Susan Jane Cheney

Corn-Wheat Tortillas

Corn tortillas recipe

These combination tortillas have a subtle corn flavor and the flexibility and larger size of wheat tortillas. This dough, too, can be made ahead of time. From Breadtime: A Down-to-Earth Cookbook for Bakers and Bread Lovers* by Susan Jane Cheney. more→

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Wilted “Mustard” Greens

mustard greens

Combine any combination of tender young leafy greens for this dish: kale, beet, mustard, dandelion, turnip, spinach, chard, radicchio, arugula, endive, escarole, and others. Some supermarkets now carry a “braising mixture” that’s perfect. Experiment with different oils, vinegars and mustards to modulate the flavor. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney.

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Coconut Mustard Greens

Mustard Greens Wilted

Stir-frying tones down the inherent hotness of the mustard greens, while coconut and lime contribute a slightly exotic flavor twist; red radish adds contrasting color and crunch. Pair this with curries and other spicy dishes. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney.

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Chapatis

Homemade Chapatis recipe

These simple, traditional Indian flatbreads are especially good served with curried soups and stews. From Breadtime: A Down-to-Earth Cookbook for Bakers and Bread Lovers* by Susan Jane Cheney. more→

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Anise-Flavored Eggplant

Eggplants in a basket

Ingredients and seasonings in this dish straddle Asian and Italian cuisines, combining eggplant with anise-flavored fennel. Serve it with rice and some green veggies, simply prepared (greens, broccoli, or broccoli rabe), and a fresh salad augmented with chickpeas. Contributed by Susan Jane Cheney.

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Zucchini with Zip

Zucchini with carrot and mint

Fresh mint and lemon add zest to this simple zucchini stir-fry; carrot contributes extra color. Adapted from Stir Crazy!by Susan Jane Cheney. more→

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Rainbow Peppers and Red Onion

Bell peppers of all colors

This stir-fry of colorful bell peppers is a great addition to a late-summer meal. Toss it with some pasta, and you have dinner. more→

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Green Beans and Carrots Sesame

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. more→

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