What's For Dinner? - Lower Sodium
Celebrate spring with this creamy risotto infused with the fresh flavors of asparagus and white wine. Serve it up as beautful centerpiece for a vegetarian meal or as a side dish with chicken or fish.
There are so many wonderful fresh and dried pastas available that it's hardly worth the effort to make them. Any combination of shapes and flavors will work in this fusion of Indian and Italian ideas. The sauce only looks complicated; it's really easy and can be made ahead, as can the entire dish.
A refreshing complement to roasted or grilled meats, poultry, or fish. Most of the work can be done ahead of time, but add the radishes just before serving so they remain crisp and retain their bright red border.
Cooking garlic very slowly in our Graisse de Canard yields tender, mellow garlic with a deep, rich flavor, plus savory, garlic-infused duck fat. Use the garlic cloves in almost any recipe that calls for garlic--soups, sauces, salad dressings, and more--or slip a few under the skin of a chicken before roasting it. Use the duck fat for things like sautéing or roasting potatoes or veggies. For a real treat, try mashing a few of the garlic cloves with a spoonful of the duck fat to make a delicious spread to smear on a baguette slice or stir into mashed potatoes or cooked white beans or lentils.
A satisfying variation on the Greek lemon chicken soup, avgolemono. It's easily made for vegetarians. The sunny colors will remind you of spring - just when young asparagus begin to come to market. Try it with blanched sugar snap peas or tiny broccoli florets, as well. Remember to add the vegetables just at the end to preserve their fresh, bright green color. Serve the soup hot or at room temperature.
A simple and delicious rice dish with the fragrance of fennel--serve it with chicken, fish, vegetables, or veal.
This recipe comes from the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, which is known for its outstanding vegetarian cuisine. The restaurant is run by a a collective of 19 diversely creative people who believe in healthy and natural eating. Whether you're vegetarian or not, you'll love this savory, silky sweet potato soup accented with the classic combination of pimientos and cheese.
The smokiness of bacon begins a sauce full of Southwestern-style flavor: onion, garlic, chile, herbs, tomatoes, and corn, with a little kick of Tabasco. Toss it with penne pasta and some fresh cilantro for an out-of-the-ordinary weeknight dinner.
Fragrant couscous studded with fresh corn, zucchini, and bell pepper. Serve it as a side for grilled steaks, chicken, burgers, or pork chops or add cooked chicken, shrimp, or meat to make it a meal.
This vegan soup is filled with flavor from plenty of veggies, smoked tofu, and pasta, all brought together with our Classic (AVA-Certified) Vegetable Stock. It's the perfect lunch or dinner for a chilly day!
This tasty soup brimming with with vegetables makes a great, healthy, anytime meal.
This rich and flavorful gravy makes a celebration out of mashed potatoes and roasted veggies--or try it spooned over a warm dish of creamy polenta.
Although often made with a ham bone, our version of split pea soup is so hearty and heart healthy you won't miss the meat. Serve with thick slices of rustic bread.
Chunky-smooth smashed potatoes add old-fashioned comfort to any meal. We've taken a somewhat modern approach by using Yukon Gold potatoes (or red bliss) and combining them with roasted garlic, Veggie-Glace Gold, some milk, and a minimum of butter. What's missing? A lot of fat and calories, but none of the taste and pleasure. Use this same method for other vegetables like turnips and cauliflower.