Side Dishes

Roasted Delicata Squash Rings

October 13, 2017 Recipes

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This winter squash is most often baked, but it can also be sauteed, steamed, and even microwaved. It’s sweet, butty flavor and creamy texture makes it a delicious side dish when topped with butter and herbs. Go ahead and experiment with spices. 2-3 Delicata squashes 3 Tbsp olive oil, or grapeseed oil 1 tsp salt […]

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Roasted Delicata Squash Rings

October 3, 2017 Featured Recipe


Delicata squash holds its shape well when cooked, which makes them a good choice for stuffing with whole grains, lean meats, cheese, fruits and vegetables. You can easily chop and slice Delicata without having to roast or bake in order to soften its flesh. It has a taste is similar to that of a sweet […]

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September 15, 2017 Featured Recipe

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A traditional Lebanese salad, the Fattoush is made with toasted, or fried, flat bread. Here we use pita bread. By coating the pita with olive oil prior to toasting, it won’t tend to get soggy once the dressing is added. To transform this into a ‘full meal’, simply add some shredded chicken or shrimp and […]

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July 18, 2017 Featured Recipe


A classic bulgur salad that is made with garlic, parsley, lemon and mint, is perfect for personalizing with cucumber, bell peppers, and even garbanzo beans. 1 cup dry bulgur wheat 1-1/2 cups water, brought to a boil 1-1/2 tsp salt, to taste 1/4 cup lemon juice – fresh squeezed if possible 1/4 cup olive oil […]

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Multi-Bean Salad

May 25, 2017 Featured Recipe

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This festive colorful salad is good with cornbread and any soup. Also try serving at room temperature over hot rice (you can melt some cheese into the rice) with steamed tortillas. Try making the salad with a combination of 1 cup each: pinto, kidney, black, and garbanzo beans. Dry beans need to soak at least […]

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Vegetable Upside-Down Cake

January 25, 2016 Featured Recipe

Vegetable Upside-down Cake

First you have a savory medley of sautéed vegetables in the pan, then an herbed quick-bread batter gets poured over the top. Bake it and invert onto a try, and you end up with a handsome two-layered dish – savory cake on the bottom and vegetables on top. Impressive and easy; any beginner can make […]

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Arroz Congri (Cuban black beans & rice)

August 14, 2015 Featured Recipe


This rice and beans combination is a mainstay in Cuba – part of any typical meal which includes rice and beans. Sometimes they are cooked together, other times apart. With Arroz Congri, they are cooked together. Often called Congri, and sometimes Moros (or, Moros y Cristianos, referring to the early settlers of Cuba. What is […]

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Chili Lime Sweet Corn Salad

June 29, 2015 Recipes


Summertime is the perfect time to try lots of great corn salad combinations. Grab some fresh corn on the cob, some queso fresco, and get cooking — this one is sure to be a crowd pleaser. 2-3 ears of corn, husk and silk removed 1 Tbsp melted butter 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice 1/4 […]

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Caramelized Endive with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

April 2, 2015 Featured Recipe


  Endive is delicious and nutritious. This quick and tasty recipe is a perfect example of how easy it is to transform everyday vegetables into something truly delightful. Caramelized Endive 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 heads California Endives, halved lengthwise salt and pepper to taste Brown Butter Sauce 2 Tbsp salted butter 8 to 10 […]

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Eggplant Rollatini

March 25, 2015 Appetizers

You can also serve these rollatini without the tomato dressing as an appetizer passed on a tray at parties – great finger food. 1 large eggplant, peel and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices sea salt for sprinkling extra-virgin olive oil for brushing, plus 3 tbsp olive oil 1 cup ricotta cheese 2 cloves garlic, minced […]

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