We rediscovered chard this summer. We had eaten it before, once every year or two, but I didn’t remember it tasted as good as it has this summer. We’re making up for lost time. I’ve served it every couple of weeks lately.
Onions add their sweet, savory flavor to many of the things I cook. They also deserve a spotlight of their own. You can usually find pearl onions year-round in the produce department (or if you want, in the freezer case). Dressed up just a little with butter and parsley, and maybe a little paprika, they’re a great side dish for many meals. You can easily use a substitute for the butter to make the onions casein-free.
For a mostly made-from-scratch supper that I can safely describe as “unprocessed” for my October: Unprocessed pledge, we had this gluten-free taco salad with cucumber, onion and tomato on a spring salad mix, with tortilla chips surrounding it.
This rice dish is a beautiful change of pace from the usual side dishes we have! Gluten-free Sweet Black Thai Rice has rich, eye-appealing color, includes satisfying whole-grain fiber that doesn’t taste woody, and has a delicious, mild nutty flavor that is good prepared simply with water and salt, or with your favorite additions.
Burgers belong with summer, and one of my favorite ways to have them is with sauteed vegetables on top.
One of my husband’s and my favorites is this healthy, flavorful version of minestrone.