Each bite of a hearty Italian chicken and autumn veggie soup contains little bursts of fall; it contains little tastes of the very best elements that it produces.
Serving Size: 4
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One pan meals are perfect for weeknight meals. This dish uses fresh spring vegetable and takes very little work in the kitchen so you can enjoy your precious free time at home.
Total Time: 40 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 35 min
Yield: 4 servings
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Slow cooker harvest stew makes one delightfully simple recipe that captures the traditions of the South and the rich fresh, vegetable taste of the Mediterranean. It is a pleasant combo of a carbo staple – the carrot and potatoes – and mixed vegetables.
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What to Eat First?
You can enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables with just a single weekly trip to the supermarket, with proper storage and a little planning. The key is eating the more perishable produce early on. Use this guide based on a Sunday shopping trip. The timing suggestions are for ready-to-eat produce, so allow extra days for ripening if you’re buying, say, green bananas or not-quite-ripe pears. And remember, looks count. Appearance is the best clue to whether fruits and veggies are fresh to begin with.
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This is a perfect topping for Pulled Pork Sandwiches.
Yields: 4 cups
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It is time to give your favorite lasagna a meat-free makeover by replacing the usual meat sauce with a simple marinara sauce and blend of chunky vegetables roasted until yielding soft and ever so slightly charred.
It’s got all the elements that make homemade lasagna so delicious – that gratifyingly substantial belly-warming goodness, a surprisingly hearty flavour that belies its vegetarian origins, and that ever-important ooey-gooey melted cheese layer on top.
Note: Most of the components of this recipe (namely the roasted vegetables, the marinara sauce and the ricotta layer) can all be assembled a day or two in advance… or just skip the homemade marinara and use a good-quality jarred sauce instead. All that’s left to do on the day of is to boil the noodles, assemble the lasagna and then pop it into the oven until bubbly and delicious.
Prep time: 40 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Total time: 1 hour 25 mins
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The combination of these ingredients just seemed so odd. We’re sure you are just as skeptical as we were. But gently cooking the fruit and vegetables in chicken broth makes them surprisingly delicious. The dish will soon become your favorite cold-weather side for chicken, pork and duck.
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