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Quick & Easy Veggie Recipe: African Squash & Chickpea Stew

We’ve been sticking with our New Year’s resolution of putting one or more vegetarian meals on the dinner table every week. That’s because of the research showing the benefits of a plant-based diet. This spicey vegetarian stew meshes squarely with … Continue reading

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A Garlic White Bean Dip That Uses A Whole Head Of Roasted Garlic

We’ve noticed we’ve got something very much in common with our Facebook fans (in addition, of course, to a love for good extra virgin olive oil): We both have a big hankering for beans – or, as they’re also called, … Continue reading

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A Moroccan Vegetable Stew From The Famed Moosewood Restaurant

Paula Wolfert’s cookbooks have influenced the finest restaurants and home kitchens alike in this country. The famed culinary anthropologist’s food writing, which goes back four decades, helped introduce readers here to dishes like foie gras, preserved lemons, and truffles. The Moroccan … Continue reading

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Cannellini Beans Topped With Braised Kale and Garlic Breadcrumbs

Cannellini beans hail from Italy. We love their slightly nutty flavor. The dish here marries them with another “superfood” – kale. The kale – which is braised – and beans, in turn, are topped with crunchy garlic breadcrumbs and a … Continue reading

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A Sweet And Tangy Kale Slaw From The Famed Moosewood Restaurant

The famed Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, N.Y., celebrated its 40th anniversary last year. The natural foods eatery has generated a dozen cookbooks. Dishes like the colorful kale slaw featured here have kept Moosewood going through the decades. (Click here to … Continue reading

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Match Made in Heaven – Oven-Roasted Root Vegetables

During fall, root vegetables and extra virgin olive oil are a natural match. Simple. Flavorful. Easy to prepare. Just toss the root veggies – sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets – with extra virgin olive oil and oven-roast until nicely caramelized. … Continue reading

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Roasted Broccoli w/ Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette & Marcona Almonds

Here at the ranch we’re big on oven-roasting veggies in extra virgin olive oil: Brussels sprouts, root vegetables, cauliflower. Roasting intensifies the flavor. We’ll give the veggies a finishing drizzle of oil for added flavor. More recently we began roasting … Continue reading

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Roasted Eggplant Slices With Warmed Feta and Honey

Honey is sometimes compared to olive oil and wine. Like olive oil and wine, different varieties of honey have different flavors. The flavor depends on various factors, like sunshine, rainfall, and temperature swings where the flower grows. I know this … Continue reading

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Common Meal in Rural Greece: Potatoes Fried in Olive Oil (Greek Fries)

I had the pleasure of meeting Greek culinary guru Diane Kochilas at our ranch, where she took a tour. Olive oil, of course, is big in Greece. They’re the biggest consumers of olive oil on the planet. They also cook … Continue reading

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“Green Couscous” – It’s the Green Ingredients – From Yotam Ottolenghi

I like to fish, and I love preparing sautéed fish. And it just so happens the “green couscous” below would be a good pairing for fish, according to famed London chef Yotam Ottolenghi. He calls it “green” because of the … Continue reading

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