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Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

When you think of mushrooms, furry is probably not the first thing that comes to mind, but this is a mushroom that looks decidedly furry.  To me, they look like Tribbles, those purring creatures from my favorite episode of Star Trek. Lion’s Mane mushrooms are delicious and meaty, though somewhat difficult to find.  If you […]

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Cashew Vegetable Korma

Cashew Vegetable Korma

This is a rich, warming, vegan dish bathed in a sauce based on cashews and coconut milk.  Korma is one of my favorite winter foods, and there are dozens of variations on the sauce base–some use yogurt or cream, for instance.  This is a dairy-free version that works well with any type of vegetables you […]

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Green Beans with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots

Real-Food Green Bean Casserole with Sherried Mushrooms and Fried Shallots

If you have been watching the massive clean-up and restoration efforts going on after Hurricane Sandy and have been looking for a way to help, please consider making a donation to assist the people who have lost power, homes, possessions, and, in some cases, loved ones.  The American Red Cross is in need of donations, […]

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Mushroom-Stuffed Poblanos

Mushroom-Stuffed Poblanos

One of the things I love about fall in Colorado is the roasted chile vendors who appear, spinning barrels of green chiles over open flames, sending out the most intoxicating scent of charred peppers.  The peppers are often from Hatch, New Mexico, the chile capital of the country, but many come from local farms.  I […]

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Raw Zucchini "Pasta" with an Olive Tapenade

Harvest Dinner Pairings, with HandCraft Wines

We are enjoying the end-of-summer bounty from our C.S.A. share, and when I heard that the newest Thirsty Girl event was coming up I immediately started thinking of a “garden” dinner to go with the wines.  The featured wines for September are from the HandCraft collection, and vintner Cheryl Indelicato is donating part of the […]

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Farmers' Market Puffy Omelette

Farmers’ Market Puffed Omelette

This is an impressive way to serve a simple omelette to your family or friends, and a great way to use seasonal vegetables.  The dish is baked until puffy and served right out of the pan. It will deflate a bit as it cools, but it retains a really light, delicate texture that works well […]

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