August 19, 2010

Looking for a Mexican side-dish that’s full of vegetables and great flavor?  Look no further than calabacitas, which traslates to “little squash.”   This dish goes together easily and showcases fresh summer flavors – zucchini, summer squash, corn and fresh oregano.   Throw in some onions, season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (if you want […]

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Tuscan Chicken Vegetable Soup

February 8, 2009

Since the New Year, I’ve been making an extra effort to create a thorough meal plan for the week. In doing this, I’ve also been taking more time to flip through cookbooks and search out new recipes. During my last pass, two recipes caught my eye: Ellie Krieger’s Tuscan Vegetable Soup (from The Food You […]

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Zucchini Sticks

February 5, 2009

I spotted this recipe on the cooking blog A Year in the Kitchen. It looked like a fun, different way to serve zucchini. When I saw some nice-looking fresh zucchini at the store (not an easy feat in New England during the winter!), I knew I had to try the recipe. I served the zucchini […]

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Mexican Tomato Soup

January 18, 2009

A warm bowl of homemade soup seemed like a fitting end to yet another snowy Sunday. I’ve been planning to make a Mexican-inspired soup for awhile, but had not had a chance to search for the perfect recipe. I decided to use this Tomato Cheddar Soup recipe as a general inspiration for a brand new […]

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Black Bean, Corn and Zucchini Enchiladas

January 13, 2009

I pulled this recipe for Black Bean, Corn and Zucchini Enchiladas from a Cooking Light magazine. The vegetable filling provides a nice change from some of the more typical meat-heavy Mexican dishes. This is a relatively time consuming recipe, but the resulting meal is well worth the effort. The enchilada sauce requires 30 minutes of […]

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January 9, 2009

Preparation for this dish requires a great deal of chopping, but the results are well worth it. Ratatouille is an interesting way to incorporate many different kinds of vegetables into a meal. This is yet another meal that I found inspiration for on allrecipes.com. My finished product is somewhat saucier than the original. I have […]

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