Roasted High-Season Vegetable Sauce

Roasted High-Season Vegetable Sauce

When I make this roasted veggie sauce, I do a holy load. We sometimes pick up as many as eight bags of booty this time of year and need to use it or lose it. I freeze most of it, but I give a lot of it away as a smooth sauce. My friends’ faces light up when I walk...
Ensalada Zapatista (Zapatista Salad)

Ensalada Zapatista (Zapatista Salad)

This refreshing Mexican salad is not a taco salad (no meat or cheese), but it combines those same distinctive flavors of tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, limes, avocado, cucumber, and tortilla chips. It goes down easy when the temperatures are soaring and the summer...
Basmati Rice with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Onion

Basmati Rice with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Onion

This is a lovely side dish that is delicious on its own or as a light but satisfying side dish with heavier entrées. Basmati is a type of long, slender-grained aromatic rice traditionally from India. You can use any type of mushroom for this dish, but oyster,...
Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

This beautiful, light dish is a celebration of spring flavors. Feel free to substitute any vegetables in season, including ramps, green garlic (in place of the cloves), and morels (instead of white button mushrooms).
Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend that is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes. Not for the faint of heart, this spicy mixture usually includes chile peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. You can...
Boursin Dip

Boursin Dip

Add other fresh herbs to taste—rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, summer savory, sage—any or all, it’s all good. If necessary, thin with sour cream or yogurt to the desired dipping consistency. I make this dip at least a day ahead to let the flavors...
Garlic Spinach

Garlic Spinach

This is a decidedly robust—but delicious—side dish, with lots of fresh garlic and succulent spinach. After consuming it, don’t have a job interview or plan to meet the Queen of England the next day. Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic to your personal...
Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon is a traditional recipe from the Burgundy region of France, a hearty beef stew in which the beef is braised in red wine (guess what kind), and the broth flavored with garlic, onions, and bouquet garni, a little bundle of herbs. Chef and television...
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