Inching toward a plant-based, whole grain life.

In Turkey Tetrazzini, Thanksgiving leftovers go from burden to blessing

It combines common holiday leftovers with some delicious add-ins to create a dish you can freeze, then, sometime in January, bake and enjoy the delayed fruits of your labor.

New meets old in a pie made with squash and oatmeal

Butternut squash pie seems to have fallen by the wayside but when I was a kid, we never ate pumpkin pie. It was always squash.

Feeding the wild vegetarian at your holiday table

You don't have to shove tradition aside entirely, you just have to add some delicious food that doesn't contain meat, and some other great meatless dishes that don't call for dairy products.

Make room for farro at your Thanksgiving table

This coarse, hulled wheat with an Italian pedigree brings a rather neutral flavor, but a delightfully chewy texture to the party.

Believe what you read: Tortellini soup is as good as it sounds

It isn't always true that when I have that reaction to a recipe, I am rewarded with deliciousness when I prepare it. But sometimes, as with this soup, my gustatory instincts are spot on.

Sam I am, I do like green pea soup with ham

Pea soup, for me, is a natural choice this time of year. It's inexpensive. It's easy to make. And it helps me remember that I should never judge anything by what it looks like.

Herb harvest inspires pesto and frozen cubes of fresh flavor

So now that I'm staring down the throat of winter and feel the first frost looming like a full moon over Fishers Island Sound, the thought of losing one flavorful leaf is unbearable.

Hoorah for the crimson! You just can't beat beets

I prefer them roasted, which preserves all that umami sweetness and royal purple-pink color.

Two birds, one stone: Baking and freezing zucchini bread for the holidays

You're going to need hostess gifts and a little something for teachers, co-workers, friends and family, so why not turn the overabundance now into thoughtful, delicious presents you'll be so happy to have on hand later.

When it comes to summer squash, make mine crookneck

My mom and dad anticipated the arrival of those bright yellow, bumpy gems the way the rest of us looked forward to Christmas.

It's a relish! It's a sauce! It's a miracle! It's eggplant caponata

This sweet-and-sour relish that's also a very fine pasta sauce, crostini or pizza topper will convert even the most eggplant averse.

Leftover sweet corn? That's just crazy talk

But when it happens, cut the kernels off the cob, put them into a zip-top bag and freeze them for the cornless months, which always come much too soon.

Maine Blueberry Cake is almost as good as being there

This light cake, thanks to the beaten egg whites, is as delicious for breakfast as it is for dessert.

A crunchy, spicy salad that's better than a bunny in your living room

When you're having one of those days, you really appreciate something delicious to help realign your universe.

Farro is king in this salad in a jar

The addition of tender yet chewy, nutty and robust farro really transforms a regular old salad into something special.

Rotisserie chicken: Living — and eating — the legacy

The widespread availability and the inherent frugality of the perfectly roasted chicken has revolutionized our ability to prepare healthy meals at home. You heard it here first.

Slow-cooker pulled pork: Why not cook in for your cookout?

This recipe results is a giant pile of tender, subtly smoky, juicy meat and sauce that will leave your guests licking their fingers and their plates.

Move over mac. Meet my friends, cauliflower and cheese

The sauce bubbles and the crumbs crisp. Serve it as a main dish or a side.

Fish cakes from freezer perfect when you're too hungry to cook

After working like a rented mule in the garden all day, cooking dinner is the last thing on my mind.

Thai Quinoa Salad a cure for the cold weather blues

My summer clothes linger in the cedar closet and I'm wearing socks as I write. But never mind all that. It's time for salad!