Chard and Saffron Omelette

This unique omelette recipe from Plenty uses piles of shredded swiss chard, a handful of herbs, garlic, and lemon juice to put a very savory spin on the traditional omelette. Finely chopped potato is cooked with saffron, and then swiss chard is added, just long enough to soften. The herbs are beat with egg, and then, when the omelette is just solid – mine got … Continue reading Chard and Saffron Omelette

Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

This soba salad pulls no punches. Piles of fresh cilantro and basil, mango, fried eggplant (and I added tofu) hot peppers, sesame oil, red onion, rice vinegar and fresh garlic (I’m not afraid of fresh garlic. Love me, love my garlic). It has four major components – sauce, noodles, fried things and chopped things – so it takes a little bit of effort. But the … Continue reading Soba Noodles with Eggplant and Mango

Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce

In the last year, I’ve been raving quite about about the grain, vegetable, and citrus zest-happy recipes from the “Simply Natural” cookbooks. As a recipe-referring cook at best, I was shocked to find a cookbook whose recipes I wanted to follow to the letter. Friends, it’s happened again. After reading rave reviews for Plenty: Vibrant Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi<;, I put it on my Amazon … Continue reading Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce