Roasted Cauliflower Slices with Breadcrumbs - Cauliflower is often thought of as rather dull tasting. Not in this dish. Inspired by the rich flavors of Sicily, this cauliflower not only looks good, it tastes good too. And it couldn’t be easier to make. I love how simply cutting the cauliflower into slices makes this prosaic cruciferous vegetable look so pretty. Healthy eating never looked so chic.
Cauliflower Spoonbread - For many years I was a vegetarian. When I wanted a light supper I used to often make soufflés and spoonbreads with pureed vegetables and a little cheese, which I’d eat with a crisp green salad. This easy recipe harkens back to that time. It's a basic puree with the addition of eggs and salty feta cheese transforming it from a simple side into a complete meal.
Arugula, Orange, Fennel & Olive Salad - When the first of the new season’s sweet navel oranges start to arrive in early December, they are a great excuse to make this classic Sicilian salad. I find the combination of sweet slices of orange and aromatic fennel spiked with salty oil cured olives irresistible. We’ve added arugula to add in a peppery, green dimension and to bring the health benefits of the cabbage family to the table.
Roasted Radish & Farro Salad - Farro is an ancient type of soft wheat that is often used in soups and salads in Italy. It’s even used instead of rice to make a type of risotto called farrotto. Farro’s delicious nutty taste makes a wonderful base to bulk up cooked vegetable salads during chemo.
Roasted Broccoli - This easy to make dish is a sure-fire way to get broccoli haters to eat this amazingly nutritious veggie. Roasting veggies brings out their natural sweetness, and broccoli is no exception. Cheese gives it a savory bite.
Root Vegetable Mash - I love anything mashed with potato. This includes Scotland’s traditional New Year favorite, ‘tatties and neeps’, a mash of potato and rutabaga or turnips which is usually eaten with haggis. You don’t need a shot of single malt to know that it’s delicious! Our version is a nutrition powerhouse. We’ve added sweet parsnips and carrots into the mix, along some whole smashed garlic. 4 cloves may seem like a lot, but don’t worry. G…