This dead-simple recipe goes into the category of "dishes that cause you to eat more of a given vegetable than you would have thought possible." One good-sized head of cauliflower will probably cover two people. Don't blame me if there's not enough; I warned you.
This recipe makes a great taco filling, a side to rice and beans, or a salad to go with grilled fish or meats. It takes quick pickled onions and adds two root-cellar staples: cabbage and carrots. Change the seasoning to complement your recipe - you could use bay leaves and peppercorns or herbs de provence instead of the spices listed here, for example.
Some variation of this is a fall and winter staple in our house – this is the current version. It’s very adaptable – adjust to the proportions and ingredients that suit you. It's a wonderful side with roast chicken. Or, to make a meal of it, add some sausage (we like the kielbasa from Pine Woods Farm or pepperoni from VT Smoke & Cure), or sauté some onion and chickpeas and put them on top. Put it on a bed of greens (arugula or kale work well), with a mustard vinaigrette, and you've got one great dinner.
This is a traditional Afghan pumpkin dish, which can also be made with other squash. This recipe comes from the San Francisco Chronicle.
This is one of our go-to recipes anytime there are beets and potatoes and it isn't too hot out. Simple, delicious, and infinitely variable.
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