Farmer’s Market Summer Tomatoes

Summer Vegetable Stuffed Tomatoes

Fresh tomatoes are only ever good in summer. There is nothing as wonderful as the full, rich, winey, flavor of a vine ripe tomato – as there is nothing as disappointing as the dull, insipid, lifeless flavor of a cold storage tomato shipped from halfway around the world. I don’t eat those and strongly suggest that you don’t either. So, when it’s tomato season, I heartily endorse eating those glorious ripe ones as often as possible. (more…)

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Weeknight Supper: Smoky Shrimp Etoufee

A healthy shrimp recipe ready in only 30 minutes!

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Shrimp have a season. We’ll get to that quick and easy weeknight recipe in just a sec, but first, I want to chat a bit about how shrimp gets to on your plate — and a little moonlight magic. We’re used to always seeing shrimp in the case at the grocery store, but shrimp, like pretty much everything else on Earth, have a season. (more…)

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Turkey Meatballs with Zoodles

Healthy Turkey Meatballs: Keto-Friendly, No-Salt, and Perfect for Weeknight Summer Supper

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Summer is great for grilling and barbecues, but in the height of summer when it’s as hot as blue blazes, it’s nice to lighten things up with fresh flavors, more vegetables, and lighter proteins. (Hey, you’ve gotta balance out all all those racks of ribs!) Ground turkey is a go-to in my kitchen. It’s incredibly adaptable, making it an easy choice for weeknight dinners. Not to mention, it can be the base for almost any kind of cuisine. I use it for meatballs, meatloaf, spaghetti sauce, tacos, burgers, and more. There are few limitations to what you can do with a package of ground turkey. It’s also one of the most affordable proteins out there, so if you see it on sale or a “BOGO”, you can easily store it in the freezer — it will keep for about three months. (more…)

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