Monthly Archives: October 2011

Golden Hominy Chili

Here’s an offbeat chili and a great introduction to whole hominy, if you’ve never tried it before. It’s easy to find—you’ll likely be able to get it in any supermarket shelved right near canned corn. Hominy is dried corn whose hull has been soaked off. Reconstituted, it’s whole hominy; ground, it becomes hominy grits. Adapted […]

Rice and Pecan-Stuffed Squash

Brown rice and pecans are a tasty team in this thyme-scented stuffed squash recipe. The savory nut, bread, and rice stuffing, contrasted with the subtle sweetness of the acorn squash, makes a perfect holiday main or side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas, though you can enjoy it as a weekend meal any  time throughout the fall and winter. Photos by Evan Atlas. 

Baked Tofu-Tortilla Extravaganza

This layered casserole of tortillas and tofu infused with Southwestern flavors is a favorite go-to recipe for company brunch. I’ve been making it for years and it never fails to please. Serve with a simple bean dish and a salad or slaw.

Roasted Potatoes and Tomatoes with Rosemary

Roasted potatoes flavored with tomatoes and rosemary make an appealing side dish for winter and early spring holiday meals or company dinners. Their mellow flavor is always welcome at the table. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Old-Fashioned Potato-Bread Stuffing

This hearty, casserole-type bread and potato stuffing need not be stuffed into anything; simply enjoy it as a side dish. This is welcome at the Thanksgiving table, but you can surely enjoy it any time you want a comforting casserole or have a bit of bread you’d like to use up, like those end pieces […]

Mixed Greens Salad with Apples, Carrots, and Pickled Beets

Here’s a simple, colorful salad of mixed greens with crunchy carrots, tart apples, and pickled beets that harmonizes well with everyday or holiday meals and adds little hands-on prep time. Photos by Evan Atlas.

Jicama Slaw

Jicama slaw is made with the slightly sweet crunchy root vegetable best known in the cuisines of the Southwestern U.S. Combined with red and white cabbage, it’s a lovely addition to everyday meals as well as fall and winter holiday meals. If your local stores don’t carry it, ask them to do so! If you […]

Jacob Bromwell Old-Fashioned Popcorn Popper

If you’re a popcorn fan, here’s a kitchen (or fireplace) tool you’ll enjoy using. Microwave popcorn might be a smidgeon easier, but it doesn’t compare with the deep, delicious flavor produced by this old-fashioned popcorn popper. Made by Jacob Bromwell, the oldest cookware company in the U.S. (founded in 1819), this popper is composed of […]

The Vegan Slow Cooker by Kathy Hester

I’d like to take a quick poll. Three Questions. How many of you are vegan or vegetarian, and think the slow cooker is not your friend? How many of you are full-fledged carnivores and think your tummy and tastebuds wouldn’t be satisfied without meat or cheese?

Cranberry Relish by Chef AJ and Julieanna Hever

Unprocessed By Chef Abbie Jaye

Not just a cookbook, Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and your Ideal Weight*, by Chef Abbie Jaye is not only loaded with recipes but tells a moving and inspiring life story of the author and how an unhealthy diet can affect every aspect of your life. The foods you eat can alter how you […]

Tofu “Feta”

These tangy tofu dice are delicious added to salads—now you can make a vegan Greek salad using this faux “feta”! Mix them gently with olives and sliced roasted peppers for a delicious appetizer as well, or toss them into other cold dishes like Greek-Flavored Lentil Salad with Tofu “Feta.” Photos by Evan Atlas.

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