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,...
Asian Fusion Slaw

Asian Fusion Slaw

With its Asian flavors of peanuts, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and cilantro, this slaw is easy and beautiful and offers a fresh twist on the creamy classic. It may become your new staple in your potluck...
Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

Sweet Potato and Carrot Latkes

This is a different take on the savory potato pancake known as the latke, using sweet potatoes, carrots, and green onions. Fry these up until they’re crisp and golden brown, and...
Abba’s African Hot Sauce

Abba’s African Hot Sauce

If you want to make a milder sauce, increase the amount of green bell pepper in proportion to the amount of hot peppers suggested—or, if you’d like to bump up the heat, add one or two habanero peppers. This sauce is really tasty and versatile; it would be just as...
Ballistic Baby Bok Choy and Fried Tofu

Ballistic Baby Bok Choy and Fried Tofu

Because tofu soaks up so many flavors and seasonings, it is ideal to use in many dishes that have a strong flavor base. If you have been eating tofu, consider yourself lucky—it is now touted as a food that reduces some risks of cancer as well as lowering cholesterol...
Sungold Salad with Feta and Cumin-Yogurt Dressing

Sungold Salad with Feta and Cumin-Yogurt Dressing

This unusual but refreshing salad features Sungolds (those little sweet, almost tropical balls of tomato goodness) coated with a yogurt-based dressing flavored with cumin and oregano, and sprinkled with salty feta cheese. This dish comes from The Blue Heron...
Golden Gazpacho

Golden Gazpacho

This is a delicate variation on the traditional cold Spanish tomato soup, using those little balls of summer—the sweet, orange, slightly citrusy Sungold cherry tomatoes. This recipe comes from The Blue Heron Coffeehouse in Winona,...
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