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Asparagus and White Bean Salad with Feta and Lemon Dressing

Served with crusty bread, this salad makes a terrific meal. White beans provide a delectable hearty tenderness, without overwhelming the delicate asparagus. Tangy feta, zesty lemon, and a touch of mint give this salad a bright and refreshing flavor.


Vegetarian!
Source: From Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt On Vegetables (Entered by Eric Wagoner)
Servings: Serves 4
Ingredient keywords: asparagus, mint, feta, radishes, scallions
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Braised Lettuces

Tired of munching bunny food? Don’t be afraid to add heat to lettuce. In this recipe, small heads ww. Cooking lettuce this way brings out a natural, delicate sweetness in the leaves. The bunnies don’t know what they’re missing.


Vegetarian!
Source: Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt On Vegetables (Entered by Eric Wagoner)
Servings: Serves 3 to 4
Ingredient keywords: lettuce, butter
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Kale and White Bean Soup with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Saffron

Sun-dried tomatoes lend their deep, sweet flavor to this wonderful and easy-to-prepare soup, and fennel seeds and saffron add a little mystery.



Source: Farmer John’s Cookbook: The Real Dirt On Vegetables (Entered by Eric Wagoner)
Servings: 4 to 6
Ingredient keywords: garlic, onion, potato, carrot, parsnip, tomatoes, kale, beans
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Okra with Tomatoes (Mayai Wara Bhinda)

At least one okra hater testifies that this is an eatable okra dish. As an okraphile, I can’t stop eating it. Browning the okra is magical — if you don’t feel like turning the oven on to roast it, this way of cooking it is a good alternative.


Vegetarian! Vegan!
Source: Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian (Entered by Regan Huff)
Servings: 3-4
Ingredient keywords: okra, tomato, garlic
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Pan-Broiled Salmon (Sake Nanban-yaki)

From Shizuo Tsuji, Japanese Cooking: A Simple Feast, which came out in the early eighties with an introduction by M.F.K. Fisher and color illustrations apparently subsidized by Suntory whisky, which (it’s noted) pairs well with many Japanese dishes. My friend Annie lent me this cookbook as an artifact, and because of my M.F.K. Fisher addiction. Mostly the recipes were too rigorous to make it in to my regular routine, but this salmon dish is simple and amazing.



Source: Shizuo Tsuji, Japanese Cooking (Entered by Regan Huff)
Servings: 4
Ingredient keywords: salmon, onion
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Parsnip-Purslane Salad

Our grown son, who loves to cook, put together this salad just to combine raw ingredients that he likes to eat. It turned out so delicious that we begged him to write it down so we could share it with y’all. Its simplicity makes it a wonderful last-minute addition to any meal. Enjoy.


Vegetarian! Vegan!
Source: Paul Matthews (Entered by Janice Matthews)
Servings: About 3
Ingredient keywords: parsnip, purslane, fennel, onion, olives, lemon, vinegar, oil
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Saak Bhaja (Indian-Style Greens)

Simple. Weirdly awesome. Try with a mix of mustard greens and/or collards, kale, chard, turnip greens, broccoli greens, radish tops, any and all of it. Five-spice is a mixture of black mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, whole fenugreek and kalonji seeds.


Vegan!
Source: Bharti Kirchner, The Healthy Cuisines of India (Entered by Regan Huff)
Servings: 2-4
Ingredient keywords: onion, greens
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Summer Ceviche Salad

An interesting change for a summer menu, using an assertive Central and South American herb sometimes called “summer cilantro”. (You could substitute regular cilantro, but the flavor is not really the same.) A very healthy recipe, with no need to heat up the kitchen — the lime juice marinade “cooks” the fish. Only one downside — though it came from a blog that emphasizes local foods, the recipe uses supermarket fish — groan. It’s delicious, but I’m hoping that someone who is a better fisherman than I am will try this with a local, wild-caught fish such as bream or sunfish. If you do, please post your results!



Source: Based on a recipe found at http://www.appalachianfeet.com/2010/05/07/how-to-grow-and-use-papalo-wrecipes/ (Entered by Janice Matthews)
Servings: serves 2 quite generously
Ingredient keywords: fish, lime, olive, honey, papalo, epazote, cherry, radish, jalapeno, onion, lettuce
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Two-Potato Pancakes

These make a great simple dinner with sausages (either meat or veggie-type) and applesauce. The addition of sweet potatoes makes the pancakes much higher in vitamin A and vitamin c, fiber, and complex carbohydrates, while the addition of white potatoes keeps the pancake from being too moist and soft. You can peel the potatoes if you prefer, but keeping the skins makes the dish even healthier.



Source: our own recipe (Entered by Janice Matthews)
Servings: 4
Ingredient keywords: potato, sweet, eggs, onion
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Wild Green Salad with Balsamic Fig Vinaigrette

This delicious dish combines the bitterness of wild greens, the sweetness of tomatoes and figs, and the tanginess of balsamic vinegar into a light, refreshing summer salad. Feel free to substitute whatever greens you have on hand, or add protein to transform this side dish into the star of the show!


Vegetarian! Vegan!
Source: A weekend kitchen experiment :) (Entered by Micah & Tanya Hudson)
Servings: 4-8
Ingredient keywords: arugula, spinach, lambsquarter, chicory, greens, herbs, tomato, flowers, fig, vinegar, oil, mustard
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Yemenite Chili Paste (Z’chug)

A spicy chile sauce made with green chiles — almost like a chutney — and an ingredient in Yemenite Eggplant Spread. Add chopped tomatoes or tahini to reduce heat. Serve with felafel or bread, or add to stews, soups or salads. Keeps covered in fridge for up to 2 months. From Gil Marks’s really excellent cookbook of Jewish vegetarian cooking from Africa to the Middle East to eastern and western Europe.


Vegetarian! Vegan!
Source: Gil Marks, Olive Trees and Honey (Entered by Regan Huff)
Servings: 2 cups
Ingredient keywords: jalapeno, cilantro, garlic
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