Tangy Rhubarb Salsa

Wondering what to do with all this rhubarb? Pie and jam are not your only options. This rhubarb salsa has enough kick to light up any meal. Though some people would serve it with chips, I actually like to serve it as a garnish on some fried chili tofu for that Caribbean feel.

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Mark Masselli

Simple Steamed Asparagus

Love it or hate it, spring is when asparagus comes back into our lives. This vegetable has such a strong and unique flavor, it almost seems a shame to cover it with anything. So why bother? This simple steam treatment with a little bit of butter really makes this vegetable shine.

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Mark Masselli

Colcannon

I had always heard of colcannon as an Irish dish, but I didn’t know what it was until recently. This blend of potato and kale is a great way to work dark bitter greens into your diet if you aren’t inclined towards them on their own. Using the sweetened rice milk instead of cream actually makes this recipe vegan!

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Everyone knows potato is a very Irish food, but the starch can be boring when served on its own. This mashed potato with chive recipe really livens things up. Not only do the chives get you a nice onion flavor, but they also have nutmeg in them.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Hearty Irish Lager Stew

Beer stews are a classic Irish dish. The mellow hops and barley from the lager will add a nice subtle touch to your vegetable stew, providing it with a bit more sweetness and body. The recipe asks for either button or shiitake mushrooms. I strongly suggest the shiitake. They have a firmer body and a stronger flavor, which means a richer broth and more texture in your stew.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

Asparagus and Spring Onion Tart

Happy St. Patrick’s day! This recipe features early spring vegetables and a nice, eggy body to make sure you still get that protein hit you aren’t getting from corned beef. When buying your green onions, make sure their color is bright and there is no slime in the packaging. With a recipe meant to make the vegetables shine, sub-par ingredients are never alright.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli