Onions Take a Starring Role

Onions Take a Starring Role

We tend to think of onions as an ingredient — but rarely give it a starring role on the plate.  Steam-baking brings out the sweetness in this phenomenal root vegetable, which is so beneficial for our health in general.  Anti-microbial, great for the heart, an...
Radishes for the Rest of Us

Radishes for the Rest of Us

I have always liked the idea of radishes more than the fact of radishes.  They look so colorful in salads, and they’re so good for us… but I’m a sweet tooth girl, and I just never really warmed up to radishes of any variety. Until this technique...
Bitters & Beets

Bitters & Beets

I love this kind of combination of contrasts: crunchy, smooth, rich, light, sweet, not-sweet – this salad has it all working, and the result is just fantastic.The ingredient proportions will vary, depending on how many people you are feeding, but you won’t...
The Best (and Easiest!) Summer Drink Ever

The Best (and Easiest!) Summer Drink Ever

I always like to start the day with lemon water, because it’s so helpful for the liver and it tastes great.  In the summer, though, I’ll drink it all day long.There are a lot of variations on this, so you can play around with it.  Here’s my basic...
Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Steam-Grilled Green Beans

Don’t want to waste the coals in your grill after you’ve cooked some barbecue?  Here’s a way to put that heat to good use.Directions:1. Wash your beans and place them on a large square of aluminum foil.  Top with the cut-up rind of half a lemon—use...
Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Marinated Pork Tenderloin

One of the pleasures of the summer is gathering outside in the evening, and eating freshly cooked fresh food.  Regardless of the season, I like my plate to be about 60% vegetables, and summer makes that really easy.  But there is definitely a place for protein on the...
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