Asian Pear Slaw

Asian Pear Slaw Asian Pears are a bit more firm and crisp than regular pears which makes a big difference in this tangy, refreshing, low calorie slaw. Epicurious.com has some innovative recipes and this one is no exception. Pair it with some…

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Portobello Mushroom Burgers Grilled Portobello mushrooms can be a healthy and fun alternative to regular burgers. Brushing the mushrooms with a mixture of 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar and 3 minced garlic cloves…

Rhubarb Iced Tea

Rhubarb Iced Tea You can make 1/4 or 1/2 of this recipe depending on the amount of Rhubarb you'd like to use INGREDIENTS • 8 stalks rhubarb, cut into 3-inch lengths • 8 cups water • 1/3 cup sugar, or to taste • Fresh mint sprigs,…

Rhubarb and Strawberry Sangria

Rhubarb and Strawberry Sangria While Rhubarb is often thought of as the “dessert fruit”, it can just be easily incorporated into drinks and savory dishes, making a wonderful sauce or chutney. courtesy: Martha Stewart INGREDIENTS • 1/4…

Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese INGREDIENTS • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1 teaspoon honey • 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme • Salt and/or sea salt and freshly ground pepper…

Roasted Beets

Roasted Beets Roasting beets intensifies their flavor, brings out their earthy sweetness, and makes them easy to peel. They are delicious on their own and in salads. Some beets may need to be scrubbed clean. Put beets on a large piece of…

Roasted Beet Salad

Roasted Beet Salad Beet salads are becoming pretty common and they are easy to make. Here is a beet salad that we’ve modified using Asian Pears instead of traditional apples. INGREDIENTS • 1 pound red beets, roasted (see above) and…

Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb Muffins It’s that time of the year to take advantage of fresh rhubarb! This is an easy and sweet way to put this spring crop to use. Variations of this recipe (adding walnuts!) can be found on foodnetwork.com, tasteofhome.com and…

Crispy Tuscan Kale

Crispy Tuscan Kale There are many ways to prepare Kale. This recipe for the Tuscan variety is courtesy of the Food Network. INGREDIENTS • 1 large bunch Tuscan kale • Extra-virgin olive oil • Kosher salt • Pinch crushed red pepper DIRECTIONS Preheat…

Sautéed Kale

Sautéed Kale A wonderfully easy and healthy way to enjoy this vegetable, and Bobby Flay knows how to give this dish some great flavor! INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 pounds kale, stems and leaves coarsely chopped • 3 tablespoons olive oil • 2…

Spring Garlic Fried Eggs

Spring Garlic Fried Eggs Green garlic, also known as spring garlic, young garlic, baby garlic, and garlic shoots, is sometimes thought of as a culinary secret. It is immature garlic that hasn't yet developed its garlic bulb and has a much…

Garlic Roasted Spinach

Garlic Roasted Spinach An easy, crowd pleaser, that you can make any time of the year when spinach is available. The lemon really brightens up this dish. From: Barefoot Contessa, Barefoot at Home. INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 pounds spinach…