Steamed Mussels with Fennel

Nothing says summer like steamed shellfish. This recipe calls for mussels but tastes just as great with clams. Before cooking the mussels (or clams), place them in a bowl of cold water to clean them. Make sure all the mussels are shut when you start the recipe. If any...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is my favorite way to eat butternut squash—roasting the squash with onions or shallots til they are beautifully caramelized, then pureeing with stock. It’s simple, warm, delicious, and filling.  Freezable too! Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 Tbl olive oil...

Beet Salad with Avocado and Feta

This is lovely with a simple grilled fish or chicken: tender beets with a lemon-shallot vinaigrette, greens and feta. Adapted from Cooking Light via My Recipes. Serves: 4 Ingredients 3 medium golden or red beets – trimmed (stems removed) juice and zest of 1...

Smoked Eggplant and Tomato Pitas

Adapted from Vegetarian Times July/Aug 2015 Ingredients 5 Japanese eggplants peeled quartered lengthwise and cut into 1″ dice 1 Tbl. salt 1/4 cup olive oil 3 large tomatoes cut into wedges 1 cup Italian parsley 1/2 cup basil or cilantro 2 Tbl. sherry vinegar 1...