How are Martha Rose Shulman's recipes?
I've been intrigued by a few of the healthy recipes that Martha Rose Shulman has on the NYTimes, but have yet to try them. Healthy recipes can be tricky. Some of them sound dreamy and then fall flat. Has anyone tried out any of her recipes? If so, any good?
I am tempted by her recipes as well although my experiences are varied.
Sweet and Sour Cabbage With Tofu and Grains
Stewed Cauliflower With Red Onions and Tomatoes
After posting this, I remembered that I had tried one of her recipes, the swiss chard with beans and it was a total miss. I even posted about it on here (that's what a flake I am.)
Blinknoodle's response was helpful. I'd like to try some of her stuff, but want to try the ones that have near uniform good results. What have you made that you love?
Her recipes are sublime! I cook from Recipes for Health several times a week, and have NEVER been disappointed. These are full of flavor and are usually very quick and easy. When the NYT went subscriber, I joined so I could access her recipes and cathy horyn's blog. My husband has a big appetite so often he will eat 2 portions of a dish, and I'll have one for dinner and the other for lunch the next day.
Martha may answer this herself, as she posts here occasionally.
She's as prolific and well respected cookbook author with a large number of very good books to her credit, and not all are vegetarian; she's been writing for thirty years, and her fare is simple, fun, fresh, seasonal and often ethnically based, with a general focus on healthy and lighter cooking. Don't let the healthy vegetarian moniker scare you; this is sophisticated food.
The Vegetarian Feast (a book I still have from the late 70's) was very popular among us veg heads and wanna-be's back then, and her book has stood the test of time. I think it's great that she writes a recipe column for the NYT; I often read through her articles and incorporate some of her ideas into my own cooking. Today's NYT article had a recipe for okra, avocado and tomato salad with chili and lime, an unusual combination, and her riff on the Mexican nopale salad. Sounds good to me.
Pick out a recipe that sounds good to you and give it a try. That's how you'll know.