What’s Cooking
Recipes from more than a quarter-century of Debra's newsletters - from our award winning kitchen, and three cookbooks
sweet potato hummous
Oct 2011

“Yams (or sweet potatoes) are one of my favorite foods.  And they’re #2 on the Center for Science in the Public Interest’s list of veggies in terms of overall nutrient content.”

Oct
2011
kelp noodle recipe
Sep 2011

It’s all about simple.  This is tres simple and tres delish.  If you haven’t discovered kelp noodles or Austrian pumpkinseed oil, well, now’s your chance. 

Sep
2011
grated radish and carrot
Aug 2011

This recipe appears in our last cookbook, The Blue Ribbon Edition. Grated root veggies + more veggies + home-made dressing. Yogurt in the dressing adds live probiotics + protein.

Aug
2011
cheesy casserole
Jul 2011

From 1989. It fell by the wayside, until we served it this year at Tastes of Concord. Not only was this dish a hit, but meat eaters couldn’t believe it was vegetarian!

Jul
2011
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