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Sheet Pan Cherry Tomato Gnocchi

Sheet Pan Cherry Tomato Gnocchi

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He may not eat them, but my six-year-old has been having the best time picking tiny tomatoes off the plants in our container garden. They just started turning colors from green to yellow and red,

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound shelf stable or fresh gnocchi
30-Minute Tomato Zucchini Orzo

30-Minute Tomato Zucchini Orzo

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I’m not sure I’ve ever spent this much time at home, but for some reason I feel like I have less time. Gone are the commutes to work, school, swim lessons, play dates and so

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed and diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup orzo
  • 2 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Quinoa Taco Salad

Quinoa Taco Salad

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There’s one thing that pretty much all the salads I’ve consumed in the last week or so have had in common—grilled corn. I am obsessed going fully headfirst in this summer staple. There are occasions

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Ingredients
  • For grilled corn
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • For quinoa
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Grilled Asparagus Tomato Salad

Grilled Asparagus Tomato Salad

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When asparagus is in season, I can’t get enough of it. And it’s not just because I love how asparagus tastes. It even becomes part of my décor. I store asparagus in a wide-mouthed shallow

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Ingredients
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce, shaved pecorino cheese
Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza

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There are two foods I love so much that I could eat them every single day. They include peanut butter and pizza. Don’t worry. I’m not eating them together! I adore a pizza with chewy,

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for oiling bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad

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Last summer we didn’t end up growing anything in our annual container garden. We usually plant our Earth Boxes Memorial Day weekend, but I remember a year ago, May, and most of June, was quite

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Ingredients
  • For cauliflower
  • 1 head cauliflower, leaves removed, bottom stem trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Baked Tomato Farro Risotto

Baked Tomato Farro Risotto

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It’s not unusual for me to spend hours on my grocery list. That’s part of my normal routine every week. That planning time comes with being a food blogger, but I think shopping has become

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1-1/2 cups farro
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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To be honest, I might be more excited about the toppings on this black bean soup than the actual soup. Trust me, the soup is really tasty. It’s very easy to make and full of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

Chipotle Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup

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My pantry is never without at least one can of tomatoes at all times. Canned tomatoes are the ultimate come-to-the-rescue ingredient that you can turn into a meal with just a few other things like

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo sauce
  • 1-16 ounce jar roasted red pepper strips, drained
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

Roasted Tomato Olive Couscous

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Farmers market Sundays when I would come home with a bag full of ripe red tomatoes seem like a distant memory. And it’s much too early to be doing a countdown to tomato season. Winter

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup marinated roasted tomato halves packed in oil, roughly chopped and 1 tablespoon oil reserved
  • 1 cup roughly chopped pitted Kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

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Growing up in Cincinnati, my definition of chili was different than everyone outside the city limits. Cincinnati chili is a mix of ground beef, tomatoes and beans served over spaghetti. I think of it more

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 chipotle, roughly chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
Mushroom Tomato Farro

Mushroom Tomato Farro

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One word to describe my mood lately is reluctant. Maybe stubborn would be a more honest way to put it.  Reality is starting to set in that all cooking will soon move indoors.  I know

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Ingredients
  • 1 cup farro, rinsed
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white and green parts separated
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped Lacinato kale
  • 1 garlic clove, minced