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roasted orange bell pepper soup

by Jackie Newgent  |  November 22, 2018  |  0 Comments
I love pureeing a vegetable soup to make it creamy … no actual cream required! This is one of my go-to recipes for that. It gets extra velvetiness from white beans. Beyond the creaminess, you’ll adore the scrumptious balance of sweet and savory here. The roasting of the peppers gives it depth of flavor. And you’ll love that this soup can do double-duty; use it as a colorful (and nutrient-rich) gravy. The vivid deep-orange color is lovely! Note: The theme for this month’s Recipe Redux is “Souper Soups on the Move.”
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creamy corn and bell pepper bake

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 18, 2013  |  2 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 12 servings: 3/4 cup each It may be nearing the end of summer, but it’s still the best of corn season. So here’s a way to celebrate it. First, to assure your corn is GMO-free, pick organic. Then rather than going greasy with bacon, I created a flavorful and more eye-appealing corn casserole-style dish by using a variety of peppers. What’s more, there’s now no overly-processed cheese-like product in the recipe. Yep, that means no Velveeta; I just can’t go there … ever. The end result is a lovely side to take your tastebuds deliciously into the fall. By the way … don’t feel that you need to use fresh corn; frozen corn...
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creamy tomato & avocado squash casarecce

by Jackie Newgent  |  August 4, 2012  |  1 Comment
Makes 4 servings: 1 1/2 rounded cups each Comfort food isn’t just for wintertime. So here’s some summer comfort for you. Your family and friends will feel they’re getting treated like royalty when served this pasta recipe. That’s because this isn’t just any pasta dish. It’s decadent from a just-right amount of cream. And casarecce along with stewed heirloom tomatoes and avocado squash truly make it extra special. Avocado squash is lime-green-colored summer squash that’s named after its shape … an avocado, of course. Casarecce is a slightly twisted noodle that holds superbly onto sauces. But go ahead and try this sumptuous seasonal recipe with any other favorite pasta shape, like farfalle, gemelli, or rotini. It’ll be your crowning—and comforting—achievement...
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