Rice Stuffed Tomatoes

Inspired by Smitten Kitchen Ingredients: 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil Coarse or Kosher salt 6 medium-to-large tomatoes Red pepper flakes, to taste 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, minced ½ cup Arborio or other short-grained, starchy rice Few tablespoons...

Crispy Baked Tomatoes

Or in Italian, “Pomodori Croccanti al Forno”. Serve warm or at room temperature as a delicious side dish. Inspired by Lidia’s Italy Makes 6 servings Ingredients 6 plum tomatoes 2 T olive oil 1 ½ tsp salt 1 c panko bread crumbs ½ c grated parmesan cheese ½...

Baked Zucchini and Tomato Tian

A delicious way to enjoy summer tomatoes and zucchini in one dish. This tian can be served as a vegetarian entree or pairs nicely with grilled poultry or fish. Inspired by Kate McMillan, One Pot of the Day Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients: 2 T olive oil 1 onion, sliced...

Greens Soup with Sausage and Potatoes

You can use any greens you like to make this soup. Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 pound Italian sausage – casings removed 3/4 pound white potatoes – sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 small onion, thinly sliced 3 garlic cloves – thinly...

Roasted Tomatoes

Still have lots of tomatoes on hand?  I love roasting them with fresh herbs —thyme, oregano, rosemary or a combination.   You can serve them as a side for just about any protein, eat them cold on a salad, on top of brown rice for a warm vegetarian lunch, or...