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MAKES 6 SERVINGS Start to finish: 15 minutes 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon Kosher salt and ground black pepper Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the walnuts in a pie plate and toast them in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are fragrant and are a shade darker. Trim the Brussels sprouts and discard any damaged outside leaves. Use a food processor fitted with the thin slicing blade to shred the sprouts. In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the sprouts … ]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 10:38:03 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/16272628-509/quick-sauteed-brussels-sprouts.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/16272628-509/quick-sauteed-brussels-sprouts.html <![CDATA[ Creamed Arugula ]]>

MAKES 4 SERVINGS 10 ounces arugula 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup cream¼ stick unsalted butter 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced¼ cup Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Bring large pot of salted water to boil. Cook arugula in two batches, stirring constantly, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain in colander, then rinse with cold water to cool. Squeeze out as much excess water as possible; chop arugula into thin slices. In small saucepan, combine milk and cream over medium heat. Melt butter in a separate saucepan over medium heat and cook onion until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add milk mixture … ]]> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:50:00 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/5095464-509/creamed-arugula.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/5095464-509/creamed-arugula.html <![CDATA[ Asparagus Chevre Tart ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 6 TO 8 SERVINGS 5 ounces chevre (goat cheese)1 egg ¼ cup heavy cream 10 grinds fresh black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt 12 ounces asparagus, preferably on the smaller side (if larger, cut in half length- wise) 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted per package instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine chevre, egg, cream, pepper and salt in small bowl. Trim bottoms off asparagus. Unwrap puff pastry, and trim to 14-by-10-inch rectangle. Place dough on sheet tray lined with parchment or silicone baking mat. Place 1 asparagus spear on short side of dough, about 1/2 inch from end. … ]]> Tue, 01 May 2012 15:48:00 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/5095436-509/asparagus-chevre-tart.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/5095436-509/asparagus-chevre-tart.html <![CDATA[ CHEESE and ASPARAGUS SOUFFLE ]]>

MAKES 4 TO 6 SERVINGS 1 tablespoon soft butter 1/3 cup finely grated fresh Parmesan, divided1 cup Magic Mix (see   accompanying recipe) 2 cups milk or broth ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground   cayenne pepper 4 eggs, separated 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese 1 bunch fresh asparagus Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously butter a 1½-quart souffle dish. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan; use the rest to coat the pan, tilting and shaking to cover all of the surfaces up to the rim. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the Magic Mix, milk and spices over medium heat. Stir with … ]]> Sat, 05 May 2012 08:03:30 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/11508632-509/cheese-and-asparagus-souffle.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/11508632-509/cheese-and-asparagus-souffle.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Asparagus Chevre Tart ]]> Lead story image

This tart has party food written all over it — looks cool, easy to make, delicious warm or at room temperature. MAKES 6 to 8 SERVINGS 5 ounces chevre (goat cheese)1 egg ¼ cup heavy cream 10 grinds fresh black pepper 1 teaspoon kosher salt 12 ounces asparagus, preferably on the smaller side (if large r, cut in half length-wise) 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, defrosted per package instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine chevre, egg, cream, pepper and salt in small bowl. Trim bottoms off asparagus. Unwrap puff pastry, and trim to 14-by-10-inch rectangle. Place dough on sheet … ]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:00:49 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/9183880-509/recipe-asparagus-chevre-tart.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/9183880-509/recipe-asparagus-chevre-tart.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Mushroom Strudel ]]> Lead story image

MAKES ABOUT 48 PIECES FILLING 1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided1 pound button mushrooms, coarsely chopped ¼ cup minced scallions 1 pound Italian sausage (sweet or hot, your preference) Salt and freshly ground black pepper 8 ounces cream cheese 1/3 cup melted butter21 sheets phyllo dough, thawed About 1 cup fine bread crumbs In large skillet, place 1 tablespoon olive oil and saute mushrooms and scallions over medium-high heat. Mushrooms will release liquid; cook and stir until dry and slightly browned. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon and set aside. Brush 1/2 tablespoon olive oil into skillet and … ]]> Sun, 08 Jan 2012 08:03:07 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/9115808-509/recipe-mushroom-strudel.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/9115808-509/recipe-mushroom-strudel.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Seeded Glazed Carrots ]]> Lead story image

MAKES 6 SERVINGS 2 pounds carrots3 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon fennel seed 3 tablespoons honey Cut carrots into 1/2-inch chunks. Melt butter in large deep skillet. Add carrots and stir to coat. Season with salt, pepper and fennel seed, then cook over medium heat, covered, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until browned and tender. Add honey and stir to coat. Nutrition facts per serving: 150 calories, 6 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 15 mg cholesterol, 24 g carbohydrates, 2 g protein, 190 mg sodium, 5 g fiber … ]]> Sat, 17 Dec 2011 08:05:56 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/8736366-509/recipe-seeded-glazed-carrots.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/8736366-509/recipe-seeded-glazed-carrots.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Smashed Sweet Potatoes ]]>

MAKES 8 SERVINGS 4 pounds (about 6 large) sweet potatoes¼ cup orange juice ¼ cup brandy (optional) ½ cup heavy cream (see Note) ¼ cup light brown sugar ½ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon nutmeg ½ teaspoon cinnamon Salt and pepper Miniature marshmallows or chopped pecans Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Scrub potatoes, prick several times with knife or fork and bake for 1 hour, or until very soft when pierced with fork. When cool enough to handle, remove and discard skins and place potatoes in mixing bowl. Beat with mixer, adding orange juice, brandy (if desired), cream, brown sugar, … ]]> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 08:03:09 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/8319869-509/recipe-smashed-sweet-potatoes.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/8319869-509/recipe-smashed-sweet-potatoes.html <![CDATA[ RECIPE: Roasted Radishes with Blue Cheese, Peanuts and Cilantro ]]>

MAKES 4 TO 6  SERVINGS 1 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon butter 1 pound radishes, trimmed and   quartered 1 head endive 1 garlic clove, minced 1 shallot, thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup roasted, salted   peanuts, chopped1 ounce Gorgonzola cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro In large saute pan over medium-high heat, melt olive oil and butter together. Add radishes, toss to coat and let sit in pan to brown, about 5 minutes. While radishes are browning, quarter and core endive. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces and set aside. Add garlic and shallot to pan, reduce heat to … ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 09:54:46 -0500 http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/8175711-509/recipe-roasted-radishes-with-blue-cheese-peanuts-and-cilantro.html http://www.suntimes.com/recipes/vegetables/8175711-509/recipe-roasted-radishes-with-blue-cheese-peanuts-and-cilantro.html