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Grilled Avocado Caprese Salad10 Wheatless Wednesday – Grilled Avocado Caprese Salad -     Insalata Caprese, the ubiquitous tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad, is one of the most popular dishes in summer when tomatoes are in season and so, so good.  It also happens to be one of my favorites and a great way to use up extra tomatoes.  I sometimes include avocado to increase the nutritional value and […]
Eggplant Parm5 Meatless Monday – Eggplant Parm Minis - “I enjoy cooking with wine and sometimes I put it in the food.” – Julia Child. I’m not sure Julia Child would have appreciated Good Mother Diet as she was quite the meat lover and on her cooking show she was always throwing raw meat around or making raw chickens dance, but I can like her […]
grid-cell-8473-1372698485-33 Tgif – Fun With Fruit! - With fruit at it’s peak right now and plentiful, don’t be afraid to be creative.  Check out this collection of 16 Ideas For Amazing Fruit Salads from BuzzFeed which includes this charming fruit salad using a hollowed out citrus bowl and a wonderful watermelon grid salad.  Don’t miss the Pineapple Palm Tree Buffet.  It could be […]
Lobster Bake14 Wheatless Wednesday – Maine Lobster Bake - Maine is famous for it’s lobsters and summer is not considered complete here without at least one old fashioned lobster bake.  Traditional lobster dinners include lobster with drawn butter, corn on the cob and steamers (Ipswich clams) and sometimes potatoes or eggs, often served on these inexpensive, but iconic, blue platters that mimic retro diner tablecloths.   I tried […]
Beet Peach Salad13 Meatless Monday – Roasted Beet Salad with Ripe Peaches and Goat Cheese - Is it a coincidence that fresh tomatoes ripe from the vine or juicy, just picked peaches taste especially good in summer or is it nature’s design to give us what we need?  I was thumbing through some cooking magazines admiring gorgeous photos of carmelized tomatoes and 10 ways to use fruit when I came across an […]
Grilled Veggies1 Wheatless Wednesday – Grilled Artichoke & Mixed Veggie Platter - Summertime, and the livin’ is easy… (Sing along, I know you know the tune)  We are getting to the part of summer where fresh vegetables are plentiful and so good!  One of my favorite summer dishes is a grilled mixed vegetable platter using whatever is in season.   The double bonus is that fruits and veggies at […]
Eggplant Tart2 Meatless Monday – Summer VegetableTart - Are you a flexitarian?  I have heard the terms omnivore, herbivore, vegetarian, vegan and pescetarian.  What on earth is a flexitarian?  Well apparently it wasn’t even a word until 2012, when it was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Flexitarian = flexible + vegetarian:  a person whose diet is mostly vegetarian but sometimes includes meat, fish, or poultry.  My […]
Cupcake Love5 Cupcake Love - I don’t do a lot of baking and (spoiler alert!) I did not bake these cupcakes.  It was just my birthday, which, of course means I got to indulge myself.  Sometimes you need to go with delicious over nutritious and I thought cupcakes would be the perfect dessert to serve at the lake.  It’s easy to mix and match […]
Arugula Salad8 Wheatless Wednesday – Arugula Salad with Roasted Corn and Edamame -   What does it mean if you see a groundhog in the summer?  A couple of days ago, I spotted a fat, furry little creature stealing strawberries from my garden.  It scurried off into the woods as soon as it saw me but not before I got a good look.  It took me a couple of days […]
Composed Salad2 Meatless Monday – Composed Salad - What is a composed salad?  It is a salad that has been artfully arranged and drizzled with vinaigrette rather than tossed.  Why, you might ask, would you go to the trouble to arrange your veggies instead of just tossing everything together?  Well the obvious answer is aesthetics.  Composed salads elevate what would otherwise be a simple salad into  […]

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