This yummy, bright green pea soup is flavored with ginger, cilantro and coconut milk for a delicate, unexpected lift. Try Catherine Newman's fresh, wholesome recipe today.
Everything about this dish says fall -- the sweet earthy flavor, the rich fragrance and the bright orange hue. Roasted butternut squash makes a wonderful side dish on its own, or it can be tossed into beef or vegetarian chili, pureed into soup, or stuffed into raviolis. It's a quick dish to throw together and is even faster when you buy a package of it already cleaned, peeled and cubed (look in the refrigerated produce section at the grocery store).
This is such an easy, yet elegant side dish that could compliment anything from a turkey dinner to a standing rib roast. I always set aside some beans, before they are tossed with the mushroom mixture, for the picky eaters in my family, but most kids do love the rich flavor of the mushrooms and shallots. Each part can be made ahead and refrigerated separately to help speed up meal preparation.
Find easy ways to incorporate organic eating into your lifestyle. From finding ingredients to cleaning your kitchen, it isn't as hard as you thought.
See what fruits and vegetables come into season during spring, and find recipes that maximize their fresh flavor. In-season fruits and vegetables taste better, and are better for the environment, since produce doesn't have to be shipped all the way from the southern hemisphere. You also have a better chance of finding organic goods, which are better for your family.
Here is a recipe that might be useful even if you're not camping -- Squash Packets, which we like to call "hobo packets", and they make a fine accompaniment to Fish Wrapped In Foil. Try other vegetables, if you like, and consider adding whatever seasoning strikes your fancy, such as sliced onions, chopped tomatoes, or spices.
This beautiful butternut squash soup is perfect for the fall and winter. It gets a slight smokiness from adding a paste made from dried ancho chilies (poblano peppers), which are only slightly spicy, and even a little sweet. If you have little children, you can simply leave out the peppers. Make the soup into a creamy bisque by substituting 2-3 cups of heavy cream for the sour cream.
Got a fridge full of leftovers? Make the most of your leftover turkey and trimmings with these fresh meal ideas. Since most of your ingredients are already cooked, each recipe is fast and easy to prepare.