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Thumb_12415_Eggplant With Coriander, Yogurt And Basil

Thumb_12415_Eggplant With Coriander, Yogurt And Basil

Sautéed eggplant gets a creamy texture which is even better paired with an herbed yogurt sauce. Try this with our Herbed Lamb Burgers or another rich, meaty main dish.

Thumb_14321_Italian Broccoli And Potato Soup

Thumb_14321_Italian Broccoli And Potato Soup

Craving a hearty and warming soup? This one is for you.  A touch of cream adds body, and tastes great with the tender potatoes and broccoli. For an explanation of "light cream," quickly scroll through the Related Tips to the left. 

Thumb_21663_Braised Chicken, Zucchini, Cherry Tomato And Capers

Thumb_21663_Braised Chicken, Zucchini, Cherry Tomato And Capers

Chicken breasts braised simply with Italian flavors -- basil, capers, tomatoes and zucchini -- are succulent and freshened up with lemon juice. Serve this dish with a glass of rosé or dry Italian white wine.

Thumb_8495_Bread And Tomato Soup With Basil

Thumb_8495_Bread And Tomato Soup With Basil

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_5777_Fava Beans With Yogurt And Basil

Thumb_5777_Fava Beans With Yogurt And Basil

Use this fragrant mixture of beans, tomatoes, and yogurt as a side dish, a spread, a dip, on a sandwich - anywhere. Prepare quickly before guests arrive and fill the house with mouthwatering smells. 

Thumb_7608_Braised Chicken With Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes And Capers

Thumb_7608_Braised Chicken With Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes And Capers

Braising chicken with vegetables is the simplest way to get a moist, flavorful breast. It's perfect for any combination of vegetables, spices and herbs. Let cuisine, color and texture guide you. (For example, you could take it Latin American and go with sweet potatoes, black beans and cumin.)

Thumb_6597_Fennel And Bell Pepper Slaw With Basil

Thumb_6597_Fennel And Bell Pepper Slaw With Basil

If you're craving something crunchy and light, then this is the dish for you.  The fennel and cabbage are perfectly crisp, and sharply (in other words, well) dressed with bright herbs and vinegar.

Thumb_6178_Zucchini And White Bean Soup

Thumb_6178_Zucchini And White Bean Soup

Looking for a way to use up that abundant summer zucchini? Paired with an Italian-inspired combination of white beans, rosemary and basil, this soup is light but filling and couldn't be simpler to make.

Thumb_5740_Corn And Tomato Ragout With Basil

Thumb_5740_Corn And Tomato Ragout With Basil

A ragout is a nice way to get flavorful vegetable dish even in the off-season.  But if there is fresh corn available, by all means, shuck away.

Thumb_17706_Quick Broiled Eggplant Parmesan

Thumb_17706_Quick Broiled Eggplant Parmesan

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_5349_Italian Egg-Drop Soup

Thumb_5349_Italian Egg-Drop Soup

The thin stream of egg drizzled into the hot broth is so pretty, and develops a wonderful silken texture.  You can thinly slice the spinach like the basil to form a more even distribution of green. Parmesan adds that distinctly Italian flavor. 

Thumb_6096_Portobello Gratin

Thumb_6096_Portobello Gratin

Meaty portobello mushrooms, draped in freshly grated cheese.  These are nothing short of fantastic.  A few tablespoons of chopped tomatoes on top can also add a bit of color.


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