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Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie from Brooklyn Bar Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Are you ever embarrassed by a dish that is ethnically yours? I am. I am Irish and I’ve tried Shepherd’s Pie for decades and been endless disappointed. It’s a peasant dish and historically was made with cheap meat. Restaurants are all too happy to follow that cheap path and the restaurant results are, in a…

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Pickled Spring Vegetables from Casual Cooking by Sara Foster

“Those are wild ramps,” Suzen observed. We were on a hike in Dutchess Country at Madava Farms where you can buy Crown Maple products and take a walk through their maple forest. We actually got lost on the trails, but thanks to the magic of Google Maps, we made it back to our car. We…

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Roasted Vegetables with Miso Sauce from Fermented by Charlotte Pike

For the holiday table, you may feature a side of roasted vegetables. I never get bored by them, but, to be honest, I can get a little tired of them. Great flavor, over and over again. Sometimes I want some roasted veggies with a little flavor tangent. Here is just the recipe for you. From…

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Little Vegetable Cakes from 1000 Italian Recipes

The book that keeps on giving. 1000 Italian Recipes by Michele Scicolone has lots of, well 1000, recipes. You probably don’t like broccoli rabe. I never did. If served it, I would eat it to be polite, but, jeez, that flavor is so overpoweringly intense! Here, boiled and combined with eggs and cheese into lovely…

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