Use Abundant Fresh Tomatoes in Pasta Fresca

[Editor's Note: Tomato season is starting to wind down around much of the country, and is in high gear in California, where I've been eating them at every meal, if I can. If you have an abundance of tomatoes you're trying to use, whether from your garden or local farmers market, try this easy and delicious pasta recipe, which shows off delicious, fresh tomatoes to their best advantage. --Genie] ...more
I bookmarked this! My son would live on fresh tomatoes, if we let him, and I love fresh basil ...more

Maple Tempeh Broccoli Pitas

[Editor's Note: This sandwich is vegan, but has a heartiness factor not often seen outside meatier sandwiches. Packed with protein and nutrients, but also loaded with flavor, it's a great lunch or dinner option. --Genie] ...more

You Say Potato, I Say Eggplant...Fries

[Editor's Note: Sure, lots of people eat potato fries. But eggplant fries? That's unusual, and Nick of Macheesmo has ventured into experimental territory on your behalf to show you how easy it is to make this delicious treat. Check it out, and consider it for a side dish at an upcoming meal. --Genie]...more
I have never had this and can't wait to try it out! I fancy the bread crumbs and italian ...more

Zucchini Lasagna

[Editor's Note: I'm intrigued by the concept of using zucchini as the lasagna "noodles" in this dish—particularly because this recipe treats the zucchini carefully, so it cooks, but retains its summer succulence. It's a particularly great substitution if you or those you're cooking for can't eat gluten, too. --Genie] Zucchini Lasagna (Without the Pasta Sheets) ...more
I love to make vegetable chicken lasagna. I always add zucchini. Somehow it makes it taste even ...more

Raw, Vegan Pesto Pasta

[Editor's Note: Many people will turn up their noses at any recipes billed as raw and vegan, but there are an awful lot of folks who embrace these dietary choices for health reasons. This raw, vegan pesto "pasta" uses thin strips of zucchini as the noodles, and the flavor of the ingredients shines without a moment near the stove. Even if you're a devoted meat eater, you should consider giving this a try! --Genie] ...more
Hey Hannah, I would definitely try the pines nuts. Walnuts are wonderful, and I have made pesto ...more

The Sweet-Tart Delight of Bread and Butter Pickles

[Editor's Note: For part of my childhood, I thought dill pickles were the only pickle around. Then, someone served me some bread and butter pickles, and it was a revelation. Since then, bread and butter pickles have remained my favorite of the pickle family. This version from Recipe Girl is simple, and sounds so delicious I bet these pickles will barely have a chance to get to know the inside of your refrigerator before they're gone. --Genie] ...more
I heart pickles too! I put them in salads, soup, stuff chicken breast with breadcrumbs, cheese ...more

Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

[Editor's Note: This creamy blend of cucumber and avocados is augmented by kefir, a fermented milk drink that is said to have a number of health benefits. This soup is vegetarian, gluten-free, and full of summer nutrients—it would be a great treat on a really hot August day. --Genie] Summer Fest: Creamy Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup ...more

Colombian Scrambled Eggs with Tomato, Scallions and Corn

This quick and easy breakfast recipe is a fun departure from plain scrambled eggs. And with sweet corn and tomatoes in season, it's a great way to enjoy summer's bounty. --Genie] ...more
I wish I had seen this earlier this morning! But I know what I'm having tomorrow! ...more

Macaroni Salad

[Editor's Note: If Macaroni Salad is a favorite of yours, but you're someone who maintains a gluten-free and vegan diet, it may have seemed a dish out of reach. But now, with this great recipe, even folks with dietary restrictions can enjoy this summer picnic side dish! --Genie] ...more
Oh I love a nice side cucumber salad!more

Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

[Editor's Note: Whether you enjoy a spot of afternoon tea or not, these tea sandwiches are a great way to use summer's cucumber bounty in an elegant, small-bite manner. They're fancy enough for a party, but light enough for a quick lunch or snack, and lovely no matter when you eat them! -Genie] ...more
Good luck ,Great post,y love you! ...more