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French Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Ratatouille

The late summer harvest is the best time to make Ratatouille. This classic French stew is best when made with fresh tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplant, bell peppers and onions. It’ pretty versatile too. Serve as a vegetarian main dish, side dish, warm or cold with bread or toast at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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10 Best Fresh Tomato Recipes

Vine-ripened, and packed with real tomato goodness, you just can’t beat home-grown tomatoes. For sandwiches and salads, I choose from the meatier varieties like Campbell or Celebrity and for salsa or bruschetta, it’s the Roma or plum tomatoes that work the best. If you’re looking for some inspiration from and a little variety, why not…

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Appetizers Recipes Soup Spanish Vegetarian

Gazpacho with Garden Ripe Tomatoes

Your garden’s summer tomatoes at their juiciest, blended with cucumber, seasonal fruit, onion, garlic and Spanish seasonings.

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Appetizers Condiments & Preserves Gluten Free Mexican Recipes Vegetarian

Pico de Gallo – Traditional Mexican Salsa

This chopped tomato, onion, lime, cilantro blend is served fresh as a popular Mexican appetizer and condiment. If you’ve been to Mexico, then you know the routine when first sitting down in most restaurants.  The waiter takes your drink order then while you are looking over the menu, you are offered some fresh salsa with…

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Italian Main Course Recipes

Fettuccine with Fresh Marinara & Meatballs

When garden ripe tomatoes are in season, let them punctuate this easy and delicious fresh tomato sauce with a few exclamation points!!!  I try to use fresh, seasonal ingredients as much as possible since the flavour and nutrients are at their greatest.  This dish works with both vegetarians or carnivores as the meatballs are served…

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Recipes Soup Spanish Vegetarian

Gazpacho

With origins in Spain’s, hot sunny Andalucía region, this chilled vegetable soup is perfect for a summertime al fresco lunch or as an appetizer with dinner on the patio.

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Main Course Mexican Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Vegetarian Chili

Tracing its origins to the Mayan and Aztec staple foods, then adding influences from the settlers of the new-world, Chili has evolved alongside Mexican culture.  It comes alive with the signature Mexican spice combination of chili and cumin. Mexican cuisine has developed into a distinctly new-world fusion of well evolved native food traditions with Spanish,…

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Appetizers Italian Recipes

Bruschetta

Garden-fresh tomatoes and basil are the stars of this popular dinner party appetizer.

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Main Course Middle Eastern Recipes

Lebanese Lamb & Green Bean Stew

This recipe combines some popular middle eastern ingredients and is based on the common stewed green bean dish called Loubieh Ruz.   I like to add some meat and serve over lemon rice to make this a simple two dish meal.