Stuffed Grilled Tomatoes

My garden isn’t being kind to me this summer. Maybe it’s because I don’t have the same enthusiasm I had last year when I faithfully tended it like I a newborn puppy. Or maybe their is some truth to the old wives tale that talking to your plants and giving them attention helps them thrive…. 

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Spicy Cheddar Polenta

This spicy polenta recipe makes a delicious and easy side dish. Jalepenos, onion, tomato, green bell pepper and onion are sauteed while the polenta cooks. The polenta is mixed with sharp white cheddar and the fried vegetables are served over top. The contrast between the two is mind-numbing. The spicy hot vegetables with the texture… 

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Bodacious Black Bean Burgers

This black bean burger recipe is one of my favorites! I eat them all the time. I’m completely hooked on them. For some it’s chocolate, I like black bean burgers. Even better than beef ones. There it is. I confess. These are hundreds of times better than the frozen kind. You know the ones that… 

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Rumpledethumps

Rumpledethumps is a traditional dish from the Scottish Borders made with potatoes, cabbage and onion. Its name comes from the sounds of the potatoes or ‘tatties’ thumped and rumbled together with the cabbage. The Irish make a similar dish called colcannon and the English have their bubble & squeak. All of them are traditionally made… 

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Lemon-Arugula Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta recipe has a wholesome balance of chickpeas, meaty black olives, sweet red onions, and tangy tomatoes. The lemon-arugula pesto is refreshing, nutty, and salty tasting from the Parmesan cheese. The lemon and arugula complement each other in a perfect meld of flavors. The spirals catch all the tasty bits of pesto and the… 

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