Many people have little affection for cooked vegetables, possibly because they are often overcooked. This causes them to lose their inherent crisp texture and natural color and allows vitamins, minerals, and good taste substances to seep out into the cooking water. It is little wonder that many children are unenthusiastic about eating vegetables that have been prepared in such a way as to eliminate their interesting qualities. Some of the crisp texture of vegetables can be preserved by grilling or roasting them. As vegetables have a low protein content, no Maillard reactions take place, but the surfaces do caramelize.

This hearty salad demonstrates a fondness for mixing roasted and fresh ingredients. Roasted carrots contribute a concentrated earthy sweetness, Broccolini provides green, mineral notes, and the romaine delivers refreshing, watery crunch.

Here we take toothy chunks of carrots, parboil them, fast roast them in the oven with allspice, and finish them off with a garnish of minced preserved lemon and fresh garlic.

This dish is mostly vegetables with a bit of noodles, and that is all thanks to the “vegetable noodles” made with the julienne peeler.

Consider this recipe a base from which you can build your own signature kimchi, adjusting the vegetables as you see fit.

Bibimbap is vitality in a bowl, from your very own kitchen.

If you don’t have sugar snaps, the carrots and radishes are great partners à deux, but the peas add a nice texture and make a Palm Beach (Lily Pulitzer) color combination.