NYT Cooking: Even vegetable stews can have more vegetables. This recipe adds a pound of kale -- that's right, a full pound -- to softened onions, carrots and celery, combined with beans and tomatoes. It's simply a matter of bringing the other vegetables together in a simmer, then adding the kale and topping with the toast. The whole dish bakes in the oven for a few minutes to%2...
This banana bread from Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" is really something special One-fourth of the flour is whole wheat, which contributes a kind of depth you’d miss if it weren’t there There are walnuts — not unusual, but again, you’d miss them if they weren’t there, And the key, secret ingredient, is coconut
NYT Cooking: This fast version of spaghetti and meatballs with red gravy is ready in less than 30 minutes, but you’ll be chopping, stirring and monitoring heat — actively working — from start to finish. You’ll be busy, but not frantic, and rewarded not only with the twirling of pasta in half an hour, but with the satisfaction that you made every second count.
NYT Cooking: Green sauce means different things to different cooks, but I like the Iberian interpretation best. It draws its color from parsley and its impact from chilies, scallions, and, mostly, garlic. I find it difficult to use too much garlic here, and have never really reached the outer limit
Mark Bittman's No-Knead Bread
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NYT Cooking: This is the most minimalist eggplant Parmesan imaginable, really an eggplant gratin with tomatoes. You cook the eggplant in abundant oil. Yes, you can broil it or bake it, but I really think the taste of eggplant slices that have had oil boiled right through them is dreamy. Make a 15-minute tomato sauce of fresh or canned tomatoes, onion and olive oil, then grab a ...
NYT Cooking: This recipe came out of a 2005 kitchen <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/13/dining/13bitt.html">cage match</a> between Mark Bittman and the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, in which Bittman, the home cook, sought to cook Chef Vongerichten's food more simply and perhaps just as deliciously. Judging by the quality of this particular dish, he succeeded.