Grilled Eggplant Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes (The Kids Cook Monday)

Grilled Eggplant Salad with Lentils and Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

“You can make this salad every day for the rest of the summer. I could eat it every day.” ~Michael “Mommy, this is so good!” ~Top Gun (Then he proceeds to stand up and dance at the table.) “Who wants to help me make the eggplant salad for Kids Cook Monday?” ~Me “Me!” ~Three excited… 

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Chickpea Curry with Spinach and Tomatoes

Chickpea Curry Recipe with Spinach and Tomatoes - Andrea Meyers

We are counting down the last few weeks of school, and it seems like everything is hitting all at once. End of year field trips, SOL testing, hockey team events, Scout stuff, plus extended family celebrations like my parents’ 50th anniversary. I’m trying to balance everything, to keep all the plates spinning and the balls… 

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Shrimp in Tomato Gravy with Creamy Grits (aka Shrimp and Grits)

Shrimp in Tomato Gravy with Creamy Grits Recipe (aka Shrimp and Grits) - Andrea Meyers

Grits may not be high on everyone’s list of comfort foods, but I just love them when they are made with some milk and cheese. It’s like wrapping up in a warm shawl or sweater; they fill you up and warm the belly. And I like their versatility, because they are great for breakfast, lunch,… 

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Mediterranean Spinach and Bean Salad

Mediterranean Spinach and Bean Salad Recipe - Andrea Meyers

A few weeks ago, after a good treadmill workout at the gym, I stopped in the café to grab a quick and healthy smoothie for lunch. They had some prepared salads in the cooler and I stopped to check out the selection, and this bean and spinach salad caught my eye. I adore garbanzo beans… 

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Eggplant and Tomato Pilaf with Greek Yogurt

Eggplant and Tomato Pilaf with Greek Yogurt - Andrea Meyers

Greek yogurt is one of my favorite convenience foods, and judging by grocery store space in the yogurt aisle, it’s a favorite for many people. I remember when just a few years ago it was difficult to find Greek yogurt in our local grocery stores, but now the yogurt aisle is full of it in… 

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Campari Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Herbs

Campari Tomatoes Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Herbs Recipe - Andrea Meyers

Since we began growing our own tomatoes several years ago, we rarely ever buy tomatoes at the grocery store or market. We’re pretty much snowed under with tomatoes right now, and I’ve worked feverishly the last few days to preserve and cook with them. This year we are growing little grape tomatoes, Mr. Stripey and… 

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Eggplant and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza

Eggplant and Sun-Dried Tomato Pizza - Andrea Meyers

Our family has been making pizza since Michael worked at a pizza joint back in his teen years. We each have our favorite style and toppings, but no matter what kind we make, we all enjoy working the dough and assembling the pies. I went vegetarian for this pizza on our favorite whole wheat pizza… 

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Egg and Cheese Casserole with Feta, Spinach, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Tomatoes (The Kids Cook Monday)

Egg and Cheese Casserole Recipe with Feta, Spinach, Mushrooms, Peppers, and Tomatoes (The Kids Cook Monday) - Andrea Meyers

My boys and I enjoy having breakfast for dinner. I’ll occasionally whip up pancakes or waffles in the evening, but mostly I adore quiches and breakfast casseroles at dinner time. Of course they are great for weekend brunch, too, when you have a little extra time to prepare in the morning. I like to load… 

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