Turn healthy vegetables into a fun garden filled with cucumber and carrot flowers with broccoli grass. Even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy them! Recipe courtesy of Catherine McCord of Weelicious on behalf of Bolthouse Farms.
Potato cakes are a traditional Irish food and are available in supermarkets and Irish specialty food stores. If you can’t find potato cakes, pita bread makes a good substitute in this recipe. This recipe comes from Panini: Sensational Grilled Sandwiches.
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It’s not easy to make whole grains taste light, or look sophisticated. Yet, they’re so satisfying — not to mention, good for us — that it’s certainly worth giving it a try.
As far as whole grains go, farro has been stealing the spotlight lately. Mostly grown in Italy, farro actually refers to several kinds of wheat — including emmer, einkorn, and spelt — which have been cultivated in Europe since ancient times.
The most commonly grown wheat in Italy, and the one you’ll most likely end up buying, is emmer. It’s a fairly large grain, with a lovely nutty flavor and a pleasing, chewy texture. Emmer is best cooked in plenty of water until fluffed up but still al dente.
In this recipe, this fashionable grain is served with crunchy sweet peas and creamy ricotta (ideally, homemade!). The fresh herbs and lemony vinaigrette further brighten the flavors, making this dish as light and yummy as any whole grain could possibly taste.
Serve this quintessential spring dish as a salad, or as a main course, with these Carrots and Fennel Braised with Orange Zest and Honey. Either way, dig into this wholesome-yet-delicious bowl of farro. You’ll be glad you did!
For a recipe that calls for only four ingredients, including oil and sea salt, this dish delivers great flavor and calls for just a small investment of your time. Because of their simplicity, the peas are also incredibly versatile. These peas can be served with all manner of roasts. Talented young cook Kirsten Wilson shared this inventive recipe with me.
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Complement the sauce-topped steaks with this vibrant side dish that cooks in the microwave in mere minutes. Fresh sugar snap peas get extra color from a jar of pimientos, which eliminates the need to chop sweet red pepper.
Simple and quick to prepare. Sugar snap peas are quickly fried with green onion and garlic, and tossed with fresh mint leaves. Wonderful use for spring garden vegetables. Serve hot or at room temperature.