Cauliflower Recipes - Alphabet of Vegetables

IN A RUSH? Prefer Another Vegetable? Skip Straight to the Recipes or Switch to the A-Z of Vegetables . CAULIFLOWER: THE BASICS Botanically speaking, cauliflower is a member of the cabbage family of vegetables; its cousins are cabbages, broccoli, kohlrabi, turnips, bok choy, radishes, horseradish and Brussels sprouts. In the ground, a cauliflower plant sprouts tough outer leaves; growers tie these leaves together over the flower inside. Before harvest, the flower transforms into a clean, stark-white "head" of cauliflower, the edible part of the plant . To eat or cook the cauliflower, the outer leaves are cut away and discarded; a large V is often cut into the slightly woody core to speed cooking. A cauliflower's large stalks are called " large florets " and tiny bites of cauliflower are called " small florets ". Florets are aptly named: a head of cauliflower is actually the plant's immature flower. When cooked, cauliflower becomes creamy and i

Beet Recipes – Alphabet of Vegetables (Beetroot Recipes)

IN A RUSH? Prefer Another Vegetable? Skip Straight to the Recipes or Switch to the A-Z of Vegetables . BEETS: THE BASICS Beets are called, well, "beets" in North America but "beetroot" (in English only, obviously) in the rest of the world. We think of beets as a "root" vegetable because the edible portion grows below ground; in fact, botanically, beets are the lower stem of the beet plant. (More about Root Vegetables .) Tender leafy-green beet greens are also delicious; chefs are especially fond of tiny-tiny beet microgreens, so pretty on the plate. Mostly, we humans eat what we call "garden beets" or "table beets"; in contrast, "sugar beets" are grown to manufacture sugar. Don't be startled, it's natural for beets to turn urine a slight pink color . Beets are known for their glistening claret color but specialty beets come in lovely orange and gold colors, even white; they all taste the same and cost a lot more.

Asparagus Recipes - Alphabet of Vegetables

For seasonal cooks, nothing announces spring's arrival quite like the return of fresh asparagus. When A Veggie Venture was a new blog, a reader complained about a flurry of asparagus recipes. "Do you eat nothing else?" she asked. Why yes, I thought. During asparagus season, doesn't everyone? I hope you love this collection of asparagus recipes!

Miscellaneous Vegetables ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

BLACK-EYED PEAS BROCCOLI RAAB CELERIAC CELERY CHAYOTE DAIKON EDAMAME ENDIVE FIDDLEHEAD FERN HEARTS of PALM JERUSALEM ARTICHOKES JICAMA LEEKS LETTUCE LIMA BEANS MÂCHE MISO NOPALITOS PARSLEY ROOT PARSNIPS POKEWEED RADICCHIO RADISH RUTABAGA SOY SPROUTS TOFU TURNIPS WATERCRESS YAMS Amaranth Hello, amaranth lover! The amaranth recipes have moved, formatted to make pages load faster. Please see amaranth recipes . Top of Page Arugula Also called Rocket Hello, arugula lover! The arugula / rocket recipes have moved, formatted to make pages load faster. Please see arugula recipes . Top of Page Black-Eyed Peas THE BASICS Originating in Asia, the black-eyed pea is thought to have been introduced to the United States through the African slave trade. This small beige bean has a black circular "eye" at its inner curve. In the American South, black-eyed peas are served at New Year's for good luck. Crowder pea

Summer Squash Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Summer Squash Including Yellow Squash, Zucchini (also called courgette), Pattypan Squash & Ridge Gourd Including Squash Blossoms See also Chayote (another summer squash) See also THE BASICS Summer squash have thin, edible skins and soft seeds. (That's compared to Winter Squash whose skins are usually inedible. Think the difference between zucchini (a summer squash) and butternut squash (a winter squash). Summer squash can be eaten raw or with a brief cooking time while winter squash usually requires cooking. Did you know? There's a certain loveliness to squash blossoms, I call it the Miracle of Squash Blossoms . Summer Squash for BREAKFAST Baked Eggs with Ratatouille Vegetables 30min/45min – WW4 – PP6 – NetCarb13 ♥ Garden Eggs "Benedict" 20min/20min – WW5 – PP5 – NetCarb4 ♥ Light Summer Frittata 20min/30min – WW4 Toad in a Pattypan Hole 10min/20min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb4 ♥ Zucchini Muffins 25/50min – WW5 – NetCarb30 Summer Squash in APPET