What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
a slice of beet
May 2010

One raw, one cooked.  Two beet recipes where beets are scrubbed and grated (no need to peel).  One Chilean lime-flavored. The other dressed with Austrian pumpkinseed oil.

May
2010
raw purple rice
Apr 2010

Editor’s Note: this was written a while ago.  Since that time, we’ve lost access to the Ifugao violet rice we write about.  Don’t worry — you can use any sticky or semi-sticky rice you want! 

Apr
2010
red lentil butternut squash soup with spinach
Mar 2010

Warming ginger, nutmeg, and gently curry spices cut through the rainy gloom of late winter / early spring. The gentle sweetness of butternut squash. The richness of coconut milk…

Mar
2010
cabbage slaw
Feb 2010

  This new recipe is a result of a group effort back in our kitchen.  Thanks to Piera, Alex (Alex Mong who never liked cabbage until this!) and Amanda, the kitchen not only came up with this delish slaw, but had the wild and creative idea to use it in a Miso Tofu Wrap, a

Feb
2010
black garlic aioli
Jan 2010

Black garlic tastes only very slightly of “garlic,” and instead develops hints of apricot and chocolate.  It’s really an indescribable flavor…

Jan
2010
assorted leafy greens
Jan 2010

When your garden is really “hitting on all cylinders” you need to do something with all those vegetables! This simple dish uses them by the bushel.

Jan
2010
blueberry sauce
Dec 2009

A generous splash of pomegranate juice punches up the intensity of this traditional sweet-tart sauce. For ice cream, or Thanksgiving. Voted #1 Recipe Most Likely to Stain Your Clothing.

Dec
2009
vegetable stir fry with tempeh
Nov 2009

Tempeh is the “other” soy food, native to Indonesia. Fermented soy is more digestible, and you’ll find tempeh has an interesting sort of “ground beef” texture.

Nov
2009
2 bean soup
Oct 2009

Butterbeans are a tender, smaller variety of lima beans. Here, they marry well with tender green beans (yes, even frozen), herbs and spices, and little romano cheese.

Oct
2009
cutting board eggs veggies
Sep 2009

“I love to feed people, but like you, don’t have time to fuss in the kitchen. I got so many rave reviews about Dinner with a Friend (my March 2009 newsletter recipe) and pleas for more easy dinners to make in a flash…”

Sep
2009
empenadas
Aug 2009

A vegetarian health food take on the classic Salvadoran stuffed pastry, Jim’s recipe uses whole wheat flour, tons of vegetables, and tahini — and some cheddar, if you want it.

Aug
2009