my life, these Turkish-style braised green beans would be it. Traditional Turkish Food This Turkish green beans recipe is from a category of traditional Turkish dishes called […]

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

This Mexican lentil soup recipe includes tomatoes, onion, cilantro, carrot, and plantain for a delightful version of lentil soup. Traveling and Cooking I learned to make this Mexican lentil soup when I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in June 2016. Whenever I travel, […]

Radish Leaf Pesto Recipe

Radish Leaf Pesto Recipe

This radish leaf pesto recipe is a perfect way to use up the radish tops that might otherwise be thrown out. Peppery radish leaves are combined with almonds, for a unique pesto that can be used over pasta, drizzled over roasted veggies, or spread on […]

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This marinated mushrooms recipe with garlic and herbs is ready in just 20 minutes, plus marinating time. A favorite of mine for more than 20 years, it is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, Book of Middle Eastern Food. The book was originally published in 1968, […]

Selva’s Summer Rice Pilaf Recipe

Selva’s Summer Rice Pilaf Recipe

This cinnamon and allspice scented rice pilaf recipe is traditionally used as a filling for stuffed grape leaves, stuffed peppers, and other “dolmas” or “stuffed things” in Turkey. Known as Iç Pilavı in Turkish, it is equally delicious eaten on its own without being used […]

Red Lentil Soup Recipe with Curry Powder and Spinach

Red Lentil Soup Recipe with Curry Powder and Spinach

This red lentil soup recipe with curry powder and spinach is a simple, delicious, and satisfying soup. I grew up eating Turkish-style lentil soup, and this particular recipe, while a departure from the lentil soup of my childhood, is an absolute favorite of mine. Ingredients […]

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

This broccoli and sugar snap pea recipe tastes sweet and crunchy, and is perfect for spring ingredients found fresh at the farmer’s market. How to Blanch Blanching is a method of cooking vegetables briefly in boiling water, then submerging (shocking) in ice water bath or […]

Chard Recipe with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese

Chard Recipe with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese

This chard recipe contains an unexpected spice, which is combined with diced onion, minced garlic, and olive oil, and topped with pine nuts and feta cheese. Swiss Chard Recipe Swiss Chard, or chard, comes in many colors, including red, white, and rainbow. It is in […]