Summer Squash and Chickpea Tagine over CousCous

Need an easy, satisfying (and incidentally, vegetarian) weeknight dinner recipe that will also use up some of that summer squash you have lingering about the kitchen? This recipe from Mark Bittman is just for you.

Chickpea and Summer Squash Tagine
Chickpea and Summer Squash Tagine

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Grilled Pizza with Goat Cheese, Kale, and Caramelized Torpedo Onions

At some point, we’ll build an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, and then we’ll cook all our pizzas in that, and become quite chubby and happy. But in the meantime, cooking pizza on the grill is a great way to get a delicious chewy, charry, smoky crust. It’s also a wonderful way to spend a leisurely evening outside, drinking summery wine, admiring the garden, and dining by candle light.

Red Torpedo Onions - Pretty Fresh
Red Torpedo Onions – Pretty Fresh

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Vegetable-Filled Lasagne with Swiss Chard, Mushrooms and Onions

When you’re having guests over for dinner, it’s so great to have something easy you can make in advance. We had friends over for a little dinner party last weekend, and served up this vegetable-packed lasagna. The swiss chard nicely complemented the mushrooms and onions, making for a wonderfully spring dinner. Mark Bittman’s no-knead easy bread made a nice accompaniment.

Swiss Chard Lasagne with Mushrooms and Onions
Swiss Chard Lasagne with Mushrooms and Onions

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Easy Weeknight Enchiladas

These cheese and chicken enchiladas are an easy weeknight dinner. Or, make a batch in the evening and have lunches for the week. Either way, they’re warm, filling, and delicious.

Bake the Enchiladas
Bake the Enchiladas

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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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Black Bean Soup with Roasted Red Pepper, Cumin and Cinnamon

Black bean soup is easy to make, even using dry beans, if you use the quick soaking method. This recipe cooks the beans three times, adding in lots of flavors along the way.

Black Bean and Vegetable Soup Ingredients
Black Bean and Vegetable Soup Ingredients

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Kenny and Zuke’s – A Portland Deli Review

Every time we take a trip down to Portland, we eat breakfast at Kenny and Zuke’s Deli at least once. It’s a great place for kugel or bagels or latkes, and it’s a great spot to sit and look out the big windows and people watch on the sidewalk.

Onion Bialy with Poppy Seeds - Kenny and Zuke's
Onion Bialy with Poppy Seeds - Kenny and Zuke's

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