Category Archives: tomato

Summer Vegetable Pie

One of the reasons I love summer is because all my favorite vegetables are in season. I love to roast squash and zucchini year round, but sometimes you just need to switch things up! I was inspired by a gratin on Kath’s blog, but didn’t want to add a ton of cheese to my vegetable side. Luckily, my experiment worked! This is definitely my new favorite way to enjoy summer veggies!

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Filed under cooking, food, healthy, quick, side, summer, summer squash, tomato, vegetable, vegetarian, yellow onion

Chicken Bruschetta

I have a serious infatuation with summer tomatoes, and I know I’m not alone! When I was little, I would sit down with a carton of grape tomatoes and eat them like they actually were grapes!

I had two leftover tomatoes from our homemade pizza, and I couldn’t let them go to waste while we were at the beach! I immediately thought about making bruschetta, but I didn’t want to chow down on a loaf of french bread a few days before I would be in a bathing suit.  So, I decided to grill up some balsamic marinated chicken, and top it with bruschetta. I must say, this was a great idea on my part! The chicken is slightly tangy from the balsamic vinegar, and the bruschetta adds a refreshing coolness, making this a perfect summer entrée!

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Filed under balsamic, chicken, dinner, easy, healthy, main course, tomato


Ratatouille, as many of you might be familiar with from the Disney/Pixar Movie, is a traditional French dish which consists of various vegetables and herbs. It’s a perfect summertime dish, because all the vegetables are in season, and it doesn’t require you to turn on the oven! To make this ratatouille you will need: 1 yellow onion, 1 1/2 zucchinis, 1 summer squash, 1 1/2 bell peppers (I used 1 orange and 1/2 red), 1 can of diced tomatoes, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil (divided), 1 teaspoon of herbs de Provence*, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper.

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Filed under bell pepper, dinner, easy, healthy, main course, meatless main, side, summer squash, tomato, vegetable, yellow onion, zucchini