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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Mom’s Ranch Potato Salad

Old-Fashioned Potato Salad

My Mom’s old-fashioned potato salad gets a new twist by simply adding ranch salad dressing into the mix. The potatoes are the stars alongside hard-boiled eggs, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, vinegar, dill weed, green olives, red onions and my Mom’s secret ingredient: Worcestershire sauce. This disappears faster than you can imagine at picnics and potlucks and… 

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Cheddar Mashed Potatoes with Corn & Avocado

Southwestern Mash

Just five ingredients come together to make these zesty and delicious southwestern mashed potatoes! I started with Simply Potatoes Traditional Mashed Potatoes and mixed in cheddar cheese, corn, avocado and jalapeno peppers. You can create your own five ingredient fix using Simply Potatoes and enter them in the five ingredient recipe contest for a chance… 

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