Delicata is a great fall squash that has an edible skin. With the exception of the seeds, very little of this squash goes to waste. It’s long and narrow shape is also a perfect vehicle for stuffing.
My kids love fruits and veggies. They are not picky eaters. Lately my son, age 7, has shown a particular liking for my mushroom soup made with a musky dried fungi that give a deep smoky umami flavor, and he is also partial to vegetable stir-fries rich with fresh ginger and nama shoyu, while his 4-year-old sister’s favorite dessert is dates and dark chocolate. Let me reassure you, our relationship with food was not always this way!
Dry beans are one of those ingredients that seem infinitely challenging and time consuming — but the truth is beans cooked from scratch are far more delicious and economical than canned beans.
This marinara sauce is basic and simple — proof that recipes don’t need to be difficult to be delicious. And if you like garlic as much as we do, you’ll love this homemade sauce.
Roasting root veggies, like carrots, at a high temperature is a wonderful way to bring out their natural sweetness. This tasty recipe takes less than five minutes of active time to prepare, and can be a perfect addition to for meals or snacktime.
A few years ago, my friend Allison took me to dinner at Pok Pok, a local Portland (Oregon) favorite that serves up authentic Southeast Asian fare. The food was certainly praiseworthy, but what captivated me most was their Som, or drinking vinegars. I’d never heard of “drinking vinegars” before, so of course I had to give them a try.
We’ve started taking Molly to Dr. Palmquist, a holistic veterinarian who practices both Western and Eastern medicine. One of the foods he recommended for her healing is bone broth, telling me: “There some magic stuff in those bones.” I’m inclined to agree.
At first blush, mid-December may not seem like the right time of year for this cool salad (even though it uses cream cheese, it’s surprisingly fresh and light), but with all the holiday parties happening right now, this will make for a lovely bright spot on the potluck table.