In a bowl, mix together equal amounts of the following, chopped:
- fresh tomatoes
- yellow and/or orange bell peppers
- red onion (you might like less onion)
Finally, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, mix, and pile it on top of some fresh baguette slices that you've toasted in a frying pan with olive oil. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
People often ask me what I cook and where I get my recipes. The Food Network web-site is a great place to search for recipes by your favorite TV chefs. But, I want to share with you my favorite go-to cookbooks.
The first one is called Good Housekeeping Family Vegetarian Cooking. I love it because the recipes are easy to make and it contains a flexible vegetarian section for people who like meat. Here are some links to my favorite recipes from this book:
- Blueberry Pancakes p. 36
- Lentil and Macaroni Soup p. 100
- Three Cheese Lasagna Rolls p. 150
- Vegetarian Tortilla Pie p. 163
- Pesto and Mozzarella Pizza p. 187
- Vegetable Noodle Soup p. 239 (could not find a link)
My second favorite cookbook is one that was actually handed out to me for free at Costco one day while I was shopping. It's called In the Kitchen the Costco Way. I like free! And speaking of free, you would not believe how excited I was to find the entire cookbook online to share with you!!! Be sure to check out the Cheesy Garden Veggie Quesadilla Triangles on p. 17. They're a little time consuming, but the Cilantro Lime Sour Cream Dipping Sauce makes it all worth it!
I hope you will enjoy these recipes. Let me know if you need ideas for substitutions. And, don't forget to try my bruschetta!
As Julia Child would say,