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Hearty Vegetable Soup

December 5, 2012 Soups and Stews

I could’ve sworn I posted this recipe before. But I went to make a big-old pot last week and couldn’t find the recipe anywhere on the  blog. What an oversight! This is the vegetable soup recipe in our household. It’s simple and classic and so comforting. Pair it with this cornbread recipe and you’ve got [...]

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Easy Skillet Lasagna with Mushrooms and Basil

August 20, 2012 Casseroles

When I saw this recipe, I knew I had to make a vegetarian version. Lasagna is so comforting, but a total pain to make. This cast-iron skillet version using no boil noodles is a cinch. I’ll never go back to layering again. Ingredients: Adapted from How Sweet Eats 1 Tablespoon butter 1 Tablespoon olive oil [...]

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Tomato and Cheese Tarts with Basil

July 19, 2012 Favorites

This is a very exciting post for me! Kitchen PLAY asked me to participate in its “30 Days of Outdoor Dining” event, sponsored by LAND O’ LAKES Deli Cheese. (See below for more details about the event.) My assignment was to create a fun, summer dish featuring Land O Lakes® 4 Cheese Italian Blend deli [...]

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Greek Pesto Pasta

June 25, 2012 Pasta

This pasta dish makes a tasty, super quick dinner option for those nights you don’t feel like cooking much. It’s a riff off my my recipe for Greek pita pizza (which I still eat so often it’s embarrassing) and incredibly flavorful for being such a simple dish. You could easily throw this together in 20 [...]

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Stew of Eggplant, Tomato, Onions, and Fennel

November 28, 2011 Fall

I’m not sure that “stew” is the best or most accurate term for this dish. It’s thick with very little liquid, so you can’t really sop it up with bread. And, although it’s made with eggplant, onion, and tomatoes, it’s definitely not a ratatouille. Whatever it is, I’m calling it a stew because the vegetables [...]

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Spicy Black-Eyed Pea and Tomato Stew

July 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

This is what I call a summer hodgepodge meal. I had a pantry full of veggies and a very empty belly. So I made a spicy black-eyed pea and tomato summer stew- and you should too! Ingredients: (makes 4 servings) 2 cans black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed (if using dry beans, cook fully before adding [...]

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Greek Lentil Salad

July 18, 2011 Salads

  Lately, I’ve been riding my bike to and from work everyday. It’s great exercise, but it’s hard to ride with a packed lunch- unless that lunch is light. In the summer, I like cool salads like this tangy lentil salad. It’s filling yet light and is an absolute cinch to travel with. You could [...]

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Not Another Boring Potato Salad

May 24, 2011 Side Dishes

To be honest, I’m not crazy about potato salad. Sure, it’s my go-to at potlucks and barbecues that don’t often have many vegetarian options. But for me, it’s hard to get excited about cold, boiled potatoes. And don’t get me started on the gloppy mayonnaise dressing. Am I right? Despite my complaints, I have a [...]

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Easy “Homemade” Tomato Sauce

April 27, 2011 Soups and Stews

I love a good marinara sauce- one that’s slightly sweet and tangy with a pop of oregano and bright red tomatoes. I love nurturing it for hours as the tomatoes cook down on the stove top and the kitchen becomes fragrant and alive with the aroma of garlic and spice. Good homemade tomato sauce is [...]

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Vegan Coconut Chili

March 7, 2011 Soups and Stews

Go ahead and wipe that smirk off your face. I’m about to present you with the ultimate in comfort food and you’ll want to keep an open mind for this one. It’s still cold here in D.C. which means there’s ample time to squeeze in a few more hot soup recipes before Spring. Last post, [...]

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