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Come Meet the Grand Dames of the Brassica Family!

Posted on March 03, 2017 by The VRG Blog Editor


Zel Allen wrote a terrific recipe piece on Brassica vegetables in the recent issue of Vegetarian Journal. Zel states: “The Brassicas are a delight to know. Formally, they’re called Brassicaceae or Cruciferae, but their very informal family members are well known cousins. Living in the neighborhood are watercress, bok choy, all broccoli and cabbage varieties, choy sum, Swiss chard, tatsoi, arugula, rutabagas, radishes, Daikon, horseradish, kale, collards, turnips and their greens, mustard greens, and arugula. Also in the hood are mustard seeds and mustard oils.

Recipes in this article include:

Asian Cauliflower Salad
Balsamic Dijon Brussels Sprouts
A Quartet of Brassy Pickles
The Grand Brassi Salad
Penny Pinching Cauliflower Surprise
Cabbage Salad with Vegan Cheese
Hail Caesar Kale Chips
Baked Potatoes with Brussels Sprout Pesto
Creamy Cauliflower Dressing
Chinese Style Kohlrabi Cakes
Asian Dipping Sauce
Rainbow Kaleslaw with Grapes and Roasted Peanuts

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