Category Archives: Lunch

Pasta with Quick Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

This is a quick dish for two that is easy to prepare and doesn’t heat the kitchen much at all because of the quick cook times. If you don’t care for feta cheese, substitute a mild Chèvre. This also works … Continue reading

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Tortellini Spinach Mushroom Skillet for Two

  A simple pan sauce, pasta, and fresh vegetables are just what you need on a hot summer day. This nutritious recipe barely heats up the kitchen and is easy to prepare. What could be better for a mid-week dinner … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn and Sausage Kebobs

Brush down and clean your outdoor grill. It’s barbecue season! This recipe features fresh corn, fresh bell peppers, and Lightlife Italian Sausage. It is easy to make, looks great when taken off the grill, and is super tasty.

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Croque-Monsieur with a Vegetarian Twist

“What is Croque-Monsieur?,” my ten-year-old friend asked.

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Spicy Chinese-Style Eggplant

The flavors in this recipe are intense. It takes advantage of the complementary flavors of the chili bean sauce, shitake mushrooms, and seasoned rice vinegar. Serve this over steamed rice and put smiles on those at the dinner table.

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Farro, Feta, and Meyer Lemon Salad

Farro is a nutty-tasting ancient grain that has been eaten for thousands of years around the world. It is a staple in many Mediterranean, Ethiopian, and Middle Eastern recipes. It was once called “pharaoh’s wheat” since it was popular in … Continue reading

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Caprese Mac and Cheese

This is a nice stovetop twist on traditional mac and cheese. The addition of grape tomatoes goes nicely with the creamy mozzarella sauce and basil. Add a little Dijon mustard and a touch of paprika and you have a mouth-watering … Continue reading

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