Pasta with Leeks & Peas
Dice bacon into batons 1/4 inch thick. Sauté in olive oil until browned. Add thinly sliced leeks and minced garlic and cook until leeks are tender.
Add cream, shelled peas, and cooked and drained pasta to the pan. Cook, tossing, until the cream has reduced and coats the pasta. Season with salt and pepper and top with shaved pecorino cheese.
Beef & Leek Stir-Fry
Stir together stock, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sugar and cornstarch.
Sear thinly sliced flank steak until
well browned. Transfer to a bowl. Add sliced green parts of leeks and 10 Chinese dried red chiles. Cook until leeks are crisp-tender.
Return steak to pan. Add stock mixture and cook, tossing, until liquid has thickened.
Gratinéed Leeks in Cream
Cut leeks crosswise into rounds about 1 inch thick. Arrange in a single layer in a baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, and cover with cream and grated Parmesan.
Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 400ºF for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue cooking until the cream has reduced, the leeks are tender and their tops are golden brown.
Sauté sliced leeks in butter until tender. Add Arborio rice and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted. Deglaze pan with white wine. Bring to a simmer, stirring in warm stock as needed, until the rice is tender.
Meanwhile, fry julienned leaks in oil until golden brown.
Season risotto with salt and pepper, stir in butter and grated Parmesan, and top with fried leeks.
Sauté thinly sliced leeks and minced garlic in butter until tender. Add peeled, diced russet potatoes and stock to cover. Simmer until potatoes are cooked through.
Puree soup until smooth, season with salt and pepper, and stir in cream.
Puree canola oil with a bunch of chives and a handful of parsley leaves until smooth. Drizzle over soup before serving.
Fried Egg with Leeks & Pancetta
Dice pancetta into 1/4-inch cubes and sauté in olive oil until browned and crispy. Drain on paper towels and set aside.
Add thinly sliced leeks to the same pan and cook until tender. Season with salt and pepper, and stir in butter to finish.
Spoon leeks onto a plate, top with a fried egg and sprinkle with pancetta.
Peel oranges, grapefruit and tangerines; cut into segments, reserving juice. Place segments in a bowl.
In a saucepan, heat juice and sugar to taste until sugar is dissolved. Let syrup cool, then stir into citrus segments. Sprinkle with slivered mint or basil.
Serve over pancakes, waffles or pound cake.
Crab Salad with Grapefruit & Avocado
Whisk together grapefruit juice, Champagne vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper.
Toss torn butter lettuce with some of the vinaigrette; divide among plates. Top with fresh crabmeat, grapefruit segments and thinly sliced avocado.
Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette; sprinkle with snipped chives and finely chopped parsley.
Citrus Salad with Shaved Fennel
Peel oranges, blood oranges and grapefruit; cut into segments. Arrange on a plate.
Thinly shave a fennel bulb and arrange on top of citrus. Sprinkle with pitted niçoise olives.
Drizzle salad with extra-virgin olive oil; sprinkle lightly with sea salt and pepper.
In a saucepan, heat equal parts sugar and water; let cool completely.
Mix 2 parts syrup with 2 parts mixed fresh citrus juices. Adjust sweetness as necessary.
Pour mixture into a shallow pan; place in freezer. Scrape with a fork every 30 to 60 minutes until frozen solid, about 2 1/2 hours.
In a small saucepan, whisk together 5 egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar. Whisk in 1/2 cup fresh lime juice and stir over medium-low heat until thickened slightly.
Remove from heat and gradually whisk in 6 Tbs. cubed unsalted butter. Strain and let cool.
Serve with scones or assorted berries.
Preheat a broiler. Cut grapefruit in half crosswise. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each half.
On a baking sheet, sprinkle grapefruit with brown sugar and cinnamon. Dot with butter and broil until golden and bubbly.
Sprinkle with finely chopped toasted almonds and slivered mint.
kale & white bean crostini
Brush baguette slices with olive oil; sprinkle with salt. Bake at 350°F until golden.
Sauté chopped Tuscan kale in olive oil until wilted. Add minced garlic and chicken broth. Cover; cook until almost tender.
Add rinsed and drained cannellini beans; cook until broth is absorbed. Mash beans lightly with a fork. Top crostini with kale mixture.
orecchiette with kale & sausage
Sauté diced onion and minced garlic in olive oil until softened. Add crumbled Italian sausage; cook until browned. Drain on paper towels.
Add sliced kale to pan; cook until tender, adding water if needed. Add red pepper flakes.
Return sausage to pan. Toss with cooked and drained orecchiette pasta. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
kale-quinoa bowl with
Simmer 1 part quinoa in 2 parts salted water until grains are tender and water is absorbed, about 15 minutes.
Sauté chopped kale in olive oil just until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
Fluff quinoa with a fork and spoon into individual bowls. Top with kale and a fried egg.
kale salad with apple & walnuts
In a large bowl, whisk together olive oil, cider vinegar, brown sugar, whole-grain mustard, minced shallot, salt and pepper.
Tear curly kale into small pieces; add to bowl. Thinly slice Granny Smith apples and add to kale.
Add toasted walnuts and vinaigrette to salad and toss to combine.
In a large food processor, puree one 15-oz. can drained chickpeas with 1 clove garlic, 4 Tbs. tahini, and olive oil, lemon juice and salt to taste.
Add 1 cup coarsely chopped and tightly packed kale leaves; process until smooth, adding water as needed for a creamy consistency.
Serve with assorted crudités and pita chips.
Preheat oven to 300°F.
Remove stems and ribs from 1 bunch curly kale; discard. Tear leaves into 3-inch pieces. Toss with olive oil and season with salt.
Arrange in a single layer on 2 baking sheets. Bake, rotating baking sheets and stirring kale halfway through cooking time, until crispy, about 30 minutes.
Stuffed Savoy Cabbage
Blanch 12 large leaves from 2 savoy cabbages. Shred remaining cabbage.
Sauté diced bacon and onion. Add minced garlic, thyme and shredded cabbage; cook until wilted. Add 2 cups fresh bread crumbs, 2 beaten eggs, salt and pepper.
Stuff cabbage leaves with filling. Place in buttered baking dish; add chicken broth. Cover and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. Drizzle with brown butter.
Asian Cabbage Slaw
Combine thinly sliced napa and red cabbage with julienned red bell peppers, chopped green onions and julienned carrots.
Whisk together creamy peanut butter, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, minced ginger and honey; thin with water if needed.
Drizzle dressing over cabbage mixture and toss to combine. Top with chopped toasted peanuts.
Warm Potato, Bacon & Cabbage Salad
Cook red potatoes in boiling salted water until tender; drain and let cool slightly, then slice into rounds.
Fry chopped bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Whisk olive oil and sherry vinegar into pan drippings; heat gently.
Toss potatoes with thinly sliced savoy cabbage, bacon and warm vinaigrette. Sprinkle with chopped parsley or chives.
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples
Sauté thinly sliced onion in olive oil until softened.
Add 1 thinly sliced Granny Smith apple, caraway seeds, cider vinegar, honey, red wine, water, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce mixture slightly.
Add 1 shredded red cabbage. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage just begins to wilt. Uncover and cook until cabbage is tender.
Roasted Cabbage Wedges
Cut cabbage in half, then cut each half into 6 wedges, leaving the core as intact as possible.
Drizzle liberally with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and roast at 425°F until tender and edges are browned. Serve alongside pork chops.
Peel russet potatoes and cut into large chunks. Boil in salted water until tender, then drain. Mash with a potato masher or press through a ricer. Keep warm.
Sauté thinly sliced cabbage in olive oil until tender.
Add cabbage to potatoes along with hot heavy cream, butter, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Roasted Cauliflower with Pine Nuts
Toss purple, orange and white cauliflower florets with olive oil, salt and pepper; spread evenly on a baking sheet.
Roast at 425°F, stirring occasionally, until just tender and caramelized, 12 to 15 minutes.
Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and grated lemon zest.
Penne with Romanesco & Capers
Sauté diced onion and minced garlic in olive oil until softened.
Add romanesco florets, red pepper flakes and salt; cook until romanesco is just tender and lightly browned. Sprinkle with capers.
Toss with cooked and drained penne pasta; top with grated Parmesan.
Steam cauliflower florets until just tender; drain well.
Toss cauliflower with béchamel sauce and shredded cheddar or Gruyère cheese. Transfer to a baking dish; sprinkle with bread crumbs.
Bake at 400°F until bubbling and golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Cauliflower Curry with Chickpeas & Potatoes
Sauté diced onion in olive oil until softened. Add minced garlic, minced ginger, curry powder and red pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant.
Add cauliflower florets, drained canned chickpeas, diced potato, canned diced tomatoes and vegetable stock. Simmer until tender.
Spoon over steamed rice and sprinkle with cilantro.
Pulse cauliflower florets in a food processor until pieces resemble grains of rice.
Transfer to a bowl. Fold in chopped parsley, diced cucumber and diced tomatoes.
Whisk together minced garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper. Pour over vegetable mixture and stir to combine.
Stir together minced parsley, minced garlic and grated lemon zest.
Cut cauliflower through stem end into planks 1/2 inch thick. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. In a nonstick pan, sear, turning once, until well browned.
Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet and roast at 450°F until tender. Sprinkle with gremolata.
Sweet Potato Chips
Using a mandoline, slice sweet potatoes very thinly. Rinse and dry well with paper towels.
In a Dutch oven, heat 2 to 3 inches vegetable oil to 325°F. In batches, fry sweet potatoes until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel–lined baking sheet and sprinkle with kosher salt. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Sweet Potato Hummus
Prick whole sweet potatoes with a fork and roast at 400°F until tender. When cool enough to handle, peel. Let cool to room temperature.
In a food processor, puree sweet potatoes with tahini, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt and olive oil until smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with pita wedges.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili
Sauté diced onions in oil. Add minced garlic, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute.
Add 1 can rinsed and drained black beans, 2 diced sweet potatoes, 1 can diced tomatoes and 1 cup stock. Simmer until sweet potatoes are tender, about 1 hour. Top with shredded Monterey jack cheese, cilantro and sliced avocado.
Sweet Potato Hash with Fried Egg
Boil 2 cubed peeled sweet potatoes until just tender; drain.
Sauté 1 diced onion in a nonstick pan. Add sweet potatoes and sliced green onions; season with salt and pepper. Press in an even layer with a spatula.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until sweet potatoes are brown and crispy. Transfer to serving plates and top with a fried egg.
Sweet Potato Pie
Roast 2 sweet potatoes until tender. Let cool, peel and puree.
In a food processor, blend 2 cups puree, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, a pinch salt, 3 eggs and 1 cup heavy cream until smooth.
Pour into a prebaked deep-dish piecrust. Bake at 325°F until the filling is set, about 1 hour. Let cool completely before serving.
Chile-Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Cut unpeeled sweet potatoes into wedges. In a bowl, toss with oil, chili powder, cayenne and salt.
Roast at 400°F until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, stir together Greek yogurt with harissa paste and salt to taste.
To serve, squeeze lime juice on warm potato wedges and drizzle with the yogurt sauce.