Fresh Baby Carrots On The Grill

The carrot crops are starting to come in, and we’re looking forward to a summer of our sweet orange friends. Grilling carrots brings out their sugars, caramelizing them until they’re in danger of being snacked right off the grill before the main course is ready.

Grilled Carrots
Grilled Carrots

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Hearty Lentil Stew with Sausage

For the vegetarians, you can make this hearty lentil stew with vegie sausage, which I love even more than regular sausage. Either way, this is a delicious warming dinner that goes great with a rustic loaf of bread and a crackling fire. And, this dish is quick and easy to make for a good weeknight dinner.

Lentil Stew Ingredients
Lentil Stew IngredientsVegie SausageHearty Lentil Stew with Sausages

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Chicken with Soba Noodles in Jasmine Tea Broth

When we saw this recipe in Sunset magazine, with its jasmine tea broth and fennel and carrots and onions and soba noodles, we thought it would be a unique, delicious meal. And, we were not disappointed by our steamy, warm bowls of delicious soup. This will be a regular in our rotation. The tea is from Kuan Yin teahouse in Wallingford, which we highly recommend for finding unique teas.

Chicken and Green Tea Soba Noodle Soup Ingredients
Chicken and Jasmine Tea Soba Noodle Soup Ingredients

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Brown Rice with Vegetables in a Mirin Broth

The brown rice in this dish has a hearty, nutty flavor that just feels good for you. And the unique mixture of vegetables, including burdock and lotus root, gives this dish a lot of different textures and a clean, healthy, satisfying feel.

Burdock, Lotus Root, Tofu, Snow Peas and More
Burdock, Lotus Root, Tofu, Snow Peas and More

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Lentil Burgers and a Secret Salad Dressing

Lentils are a good source of protein, they’re super inexpensive, and archaeological evidence shows they were eaten as far back as 13,000 years ago. Nicely done, neolithic people.

Red Lentils, Lemon, Tofu, Carrots, Onions, Etc.
Red Lentils, Lemon, Tofu, Carrots, Onions, Etc.

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