Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Market Inspiration for Winter

It's getting chilly as we continue with winter and this means a new variety of meals we can serve to satisfy our taste buds.  I whipped up a list of some items you'll find fresh at the MARKET to inspire your winter cooking.

The goal is to find recipes that will make hearty dishes, be healthy, wholesome and fit into our busy schedules.  This is the time to stock up for winter by storing dried goods and other staples to keep in the pantry.  Keep up your spices in your cupboard to have on hand broths for all those soups, stews and braises you'll be making.  Happy cooking!
apples                                         beets
        broccoli                                      brussel sprouts
cabbage                                       carrots
     cauliflower                                 citrus fruits  
          kale                                             mushrooms
  pears                                           potatoes
     radicchio                                    sweet potatoes

Simple Recipe Ideas:
Brussel Sprouts: slice the sprouts thinly, then saute in olive oil and red pepper flakes.  Cook about 6 minutes until tender and sprinkle with lemon juice for a touch of acidity. 
Cauliflower: Toss in olive oil, seasoning with salt and pepper and then place them in a 400 degree oven to roast for 30 minutes until browned.
Sweet Potatoes: Mash the potatoes, then add brown butter, chopped sage and grated Parmesan cheese to top them off. 

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