Ingredients: 1 pound asparagus, washed, trimmed, cut into 2-inch pieces 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil (to taste) 2 cups chopped leeks, white part only (from 3 medium leeks) 1 medium onion, finely diced (or 4-5 shallots) 1[...]

By David Vartanian of the Vintage Press Restaurant, named one of America’s Best Chefs* This salad with crunchy walnuts is for real blue cheese lovers.  Pair with a grilled steak or lamb chops and boiled baby red skin potatoes for a[...]

Ingredients: 6-7 cups yellow and zucchini squash, peeled and cubed 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups carrots, peeled and diced 1 1/2 cup onions, chopped 1 large potato, peeled and diced 6 cups reduced sodium chicken or vegetable broth (to[...]

Ingredients: 1 large head of cauliflower, in 1 1/2” florets 5-6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large red, yellow or white onion, cut into wedges 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms, cleaned, cut in half 1 large sweet potato or Yukon Gold potato, peeled[...]

Ingredients: 2 16 oz. cans reduced sodium garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 2-3 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter 4 cloves garlic, crushed 1 medium onion, chopped (white, brown or yellow) 2 stalks celery (and top greens), chopped 2[...]

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour, sifted 3/4 cup unsalted butter (6-7 tablespoons) 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 cup white or brown sugar 1/2 cup dried apricots, finely chopped 1/2 cup apricot preserves 1/4 cup fresh orange or apricot juice 2[...]

Ingredients: 3 cups plain low-fat white or Greek yogurt 1 cup sour cream 3 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded, sliced, diced or grated or 4-6 Persian cucumbers, finely chopped or grated 1 small white or red onion, minced 1 cup thinly sliced[...]

INGREDIENTS 2 cups cooked flaked fish (salmon, tuna, whitefish, cod, etc.) 2 cups small cooked bay shrimp or 1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 (7 1/2 oz.) cans crab meat, drained or 6-8 oz. crab legs, cut in bite size pieces 1 cup[...]

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh asparagus, rinsed and cleaned 1 pound thin-skinned red potatoes (about 1 1/2 in. wide), scrubbed 1 large firm-ripe papaya (about 1 lb.), peeled and seeded 4-5 cups salad mix, rinsed and crisped 1/2 cup Kalamata[...]

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds eggplant, cut into (1/2-inch-thick) slices (about 2 medium) 5 Roma or medium tomatoes, cut into1/4-inch slices or 12 cherry tomatoes halved 4 medium red, yellow, green or mixed bell peppers, cut into thick slices[...]

Ingredients: 8-9 cups red cabbage, shredded 1/2 medium red onion, sliced thinly 1 large carrot, shredded 1 cup dried sweetened cranberries, dried tart cherries or golden raisins 1 cup packed finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 cloves[...]