What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
THIS
MONTH
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
Green Potato Salad
Jul 2009

A mayo-less potato salad that is light (yet substantial), fresh, bright, and delicious, with the baby spinach, cilantro, and the bite of apple cider vinegar.

Jul
2009
Greek yogurt with za'atar
Jun 2009

An easy, easy, easy summer dish around which to build an even easier summer meal. What is Za’atar? It’s a Middle Eastern seasoning mix made from hyssop, Israeli sumac, sesame seeds, etc.

Jun
2009
dandelion greens
May 2009

Did you know that the USDA ranks dandelion in the top four green vegetables in overall nutritional value? Or that DEBRA ranks avocados among the most wonderful things on Earth?

May
2009
Apr 2009

o early for tomatoes, zucchini are still expensive, and we aren’t ready for cold salads…. it’s still cool enough to turn on the oven, roast vegetables, and dream of summer!

Apr
2009
buckwheat cooked
Mar 2009

Buckwheat! You either love it… or you haven’t tried it yet. This Japanese/Russian supergrain cooks quickly, and is packed with flavor. And it marries especially well with chicken.

Mar
2009
coconut chocolate frangipanne
Feb 2009

About five minutes to get into the oven. Gluten-free, grain-free, with the richness of nuts and eggs; and loved by everyone.

Feb
2009