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by Sarah Steimer

Caitlin and I sort of turned this into an international wonton guide. Considering we already did something a bit Asian (mushroom and kale), one that was clearly French (French onion) and a Greek wonton (beef, onion and feta), I figured I’d wander into German/Eastern European territory with this last savory wonton.

  • 15 wonton wrapper
  • 3-inch piece of kielbasa, cut into very small cubes
  • 1 cup sauerkraut (or more)
  • 1/3 of an apple, cut into very small cubes (comes to a little less than 1/4 cup)
  • olive oil
  • paprika

Toss together the kielbasa, sauerkraut and apple in a bowl.

Wet the edges of the wonton that are facing up, working one sheet at a time. Place a heaping tablespoon of the sauerkraut mixture into the center of the wonton. Fold in half, making a triangle, pressing tightly to seal the edges well. Arrange the wontons on a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet.

These would be an awesome appetizer for an Oktoberfest party. What’s that? You need beer suggestions? Got ’em here.

Brush both sides of the wontons with olive oil and dust just one side with paprika.

Bake the wontons at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes, flipping the wontons over about half way through. The wontons should be crispy and golden-brown when they are ready.

For the spicy mustard dipping sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Whisk together all ingredients and serve with the warm wontons.

Makes 15 wontons.

* Want One? is our October guide that pays homage to the wonton, a traditionally steamed, fried, baked or boiled dumpling that can be filled with an array of goodies. We’ll feature meatless, meat-full and dessert renditions.

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by Sarah Steimer

This was literally the first time I’ve ever craved egg salad. Maybe because whenever my parents made it, it was the fully mashed version. I like the full chunks of egg much better.

  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, cubed (check out my previous how-to for hard boiling eggs here)
  • 2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon OR thyme
  • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • hot sauce, to taste
  • salt and pepper, to taste

To caramelize the onions, heat the oil in a pan. Add the onions and cook over a low flame, stirring occassionally. It should take about 15-20 minutes for the onions to caramelize – but not burn. Add the garlic and tarragon/thyme and cook for a few more minutes, until fragrant. Set the onion mixture aside to cool.

In a small bowl, combine the mayo, mustard, hot sauce, salt and pepper, and caramelized onions. Add the cubed eggs and lightly toss to coat.

Serve on its own or as a sandwich with spinach and arugula.

Makes 2-4 servings, depending on size.

Recipe adapted from: Cook’s Hideout

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by Sarah Steimer

Save this recipe for St. Patrick's Day! It's delicious and easy enough to make while you finish that bottle (or case) of beer.

  • 8 ounces of blue cheese, crumbled (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard (I used Dijon mustard – everyone survived)
  • 3/4 cup Irish lager (Harp is a good choice and not difficult to find at stores)
  • 1/2 cup 2 percent milk

    Beer and cheese, cheese and beer!

  • salt

Possible dippers

  • bread, cubed
  • roasted Brussels sprouts
  • apples

In a medium bowl, toss together the blue cheese, flour, cayenne pepper and mustard.

In a fondue pot – OR in a pot on the stove (directly over the heat or double-boiler style) – combine the beer and milk. Stirring occasionally, bring the mixture to a simmer. Add the cheese mixture to the liquids and stir with a wooden spoon until the cheese is melted and the mixture is relatively smooth.

Serve immediately.

Makes about four servings.

Recipe adapted from: Martha Stewart

*Throughout February we’ll post fondue recipes as part of our Fond of You guide (get the Valentine’s Day reference?). You can find all of our fondue recipes here.

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by Sarah Steimer

We got an enormous bag of spinach at the farmer's market --- where the vendor insisted we needed two bags.

  •  spinach
  • apple, sliced thin
  • candied walnuts (refer to this recipe)
  • feta
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard (either Dijon or spicy brown)
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Make a bunch of candied walnuts, you'll find something to do with them.

In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, mustard, oil, salt and pepper. Whisk together and set aside.

Put together your salad. Which I will not explain how to do. Top with the vinaigrette and serve.

Makes about two servings.

Recipe adapted from: Life Tastes Like Food

Photos: Sarah Steimer

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by Sarah Steimer

That jar of cumin you see? That's not even half of what I bought at a spice store. I have noooo idea why I bought so much.

  •  olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3 tablespoons minced ginger
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pound rhubarb, chopped
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup cilantro

Heat oil over a large skillet, add onion and raisins, sauteing until the onions are translucent. Add lentils and 3 cups broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 25 minutes. Stir in rhubarb and remaining 1/2 cup broth and cook for about 6 minutes.

Add mustard, cumin, ginger and ginger. Add spinach, cover, and cook for 6 more minutes. Serve garnished with cilantro.

Makes about six servings.

Recipe adapted from: Vegetarian Times

Photo: Sarah Steimer

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by Sarah Steimer

A new recipe on my new plate.

  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans
  • handful of slivered almonds
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Break off the tips of the green beans and cut in half. Steam for about five minutes or until the beans are bright green and tender crisp. Transfer beans to an oiled saute pan.

Saute the beans with the almonds for a few minutes before adding the mustard and honey. Cook and mix for a few minutes long. Serve warm.

Makes two to four servings as a side dish.

Recipe: Sarah Steimer

Photo: Sarah Steimer

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by Caitlin Saniga

This was an adventurous flavor combination, but it works! And if you can get your hands on yellow, green or purple cauliflower, feel free to use a combination instead of plain white.

  • 4 tablespoon (1/2 stick) butter, divided
  • 1 cup chopped shallots
  • 9 cups 1 1/2-inch cauliflower florets (any color)
  • 1 1/4 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crumbled cornbread (homemade or purchased)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add shallots; saute until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add cauliflower. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Add broth. Cover and steam until cauliflower is just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Using slotted spoon, transfer cauliflower to bowl. Add cream, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1 teaspoon sage, flour and lemon peel to pot. Boil until sauce is think, whisking, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Toss in cauliflower. Arrange cauliflower, stem side down, with sauce in 11-by-7-inch baking dish.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Whisk in 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard and 1 tablespoon sage. Add cornbread crumbs; toss to coat. Spoon crumbs over cauliflower. Bake until topping is golden, 20 to 25 minutes.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe: Bon Appetit

Photo: Caitlin Saniga

This recipe appeared in Seasonal Sundays (RealSustenance.com).

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