Category Archives: Vegetarian

Celery Root Gratin with Apples and Blue Cheese

Celery Root Gratin

A holiday meal is a time to bring on your best with lots of flavor and worry about the calories later.  That’s where the blue cheese comes in; it is heavenly in this gratin.   This dish makes a wonderful rich side at the holiday table, but it is also a vegetarian dish that can be […]

Winter Squash Stuffed with Quinoa, Mushrooms and Cranberries

Winter Squash

Baked squash is a must on every holiday buffet.  This recipe took a bit of fussing with; our first attempt the grain was too large.  When we combined all of the ingredients with the quinoa everything came together beautifully.  The earthiness of the grain and mushrooms with the sweetness of the cranberries was what we […]

Tomato Fennel Soup

Cider food pairings tomato soup

Can you ever have enough tomato soup recipes? On those cold, rainy winter days nothing satisfies me like tomato soup and grilled cheese. Well, this recipe and pairing takes it to a new level. The toast and cheese are on top of the soup and the soup has texture. The fennel in this soup is […]

Quinoa Chowder with Spinach, Feta and Scallions

Cider food pairings quinoa

This is the most satisfying soup. When I told Olaiya that I wanted to include this with the fall selections, she said, “I want to make this soup just to see how it tastes. I can’t imagine what it will taste like.” That was my reaction also. Try it. You will be so happy eating […]

Kale and Chickpea Stew with Smoked Paprika

Cider food pairings kale

This simple stew combines all of the ingredients you want to eat more of: beans and hearty kale. The smoked paprika takes these simple ingredients and turns them into a balanced supper that you will return to again and again. There is the option of adding sausage for a heartier version. And I must confess […]