Fresh Green Bean Casserole

Fresh Green Bean Casserole A healthier, fresher version of the old classic. 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, rinsed and sliced 3 ounces French fried onions 1 teaspoon dried savory 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried sage 1/2 […]

Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Walnut Dressing

This is a little more work than a prepackaged mix, but it’s well worth the effort. Pumpkin, Cranberry, and Walnut Dressing 1 2-second spray cooking spray 2 1/3 cups fine cornmeal 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp sea salt 1 cup puréed pumpkin 1/3 cup applesauce […]

Stir-Frying Shiitakes

Shiitakes (Lentinula edodes) are edible mushrooms, which are also considered medicinal mushrooms in some forms of traditional medicine. Shiitakes are native to East Asia. Shii is the Japanese name of the tree Castanopsis cuspidata that provides the dead logs on which shiitakes are typically cultivated, and take means “mushroom.” Other common names by which the mushroom […]