Vegetarian Mushroom & Tomato Linguini

Wild mushrooms are a pleasure to cook as they are delicate and lend newness to a mushroom dish. Sometimes I add in Button or Cremini mushrooms as well as Shiitake mushrooms although Shiitake lend a significantly distinct flavor. Here, simply sauté sliced mushrooms in butter and S&P. Add diced onion and soften. Add diced tomato…

Crispy Roti Mushroom Pizza

Born out of a love for Sautéed mushrooms, this pizza flatbread makes a great appetizer. Please see recipe for Roti bread for the crust. Set oven to 500 degrees Mushroom topping is prepared by slicing a variety of mushrooms-oyster, button, shiitake-any your grocer carries.  Sometimes I can find packages of premixed “exotic” mushrooms and that…

Spicey Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

  1/2 stick butter, Marsala wine, 3 cups whole tomatoes, large bottle vegetable juice (V-8), 5 large slivered onions, 5 cups sliced mushrooms (any type) , 5 finely sliced stalks celery, large whole slivered Napa cabbage, 5 bay leaves, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 10 cups vegetable broth or water,   Cumin, salt, pepper, apple cider…

Curried Macaroni and Cheese

In this photo I’ve use the classic elbow noodle but I love using penne or farfalle for a bistro flare. It’s best to set a pot of salted water to boil while you prepare your sauce and cook your noodles after you have prepared your sauce so you can mix freshly cooked noodles with the…

Creamy Mushrooms

This is wonderful as an appetizer with wedges of crunchy buttered toast or tossed in linguini. I use a variety of wild mushrooms and sometimes add button mushrooms.  Here, I’ve used oyster, crimini, baby portobello and shiitake mushrooms.  They are first sliced and browned in butter.  When the moisture has evaporated and the color is…

Fresh Nectarine and Cucumber Salad

Clean and juicy, this sweet and savory salad accompanies any main entree and even serves as a lovely refreshing lunch. Wash the nectarines, cucumber and cilantro in cold water and dry.  Peel totally or partially your cucumber depending on how bitter the skin is, or whatever is your preference.  Medium dice your cucumber and nectarines….

Autumn Harvest Soup

Fall, autumn vegetables, cool days and warm blankets.  Soup summons comfort and happiness not only for our palates and stomachs but also for our soul. Butternut squash is a slippery devil to peel, but go ahead and peel, seed and cube the whole thing.  Peel and chop in similar sizes your carrot, potato, apple and…

Mushroom and Lemon Angel Hair

Now realizing I should have wiped my cleaver and removed my tongs, I will nevertheless  present this dish because who knows,  maybe you need this today, although I may update this photo.  It’s amazing and easy.  If you don’t have a fantastic clever in your drawer you might want to get one and use it…