Cauliflower Potato Curry

Cauliflower Potato Curry
From Asparagus to Zucchini

2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 teaspoon each: curry powder, tumeric, cumin, dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2/3 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon minced garlic
2 cups cubed waxy potatoes
1 cup vegetable (or chicken) stock
2 cups chopped cauliflower
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 slices fresh gingerroot, minced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice salt and freshly ground black pepper

Heat oil in deep skillet. Stir in dry spices. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat until tender. Add potatoes and stock, cover and cook 10 minutes. Stir in cauliflower, carrot and ginger. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring often. Remove cover; continue to simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated. Stir in lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve over white rice and top with green onion.

Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Cabbage Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

1 pound green cabbage (about 1/2 medium head), shredded fine
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon table salt
2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
2 medium cloves garlic, chopped coarse
1 1/2 inch piece ginger, peeled
1/2 jalapeño chile, halved and seeded
4 medium radishes, halved lengthwise and sliced thin
4 medium scallions, sliced thin
Table salt

Toss shredded cabbage, carrot, and 1 teaspoon salt in colander or large mesh strainer set over medium bowl. Let stand until cabbage wilts, at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Rinse cabbage and carrot under cold running water (or in large bowl of ice water if serving immediately). Press, but do not squeeze, to drain; pat dry with paper towels.

In bowl of food processor fitted with steel blade, puree peanut butter, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, and jalapeño until smooth paste is formed. Toss cabbage and carrot, radishes, scallions, and dressing together in medium bowl. Season to taste with salt; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cucumber, Carrot and Red Onion Salad

Cucumber, Carrot and Red Onion Salad

4 cucumbers (about 2 pounds), peeled, leaving stripes of skin, and sliced thin (about 6 cups)
1 cup coarsely shredded carrot
1 cup paper-thin slices red onion
1/3 cup white-wine vinegar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1 teaspoon sugar

In a bowl combine vegetables. In a small bowl stir together vinegar, oil, salt, sugar, and pepper to taste until salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour dressing over salad and toss to combine well. Chill salad, covered, stirring occasionally, at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours.