I cook two fresh vegetables and a starch every night (well almost every night) and usually steam them, not too many saucy ones in here. I like to add some herbs and try to watch the amount of butter or fat that I use. I like to taste the flavor of each vegetable! I am just beginning to build my cookbooks so check back many more will be appearing
These canapés are based on a recipe by Margaret Dennis and Karen Gillingham in the Nov/Dec 1992 issue of Cooking Light magazine. Keep in mind that the broccoli mixture marinates in the 'fridge 2 hours before placing in the endive leaves.
My grandmother NEVER told me this was eggplant, or I never would have eaten it. Darn it! I guess I really DO like eggplant. The nerve of her! Prep time includes time to allow eggplant "sweat" or drain.
This makes a tasty and different breakfast, brunch or snack.
Sweet soy sauce, also called ketjap manis should be available in most large stores or Asian stores. If you can't find it, just use dark soy sauce mixed with a little clear, runny honey instead.
From an August 1996 issue of Woman's Day magazine, this is from one of the clippings I found while helping my mom clean out a kitchen closet. This is outstanding with the summer's fresh veggies and a great dish for any bbq!
"Spinach has often been regarded with disdain in the west, probably because it is usually overcooked. This is a delicious, time-honored, southern Chinese recipe. The spinach is quickly stir-fried and then seasoned. It is very simple to prepare." Ken Hom from CHINESE COOKING. (We halved this recipe last night and enjoyed it hot with Mr. Hom's FISH IN HOT AND SOUR SAUCE. Wonderful!)
These are two vegetables that are usually dead cheap at the market, but not enough people know what to do with them. The parsnips can be peeled and cut just like carrots, but the tough skin and larger size of the celery root (aka celeraic) requires a big knife. This is a favourite in my home, where we serve it as a substitute for mashed potatoes. I like a coarse mash and use a regular potato masher, but you can use a stick blender for a smoother purée.
I love fresh asparagus! I've had this recipe so long - I'm not sure where it originated. The lemon, tarragon and butter really enhance the flavor. You can leave out the butter and still have a great tasting dish. Thyme can be substituted for the tarragon with excellent results. Hope you enjoy!