Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Melanie Taylor's Fall Veggie Recipes

To know Melanie is to love Melanie. Period.  I wish everyone reading this knew her like I do.  Besides being a sweetheart, and a true blue friend, she's a multi-talented singer/dancer/ songwriter. She has toured and done shows with countless people, not the least of which is Barry Manilow, Better Midler, John Mayer, as well as singing on shows like "The Voice".  But as I said, above all that, she's just a wonderful human. She and I did a few shows for Disney, back in the day. One of the shows we did was in St. Louis, under the arch. I will never forget that day because it was BLAZING hot. Here's a picture of us backstage that day...(not the best picture of either one of us but I think it's cute because we have the same hair).

Melanie is a vegetarian, so here are some of her favorite ways to eat veggies!

Kale–Toasted almonds, butter and salt or EVOO (extra virgin olive oil), balsamic, garlic and red chile flakes.

Swiss Chard–Braised in cream in a dutch oven or sautéed with EVOO, mustard, honey and white wine.

Cauliflower–Roasted in EVOO and finished with a sprinkle of balsamic and golden raisins. Or steamed and puréed with sour cream and fresh thyme.

Apples–Halved, roasted with Moroccan spices (cumin, clove and allspice) and drizzled with pomegranate molasses. Or peeled and chopped and sautéed in brown butter, sugar and toasted almonds

Fennel–Sliced and slow cooked in butter in a heavy roasting pan, and finished with a touch of cream. Or roasted with EVOO, salt and balsamic. Add goat or Parmesan cheese to finish.

Keep in mind all of these can be served hot or cold.


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