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Vegetable & Side Dishes

Pasta Carbonara

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Pretty much the perfect weeknight meal, carbonara takes about 15 minutes to pull together and you'll be fully-satisfied. If you insist on a vegetable, a simple arugula salad with the best extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and salt and pepper is the way to go. This recipe serves 2 - it's...

Arugula & Watercress Salad with Dried Apricots, Goat Cheese, Almonds & Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

A long name for a quick and simple salad that shows off a harmony of textures and California-grown flavor. Just whisk, toss and enjoy.

How To: Rehydrate Dried Mushrooms

on Monday, 11 February 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

It doesn't take much to bring dried mushrooms back to life, and after reconstituting you'll be rewarded with a double dose of delicious: the mushrooms themselves, rich with savory, meaty flavor, plus the soaking liquid, which adds a boost of mushroom essence to stews, stocks and sauces.

Spicy Yuzu Coleslaw

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Salads & Dressings, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

This lighter, brighter take on coleslaw gets a 1-2 punch of citrus and heat from Yuzu Pao Red Chile Sauce. Serve with grilled poultry, fish or seafood.

Slow-Cooked Polenta

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Vegetable & Side Dishes, Pasta & Grains, Main Course, Recipes

Though the cooking time on this polenta may be a bit longer than some polenta you are used to, it is well worth it and very easy. It also stays good in the fridge for at least a week so you can make a large batch and eat it for breakfast, lunch or dinner throughout the week!

Baked Beans

on Monday, 16 December 2013. Posted in Appetizers & Starters, Vegetable & Side Dishes, Recipes

Heirloom cannellini beans from Community Grains make for an extra rich and creamy pot of baked beans. Pile them up next to your cornbread, collards and barbecue meats.