Hearty Vegetable Chowder

This hearty chowder is a meal unto itself.  It warms you from the inside out on a cool day. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  30

Homemade Chicken Stock

Photo and Recipe by Tod DimmickDon't throw out those bones! Savory, flavorful homemade stock is the base for all kinds of recipes. Soups are the


 Ribollita appeals to my food sensibilities.  Loaded with vegetables, its whole premise is waste-nothing (Stale bread? Chuck it in!), it's a rich stew, and of

Kale & Carrot Chowder

Sometimes, this chunky stew is just what the doctor ordered.  This could easily be prepared all vegetarian. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  20 minutesServes:            4-6INGREDIENTS½

Stuffing Muffins

This tasty variation on classic stuffing makes great use of leftover bread. Adapted from my recipe for the Phantom Gourmet television show. Prep time: 20

Roasted Roots

Photo:Tod DimmickI've been playing with variations on this Wolfgang Puck recipe for years. It's a terrific destination root vegetables, and a perfect addition to the

Applesauce Bran Muffins

Apple season enables a million delicious recipes, starting with these.  Eat them warm, with butter. Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 20 minutes12Yield:  muffins INGREDIENTS2 eggs, whisked1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup yogurt¼ cup olive oil2 cups whole wheat flour1 1/2 cups wheat bran1/2 cup sugar or equivalent* (*Stevia works Continue Reading

Grilled Zucchini

  Versatile Zucchini can be prepared in many different ways. One of the simplest, and the most tasty, is to grill slices like this. Yum. Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 8 minutesServes: 4 (or 2 if you really like your squash) INGREDIENTS2 small zucchini, washed, ends cut off, and sliced Continue Reading

Red, White & Greens (AKA Beets and Spring Turnips)

This springtime dish is perfect for tender spring beets and turnips that don’t need peeling.  Cook the bulbs first, then the greens. Prep time:  10 MinutesCook time: 15-20 minutesServes: 4 INGREDIENTS4 tablespoons olive oil1 bunch young small beets, with greens1 bunch young small spring turnips, with greens1/4 cup diced onion2 Continue Reading

Pungent Salad

Sometimes what you need is a simple, crunchy, chewy salad with enough pungent flavor to add meaning to the day. Prep time:  10 minutes Serves 4 INGREDIENTS1 bunch arugula, coarsely chopped1 bunch parsley, coarsely chopped1 bunch scallions, white and light green parts thinly sliced 3 tablespoons sliced toasted almondsone apple, Continue Reading

Arugula Carbonara

Crisp, flavorful arugula dances on the palate with creamy, nutty whole wheat pasta and sweet, tender crisp peppers.  Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  15 minutesServes:  6+ INGREDIENTS1/2 pound ground sausage meat (optional)1 large sweet pepper, cut into 1/2″ chunks (about 1 cup)1 pound whole wheat pasta, your favorite shape2 eggs1/3 Continue Reading

Roasted Rosemary Radishes

The roasting process mellows sharp radishes, and makes them sweeter, while still preserving some of that great crunch. Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 30 minutesServes: 4 as a side dish INGREDIENTS2 bunches radishes, leaves reserved for another use, roots scrubbed and cut into 1/2″ piecesOlive oil1 clove garlic, crushed2 Tablespoons Continue Reading

Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb sauce lends these muffins a moist, springy texture and tangy flavor. Prep time: 20 minutesCook time: 20 minutesYield:  12 muffins INGREDIENTS3 cups whole wheat flour1 cup wheat branStevia or equivalent, and honey*2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder2 eggs1 cup rhubarb sauce1 cup milk1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup Continue Reading

Tagliatelle with Zucchini, Red Pepper, and Heirloom Tomato

The fresh sweet taste of summer vegetables shine through the creamy tagliatelle.  It’s even better with fresh pasta. Prep time:  10 minutesCook time:  10 minutesServes:  4-6 INGREDIENTS1 pound fresh tagliatelle pastaOlive oil2 zucchini squash, 1/2 inch dice1 large sweet red pepper, 1/2 inch dice1 medium onion, 1/4 inch dice (about Continue Reading