Burrata with Lentils and Basil Vinaigrette

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This is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian main dishes. It’s perfect for Fridays in Lent or Meatless Mondays. It doesn’t look like much in the photo, but it’s packed with flavor from the homemade pesto-like sauce, and it’s incredibly satisfying. I haven’t found de puy lentils at any of my grocery stores, so I […]

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Lemon Herb Quinoa with Spring Peas and Basil

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I have made this quinoa dish several times now, always serving it with chicken dishes (we eat a lot of chicken in our house). The original recipe calls for adding 1/4 cup of shelled hemp seeds. To date, I have not found hemp seeds in any of the markets in which I shop, so I […]

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Grilled Corn and Orzo Salad with Basil

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I’ve mentioned this before – I LOVE quick and easy side dishes made with fresh ingredients. It’s corn season here in the Northeast. It’s so sweet right now that sometimes I add it to recipes raw. This time, I grilled the corn, without the husks, so it got slightly charred. It added some nice flavor […]

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Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup with Smoky Caprese Panini

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It’s a cold and rainy night in NYC.  A good night to stay inside.  It’s the kind of night where I’d get a roaring fire going if we had a fireplace.  I’ve mentioned before that one of my sons won’t eat meat because he can’t stand the thought of hurting an animal, so we’ve been […]

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Italian-Style Eggplant

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I received a single eggplant from my CSA last Saturday. My sister Gail was visiting and she told me that she had recently made eggplant stacks, so I decided to give them a try. I also remembered seeing an article earlier this summer in the NY Times about different ways to grill eggplant. You can […]

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Orzo and Zucchini Salad

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As I’ve mentioned, zucchini is plentiful at our CSA this year and I’m always looking for new ways to cook it. This is a simple summer preparation that’s delicious served either cold or at room temperature. It’s both light and fresh. It’s a perfect picnic salad, if you picnic. Next time I make it, I […]

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Vegetable Summer Rolls

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This is another one of my favorite recipes of the summer.     The flavors explode in your mouth when you take a bite.   There is really nothing better than the combination of fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden. These rolls a little time consuming to make because you have to prepare a lot […]

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Roasted Red Peppers with Basil Oil

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Our boys picked peppers at the Windmill Field on Shelter Island a couple of days ago. It was part of an activity called Follow the Fiddler. We walked around the farm fields following some musicians and singing work songs. It was a lot of fun. The boys […]

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Grilled Chicken with Basil Dressing

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If you have basil at your disposal and you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner, this recipe is for you.   It’s as simple as throwing together a simple marinade in a ziploc bag and letting the chicken marinate for a while while you make the basil dressing in the food processor.   When you’re ready […]

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Scalloped Tomatoes

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Ok, so this picture doesn’t look so appetizing, but believe me, this recipe is wonderful.   I could probably have eaten all of it in one sitting it was so good.   I made it the other night and served it for dinner with a big green salad.  Yum!   There is an incredible amount of flavor […]

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