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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

May 7, 2012

Beautiful Taste 

squash blossoms

Chicken Fried Zucchini Flowers With Basil, Mozzarella

I usually stuff squash blossoms before battering and frying them. They are also good stuffed with fish or chicken and steamed for a lighter dish.

May 5, 2012

Spice Things Up 

pickled peppers

Pickled Peppers Give Off Heat Year Round

It's never too early to start preserving flavors of the season! Use your favorite peppers harvested fresh from the garden in this recipe.

May 1, 2012

Mexican Fiesta 

vegan dream quesadilla cooking in the oven

Vegan Dream Quesadilla

Not vegan? No problem. This quesadilla with tofu, spinach, pine nuts and pesto will satisfy you.

April 30, 2012

Mexican Fiesta 

tomatillos

Salsa Verde With Fresh Tomatillos

Make this salsa as hot as you want by adding more chili peppers.

April 26, 2012

Summer Living 

Caribbean coleslaw

Get Out And Grill: Caribbean Coleslaw

This Caribbean Coleslaw is not one of those heavy mayonnaise-based coleslaws. It's very light and a great choice for your next summer potluck.

April 8, 2012

Pretty And Tasty 

redbud dessert

Edible Beauty Of Spring: Redbud Dessert

The blooming of redbuds on trees across the Midwest is a sign of spring. Did you know you can eat these beautiful little flowers?

April 4, 2012

Traditional Eats 

Carrot, Apple, and Sweet Potato Tzimmes

Carrot, Apple And Sweet Potato Tzimmes

Just in time for your garden to start producing, clean out the final few root veggies from your pantry and make this tasty traditional dish.

April 3, 2012

Traditional Eats 

potato latkes

Old Fashioned Potato Latkes

Looking toward Passover Seder with an old fashioned potato latkes recipe.

March 17, 2012

Holiday Celebration 

corned beef

Traditional Corned Beef

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by making your very own corned beef.

March 8, 2012

Early Bird Gardening 

potato plants

Early Gardening: Growing Potatoes In Baskets

It’s still a little bit chilly outside, but it’s not too early to start thinking about your garden.

February 20, 2012

Fishy Flavors 

Tilapia Tacos

Taco Time With Tilapia

Capers, scallions and lime slices give these tilapia tacos a unique flavor.

February 13, 2012

Edible Serving Bowl 

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Boat

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Boat

Serves this dish in one half of the spaghetti squash, then pass it around family-style.

February 7, 2012

Dry Beans 

Lima Bean Soup

Lima Bean Soup Or Ragut

Experiment with cooking beans from dry for this recipe. You can inject a lot of flavor this way.

February 6, 2012

Loving Leftovers 

quinoa and turkey stew

Later-Winter Soup With Turkey And Quinoa

Quinoa is a complete protein that is high in iron and dietary fiber. Throw some leftover turkey into a pot for a tasty and nutrient-rich soup.

January 31, 2012

Breakfast Of Champions 

Steel Cut Oats

Steel Cut Oats With Orange Zest And Pecans

Cook this hot cereal the night before and simply reheat them in the morning. Couldn't be easier!

January 30, 2012

Breakfast Treat 

grapefruit cooked under the broiler

Grapefruit Brûlée With Cherries

Citrus fruits might remind us of warm temperatures, but they actually ripen in the wintertime. Enjoy a fresh grapefruit for breakfast during the cold months.

January 27, 2012

No Dairy 

block of tofu

Vegan Tofu Sour Cream

Don't be afraid of the "scary white stuff." Incorporate tofu into a recipe you already know and love.

January 26, 2012

Nutrient Powerhouse 

sweet potato

Quick And Healthy: Yams With Goat Cheese

Yams are a powerhouse of nutrients. As compared to their distant cousin the potato, yams have a lower glycemic index, so they also help you stay fuller longer.

January 19, 2012

Root Veggies 

celery-root-salad

Raw Celery Root Remoulade

Stop passing celery root by at the farmers market. This simple salad combines the root vegetable with the familiar flavor of apple.

January 17, 2012

Veggie Center Stage 

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

Tuscan-Style Roasted Broccoli

In Italy, they treat broccoli more as the star of the show, just as in this dish.

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