Southeast Asian Slaw

Southeast Asian Slaw
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Ingredients
  • 4½ cups grated mixed root vegetables of choice (such as broccoli stems, carrots, turnips, rutabaga, red cabbage, etc.)
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro &/or mint chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 4 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar/honey
  • 1 Tbsp. sriracha-type hot sauce
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds (garnish)

Instructions
  1. Whisk together garlic, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, & sriracha.
  2. Toss in grated vegetables & cilantro/mint. Taste, & add salt & black pepper as needed & toss again.
  3. Serve immediately topped w/ sesame seeds.
  4. Serves 4-5 as a side. Add spinach & grilled meat or tofu for a complete meal for 3-4.

 

Orange Glazed Golden Beets & Carrots w/Bacon

Orange Glazed Golden Beets & Carrots w/Bacon
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Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp. olive or sunflower oil
  • 3 medium gold beets, cut into 8 wedges each
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into similar sized pieces
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 3 slices bacon, cut into ¼” strips crosswise
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ¼ c. golden raisins, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ c. orange juice

Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large skillet (well-seasoned cast iron or nonstick) over medium heat & stir in beets, carrots, shallots, bacon, salt & pepper.
  2. Mostly cover with a lid (leave it open an inch or so) & cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring once or twice, until vegetables start to brown.
  3. Uncover & add raisins & orange juice. Turn the heat down a bit & cook uncovered, stirring every couple minutes, for another 12-14 minutes, until liquid has turned to a glaze & vegetables are nicely caramelized. Serve immediately.

 

Roasted Vegetables with Shallots & Apple Cider Reduction

Roasted Vegetables with Shallots & Apple Cider Reduction
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Serves: 5-6
 

Ingredients
  • 1 quart pure apple cider
  • 6 cups mixed root vegetables of choice (parsnips, turnips, sweet potatoes, rutabaga, celeriac, carrots, etc.) cut into uniform sizes/shapes of choice – long strips, wedges, cubes, etc.
  • 3 Tbsp. olive/sunflower oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh or 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ c. shallots, diced

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Bring apple cider to a boil in a heavy bottomed pan over medium-high heat. Lower heat to maintain a rapid simmer & cook until reduced to about ¼ the original volume, stirring occasionally (should take 20-30 minutes – be careful not to take it too far & burn it). Keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, toss prepared vegetables in oil to coat & spread in a single layer onto a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Roast, turning occasionally, until just starting to brown but still au dente, about 20-30 minutes (if you have convection, use it – but lower cooking times).
  5. Remove from oven & sprinkle with salt & pepper & thyme, stir in shallots, & roast for another 10-15 minutes, until veggies are getting softer & golden browned.
  6. Toss with apple cider reduction & serve.

 

Fresh Winter Vegetables & Tahini Dip

Fresh Winter Vegetables & Tahini Dip
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Ingredients
  • 4 cups sliced beauty heart radishes & carrots
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed with the side of a large knife
  • 1 cup roasted tahini
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ c. water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Garnish: drizzle of olive or Driftless Sunflower Oil, minced red onion or shallot, flat leaf parsley cut into thin ribbons

Instructions
  1. Prepare vegetables & hold in cold water until ready to serve.
  2. Pulse garlic a few times in a food processor & add tahini, lemon juice, water, salt & pepper & process until smooth & creamy (add a bit more water if it’s too thick).
  3. Pour into a serving dish & top with desired garnishes.
  4. Drain vegetables & serve.

 

Root Vegetable Quick Pickles

Root Vegetable Quick Pickles
 

Note: This recipe makes for some powerful, tangy pickles. If you prefer a milder mix, I’d recommend swapping in half water-half vinegar, and adding a touch of honey.
Ingredients
  • 1 quart jar w/ lid
  • 2 cups white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lb of root carrots, beauty heart radishes, turnips, etc, thinly sliced (use a mandolin for best results)

Instructions
  1. Combine first six ingredients in a pot, and bring to a boil.
  2. Once it boils, dump in vegetables. Turn off the heat, so the vegetables stay crisp.
  3. Ladle immediately into your clean canning jar. Cover with lid.
  4. Let them sit in the fridge for at least three days before opening, and up to three weeks.
  5. Once opened, enjoy the pickles soon while they’re still fresh.

 

Spicy Roasted Carrot & Pear Soup

Spicy Roasted Carrot & Pear Soup
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Serves: 4-6
 

Ingredients
  • 6 cups diced carrots
  • Oil, salt, & pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-3 fresh hot red chiles (stemmed, seeded, & chopped), OR 1-3 tsp. dried chile flakes, or ¼-1 tsp. cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 2 large pears, diced
  • 1 quart veggie, chicken (or turkey!) stock or water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Cream, half & half, condensed milk, or crème fraiche (optional)

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss carrots with about 1 Tbsp. of oil, spread in a single layer on a baking sheet, & sprinkle with salt & pepper.
  3. Roast, turning them once or twice, until starting to brown, about 20-30 minutes.
  4. About 10 minutes before carrots are done, heat another Tbsp. of oil in a heavy bottomed soup pot. Add onions & sauté until golden. Add garlic & chiles & sauté another minute or so so.
  5. Add pears, stock/water & carrots as soon as they have started to brown in the oven. Simmer until pears & carrots are very soft, about 15 minutes.
  6. Puree well with an immersion blender or in batches in a food processor/blender & return to pot. Add cream if using, return to a simmer, adjust seasoning as desired, & serve.

 

Sri Lankan Mixed Pickle

Sri Lankan Mixed Pickle
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Ingredients
  • ½ an onion cut in ½” dice
  • 1 large or 2 medium carrots, cut in half lengthwise then sliced into ¼” half moons
  • 4-5 red or yellow mini peppers, cut into ½” dice
  • 1-2 fresh hot peppers, minced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed & minced
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pitted dates
  • ¼ c. apple cider or rice vinegar
  • 1½ Tbsp. whole brown mustard seed
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • Salt to taste

Instructions
  1. Combine onion, carrot, mini peppers, & hot peppers if using into a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a food processor & grind into a paste.
  3. Stir into vegetables & let sit at room temperature for an hour or so until serving or storing in the refrigerator.
  4. Serve with rice & curry or rice & chicken, pork, or fish.
  5. Will store in the fridge for at least a week.

 

Roasted Carrots & Sweet Potatoes w/Sungolds & Sage

Roasted Carrots & Sweet Potatoes w/Sungolds & Sage
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Ingredients
  • 3 large carrots, cut into ½” half moons
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into ½“ pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. oil; Driftless Sunflower Oil recommended!
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ pint sungold tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage, leaves stacked, rolled, & cut into chiffonade

Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Toss carrots & sweet potatoes with oil, spread on a sheet pan, & season to taste with salt & pepper.
  3. Roast for 20-30 minutes, stirring once or twice, until just starting to brown.
  4. Stir in sungolds & garlic & roast for another 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in sage & serve.

 

Fiesta Slaw

Fiesta Slaw
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 

Ingredients
  • ½ – 1 head red cabbage (depending on size), very thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
  • 1 broccoli stem, peeled & grated
  • Salt & to taste
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • ½ green bell pepper, very thinly sliced into 2” strips
  • ½ yellow squash with middle scraped out, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest & juice of 1 lime
  • 3 Tbsp. mayo
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ tsp. each ground coriander & chipotle powder

Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine sliced cabbage, grated broccoli & salt & stir together with a spoon or your hands (or lightly pound with a meat pounder or wooden sauerkraut pounder if you have one).
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together garlic, lime zest/juice, mayo, cilantro, & spices in a small bowl.
  3. Add remaining vegetables & lime mayo mixture to slaw & toss.
  4. Serve immediately or store in fridge for a couple days.

 

Summer Vegetable Saute with Balsamic Dates

Summer Vegetable Saute with Balsamic Dates
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Serves: 4
 

Ingredients
  • 6 cups mixed vegetables (like carrots, beans, & summer squash) cut into thin matchsticks*
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower or olive oil
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine, stock, or water
  • ¼ c. Chopped pitted dates
  • ¼ c. Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water

Instructions
  1. In a large sauté pan, heat oil over med-high heat.
  2. Add onions & sauté until softened, a minute or two.
  3. Add the carrots & sauté for a couple minutes, until starting to soften.
  4. Add beans & zucchini/summer squash & sauté for another few minutes.
  5. Add salt/pepper, wine or stock/water & continue to cook until liquid has evaporated & the vegetables are just starting to brown a bit but aren’t mushy.
  6. Remove vegetables from pan to a platter & return pan to heat with the dates, vinegar, & remaining water.
  7. Bring date mixture to a boil, stirring frequently, until bubbly & starting to thicken. Pour over vegetables & serve with couscous, brown rice, or grilled fish, pork, or chicken.
  8. * to cut vegetables into matchsticks, carefully cut carrots & summer squashes into long thin slices (a mandolin sure is handy for this)’ then make a stack of the slices & cut them very carefully into long thin matchsticks with a sharp Chef’s knife. Cut green beans in half lengthwise, & make a stack of dragon tongue beans & cut into matchsticks on a steep bias.