Vegetable Dishes
Technically, a vegetable is an edible plant part that is not seed-bearing. For those of you over forty, ketchup doesn't qualify. In a practical sense, however, vegetables are regarded as anything that isn't meat, fish, or dairy. They are often regarded as side dishes, but they don't have to be. Entire menus can be built around vegetables, and vegetarians do it on a regular basis.
Table of Vegetables



Haluški was a Friday food when I was growing up in a Slovak, Roman Catholic household, at a time when Catholics abstained from meat on that day. Being composed mainly of cabbage, it is inexpensive, nutritious, and delicious.

Cook egg noodles according to package directions, then drizzle with a bit of oil to prevent the noodles from sticking together, and set aside.

In a large stock pot, sauté the onion in the butter until softened. Add cabbage, stirring well to incorporate with onion, and sauté for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in paprika and caraway seeds, cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer until the cabbage reaches the desired softness.

Turn heat back to medium, add cooked noodles, salt and pepper, and stir well until noodles are heated though.

Serves 12

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