Bring on the Brussels

You pushed them around on the plate as a child, hoping your mom would think you ate some. Now, Brussels sprouts have made a roaring comeback. People are actually craving them! The mighty sprout fills up Pinterest pages as aficionados share their favorite recipes for nutrient-packed side dishes. Chefs, home cooks, and bloggers alike have taken this humble little cousin of green cabbage and brought it to wonderful new heights. Gone are the days of steamed sprouts smelling up the kitchen. Meet Brussels sprouts 2.0. Boiling and steaming is out, sautéing and roasting is in. Spending time in a hot… Read more

Green Garlic Risotto with Spring Vegetables by Brooke Bass | Wolf Gourmet

Green Garlic Risotto with Spring Vegetables

Several years ago, I took cooking classes at an agriturismo in southern Italy. On the last day of our classes, my instructor Maria pointed to a recipe for risotto, indicating this would be included in our menu for the day. We worked in the kitchen that afternoon on the mis en place, but the risotto, she said to the translator who was in the kitchen with us, would need to be prepared just before guests were scheduled to eat. At 8pm, just as everyone was beginning to gather in the dining room, she waved me over from the kitchen, eager… Read more


Glazed Carrots with Garlic and Ginger

Carrots are the kind of vegetable that can be made special with just a little effort. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of once-unfamiliar heirloom varieties like the fuchsia-skinned Cosmic Purple and the Dragon Carrot with a reddish-purple skin and bright orange interior. Many of these varieties grow throughout the summer, but fall is when carrots reach peak flavor. Cooler temperatures increase and concentrate their sugar content. Pick up some multicolored carrots to add vibrant color to your holiday buffet. These glazed carrots are simple to prepare. The garlic and ginger enliven the natural sweetness of the carrots…. Read more

Roasted Root Vegetables | Wolf Gourmet

Roasted Root Vegetables in the Wolf Gourmet Countertop Oven from Laura Fuentes

Laura Fuentes is an entrepreneur, the Author of The Best Homemade Kids Lunches on the Planet (Fairwinds 2014) and The Best Homemade Snacks on the Planet(Fairwinds 2015), Food Network’s Rewrapped episode winner (2014), and speaker on numerous topics related to kids’ health and wellness. As the creator and founder of MOMables, Laura is committed to helping parents make real food happen in their households by sharing easy recipes and quick tips. She believes kids deserve to eat a variety of real foods without holding parents hostage in the kitchen. Visit for more about Laura’s meal planning service. Root vegetables, when cooked properly, can make the most delicious side dish you’ve… Read more