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{Meatless Monday} Spaghetti Caprese

August 16th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Eating meatless seems simpler in the summer, when steamy hot August days often leave me in the mood for little more than a salad for supper. The traditional caprese salad, comprised of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, is perfectly sufficient for dinner along with a few slices of a nice, crusty baguette. I was in the [...]

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Tags: at market · dairy · meatless monday · pasta · recipes · weeknight meals

Panzanella with Cannellini Beans

August 6th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Looking for a no-cook summer supper idea? How about one that uses up almost-overripe tomatoes and stale bread? Panzanella is an Italian summer salad that is best made with the ripest summer tomatoes you can find — and the perfect way to use those tomatoes sitting on your kitchen counter. Panzanella can be served as [...]

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Tags: at market · beans · meatless monday · proteins · recipe

(Sorta Meatless Monday) Coconut Basil Shrimp Stir-Fry

May 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I’m not sure if there’s an official rule about seafood on Meatless Monday, but I’ve generally avoided it thus far. Since part of the purpose of Meatless Monday is to raise awareness of the environmental impact of our food choices, I figured I’d make an exception for a farewell to Gulf shrimp. This dinner was [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · seafood · weeknight meals

One Local Summer Tomato Peach Panzanella

August 11th, 2009 · 6 Comments

By this point of the summer, meals at the Foodie Tot house tend to become simple variations of mixed grill or summer salads. To say I am obsessed with the pairing of summer tomatoes and peaches would be an understatement. This Italian bread salad, incorporating the two plus sweet corn, is the perfect showcase for [...]

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Tags: NoVA Locavore · at market · one local summer · recipes · salad

One Local Supper, BLT Fettuccine

June 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We were out of town again over the weekend, so our local foods eating was partly an effort to use up market and CSA produce before we left. This colorful pasta creation used a rainbow of locally-sourced ingredients, starting with a favorite staple at our house, fresh pasta by Nancy of Smith Meadows. Nancy uses [...]

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Tags: CSA · at market · one local summer · pasta · recipes · weeknight meals