This pinto bean soup gets its rich, hearty flavor from an ancho chile puree. The ancho is a dried poblano pepper. As the poblano is left to ripen on the plant, it develops a sweet flavor with mild to medium heat. Dried, it looks dark in color, wrinkled, and heart-like in shape. When rehydrated, the chiles […]
Our spinach pesto has all the vitamins and antioxidants you would expect from this leafy green vegetable plus extra virgin olive oil and walnuts. Just add the fettuccine and a generous squeeze of lemon to each plate to make a quick and nutritious pasta meal.
Pickled red onions add a sweet, tart flavor to this easy green bean salad. Blanching the beans keeps them crisp-tender and helps maintain their bright color. It’s a delicious make-ahead side that can be served at room temperature or chilled.
This side dish is made with fresh corn on the cob, either grilled, or cut from the cob and sautéed on top of the stove. We combine it with mayonnaise, Mexican hot sauce, lime juice, jalapeño pepper, cilantro, and cotija cheese. It’s full of flavor and surprisingly easy to make. Tip Remove the husks and […]
Made with extra virgin olive oil, this quick bread not only tastes delicious, but it has the added health benefits associated with olive oil. The blueberries and zucchini have their own list of vitamins and antioxidants as well. It’s easy to make and tastes even better the next day, assuming that there’s any left the next day.
This pasta dish is perfect as a meatless dinner, a quick lunch, or a delicious side. Roasted vegetables add an intensely rich, caramelized flavor that’s balanced with the light, fresh taste of lemons and parmesan cheese. We use eggplant and zucchini from our garden in this recipe, but you could easily swap in other vegetables like […]
I love the flavor combination of oranges and beets in this arugula salad. It’s a delicious and colorful side that’s both beautiful and packed with vitamins and minerals. Arugula is quite peppery, so I prefer to use a mixture of baby arugula and baby spinach, but you could also use all arugula, or even a […]
Loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, this healthy white bean and kale soup makes a comforting meal for lunch or dinner. I like to serve it with a little parmesan cheese on top and an extra drizzle of olive oil. It’s a delicious and satisfying soup that pairs perfectly with some crusty garlic bread on the side. […]
The vegetables in this healthy cauliflower soup are sautéed first which intensifies the flavor and brings out their natural sweetness. Jalapeño pepper and red pepper flakes add just enough heat. Top this soup with a generous amount of cheddar cheese and serve with our garlic bread on the side. White Bean Soup with Kale Jalapeño […]
Here’s an easy vegetable side dish using zucchini, corn, and tomatoes from the garden. But even in the middle of winter, these vegetables are readily available at the grocery store. Not only is this dish colorful and delicious, but it’s loaded with nutrients. It’s also excellent spooned over omelets. This recipe is adapted from my 1976 […]