Seasonal Vegetable Stews ♥ 10 Killer Recipes, 10 Tips & Techniques

Ten favorite vegetable stew recipes for all seasons, summer, fall, winter and year-round. These are "killer stew recipes" – tried & true, healthy, great-tasting, easy to incorporate the vegetables you love and leave out the ones you don't. Some recipes work best with a cornucopia of fresh summer vegetables from your CSA, garden or farmers market; others work beautifully with year-round supermarket vegetables ....more

Summer's Tomato Soup

A simple, light herb-tinged homemade tomato soup, made with fresh tomatoes. Beautiful color. Looks simple, tastes complex ....more

Twice-Roasted Beets with Fruit and Avocado Feta Cream ♥ A Five-Star First Course!

My latest beet salad recipe: Roasted beets roasted a second time, this time with summer fruits like grapes and cherries and blueberries. Served warm! On the side? ...more

Roasted Roma Tomatoes Recipe

The Recipe: Simple roasted Roma tomatoes, using time and temperature to turn so-so supermarket tomatoes into something truly special. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. The Conversation: My stake in Ferguson ....more

Homemade Zucchini Relish Recipe ♥

Today's vegetable recipe: A thick zucchini relish, almost a zucchini jam, with a bite of pepper. ~recipe republished 2014~~more recently updated recipes~ Free food: think 'monster' zucchini and 'prolific' peppers. This time of year, free food makes its way into our kitchens where we become its steward, charged with 'no waste' and looking for recipes to use up large zucchini and piles of peppers ....more

Chilled Carrot Soup with Honey ♥

A simple carrot soup, bright with spices and a small kick of cayenne, sweetened with a drizzle of honey, soured with a splash of lemon juice. Served cold and dreamy good! (Looking for a carrot soup recipe serve to serve hot? ...more

Red Rice with Tomatoes

The Recipe: A simple summer vegan side dish with really pretty color, just rice cooked with perfect summer tomatoes. It's almost a loaves 'n' fishes story, rice that blossoms from one cup to six cups, thanks to an intriguing cooking technique – don't worry, it's easy, no special equipment needed! Weight Watchers friendly, just two points per serving ....more

Green Bean Garden Salad with Tomatoes, Corn & Fresh Dill

The Recipe: A "real" garden salad, made with fresh summer vegetables straight from the garden, crisp barely cooked green beans, ripe tomato, sweet corn kernels, all tossed in a tangy feta salad dressing. The Conversation: Is anyone else unimpressed with what some places pass off as "garden salads"? This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special ...more

Spiral Zucchini Noodle Salad with Homemade Catalina Dressing ♥

The Recipe: A simple zucchini salad, just zucchini noodles and carrots tossed in a lovely Homemade Catalina Dressing, all made with accessible pantry ingredients. Weight Watchers Friendly, WW 2 PointsPlus. Low Cal ....more

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos with Veggies & Black Beans

The Recipe: What a quick supper! Just cook the beef in the slow cooker (no browning!) with pantry ingredients, then toss together a quick sauté of vegetables and black beans. Add some diced avocado and sour cream ....more