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Tomato Rice

At this time of year I get loads and loads of tomatoes from my neighbor. So many that to prevent them from spoiling I chop them up and freeze them to use throughout the year. I’ve made so many tomato based recipes that taste fabulous just from that one wonderful ingredient – garden fresh tomatoes. Having exhausted a lot of tomato recipes I ventured to try something new with my current batch of tomatoes – an Indian style tomato rice.

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Chile Rellenos with ZUCCHINI & PANEER

This recipe for chiles rellenos comes from Andrea Serrato, who sells an exquisite version of the dish out of her home in East Los Angeles. Ms. Serrato learned to make it from her mother, Rose Serrato, who fills big chile poblanos simply with queso ranchero, fries them in a cloudlike batter and simmers them in a garlicky salsa roja.” NY times Cooking

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Peanut Salad

Okay, I must confess I had never had peanut salad before until my friend Padmini served it at a dinner she hosted. This delicious salad is a great way to use an array of summer garden vegetables and herbs like cucumbers, tomatoes and mint. Perfect served on a cool evening or a warm summer day, give this eclectic salad a try!

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Leek and Cherry Tomato Pasta

This pasta recipe is my eldest daughter’s favorite that she makes almost every week. A simple pasta that tastes so good that whenever I ask her what she put in it, she laughs and says its just has leeks, tomatoes, garlic and pasta, all garnished with fresh basil. Really folks it doesn’t get easier than this. For a delicious pasta that can be whipped up in a few minutes give it a try!

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Italian Style Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a very popular Middle Eastern egg dish floating in a thick spicy tomato sauce. My eldest daughter is hooked on shakshuka and likes to make it often on the weekends. She’s made it so many times that she has started modifying the traditional Middle Eastern recipe for a change of taste scenery. In this new variation of shakshuka she made the egg dish Italian style with herbs such as oregano and basil in a marinara tomato sauce with a cheesy mozzarella Parmesan topping. Super delicious, filling and so decadent all at the same time. Serve it with crusty bread to soak up all the tomato sauce and this makes for a fabulous weekend brunch. Give it a try!

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