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VEGETARIAN

Spinach Squares

This time of year, over and over I find myself  searching for “good” appetizer recipes.  “Good” usually means the following: not too difficult does not require too much time travels well people will actually want to eat it I recently found myself Googling like crazy and […]

Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Squash Sauce over Fresh Pasta

My colleague takes part in a community garden in Jamaica Plain where she grows all sorts of herbs and vegetables.  I believe we are closing in on the basil season here in the northeast because yesterday she very generously offered to give me a gigantic amount of […]

Sunflower Zucchini Pie

In honor of my new collaboration with Eggland’s Best, I thought it would be fun to make an egg recipe for dinner!   I found this recipe on Eggland’s Best website.  It was created for Eggland’s Best by The Meal Makeover Moms.  I wanted to use up some zucchini and […]

Caprese Kebabs

  For the past few weeks I have been looking for no-cook delicious appetizers for a low fuss girls’ only cocktail party.  Luckily, I had the opportunity to brainstorm recipes and ideas with MyRecipes.com editor Ashley Johnson.  Ashley had so many wonderful suggestions and fun ideas that […]

White Bean Salad

This salad is perfect for those nights when it is just too hot to cook.  It is not only simple to make, but also it is delicious.  The yogurt gives the dressing a bit of a creamy texture while balancing the punch of the vinegar and mustard.  I served this salad […]

Avocado, Corn, and Tomato Salsa

This salsa is a delicious addition to any cookout!  The flavors are so fresh.  It is a nice alternative to traditional chips and dip.  I like to serve it with assorted colored tortilla chips because it makes for a pretty presentation, however, traditional corn chips […]

Sweet Chile Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is perfect for jazzing up your weeknight vegetables!  Fresh asparagus, sweet grape or cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower are the perfect combination for roasting. Though this marinade isn’t an exact replication of the sweet chili sauce sold in bottles, it has some heat that is balanced […]

POM-gria

The very generous folks from POM Wonderful sent me several bottles of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice.  They also sent a very informative fact sheet containing some interesting information about pomegranate juice and the health benefits of drinking it.  Here are a couple of points that I found particularly interesting: […]

Polenta Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Something about the photo of this recipe in Rachel Ray’s magazine caught my eye.   The fact that I had a half of bag of leftover polenta on hand sealed the deal.  My husband has been craving fish quite a bit lately.  (My mom always taught us […]

Soba Noodle Salad

Have you seen the “Going Going Gone” episode of Barefoot Contessa?  In it she makes Crunchy Noodle Salad, Asian Grilled Salmon, and Lemon Yogurt Cake with Blueberry Sauce.   This episode really makes me want to jump into her kitchen.  (She is my favorite—isn’t her kitchen such a peaceful […]