This salad is as healthy as it is tasty: Cabbage, oranges, and almonds contribute potassium and calcium; almonds add monounsaturated fat and phytosterols; and walnut oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Wilting the cabbage briefly brings out its color and flavor, and softens it. This recipe is based on one in Deborah Madison’s book Vegetable Literacy (Ten Speed Press, 2013). She likes to add small mint leaves right before serving—they’re aromatic and cheerful.
Bite-size meatballs and tender vegetables make this soup satisfying; the touch of cream and nutmeg stirred in at the end rounds out the flavors. Homemade broth will add depth, but store-bought works fine.
Savoy cabbage is mild and tender even when raw, making it ideal for this light accompaniment to rich sablefish. The recipe is also excellent with four boned trout fillets, and the slaw tastes good with chicken or pork too.
This incendiary kimchi closely resembles the award-winning product the Chois sell at their Portland Farmers Market stand and at grocery stores in the Portland area. “For the best and most authentic flavor, you must use gochugaru in kimchi,” Chong advises. However, you can make a delicious kimchi with a combination of ground mild New Mexico chiles and hotter arbol or Thai chiles.