Winter Borscht

From Simply in Season, by Mary  Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert Serves 6-8 Ingredients: 3/4 to 1 lb stewing beef or chicken (chopped) 1 cup onion (chopped) 8 cups water 2 cups potatoes (diced) 1/2 head cabbage (shredded) 1 cup beets (chopped) 1/2 cup carrots (diced) 1/2 cup pearl barley 2 bay leaves 1/4 cup fresh dill or 2 tbsp dried 1 tsp salt or to taste 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 cup fresh chives (optional) Preparation: Brown meat and onion…

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Swiss Chard Dolmades with Tomato Sauce

From Canadian Living’s ‘The Vegetarian Collection’ by Alison Kent and the Canadian Living Test Kitchen Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1/3 cup dried Puy or green lentils, rinsed and drained 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 1 cup basmati rice 2 tbsp dried currants 2 tbsp fresh dill 1/2 tsp dried mint 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper Pinch cinnamon Pinch allspice 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts 1 egg, beaten, 1 bunch Swiss chard…

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