Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

Parmesan Roasted Zucchini

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This summer we’ve gone all in on our container garden. We planned ahead getting plants into their boxes from the moment there was no longer a frost risk in Chicago. And then in early June

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 -1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds zucchini, trimmed and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded Parmesan
Cherry Tomato Eggplant Pasta

Cherry Tomato Eggplant Pasta

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My panic buying has calmed down since its peak in March and April. Never one to stock up, I’ve had to find all sorts of unexpected places to store pantry items that I hoarded just

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Ingredients
  • 1 medium eggplant, diced
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 12 ounces rigatoni or penne
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, half kept whole and the rest halved
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Grilled Corn and Avocado with Cilantro Pesto

Grilled Corn and Avocado with Cilantro Pesto

Posted in Starters & Sides Tagged with ,

Sharing comes pretty easy when you cook and bake as much as I do. Whether it’s just ingredients or an entire cake, I am always offering something to someone. There are exceptions. I admit when

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Ingredients
  • 2 garlic gloves
  • 1-1/2 cups packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 ears corn, shucked
Green Bean Tomato Olive Salad

Green Bean Tomato Olive Salad

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My summer fling with green beans is still going strong. We’ve moved past the infatuation stage, but we’re not official yet. This isn’t all my doing. For what seems like the last 6 weeks, I’ve

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 ounce shaved Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar