Bok Choy with Peanuts and Cilantro


4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 pinch salt
4 cups bok choy
2 tablespoons peanut or canola oil, divided
1 cup onion, finely chopped
4 teaspoons ginger, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon cornstarch, plus 3 tablespoons of water, mixed
1 cup cilantro, chopped


Potato-Kale Cakes with Rouille


1 pound red potatoes, scrubbed, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 bunch kale, de-ribbed, de-stemmed, and coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced

Roasted Broccolini with Lemon-Thyme Gremolata

Bok Choy Stir Fry


1 pound baby bok choy
1 1/3 tablespoons canola, vegetable, or peanut oil
1–2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated or minced
3 tablespoons broth or water (or 2 tablespoons broth or water, plus 1 tablespoon wine)
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon tamari (soy sauce)
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil


Cooking for Health

Greens and Mushroom Gyozas

vegetable-gyozaRecipe by Rebecca Dienner for The FruitGuys

8 ounces mushrooms, cleaned and finely chopped (about 1 1/2 to 2 cups)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 scallions, minced
1/2 cup onion, minced
1 carrot, grated
1 cup kale or chard, finely shredded
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon mirin or rice vinegar
1/4 cup white wine
1 package gyoza wrappers, round or square
Small bowl of water, plus more for steaming


The Greens Challenge

Squash and Greens Risotto

spinach-risottoRecipe Courtesy of Capay Valley Farm Shop


2-3 lbs. winter squash
5 cups chicken broth
1   cup dry white cooking wine
1 medium leek, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
5 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage or 1/2 tsp dried (optional)

Granny Was Right


Surely you experienced it. Maybe you remember it fondly. Maybe it got on your nerves. But at some point during your childhood, chances are your grandmother—or Grammy, Gramma, Nana, Nonna, Bubby, or simply G-ma—used a remedy that didn’t come from a medicine cabinet to “cure” your cold.

Sauteed Baby Bok Choy