Polenta Cake with Portabella Mushrooms

Winter Warmth

Liz Neumark, CEO of Great Performances, is proud of her company’s artisanal approach to cooking. “We use some of the same, simple preservation techniques that home cooks used one hundred years ago: pickling, drying, canning, freezing….This is what makes a winter meal featuring a touch of pesto taste so fresh.”

Indeed, winter offerings are the most meager save items that store well like apples, potatoes, onions, carrots and colorful winter squash like (my personal favorite) delicata. Appreciate wintertime for simple, comforting dishes, like soups and stews, and don’t overlook unique cold-weather vegetables like cabbage, kale, chard, beets, dandelion greens and Jerusalem artichokes.

For vegan celebrations, Liz Neumark serves this Pan-Seared Polenta Cake with Grilled Portabella Mushrooms, Sautéed Swiss Chard, Roasted Tomatoes, Basil Oil and Balsamic Reduction.

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