Vegetarian Fried Cabbage

Fried cabbage is a southern tradition, usually cooked with bacon. This particular variation is lighter and mildly spicy. A delicious weeknight treat to accompany any meal, or make it the main dish by adding in a variety of chopped vegetables of your choice. Carrots and peppers are particularly delicious. Want something even more substantial? Add onions and pasta for a lighter variation of Haluski.

Ingredients
2 tbsp butter or oil of choice
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
6 cups cabbage (1 head) chopped
1 tbsp water

Directions
Heat butter or oil over medium heat in a deep skillet. Whisk in seasonings, let cook for 1 minute. Add cabbage and water, toss to coat. Cook 5 – 7 minutes, until tender.

Callaloo

It’s not just fun to say, Callaloo is a leafy green, mineral rich staple in the Carribean diet. While there are many variations from region to region, the ingredients always contain a big leafy green similar in appearance to Kale, onions, scallions, and coconut milk. The ‘name’ of the vegetable is sometimes itself referred to as Callaloo but can be amaranth or taro.Try this variation below for a delicious Jamaican style Callaloo. If you already used up the callaloo, you can substitute greens, like sweet potato or “Asian cooking greens”, in this recipe. Continue reading

Apples Among Us

By Wendy King

Since September has been warmer, the recent supply of apples in various hues and flavors seem to be somewhat of a surprise, yet also a reminder that fall is almost here. It is amazing to me that some varieties of apples trace their lineage as far back as the Renaissance. The tasty red orb has certainly survived the centuries. But I am amused by one apple fanatic from the turn of the last century, who hailed from Massachusetts and became a one-man branding force for the fall fruit across this country. Continue reading