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August 4th, 2011

Meatless Monday: No-Pasta Zucchini Lasagna

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I swear I didn’t create this recipe just because it’s fun to say. Okay, maybe that was a very small reason. But mostly I created it as a low-carb dinner that will use up extra vegetables from the garden or farmers market. The key ingredient is a really big zucchini, the kind that hides in the garden for a few days until it has grown to the size of a child’s baseball bat. These zucchinis aren’t great for straight cooking, they’re low on flavor and big on seeds. But they’re perfect for turning into pasta.

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January 28th, 2011

Tortilla Pizza

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The other night I was trying to cook dinner for myself, but I was being one tough customer. I wanted to cook a single-serve dish (preferably no leftovers since I rarely get around to them), that was fresh, healthy, and not the usual spaghetti. Bonus points would be awarded if it was also cheap. I looked through my cabinets and came up with this – a variation on the Four Veggie Pizza that I recently filmed a video of (which can be found in Organic Gardening’s February/March iPad edition). It was quick, maybe 15 minutes, but tasted quite fancy (if I do say so myself).

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August 19th, 2010

Slooooowww Roasted Tomatoes

There was an excess of tomatoes on my table last night, a product of my garden and the Organic Gardening test garden, so I decided to throw a bunch of them in the oven and slow roast them. I threw everything in there: cherry tomatoes, green grape tomatoes, giant green heirloom tomatoes, yellow tomatoes. I sliced the larger tomatoes, because even I don’t have 12 hours to sit and watch them roast, but the smaller tomatoes I put in whole with just a fork puncture the keep them from bursting. I set my oven to 200°, drizzled them in olive oil, and put those babies in…Tomato 1

2 hours later…

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2 hours (and many peeks into the oven) after that…

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okay, these are so pretty they deserve a close-up…

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The flavor of these tomatoes is absolutely mind-blowing. Even tomatoes that I wouldn’t normally like, I love when they’re prepared like this. Mine took 4 hours in the 200° oven. Then I put them all in a tupperware dish in anticipation of their future use. Okay, so maybe a few didn’t make it into the tupperware dish, but they were delicious and I was, well…I wasn’t even hungry, but they are that good.

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July 26th, 2010

Fresh Pasta Dinner

My garden is finally starting to produce (meaning we got our first red tomato, but it’s a start!) so I decided to have a dinner that was straight from the garden. I took my produce

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diced it up and mixed it with some homemade pasta. It was easy, free and fresh. I can’t think of a better dinner.

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