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Summer Vegetable Tart

This recipe comes together quickly and is perfect for brunch or breakfast. Or dinner. Add some bacon or chicken livers to the sauteed mushrooms if you want non vegetarian. Zucchini Tomato Torte 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms 1/2 cup red … Continue reading

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Ratatouille

Thanks to a very entertaining film from Pixar, ratatouille has had a reboot from the rustic roasted casserole that nine times out of 10 turned into a gummy inedible mess. The fancier version is good, but it loses some of … Continue reading

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Caponata

This is a classic Sicilian appetizer that works well hot or cold. Serve it over polenta or with toasted bread. Caponata 1 1/2 lbs eggplant partially peeled and cut into 1/2″ cubes 1 large rib celery diced fine 1 onion … Continue reading

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Bulgur Salad Stuffed Squash

This is a great appetizer, first course or light meal. The hot roasted squash pairs perfectly with the cold creamy bulgur salad. Stuffed Summer Squash 3 large summer squash 2 large tomatoes diced small 6 leaves basil cut into ribbons … Continue reading

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Avocado and Cucumber Soup

This is a simple cold soup that is great as a starter course or light lunch. Serve with toasted bread to dip. Avocado Cucumber Soup 1/2 lbs cucumber peeled and cut into chunks 2 ripe avocados 4 tbsp olive oil … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Baby Eggplant

This is a great, quick and healthy way to cook baby eggplant inspired by a recipe in Curry Easy. Do not overcook or they get gummy. Sweet and Sour Baby Eggplant 5-7 baby eggplant quartered almost to the end caps … Continue reading

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Zucchini Tomato Casserole

Time to start using those fresh tomatoes out of the garden. Zucchini Tomato Casserole 1 large zucchini cut in half and sliced paper thin 2 large tomatoes sliced thin 1 red onion cut into quarters and sliced paper thin 6-8 … Continue reading

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Lamb Ragout with Angel Hair Pasta

Fresh kale and grape tomatoes and ground lamb. Oh my. Angel Hair with Lamb and Kale 1/2 lb ground lamb 4 cups slivered kale leaves 10-12 grape tomatoes halved 1 summer squash diced small 4 cloves garlic minced 2 tbsp … Continue reading

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Roasted Eggplant Caprese

This is a great appetizer or first course that depends on fresh small whole eggplant. The type straight from the garden works best. Baked Eggplant Caprese 6-8 small whole eggplant sliced in half 1 large tomato sliced into 6-8 flat … Continue reading

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Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots and Chicken

This recipe takes advantage of fresh carrots and a simple pan reduction sauce to elevate roasedt chicken breast. It is fairly healthy as well. Roasted Chicken and Glazed Carrots 2 chicken breasts skinned and deboned 18-20 small whole carrots 1 … Continue reading

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