Spinach Salad with Seared Shiitake Mushrooms  

from New York Times Ingredients:  For the Dressing: 1 tablespoon red or white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 small garlic clove, finely minced or pureed in a mortar and pestle Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 1 teaspoon...

Peanut Noodles with Crunchy Celery and Celery Leaves

Ingredients ¼ cup toasted sesame oil ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce ¼ cup smooth peanut butter 2 Tbs. lemon juice 2 Tbs. brown sugar 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.) 1 tsp. chile-garlic sauce ½ lb. whole-grain linguine 1½ cups thinly...

Celery and Pear Soup

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/4 stick) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup coarsely chopped leeks 1 1/2 cups peeled, coarsely chopped ripe pear 4 cups coarsely chopped celery 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves (or 1 tsp dried thyme leaves) 3...

Martha Stewart’s Vegetable Juice

From MarthaStewart.com Ingredients: 3 medium tomatoes, cut into large chunks 7 celery stalks, cut into 3 inch pieces 1/2 pound carrots, cut into 3 inch pieces 1 piece fresh horseradish (about 2 1/2 x 1/4 inch), or 2 1/2 teaspoons prepared horseradish 1/4 teaspoon...