What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
THIS
MONTH
beets
May 2011

Crimson, crimson, orange, and yellow… with nuggets of green… and soy sauce… make this salad interesting, delicious, hard to pin down, and utterly unique.

May
2011
turkey chili
Mar 2011

Sweet potatoes add a natural sweetness and complexity of flavor to this lean, hearty, warmly spiced dish.

Mar
2011
shelled eda mame
Feb 2011

Edamame, fresh soybeans, are a delicious and low-fat source of protein. Here, we soften the edamame with brown rice, and elevate them with truffle oil, for a dish that is at once coarse and refined.

Feb
2011
amaranth plant
Feb 2011

Amaranth is a tiny, tiny, tiny grain (a millet technically: the seed of a grass), native to South America. Scallops, of course, are delicious. Here, we marry the two, with Italian spices.

Feb
2011
dried incan golden berries
Dec 2010

Indigenous to South America, goldenberries were brought to South Africa in the 1800’s and are grown today in countries far and wide such as China, England, Scotland, Norway and India.

Dec
2010
a flan on a plate
Nov 2010

Sweet potatoes and maple syrup are what make this flan “yankee.” And yes, we offer a vegan version if you want to sub out the heavy cream…

Nov
2010
zephyr squash
Sep 2010

In which Debra cites the cholesterol-reducing effects of chick peas… and then instructs you to use ten (10!) cups of cheese… A summertime indulgence.

Sep
2010
making salsa on a cutting board
Aug 2010

To the traditional salsa base — tomatoes, peppers, cilantro, onion — we add seafood. For a fresh and exciting cross between a dip and a ceviche. Add black-eyed peas to make it almost a full meal. Or wrap in corn tortillas for instant fish tacos.

Aug
2010
heads of cauliflower
Jul 2010

Grain-free, almost pure vegetable, with bright citrus and crunch and snap!

Jul
2010
green soup
Jun 2010

Who doesn’t love potatoes + corn + fresh garden herbs? This soup can use any and all summer herbs, so just throw them in!

Jun
2010
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