Sauteed Spinach

The key here is brief exposure to heat, so that the leaves are bright green and retain some of their crisp texture. Prep time:  5 minutesCook time:  5 minutes INGREDIENTS3 TB olive oil2 cloves garlic, slivered12-16 oz spinach, washed and dried.1 teaspoon fresh lemon juicefreshly ground black peppersalt to taste Continue Reading

Vegetable Stew with Greens and Carrots

On the day I made this hearty soup, the high temperature was 4 degrees.  This hearty bowl of goodness proved equal to the task. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  30 minutesServes:  6-8 INGREDIENTS1 1/2 cups brassica greens, coarsely chopped (kale, young broccoli leaves, cabbage, etc)8 cups chicken or vegetable stock2 Continue Reading

Pasta with Monkfish and Tomatoes

Photo and Recipe by Tod Dimmick Rich, buttery monkfish complements the other ingredients in this flavorful pasta.  The liquid released by the tomatoes, and the fish, forms a delicious sauce. Prep time:  20 minutesCook time:  20 minutesServes:  6-8 INGREDIENTS1 pound shaped pasta, such as macaroni, rotelle, or rigatoni.  I used Continue Reading

Macaroni with Peppers, Spinach & Mushrooms

  Mushrooms bring umame (a hearty, meaty flavor) to this vegetable-intensive entree. Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20 minutesServes: 4-6, probably with leftovers INGREDIENTS1 pound whole wheat macaroni (or your favorite pasta)2 Tablespoons + 3 Tablespoons olive oil, separated1 tablespoon butter1 clove garlic, crushed8 ounces sliced oyster mushrooms (or your Continue Reading