Grilled Corn and Sausage Kebobs

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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. Continue reading

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Portobello Tortas

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What is a torta? Torta is a Spanish-language word that has various meanings when applied to food but to me, it has always meant a sandwich. It can be hot or cold and is unbelievably hearty and delicious when properly prepared. When you make a torta with Portobello mushrooms, avocado, a spicy Salvadorian curtido, and cilantro – it’s a vegan delight that can’t be beaten! Continue reading

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Fresh Tomato Tarte Tatin

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Tarte Tatin is an upside-down tart of apples or other fruit. According to the website WhatsCookingAmerica, legend has it that Tarte Tartin originated in France: Continue reading

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad

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Looking for a tasty side dish to accompany your summer BBQ fare? This salad is easy to prepare and can be prepared a couple of hours ahead of time. It is versatile enough to complement any entrée whether you are grilling for vegetarians or omnivores. In addition to dinner, I like to serve this salad with fresh French bread as a filling lunch. Continue reading

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Mediterranean Flatbread

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

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I like this flatbread with a warm bowl of soup. I also use this recipe as dough for a thick-crust pizza. The use of bread flour, as opposed to all-purpose flour, makes the final product crispier. For a chewier crust, use all-purpose flour. Continue reading

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California Veggie Burger

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This burger has texture and taste and is not mushy in the middle. I think you’ll find that it has the perfect combination of black beans, veggies, bread crumbs, seeds, nuts, spices, and herbs. I say, Grill it! Continue reading

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Chik’n Sandwich Italian Style

Photo: Randy Graham, Valley Vegetarian

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Pretzel buns make this a fun sandwich. Easy to prepare; tasty when done. Continue reading

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