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Rustic Homemade Pizza Sauce

Rustic Homemade Pizza Sauce

You can turn almost any of your extra CSA veggies into toppings on a homemade pizza.  From the Cooking Close to Home cookbook, this simple, chunky, sauce yields about 3½ cups, enough for 3, 16-inch pizzas.  It is also an excellent base for adding pasta sauce ingredients like ground meat, sausage, or other veggies later.  You can also freeze it, in case you have more tomatoes than you know what to do with.

If you have fresh herbs, the conversion is one teaspoon dry equals one Tablespoon fresh (and fresh will taste so much better!).

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South Beach Diet Gazpacho

South Beach Diet Gazpacho

Gazpacho is simple and refreshing soup usually served cold.  And it uses all of the vegetables that we typically get in our summer CSA shares.  This Gazpacho recipe comes from the South Beach Diet, and can be found on epicurious.com.  Serves 2. (more…)

Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Tomatoes

Swiss Chard with Garbanzo Beans and Tomatoes

This recipe is an alternative to the “traditional” sautéed Swiss chard with garlic.  Depending on whether you want to use the chard stems as well in the recipe (you can cut them up finely, or dice them), you may need about a quarter to half a cup of chicken stock.  Start with ¼ cup and add more as needed to get the chard wilted, before adding the tomatoes and lemon juice.  Serves 4 as a side dish.
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Southern Summer Succotash

Southern Summer Succotash

In the summertime, succotash just calls out for those fresh, abundant summer vegetables – fresh corn on the cob, lima beans, onions, tomatoes, and bell peppers – red, yellow, orange or green, or even a combination of a few. You could even add in some summer squash or zucchini, eggplant, or whatever is fresh at the farmers market or in your own backyard garden.

This recipe from Deep South Dish puts a southern spin on the classic Native American succotash.
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Farro Salad with Eggplant

Farro Salad with Grilled Eggplant

Hailing from Bobby Flay and the Food Network, I made this salad with weekend with those long, skinny eggplant. To die for!! You will notice there is no Southwest “heat” in this one — most unusual for Bobby. As presented, the recipe yielded way more than 4 servings, I’d say at least 8, but it keeps well in the fridge and we have lunch for a few days. (more…)

Steak and Veggie Wraps

Steak and Veggie Wraps

When my cousin brought me an enormous bag of cherry tomatoes, I had to be creative. The day after a big steak dinner, I came up with this quick and easy recipe for leftover steak. You can also use chicken or tofu. (more…)