Vegetarian recipes for specific diets.
It's no small wonder that this salad, developed by Laura McAllister, won first prize in VT's 2007 Reader Recipe Contest and has continued to win over readers ever since: the perfect combination of basic ingredients makes for a salad that's delicious as a light lunch or hearty dinner side dish.
Sometimes the first tomatoes of the season need a little help in the taste area—and that’s where these open-face sandwiches come in. The blended yogurt-basil sauce adds just the right tang while a quick trip under the broiler helps concentrate the tomatoes’ natural juices.
Cooking an elaborate meal is something I don’t get to do very often, and not because there aren’t enough holidays, birthdays, or ends of long work-weeks to celebrate. It’s simply because of time—lack of it. An hour spent prepping something fresh and tasty is an hour spent not cleaning off my desk, not finishing that almost-overdue library book, and not walking the dog. Enter the healthy-in-a-hurry meal. I don’t own a microwave, so there’s a limit to how quickly I can get food onto my plate and into my mouth, and besides, I’ve never been into prefab foods. Instead of relying on packaged products, I’ve developed a repertoire of fast, tasty, healthy meals that take very little time to prepare.
This dessert takes its inspiration from the harvest cakes of Italy and Provence, where grapes and olives grow in abundance. The recipe calls for a sweet wine to flavor the cake, but you could also use white wine left over from last night’s dinner.
We used flatbreads from Cali'flour Foods, which are crazy good—grain-free, gluten-free, and just 50 calories per flatbread!