Category: Vegetables

brussels sprout and fennel slaw

Thank you to the person who cleared up the misconception regarding brussels sprouts. It’s kind of hard to fathom it now, but back in the day, brussels sprouts used to have a bad rap. Poor little green cabbages. They use to be the bane of many a child’s dinner hour. Today there is no shortage of brussels sprout recipes. My preferred method of enjoying them is definitely roasting:  Add red onion, drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and freshly…

tuscan kale stew bowl

Before this week, I had no idea what a polar vortex was or the level of fear it could instill in me. It’s no secret I hate winter, but for the first time in my life, I was literally afraid to leave the house because of the temperature. When you wake up to find it’s three degrees outside, and the wind chill makes it actually feel like -20, panic sets in completely.  The only thing I wanted to do was…

roasted butternut squash

Now that we’ve sufficiently addressed my confounding attitude toward pumpkin, let’s move on to the winter squash for which I am certain of my fidelity. That would be the economical, practical, and most importantly flavorful,  butternut squash. Like pumpkin,  butternut squash is orange and in season during the cooler months, but as far as I’m concerned that’s where the  similarities end. Without seasoning, butternut squash can seem pretty uninspiring, but don’t be fooled.  It possesses a sweet, creamy richness that…