Monday, March 19, 2012

Grilled Vegetables - Another Foundation Recipe

Mama said, "Eat your vegetables!"

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Grilled Veggies - Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Mushrooms
and Fennel
I hope by now you are coming to realize that I love foundation recipes – or mother recipes – as I like to call them. Foundation or mother recipes come in useful when learning to cook because they represent building blocks and short cuts to more complex recipes.

Grilled veggies are a foundation recipe because once you make them, the grilled goodies can morph and springboard into several different recipes as an ingredient rather than a “destination.” You can flavor them creatively which adapts their flavor to fit many different cuisines.