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Greens and Red Cabbage Gratin

Like blueberries, red cabbage contains anthocyanins, phytochemicals that some experts believe may have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The nutritional attributes of red cabbage don’t just come from the anthocyanins. All vegetables in the cabbage family — the brassicas, also known as cruciferous vegetables — also are packed with sulfur compounds that may help protect…

Mushroom Omelet With Chives

Mushrooms are the most versatile of ingredients, with a meaty texture and a rich, deep flavor ideal for vegetarian dishes. When raw, they’re elegant and delicious; when cooked, they become substantial. They are as welcome in a classic French omelet as they are in an Asian stir-fry. Mushrooms also are a nutritional bargain. Two ounces…

Quinoa and Squash Gratin

I’m drawing in this recipe on the Provençal tradition of combining rice with vegetables in a savory gratin, but I’m substituting quinoa for the rice. You can serve this comforting gratin as a main dish or a side. Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped Salt to taste 2 to 3…

Potato Leek Gratin

Layer thinly sliced potatoes in a gratin dish, and then take your time sautéing the leeks, letting them turn a little golden and crisp around the edges, which brings out their sweetness. Add the leeks to the potatoes, and using the same pan in which you cooked the leeks, scrape up the brown bits at…

Quiche Lorraine

The first quiche to come to the attention of the American public was the quiche Lorraine in the 1950s. Since then we have gone through what has amounted to the quiching of America. Like ice cream, the quiche appears in all flavors — from asparagus to zucchini. This recipe makes enough filling for a pie…

Dandelion Tart

This tart tastes rich and creamy, though there is no cream in it. When you blanch the dandelion greens, they lose some of their bitterness. Ingredients 1 generous bunch dandelion greens, about 12 ounces Salt to taste 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 6 mushrooms, sliced (about 1 cup sliced mushrooms)…

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