One of the great things about delicata squash is that you can cube it up with no peeling. This recipe is adapted from one in “The Sugar Solution Cookbook.” I happen to be a big fan of the combination of rice and lentils. Perhaps you are, too.
A big gorgeous eggplant just cries out to be used in a dish like this one from Women’s Health magazine.
Hilary White of The Hil at Serenbe demonstrated this recipe at the Morningside Farmers Market last year. To cook your spaghetti squash, she recommends preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Split the squash in half and place it on a rimmed baking sheet with a little bit of water. Bake it until it’s tender, remove from the oven and cool. Then she takes out the seeds, and scrapes the squash with a fork to release the “spaghetti.” And then she squeezes the spaghetti in a dish towel to remove excess moisture.
Mary Moore of Cook’s Warehouse demonstrated this recipe at a recent Morningside Farmers Market. I’ve made it twice now, using okra and squash, and then okra and eggplant. It’s an easy recipe to adapt to whatever vegetable is sitting there waiting for you.
The secret of this elegant dish, served by chef Ian Chalermkittichai at his New York restaurant the Ember Room, is that it’s broiled in the oven, the direct heat source from above providing a heavy, steady heat that both tenderizes the eggplant and caramelizes its sweet-savory miso glaze.
Scott Serpas of Inman Park’s Serpas True Food demonstrated this recipe at the Peachtree Road Farmers Market as well. It’s going to use up your mustard greens and some of your okra. Truly, this dish goes together in about 10 minutes.
Broccoli! If you’re not just steaming it or enjoying it raw, try this easy recipe from Everyday Food magazine.
One recipe that doesn’t require cooking. It comes to us from Whole Foods again. I love Waldorf salad. Yogurt as dressing is a great switch from mayonnaise.