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Vivian Howard’s Tomato Pie

Recipe & Image Credit: 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 (African Braised Kale with Tomatoes)

“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

Singing Squash Sauté

This dish is very similar to ratatouille, and you could easily substitute or add other veggies into the mix, such as eggplant or greens.

Roasted Okra

Roasting okra at a high temperature leaves the okra lightly seared and tender

Hot Sauce

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

Kickin’ Collard Greens

These easy Southern collard greens are kickin’ thanks to flavorful additions like bacon, onions, and red pepper flakes.

Herb Watermelon Feta Salad

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

Ginger Ale Carrots

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.

Eggplant Parmesan

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.

Delightful Deep-Dish Tomato Pie

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.

Carrot-Cranberry Salad

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

Basic Salsa

A fresh and flavorful salsa with no need to cook!

Baked Kale Chips

Even the most vegetable-resistant eater will be impressed by these light and crispy treats!