Cabbages and Lettuces — beyond salads

Red Cabbage, Carrot and Apricot Salad

Red cabbage cut in half

Here’s a nice change of pace from “white” coleslaw —  a combination of red cabbage and carrot, sweetened with dried apricots. It adds a refreshing note to spicy meals and adds vibrant color to the plate. more→


Chinese-Style Stir-Fried Lettuce

Romaine lettuce 2

Have you ever made the mistake of buying a big head of lettuce when you already had another whole head in the fridge? This makes an easy and unusual way to use up lettuce, whether it’s excess or not. It’s best to use crisp lettuce like romaine for this. The leaves become slightly tender and the midribs stay nice and crisp when prepared this way. more→