Contrast

Something with sharply contrasting but complementary flavors or colors

Swiss chard 2014


Food Ideas

  • Love to Cook: “Christmas” Enchiladas or Burritos (alternating red and green chile)
  • Weeknight Reality: Bow-Tie Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce; Swiss Chard Salad with Dried Fruit
  • Need a Miracle: Take-out Hot Wings with Celery and Blue Cheese Dressing

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Parting Thought

“There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.”

Herman Melville

Green


“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.”

Federico Garcia Lorca

greens

So, you want to want to eat more plants, but what you really, truly want is a big bowl of pasta, drenched in butter? Totally get it. Sometimes the trick is just to balance the proportion of green to starch – make a vegetable-laden risotto, for example. Or make a small dish of starch to satisfy that craving, and make a bigger dish of salad that has lots of flavors (and maybe a creamy, avocado-based dressing?).

Love to Cook: It sounds weird, but it’s delicious: Dave T’s Spinach Cake- David Lebovitz.

Weeknight Reality: Almost every good salad ingredient is available pre-cut, pre-washed, and ready to dump in a bowl. If you need help selecting the particular items, take a peek at Mark Bittman’s 101 Salad Suggestions. The varieties are almost endless, and all good, and all super fast.

Need a Miracle: Tabbouli, from the store, served on a bed of greens, topped with an egg.