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Recipe & Image Credit: PBS.org This recipe appears in the “Tomatoes: You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey” episode of A Chef’s Life, featuring chef Vivian Howard. Vivian Howard’s Tomato Pie A savory summertime Tomato Pie made with tomatoes, basil, onion and cheese baked in a pie crust until golden and bubbly. This is the perfect recipe for…
“Sukuma wiki” is a Swahili phrase meaning, depending on how you translate it, “week-pusher,” “push the week,” or “stretch the week.” A great way to use kale or collards in flavorful stew served as a side or on rice. A little cooked meat can be added as well if you’d like
Strawberry & Spinach salad is a summertime natural. This version adds feta cheese and provides a homemade balsamic vinaigrette
This dish is very similar to ratatouille, and you could easily substitute or add other veggies into the mix, such as eggplant or greens.
Simple and fresh, these beans are ready in minutes
Coriander, fennel, oregano and red pepper flakes give these simple sweet potato wedges a flavor boost
Roasting okra at a high temperature leaves the okra lightly seared and tender
This isn’t so much a recipe as it is general tips & tricks for making hot sauce. With these simple, tried and true methods you can’t go wrong
Substituting the usual butter for mayonnaise gives this roasted corn an unexpected flavor boost
Fragrant lemon basil adds a light, citrusy note to this simple potato dish.
These easy Southern collard greens are kickin’ thanks to flavorful additions like bacon, onions, and red pepper flakes.
A simple and refreshing side dish that packs a punch of fresh flavor.
Watermelon is always a refreshing summer treat! Throw in some red onion, feta and herbs, then toss it all with a very simple vinaigrette to make a mean summer salad.
Classic guacamole is great on your favorite Mexican dishes, or just serve as a dip with corn chips
When we add a can of soda to this dish, the liquid cooks off, leaving a glaze of sweet caramelization on top of the carrots. It’s like a boost of flavor!
This is a light & refreshing, chilled, Spanish tomato soup. And when made with the season’s best ripe produce there’s no better way to beat the heat.
A Parmesan cream sauce tops pasta made with your choice of fresh herbs and veggies
This Eggplant Parmesan makeover skips the fry and bakes the eggplant until it has a crisp. A combination of part-skim ricotta, sliced mozzarella, fontina, and Parmesan cheese allows for even coverage without hiding the eggplant or adding too much fat.
An edited version of Paula Deen’s Savory Tomato Pie, this one has a lighter, higher-fiber pastry crust and uses reduced fat dairy products.
This carrot slaw is a delicious spin on classic French grated carrot salad. With dried cranberries and ginger in a citrus vinaigrette, it’s crunchy, tart and sweet
A fresh and flavorful salsa with no need to cook!
Even the most vegetable-resistant eater will be impressed by these light and crispy treats!