Pasta e Ceci (Italian Pasta and Chickpeas)

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Pasta e Ceci is a rustic Italian stew made of pasta and chickpeas! While simple ingredients are used, the deep flavors of this soup are accomplished by using fresh herbs and a parmesan rind to simmer with the soup. The end result is hearty, rich, and so satisfying! If you're a fan of pasta and chickpeas, then you will love this Italian Pasta e Ceci soup (pronounced as "pasta eh che-chi"). Wh ...

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Classic Eggplant Lasagna

A cast iron pan with eggplant lasagna baked in it. The pan is placed in a wooden background with fresh herbs and a parmesan rind arranged around it.

Eggplant lasagna; layers of thinly sliced baked eggplant, three melted Italian cheese, and accents of fresh herbs throughout each layer. You will be shocked by how flavorful and hearty this dish is without using any pasta noodles at all! One of my favorite summer vegetables is eggplant! And besides our classic eggplant parmesan being an all-time favorite recipe to make (and one of our most ...

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Grilled Corn and Tomato Salad

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This sweet corn and tomato salad is the ultimate summer side dish! It's tossed with creamy avocado, red onion, and a homemade fresh basil salad dressing. It's absolutely delicious and always a crowd-pleaser! If you're a fan of summer corn and tomatoes, you are going to want to try this grilled corn and tomato salad. The ingredients are really simple, but every bite sings with all the right f ...

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How to Freeze Basil (Basil Cubes)

Learn how to freeze basil from your garden with these easy basil cubes with olive oil! Keep them in your freezer, then toss them into pasta dishes, soups, stews, and salad dressings for a quick pop of herb flavor. Basil is one of my favorite herbs in the world. Its fresh flavor adds the perfect touch to so many dishes. My mom and I are both equally obsessed with it and grow a ton in our herb ...

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Vegetarian Zucchini “Meatballs”

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Transform your summer zucchini into flavorful zucchini meatballs! Made with homemade breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and lots of herbs for fresh flavor. These vegetarian meatballs are simply delicious and are a great way to sneak some veggies into weeknight meals! When summer squash is overflowing in the garden, it’s time to make zucchini meatballs! They’re perfectly moist, full of fresh h ...

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Oatmeal Peach Blueberry Crisp

A bowl of peach blueberry crisp with ice cream in it and a spoon. The bowl is sitting on a napkin with peach slices and a pan of peach blueberry crisp next to it.

Utilize your summer fruit by making this peach blueberry crisp with a healthy gluten-free oatmeal topping! This dessert is bursting with flavors from the cooked berries and peaches, and be sure to serve it warm with cold ice cream for the perfect sweet pairing! Summer is here and that means whipping together a fruity crisp! This recipe is made with juicy summer peaches and blueberries that ...

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Bowtie Pasta Salad with Parmesan Herb Dressing

A wooden bowl with bowtie pasta salad and vegetables in it. The bowl of pasta salad is arranged on a wooden background with a block and cheese, a glass of dressing, and a napkin next to it.

This vibrant bowtie pasta salad is the perfect spring or summer side dish! Each bite is filled with juicy tomatoes, chickpeas, and lots of fresh basil, and the pasta is tossed with a homemade parmesan herb dressing that is simply delicious. Summer parties and barbeques always need a tasty pasta salad! And this recipe is super easy, with no fancy ingredients. Just assorted seasonal summer ...

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Fresh Tomato Blender Salsa

Fresh tomato blender salsa in a small bowl on a plate with tortilla chips. The salsa has cilantro chopped on top and surrounding the plate is lime slices.

Learn how to make blender salsa with fresh tomatoes! This recipe is so much better than store-bought and takes only 5 minutes to make. We love to serve it up as a party appetizer with chips or to pair it with homemade tacos or taco salad! It's zesty, mild in spiciness, and full of flavor. For years I've always purchased store-bought salsa until I realized how easy it is to make at home an ...

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Tuscan Cannellini Bean Salad

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This herbaceous Tuscan cannellini bean salad is simply delicious! White beans tossed with colorful veggies like fennel, roasted red pepper, and juicy tomatoes. It's the perfect side salad to pair with any meal! A colorful salad to welcome Spring! This cannellini bean salad is absolutely delicious and is full of fresh herb flavor. Each bite has veggies like crunchy fennel, roasted red pepp ...

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Vegan Split Pea Soup

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Learn how to make vegan split pea soup without using ham! This richly flavorful soup uses simple plant-based ingredients to build flavor and the results are absolutely delicious. It's a recipe you'll find yourself making again and again! This flavorful vegan split pea soup is one of my childhood favorites! But we would always use a ham bone to infuse deep flavor into the peas. When I was t ...

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Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies arranged on a light brown background with sprinkles of sea salt around them.

These soft and chewy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are made with hearty oat flour, peanut butter for taste and texture, and are naturally sweetened. Each bite is better than the last, and no one will ever know they're vegan and gluten-free! Meet the most delicious vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookie there ever was! The texture is soft and chewy and the flavor is perfectly sweet with ...

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Winter Citrus Avocado Salad

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This beautifully fresh winter citrus avocado salad is bursting with flavor! Juicy orange slices in a bed of kale with creamy avocado, and a citrus vinaigrette drizzled over top. A winter salad for all the citrus lovers! Each bite of this citrus avocado salad is bursting with winter oranges, crunchy walnuts for texture, and creamy avocado. It's fresh, bright, and the perfect salad if you w ...

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