Recipe: Zucchini Chocolate Breakfast Cookies — On-the-Go Breakfast Recipes

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We should all eat more cookies for breakfast. When done right, like these chocolate zucchini cookies, they can be a wholesome, on-the-go morning meal. Don't let the cocoa powder and dark chocolate chunks fool you — made with white whole-wheat flour, oats, Greek yogurt, and shredded zucchini, they are cookies you can feel good about eating first thing in the morning.


Here’s How Long Fruits and Vegetables Will Last in the Freezer (and the Best Way to Make Them Last) — Freezer Intelligence

The sunshine's nice and all, but if we had to pick one thing to bottle up and save each summer, it'd be the bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables that pop up at farmers markets all season long.

For food writer Jamie DeMent, it's a total must-do. Her grandmother had a special kitchen dedicated just to canning! Parts of each summer weekend during DeMent's childhood were spent in that kitchen, helping her grandmother can and freeze berries, butter beans, corn, peas, and apples. Always apples.

When DeMent searches through her upright freezer at home today, she sees those same foods — plus okra, zucchini, roasted tomatoes, and compound butter and pestos that preserve fresh herbs. "I get worried the apocalypse is coming," she says with a laugh. "I've never managed to use everything in my freezer."

DeMent's forthcoming cookbook, The Farmhouse Chef, starts with summer and moves through the year to spring. "That's because my cooking life starts in the summer every year. It's when I'm canning tomato sauce and freezing butter beans, preparing for the rest of the year."

Just about anything can be frozen — except potatoes and sweet potatoes, which are best left in their skins in a cool, dark place, she says. So how does she freeze all this goodness? Here's a little cheat sheet.


20 Farmers Market Salads to Make for Dinner Tonight — Recipes from The Kitchn

Every time I hit the farmers market and load up on produce galore, the first thing I always crave is a big salad. I want to enjoy those veggies at their absolute freshest, and a salad always feels like the best way to achieve this since it's simple, satisfying, and really showcases the vegetables. Here are 20 salad recipes that are perfect for summer suppers.


Eggplants Are Coming! Here Are 15 Ways to Make Them for Dinner. — Recipes from The Kitchn

Eggplant is one mighty vegetable. It has the power to take center stage on a dinner plate, thanks to its meaty texture, but because of its mild flavor, it's also ridiculously versatile. It's willing to take on pretty much any spice, aromatic, sauce, and cooking method you throw at it. And, if you're looking for a dish that will satisfy carnivores and vegetarians alike, there is no better solution than eggplant.

In honor of eggplant coming into peak season, here are 15 delicious ways — from eggplant parm to eggplant noodles (yes!) to eggplant stir-fry — to make this summer vegetable the star of the plate.


10 Ways to Turn a Bag of Fresh Green Beans into Dinner — Recipes from The Kitchn

Even though we can find fresh green beans at the grocery store year-round, they're currently hitting peak season right about now, so there is no better time to gobble them up. You'll find them piling up at farmers markets, where the prices are low and their flavor is bigger than ever. Crisp green beans are super versatile and there's no shortage of ways to cook them up. From a weeknight stir-fry to a lemony side dish, here are 10 delicious ways to bring fresh green beans to the table all summer.


Recipe: Creamy Corn and Basil Orzotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Classic risotto will forever and always be one of my favorite dishes to make at home, but that doesn't mean I don't have room for riffs. No, this version made with orzo pasta is not traditional, but it's seriously delicious and it's got a fun name, so I think it works. It's creamy, cheesy, and flecked with summer sweetness in the form of corn kernels and chopped basil. It's also incredibly easy to throw together, thanks to the quick-cooking pasta. That means you can get a satisfying vegetarian dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.


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