Creamy Spinach, Artichoke and White Bean Soup

Spinach, Artichoke & White Bean Soup

A simple but delicious and comforting soup with tangy artichokes, creamy white beans and fresh baby spinach. It’s quick, meatless and perfect for these chilly winter nights. You must have a strong love of artichokes, like me, because they flavor the soup inside and out. Every bite is bursting with their unique flavor tempered by… 

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Baked Parmesan & Cream Cheese Spinach Maria

Baked Parmesan & Cream Cheese Spinach Maria

Delicious things ensue when you bake spinach with roasted red peppers, cream cheese and Parmesan. A kind of creamed spinach happens, only better. A richer, cheesier version filled with comfort. I don’t know why it’s called spinach Maria but there’s a few different recipes floating around claiming to be restaurant copycats. They all have one… 

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Parmesan Garlic Green Bean Almondine

Parmesan Garlic Green Bean Almondine #recipe

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t like green beans. They don’t elicit the same response as brussels sprouts or broccoli. Most people don’t care about them one way or the other. We almost always have both fresh and frozen green beans around. Thanks to my Mom, who will painstakingly pick through the fresh green bean… 

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Andean Potato & Cheese Soup

Andean Potato & Cheese Soup #recipe

This Americanized version of the classic Ecuadorian soup is known as Locra de papa. It’s a vegetarian soup made with Russet and sweet potatoes, corn, peas and queso fresco in a creamy broth topped with guacamole. The ingredients sound a little plain but the end result is not. For being one of the quickest, easiest… 

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Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

Second only to deep-frying, the best place for zucchini is inside fritters. I say this because if I hadn’t been dared to taste a piece of deep-fried zucchini a few years back, causing me to fall head over heels in love after hating it’s guts my entire life, I wouldn’t be sharing any zucchini recipes…. 

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Veggie Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

This veggie lasagna is full of all the things good and right in the world right now! That means fresh produce from the Farmer’s market including zucchini, red peppers, baby spinach, onions and garlic surrounded by layers of fresh lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, stringy mozzarella cheese and my new favorite find, Farmer’s cheese.

Baked Polenta Fries (Not-Potato Fries)

Baked Polenta Fries

Creamy polenta with Parmesan cheese is baked up into golden brown, crispy fries with warm tomato sauce or ketchup for dipping. My Italian answer to the french fry. The method is easy but time-consuming because the polenta has to be thoroughly chilled to hold it’s french fry shape. I use 5-minute polenta and cook it… 

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Green Goddess Pasta Primavera

Green Goddess Pasta Primavera

Pasta Primavera is a spring dish full of green vegetables. Fresh asparagus, string beans, peas and linguine are tossed together in a light sauce with Parmesan, garlic and lemon. The emphasis is on the vegetables. The ratio is almost equal – the vegetables might even be winning. They’re surely the main attractions with just a… 

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