Roasted Cauliflower Soup by Rosemary Gretton

Join writer and editor Rosemary Gretton as she prepares this comforting Vegan soup.

Ingredients:

1 head cauliflower, rinsed and cut into florets (remove any leaves and base)
2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into large cubes
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 head garlic
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 white onion, finely chopped
4 cups vegetable stock (or 4 cups water and 1 package/cube vegetable bouillon)
1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or dried thyme
2 tablespoons chopped fresh or dried chives
2 tablespoons champagne vinegar (or white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
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How to Bake a Potato

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Don’t pass on the potatoes because you are not quite sure if they are healthy or how to bake them. A mindfully confident home cook should be wise in the way of the spud.

Select the perfect potato!

Russets are usually used for baking because their flesh is more agreeable to the process and the skin will hold up when split in half to be slathered with whatever bit of deliciousness you want to add. Sweet potatoes make a delightful change from the ordinary spud. Buying and baking either kind is easy. Read More



Au Gratin Potatoes

au gratin potatoes newIngredients:

2 T butter, unsalted
1/4 cup onion, very finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, finely minced
2 T flour
1/8 t ground white pepper
Pinch of salt, or more to taste
2 cups 2% milk
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar, shredded, measured while tightly packed
3 med-large (2 3/4 lbs) baking potatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded (yes, even more cheese!)
Paprika Read More


New Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Peas

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 T butter
2 T olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, sliced on the diagonal
8 oz mushrooms, cut into thick slices or quarters
1 cup pearl onions, thawed from frozen
1 t dried thyme
1/8 t ground white pepper
1 1/2 lb new potatoes, rinsed, left unpeeled, and cut to bite sized chunks
12 oz peas, either fresh shelled or thawed from frozen Read More


Creamy Cauliflower and Fontina Soup

Ingredients:

1 large head cauliflower, rinsed and trimmed to florets
6 medium red potatoes, peels left on, chopped
2 large or 3 small leeks, white and light green parts cleaned and chopped
2 large shallots, chopped
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups water
2 cups milk, 2% or whole
Salt to taste
1/4 t ground black pepper, or to taste
1 t dried thyme
3/4 t dried mustard
1/2 t fennel seeds
8 ounces fontina cheese, cut into small pieces Read More