This recipe comes from The National in Manhattan. It is my favorite winter soup – a sweet and sour cabbage soup – a very traditional Jewish recipe. This is the vegan version, but you can add a piece of brisket or chuck roast and turn it into a meaty winter meal if you wish.
This traditional breakfast pickle is part of a family of Japanese quick-salted pickles. Some of you may grow shiso. If not, I’ve found it at the Buford Highway Farmers Market. It’s definitely traditional, but you can leave it out.
This dish is a more complicated. It’s adapted from a recipe by Marcus Samuelsson, the Ethiopian-born chef who grew up in Sweden. This is definitely from the Ethiopian side of his heritage. This recipe ran about 2 years ago in the New York Times. Injera is available at the DeKalb Farmers Market. I’ve tried making my own – total failure! This is one time that store bought definitely trumps homemade.
Oops – another recipe adapted from the folks at Prevention magazine …. but this one is great for incorporating lots of lots of vegetables. You can decide how much of your bok choy or Napa cabbage to include – the whole head? half? a quarter?
This recipe came from Bon Appetit no telling how long ago. An easy, easy salad and a nice green addition to your Thanksgiving table.
I wish I could tell you where this recipe came from – but it is amazing. I made it last weekend (with fresh pasta from a Slow Food class at Storico Fresco) and if I had to eat nothing but this dish for the next three months, I’d be very happy. The original recipe called for bacon. Fine. Add it. But it’s totally not necessary.
Preserved mustard greens can be found canned at most Chinese markets but I’ve included a recipe for preserved greens that you could make with your collard greens. Yes, you’ll have to plan ahead of this dish, but you’ll have an interesting way to use up some of your collards.
Try your romaine lettuce in this dish, or the tender radish and beet greens. Or the cabbage! Or use the kale and cook the greens a little longer than called for here.
Adapted from recipes on seriouseats.com and Saveur magazine.
Now about that cabbage. I have two wonderful cole slaw dressings you have to try.
Last idea for today is a cole slaw recipe for your cabbage and cilantro. It’s from the folks at the PBS show, “America’s Test Kitchen”.