Category Archives: Vegetarian

Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

Here’s one stew that you have to make before summer slips away. Ciambotta, a traditional Southern Italian stew is chock-full of summer vegetables that are simmered in a thick and hearty tomato-enriched broth. It’s the perfect way to use up some of … Continue reading

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Corn and Black Bean Taquitos

Corn tortillas are tightly rolled around a cheesy corn and black bean mixture and baked until crisp. They’re quick, delicious and so easy to make. And did you catch the best part? They’re baked, not fried! So not only are they healthier … Continue reading

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Farmstand Corn Fritters

The heat and lack of rain that we have been experiencing lately has really taken a toll on not only our lawn but also the quality of produce at our farmers market. You see this years corn crop has been less … Continue reading

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Creamy Gazpacho Andaluz

When it feels like the surface of the sun outside, the last thing I want to do is turn on the oven or fire up the grill. Instead, this time of year one of my favorite meals to make is ceviche served … Continue reading

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Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Salad

Since the weather has been warming up here in Central Illinois, Andrew and I have been taking advantage of the unusually high temperatures by firing up the grill and dining al fresco each evening. This light and simple salad is … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

Here’s one vegetarian burger the whole family will love! You’ll even forget that they’re healthy for you. Packed with 7 grams of protein and only 210 calories each, these satisfying burgers are sure to be a hit. Hearty patties packed with black … Continue reading

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Edamame Dip

Happy Friday everyone! In case you forgot, there are only two more days before the big game in Indianapolis! Have you finalized your Super Bowl menu yet? Even if you have, you will want to run out and buy the … Continue reading

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25 Super Bowl Recipes for Super Bowl XLVI

Photo Source: Jason Lavengood With the Super Bowl only 5 days away have you thought of what food you are going to serve? If you haven’t decided what you are going to make for the big game I’ve got you covered. I … Continue reading

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Lentil Chili

When the snow is falling outside all I feel like making are comforting meals that can easily be eaten on the couch while I am wrapped up in my favorite blanket. Soup and chiliare one of my favorites meals this … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

We finally got our first snowfall of the year yesterday. Apparently we had been in a “snow drought” so far this winter according to the local evening news. Peoria went 317 days without an inch of snow, almost beating the … Continue reading

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