Monthly Archives: May 2010

Green Beans and Carrots Sesame

The simple vegetable duo of green beans and carrots makes a flavorful, colorful side dish for summer meals. The hint of Asian flavors — soy sauce and sesame (oil and seeds) makes it special.

Thai Asparagus Treat

Tender asparagus is a welcome sign of spring, and Thai seasonings — including lemongrass if you can find some — provide a wonderful way to enjoy them. Peel the lower part of the stalks before slicing if the skin is thick and tough. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Roasted Garlic Appetizer

Garlic aficionados will love this easy recipe for roasted garlic as an appetizer to be served with fresh bread or bruschetta. And those who shy away from raw garlic will be pleasantly surprised at how its pungent bite mellows into a mild, nutty flavor that leaves none of that characteristic aftertaste.

Pesto Pasta

I often cook for friends with a range of varied dietary needs and tastes. With vegan, vegetarian and non-vegan friends all at my table and wanting food, I can always rely on this dish! My pasta pesto recipe is a happy medium— it fills the vegan and vegetarian requirements and keeps my ominvore friends feeling full […]