Showing posts from October, 2006

Acorn Squash with Quinoa & Cherries

The Recipe: Acorn squash stuffed with protein-rich nutty-tasting quinoa [pronounced KEEN-wah], slightly sweet with dried cherries or cranberries, maple syrup and fall spices. A great choice for Meatless Monday during the fall. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . The Conversation: What, exactly, is "tepid water"? And what in heavens does it have in common with quinoa?! COMPLIMENTS! "... to die for ... my family's first experience with quinoa, and they raved ..." ~ Anonymous True Story. Late on a Friday, shoppers trolled the aisles in a nearby grocery whose shelves are lined with hard-to-find international ingredients as coveted by gourmet cooks as appreciated by immigrants longing for familiar tastes of home. One shopper studied his list, peered at labels, checked the list again. An observant grocery manager asked to help, thought for a moment but shook his head. “Naw, we don’t carry that.” Then his face brightened. “Whole Foods!” he said, n

Balkan Summer Sausage Stew

A hearty summer sausage stew, a great way to use up the summer sausage that so often shows up in gift baskets. The stew is packed with late-summer and early-fall vegetables so even though the sausage itself is calorie-dense, a serving adds up to about 200 calories. So good, this! I especially love it with a dollop of sour cream on top with some good bread for dunking into the juices. Real Food, Fresh & Comforting. Another Quick Supper , a Kitchen Parade Specialty. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly.

Apple Cider Indian Pudding

Work with me for just a minute, will you, please? I want you to imagine the best dessert you've probably never tasted, the best dessert you've maybe never even heard of. It's Indian pudding, an old-fashioned home-style dessert dating back to New England in the 1600s long before the American Revolution. I wish I could tell you it's a real looker, but sorry, it's not. In fact, it may be the plainest-looking dessert you've come across in a long while. So close your eyes, please, and conjure something just warm from the oven, soft and sweet, scented with apple cider, spiced with cinnamon, studded with tiny plump currants, slightly textured with cornmeal. Drizzle a little cream over top and ... prepare to swoon. An Old-Time Dessert Dating Back to the American Colonies. A Homestyle Autumn Dessert Made from Scratch, Seasonal & Inventive. A Creative Choice for Thanksgiving & Fall Gatherings. Extra Welcome When "Supper's a Little Skimpy". Budget