National Vegetarian Awareness Week

It’s #vegetarian awareness week! The Clean Food Club is celebrating by making veggie meals all week using fresh, in-season produce from the farm. National Vegetarian Awareness Month isn’t until October (oddly), so this way you’ll have plenty of time to practice your #meatlessmonday recipes til then. Gina Homolka, in her cookbook The Skinnytaste Cookbook, makes a Grilled…

Chilled Beet, Cucumber and Tomato Soup

There’s nothing like a chilled soup full of fresh produce to energize you during the long, hot days of summer. With myriad chilled soup recipes available, it’s hard to choose just one. My approach to meal preparation generally begins with an assessment of what produce I have in my kitchen and in my garden, and…

Panzanella Salad with Fresh Summer Tomatoes and Basil

It’s tomato season! And it’s garlic season. And basil, and, well, everything good basically. Panzanella salad is the ultimate way to combine the best summer ingredients. Panzanella, or panmolle, is a salad originating from Tuscany that has a base of bread and tomatoes. Other cultures have a similar salad, like the Mediterranean dish fattoush, that build a base from…

Homemade Tomato Sauce, Freezing Tomatoes, and Freezing Tomato Sauce

Over the summer, I was getting several pounds of tomatoes every week for a couple of  months. I love tomatoes, but there are only so many that my family can eat. I froze two, one-gallon freezer bags full of them, dated the bags, and tucked them into my freezer. Freezing tomatoes is very easy. All you…