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Tuscan Tuna and Bean Sandwiches

I struggle with lunch. If there aren’t leftovers from the night before, I’m more likely to skip lunch altogether than actually spend the time to make something. But this tuna sandwich is worth the extra effort. It’s got a nice flavor, with a bit of a kick from the olives, quite good. Tuscan Tuna and...

Zucchini Pancakes with Basil Chive Cream

I love potato pancakes (latkes) and these were a delicious variation…. a great way to use all that beautiful summer zucchini! They don’t get quite as crispy as potatoes do, but I thought the flavor was delicious. Topped with the basil chive cream, yum! We substituted plain yogurt for the sour cream, and it was...

Tuscan White Bean Salad

A delicious summer salad with great flavors. Make it quick by buying a can of navy beans instead of dried. You’ll save lots of time (skip the first two steps entirely). It’d be even better with hunks of mozzarella instead of the cheap shredded kind, I’m sure. Tuscan White Bean Salad Makes 6-8 servings. Recipe...

Hummus and Flatbread with Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

If anyone out there has a fantastic recipe for hummus, please share. I don’t know what we did wrong, but our hummus was not good. It had almost a burnt-rubber aftertaste. Not so much when eaten on the flatbread (which is delicious), but by itself, uck. Therefore, I shall not post the burnt-rubber hummus recipe....

Penne with Pistachio Arugula Pesto and Balsamic Glazed Veggies

Found this recipe while perusing the wonderfully fantastic food blog, VeganYumYum. I’m usually not a huge fan of Arugula, too bitter for my tastes, but paired with the pistachio and miso is just perfect. Penne with Pistachio Arugula Pesto and Balsamic Glazed Veggies Makes 2 servings. Recipe from VeganYumYum. Ingredients 8 stalks broccolini (try to...

Southern Italian Vegetable Ratatouille

The directions for this recipe are absurd… the reason for not letting any of the vegetables touch until the final moment is beyond me, but I have to say, the results are well worth it. Well worth the prep – chopping and dicing and mincing and more chopping – and the mind boggling instructions (wait,...