Silver Palate’s Goodtime Vegetable Chili

Silver Palate's Goodtime Vegetable Chili
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Silver Palate recipes have become favorite easy family meals. This one is a delicious alternative to traditional TexMex style chili, just as lush and spicy as those with lots of beef and pork.
Servings Prep Time
8 portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
55 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
55 minutes 1 hour
Silver Palate's Goodtime Vegetable Chili
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Silver Palate recipes have become favorite easy family meals. This one is a delicious alternative to traditional TexMex style chili, just as lush and spicy as those with lots of beef and pork.
Servings Prep Time
8 portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
55 minutes 1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 portions 15 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
55 minutes 1 hour
Ingredients
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  1. Place eggplant in a colander and sprinkle with the course salt. Let stand for one hour, then pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Heat 1/2 cup of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add the eggplant and sauté until almost tender, adding oil if needed. Remove the eggplant to a Dutch oven.
  4. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup oil in the same skillet over low heat. Add the onions, garlic and green peppers; saute until just softened--about 10 minutes. Add to the eggplant in the Dutch oven.
  5. Place the Dutch oven over low heat and add the canned tomatoes with their liquid, fresh tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, oregano, basil, pepper, salt, fennel and parsley. Cook uncovered, stirring frequently for 30 minutes.
  6. Stir in the kidney beans, chick peas, dill and lemon juice and cook for another 15 minutes.The eggplant peel should be tender.Stir well and adjust the seasonings.
  7. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or pain yogurt and a sprinkling of shredded cheese.
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Veggie Pot Pie

Veggie Pot Pie
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This recipe lends itself to creativity, since you can prepare it with almost any combination of vegetables.
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 45 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 45 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
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This recipe lends itself to creativity, since you can prepare it with almost any combination of vegetables.
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 45 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 portions 45 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Biscuit Crust
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Coat an 8-inch casserole dish with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. In heavy saucepan, heat wine over medium-high heat.
  4. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until soft, about 3 minutes.
  5. Add celery, bell pepper, carrot, green beans and peas.
  6. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring often. If mixture begins to dry out, add 1/4 cup more wine.
  7. Reduce heat to low. Sprinkle flour over vegetable mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.
  8. In glass measuring cup, combine milk or soymilk and 2 cups vegetable stock. Slowly add to vegetable mixture while whisking constantly. Sauce will start to thicken.
  9. Add parsley, soy sauce, thyme, sage, pepper and cayenne. Cook, stirring constantly, until filling is thickened.
  10. Remove from heat, transfer mixture to prepared casserole and set aside.
Biscuit Crust
  1. In large bowl, mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
  2. Using a pastry blender or fork, cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  3. In measuring cup, combine buttermilk and honey.
  4. Add liquid to flour mixture, stirring with a fork to form a stiff dough. Add more buttermilk if dough is too dry.
  5. Knead lightly in bowl, 3 to 5 minutes, until dough is no longer sticky.
  6. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Roll out to 10 inch round or roll to 1/2 inch thickness and cut into decorative shapes, wedges or rounds.
  7. Lay biscuit topping lightly over filling..
  8. Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbling--about 20 to 30 minutes.
  9. Serve steaming hot into bowls and check six veggies off of your list!
Recipe Notes

Try changing up the flavor of the filling, for example, make a curry vegetable pot pie.  The biscuit crust is a low-fat version of a traditional pot-pie topping. Soy milk can replace the buttermilk to make it vegan; however, the crust may end up a
bit heavier.

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Summer Couscous Salad

A #cooktheharvest recipe!

Summer Couscous Salad
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
For the salad
For the dressing
For the couscous
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Make the Couscous
  1. In a stainless steel or glass mixing bowl, add the couscous
  2. Fill a small saucepot with 2 ¼ cups water. Add ½ teaspoon of salt. Place the pot over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
  3. Pour the hot water over the couscous and cover with foil. Set aside for 5 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
Make the Dressing
  1. Cut the lemons in half. Squeeze the juice into a small bowl.
  2. Whisk together ¼ cup lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Set aside
Prepare the Fruits,Vegetables, and Herbs
  1. Quarter the cherry tomatoes.
  2. Slice the green onions, stem and stalk.
  3. De-stem mint and rough chop.
  4. De-stem parsley and rough chop.
  5. Peel and dice kohlrabi.
  6. Slice cucumber into long sections around the seeds and small dice.
Assemble the Salad
  1. Remove cover from couscous and fluff gently with a fork
  2. Add the vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cheese and toss with the dressing. Enjoy!
  3. Will last regrigerated for several days
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Tomato Pie, Southern Style

This recipe is adapted from Vivian Howard‘s piece in Saveur

Tomato Pie, Southern Style
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Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
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Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Servings
1 10 inch pie
Cook Time
2 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Pie Crust
Filling & Topping
Servings: 10 inch pie
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Pie Crust
  1. Place the flour and salt in the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium for a few seconds. Begin adding the butter one cube at a time. Continue until the flour is speckled and crumbly, about 4 minutes. With the mixer still running, add sun gold tomatoes and vinegar until just combined. Do not overmix. Press the dough into a 6-inch disk, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and chill in the refrigerator overnight (Or the freeze for a few hours).
  2. Bring the crust to room temperature and lightly butter a 10-inch metal pie pan. Preheat the oven to 400°.
  3. Dust your counter and rolling pin lightly with flour and roll the crust slightly larger than your pan. Lay the crust in the pan and press gently into its edges. Cut off the edges that hang over and discard. Freeze for at least 15 minutes or until you're ready to blind-bake.
  4. Lay foil or parchment paper on top of the crust and weigh that down with dried beans or rice. Blind-bake the shell for 30 minutes. Remove the pie weights and foil or parchment and bake 5 minutes more. Set the cooked crust aside as you prepare the filling.
Filling
  1. Toss half of the diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar. Set them over a colander to drain while you get everything else ready, at least an hour.
  2. Lower your oven to 375°. In a medium sauté pan or skillet, melt the butter and then add the onion and 1⁄2 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-low heat until deeply caramelized. This will take about 45 minutes. If the onion gets away from you and burns a little, add 1⁄4 cup of water to the pan, scrape up the overbrowned bits, and keep going. In the end, you have a scant 2⁄3 cup caramelized onion.
  3. Toss the remaining diced tomatoes with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, thyme, and olive oil. Spread in a single layer on a sheet tray with as much room separating the individual pieces as possible. Slide the tray onto the middle rack of your oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. You're looking for the tomatoes to dry out and brown slightly.
  4. Once all the individual components are done, stir together the onion, garlic, the fresh and roasted diced tomatoes, the remaining salt, sugar, black pepper, and basil.
Topping
  1. In a separate, smaller bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, fontina, and Parmigiano. Spoon the filling into your blind-baked crust. Top with the cheese mixture and tomato slices. Bake in the middle of your oven for 30 minutes. You can serve this warm or at room temperature.
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Pi Day Green Torta

This recipe is adapted from David Tanis’s Torta Pasqualina recipe for New York Times Cooking.

 

 

Pi Day Green Torta
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Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
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Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-12 slices 45 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Dough
Filling
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Make the dough
  1. Make the dough: Put flour in a large mixing bowl. Stir together 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt and 4 tablespoons oil, then pour over flour and mix until dough comes together in a rough ball.
  2. Turn out onto a floured board and knead until smooth, 2 to 3 minutes, adding more flour if dough is sticky. Wrap and set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes. (May refrigerate overnight and bring to room temperature.)
Make the filling
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet or wide pot over medium heat. Add onions and a little salt and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add greens, season generously with salt and pepper, and mix well.
  2. Coarsely chop greens, add to mixture and cook until just beginning to wilt. Turn off heat.
  3. Add nutmeg, ricotta and half the Parmesan and mix. Taste and adjust; it should be highly seasoned. Beat 4 of the eggs. Set aside 3 tablespoons beaten egg; add remaining beaten egg to greens and mix well. Let cool.
  4. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Cut dough into 4 pieces and form into balls. Roll out each ball into a very thin 12-inch circle. Place 1 dough circle on a 12-inch pizza pan lined with parchment. Brush lightly with oil, then lay another dough circle on top.
  5. Spoon greens evenly over dough to a 2-inch thickness, leaving a 1-inch border of dough. Smooth the surface. With a soup spoon, make 5 indentations in greens and crack a raw egg into each depression. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan.
  6. Cover with another dough circle and paint lightly with oil. Place last dough circle on top. Using a paring knife, trim any excess dough at perimeter of pie. Fold outer edges together and crimp to seal pie. Paint top with reserved beaten egg. Using a paring knife, make 2 or 3 steam vents.
  7. Bake for about 45 minutes, until very well browned. Slide torta onto a cutting board and let cool slightly before slicing. May also be served at room temperature.
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