tomatoes

  Soup in the Summer? Absolutely! Right now tomatoes and corn are at their peak season so this chowder is full of in-season flavor and veggies! The best part is that this soup can be served either hot or chilled.

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This time of year I’m all about fresh, light, vegetable dishes for dinner. I love hitting up our Lincoln Square Farmers Market on Thursday nights after work and perusing the fresh veggies from local farmers. The tomatoes are just starting

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Did you know that January is National Soup month? In honor of that I’m featuring this super hearty White Bean Stew filled with tomatoes, ditlani pasta, garlic, herbs and parmesan cheese! This past week in Chicago the frozen tundra temperatures

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August = Tomatoes! So, be prepared, the tomato posts are about to start kicking off in full speed! I literally cannot eat tomatoes fast enough right now – it seems you wait all summer watching these green balls get bigger

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This past week while vacationing in California I was once again exposed to the incredible fresh flavors of the West Coast – everything seems to be just picked or fresh out of the ocean and this incredible Black Bean Farro

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This Israeli couscous salad was truly a creation from leftover veggies in the fridge and fresh herbs growing in our garden. After enjoying a hot humid day outside in the sunshine a nice light, fresh, chilled dinner salad was the

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Now…I know what you’re thinking…peaches and tomatoes are not completely in season yet so why am I posting so soon into the summer season. I agree – but I just couldn’t help myself! Right now our tomato plants are flowering

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I’ve become slightly obsessed with Mason Jar salads and have become a huge believer in the to go concept that layers each salad component into the jar, starting with the dressing on the bottom. It’s quite genius as storing the

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This seven layer dig deep salad is a perfect party salad! It’s so easy to make and cart with you to a party and has a fabulous, festive presentation! I make this all the time during the summer months and

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Yes, you can make delicious homemade salsa before tomato season is in full swing! This recipe uses canned tomatoes and they are in fact a great substitute during the tomato off-season! They key to a tasty salsa is pulling together the right

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