I actually LOVE Brussels sprouts. I've really become fond of them cooked with a bit of sage as well. The roasting gives the outer leaves of the sprouts a crispy texture, while the middles remain nice and tender.
Chef Traunfeld has experimented his whole life with infusing herbs & food. In this dish he uses sage and lemon to create a perfect balance of delicate flavors that embellish a dish yet somehow never overpower it.
Quick, simple, and unbelievably tasty. This recipe could make even a self-professed brussels sprout hater change their mind. Roasting at a high temperature with olive oil brings out the sweetness and reduces the cabbagey taste of brussels sprouts, caramelizing the edges.
Never have I had carrots that tasted as good as this! Spices and carrot juice make this recipe. If you try it, I hope you enjoy as much as we did. BF found this recipe from a recent edition of Country Home magazine. You can either buy carrot juice or make it yourself if you have a juicer.
Eggplant is one of my favourite vegetables. This mouthwatering spicy dish is served in Sri Lanka on special occasions such as weddings. So good is it that I would happily eat it every day of the week if not for the high oil content. Definitely not one for calorie counters! It is usually served with a chicken curry and saffron rice. I love it hot, but cold the next day, it is sensational. If you wish, prior to cooking, you can cut each eggplant lengthwise into quarters, sprinkle with the salt and leave uncovered in a single layer for thirty minutes. Rinse the eggplant under a cold tap, pat-dry with kitchen paper, and slice into 1" cubes as directed below. I personally don't bother with the salting process. If you prefer to use baby eggplant, just slice crosswise into 1" cubes. Recipe obtained from a Sri Lankan friend.
A meatless cabbage skillet dish. This works in the crockpot, too. Just put everything in the crockpot at once EXCEPT the cream cheese and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for about 3 hours. Stir the cream cheese in when done.
This is now the only way I will be making artichokes. I love the ease of preparation and the perfect texture of the finished artichoke..not too mushy and not too hard. I never before thought of cutting the artichoke in half to make it super easy to remove the choke, and it cooks in half the time as well. Try this recipe if you love artichokes, and you won't be disappointed. Be careful to keep enough liquid in the braising pan so the artichokes don't burn. This is a tip I'm sharing out of experience!!
Roasting artichokes brings out the great nutty flavor. We really enjoy artichokes fixed this way. The process is so simple, you just tuck it in your head; just pick the number of artichokes and pick a pan into which they will all fit. Most artichokes come from California--the belt stretches from San Mateo county into Monterey County. The recipe comes from Sunset.com.
I love artichokes and eggs benedict. When I found this recipe I immediatly made it for breakfast the next morning. It is a beautiful and elegant breakfast dish that is great for a special occasion or romatic morning.