DIY VEGETABLE BOUILLONThis is life-changing stuff, an all-vegetable mixture that's kept in the freezer, then scooped out a teaspoon at a time (salt preserves and softens the mixture to make it scoopable). So banish those cubes of cardboard-like bouillon, those heavy cans and cartons or mostly-water vegetable stock. This is really great stuff --
Homemade Vegetable Bouillon
VEGAN DONE REALWhat a plateful of color and flavor! Later this recipe was featured in Vegan Done Real, a collection of 52 favorite vegan recipes from my favorite food bloggers -- that's one per week. It starts with cubes of sweet potato and butternut squash, warmed with cinnamon, ginger and a touch of saffron.
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine
SIMPLE IS GOOD BUT NOT ALWAYS BESTIs this how my English grandfather would have roasted potatoes? I think so. The technique takes an extra step but oh, trust me, it's worth it.
How to Roast Potatoes to Perfection
VEGAN 'EGG' SALAD RECIPE'Faux' foods don't excite me but a tofu mixture that looks-acts-tastes-like-a-duck, I mean egg salad, this does. This recipe was the season's first contribution to Kitchen Parade's Summer Easy, a collection of easy summer recipes.
MORE THAN A SUM OF ITS PARTSThis salad is surprisingly substantial -- and the 'lemon on lemon' is addictive.
Lemony Broccoli & Lemon Vinaigrette
GREEN BEAN MAGICA sort of magic happened with this green bean salad!
Chilled Green Bean Salad with Rosemary & Garlic Oil
A COMPOSED SALAD GOES CAREFREEAll the perfection of a composed salad is tossed to the winds -- and turns out deliciously.
Tossed Caprese Salad
NO-GUILT CORNAn ear of corn is instant portion control; grilling brings out the natural sweetness.
Grilled Corn with Chipotle-Lime Browned Butter
SIMPLE & SIMPLY SPECTACULARThis recipe is the Reader Favorite from all of 2010!
Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon Vinaigrette >
SO PRETTY ON THE TABLEMy friend Ann started this recipe. It can either be a side dish or even better, with a little whipped cream, a dessert. Very pretty!
Stuffed Pumpkin with Apple & Cranberry
NARY A MARSHMALLOW IN SIGHTEspecially at Thanksgiving, marshmallows are the requisite topping for sweet potato casseroles. But not here, this sweet potato casserole is decidedly savory -- and wonderful.
Savory Sweet Potato Casserole
LET'S GIVE SALADS WITH ABANDONIt was my antitode for December's hectic holidays, one simple salad after another.
A Simple Dandelion Salad
SPECIAL FEATURES IN 2010RECIPE COLLECTIONS
Twelve Favorite Tomato Recipes
Vegetarian Entrée Recipes for Thanksgiving
My Favorite Sweet Potato Recipes
How to Cut Brussels Sprouts, with Photos & Recipe Suggestions
My Favorite Way to Roast Beets (pictured)
For Green Bean Casserole, Just Say NO! to Canned Green Beans & Mushroom Soup
Frozen Sweet Potato Fries: Are They Worth the Price? the Calories?