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Chef Daniel Orr

Chef Daniel Orr is the owner of FARMbloomington and the author of several cookbooks. He draws from a lifelong curiosity about individual ingredients combined with extensive training in the art of finding food’s true essence and flavor. The result is simple, yet sophisticated; the best of American food tempered by classic European training.

Recent Posts by Chef Daniel Orr

October 13, 2016


okra curry

Okra And Chickpea Curry

Coconut milk instead of cream makes this curry vegan.

October 12, 2016


wheat berry salad

Wheat Berry Salad With Late Summer Vegetables

Over the next few weeks, we'll share recipes that work well with your late-summer veggies. Today, we combine zucchini and cherry tomatoes with wheat berries.

October 5, 2016


persimmon sweet potato pudding

There’s Sweet Potato In My Persimmon Pudding

It's time you upgraded your traditional persimmon pudding recipe.

October 3, 2016


spicy okra pickles

Spicy Pickled Okra

We want to make these spicy, so in addition to red pepper flakes and smoked paprika, we're adding a generous dash of Sichuan peppercorns.

September 30, 2016


paw paw bread and butter

Midwestern Paw Paw Quick Bread

It's Indiana Banana season! Think of this recipe like a banana bread with paw paws instead.

June 27, 2016


tahini rice with sesame seeds

Short Grain Brown Rice With Tahini And Citrus

My favorite variety of rice is short grain brown rice. I add some tahini and sesame oil to rev up its nutty flavor.

June 15, 2016


baked veggie cups with eggs

Baked Vegetable Cups With Eggs

While you wait for your breakfast to bake, whip up a quick pico de gallo or tomato sauce to drizzle on top.

June 10, 2016


spaghetti squash tomato sauce

Spaghetti Squash Two Ways

Get the hype started early for spaghetti squash. It'll be another several weeks before it makes its market debut, but we're already excited about these recipes.

May 17, 2016



Breakfast Bake Of Eggs, Cheese, Tomatoes And Greens

This dish will look like a crustless pizza when it comes out of the oven. The cheese curds and eggs create a base for the tomatoes and greens.

May 13, 2016


salted radishes

Rooftop Radish Pickles

Hands up if your garden is producing more radishes than you know what to do with. This pickle recipe is here to help.

May 12, 2016


bulgur wheat salad

Bulgur Salad With All The Fixin’s

Learn how to cook bulgur, also called cracked wheat. Then throw together a salad with bulgur, cucumber, tofu, sunflower seeds and fresh herbs.

May 2, 2016


lentils in a pot with seasonings

Kitchen Basics: Lentils

You're never too busy to throw on a pot of lentils. Here's how to cook dinner in under 20 minutes.

April 6, 2016


millet salad

Mix-And-Match Millet Salad

Millet isn't just for the birds anymore. This hearty salad is a little sweet and a little crunchy.

March 28, 2016



Rise And Shine Juice With Turmeric And Lemon

This zinger of a drink is rich like a milkshake, thanks to a dash of olive oil.

December 15, 2015


broiled eggplant

Broiled Miso Eggplant With Tofu Salad

Don't like greasy eggplant? Here are some techniques for prepping it before you douse it in the sweet and spicy marinade.

December 3, 2015


turkish red onion salad

Turkish Red Onion Salad

Serve this onion salad with toasted pita, tomatoes, goat cheese, olives and frisée.

November 22, 2015



Welsh Rarebit Or: How To Up Your Grilled Cheese Game

This rich cheese sauce can be enjoyed as a dip with toasted baguette or as a topper for toast.

November 13, 2015


potatoes smothered in rouille

Classic French Rouille With A Nontraditional Ingredient

The surprise in this recipe is the tofu. Just like any mayonnaise-type sauce, you can substitute tofu for oil.

October 28, 2015


two savory bonbons

Savory Bonbons To Ruin Your Dinner (In The Best Way)

Sun-dried tomatoes are stuffed with seasoned goat cheese, and Roquefort is sandwiched between toasted walnuts.

October 23, 2015


banana hemp pancakes with fruit and honey

Go Green With These Banana Hemp Pancakes

As you're mixing the batter, embrace the army-green color. The pancakes will eventually turn a deep brown as they cook.

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