Quinoa is the perfect vehicle for summer vegetables: it's more substantial than couscous or rice and it kind of binds ingredients together. This simple version involves minimal cooking: just toss hot quinoa with black beans, chunks of ripe heirloom tomatoes, and crunchy scallions, and cover with a refreshing lemon dressing.
I love garlic, and I love chicken cooked in the crock pot (so tender it falls right off of the bones), so this is a perfect combo of the two. I have some cooking in the crock pot right now, and I am longing for it to be done! :-) I never measure the spices, so these are estimates - please feel free to experiment. It is cooked with loads of garlic, so loving garlic is a plus!
This dish is inspired by timpano, a rustic Italian pastry dome filled with pasta, meatballs, cheese and eggs - the perfect way to use up leftovers and make a whole new meal. Adding frozen peas and carrots to boxed macaroni & cheese is an easy way to put some vegetables in this kid- favorite food. Line small ramekins with pastry, ham or grilled zucchini, fill it with the macaroni mixture, and your little ones will eat to the beat of their own individual drums! Click here to visit the new home of KitchenDaily!
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It's not really fair to suggest something so definitive as The Perfect Tomato Salad. When it comes to vegetables, especially, so much of perfect has to do with the vegetable itself. But I had perfect on the brain.