Colorful Turkey Chili

I know what you’re thinking. Chili? In JULY? It’s hot outside, why would I want to be smothered in the full-body-warmness that is a bowl of chili?

Well, in Florida, it is guaranteed to rain every day. It may be for 5 minutes, it may be for 10 hours, but somewhere in the state, it is raining. And when the clouds roll in and water is pouring from the sky, what sounds good to me is a cup of comfort and a porch chair to look for lightning. If you’re still not sold because it is hot, this recipe is just as delicious at room temperature.  Continue reading

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Eggplant Romesco Rigatoni

I am a huge fan of freezing things- especially soups and sauces. Because of their high moisture content, they reheat really well without drying out or changing texture.

While this recipe takes a relatively long time to make (for a sauce) you do end up with a lot of sauce, so if you are only cooking for one or two people, you’ll have enough sauce to freeze and use at a later time with a new batch of pasta. It’s a nice, meaty sauce (minus the meat!) and can easily fool picky eaters into eating more vegetables. After combining the sauce and the pasta, I like to add some mozzarella cheese and mix it in for a baked-ziti kind of dish.

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