"This hearty stew is best served with a big platter of couscous. You may also serve it with Morrocan bread or with a crusty Fench or Italian loaf and Moroccan salads or any green salad. In Morocco a very hot sauce known as harissa, made up of Moroccan Chile-Garlic Paste (page 674) and some liquid from the stew is passed around in a bowl."
"An incredibly flavorful fall roasted squash salad with macadamia nut cheese, crispy shallot, and balsamic reduction! A hearty side or main. Just 30 minutes and 10 ingredients required!"
We substitued some pan fried Halloumi cheese in place of the macadamia nut cheese. And we baked some sweet potato fingers at the same time as the squash for our non-squash eating picky eaters. We baked at 375°F to prevent burning of the sweet potato.
This is a great clearing-out-the-fridge recipe. My inspiration actually came from an old Cooking Light recipe and a fridge full of vegetables that needed using—but not all vegetables that the original recipe called for. I love the big pieces of cauliflower that came from that experiment, but I have also made versions with parsnips, turnips, winter or summer squash, extra carrots, and swiss chard.
Using bagged broccoli florets and preshredded carrots all but eliminates the prep with this vegetarian entrée. If you want to add meat, use chopped chicken or thin strips of flank steak.
Plump sweet corn, juicy cherry tomatoes, scallions, and spicy chilies-a flavorful combination that makes this dish a summer favorite. Served on its own as a salad or a relish or alongside quesadillas brushed with Chipotle Puree (page 332) and filled with smoked cheese, it's a delicious way to enjoy corn and tomatoes when they're in season.
A Vermont tradition for a snowy day. The vegetables are commonly on hand throughout the winter, and the sharp Vermont cheddar cheese zests the soup up nicely.
Our vegetarian version of Shepherd's Pie was always good at the cafe, but it reached its optimum in flavor when one of the cafe cooks added tofu to the recipe. The missing link provided more texture, taste, and protein to the pie.
From Khadija Ali of Tiffin's, Port of Spain
Potato Chana Curry
The foods of Trinidad are such an amalgam, not only of the produce and cooking styles of Africans, Amer-Indians, Indians, Syrians, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, and French but also of different periods in the food histories of all those involved.