Organic vs. Non-Organic

Here I believe the differences between organic vs non-organic are clearly visible. Color, firmness, flavor — organic tomatoes trump store tomatoes in all the important categories, hands down.  Firmness and flavor can’t be conveyed in a photograph, but I’m guessing you can imagine which tomato tastes better.  I know which one I choose!

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Vinaigrette, a Simple Salad Dressing

salad greens with vinaigretteThis Simple Vinaigrette, like many home-made salad dressings, is one of the easiest things to make in your own kitchen.  There’s absolutely no comparison between fresh home-made vinaigrette and what passes for vinaigrette at the grocery store — fresh is always best.  Not only is the flavor far better, you won’t be mucking it up with all the unhealthy chemicals and big-word ingredients that are found in literally everything that’s packaged and sold.

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Gazpacho, the Spicy Version

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If ever there was a perfect summer soup, it’s Spicy Gazpacho — a chunky, chilled soup filled with chopped fresh vegetables.  What a great way to enjoy your mouthwatering garden produce, those prolific summer cucumbers and tomatoes!  Adding just a touch of spicy jalapeno pepper heat to beautifully complement the tomato sweetness and you’ve got summer in a bowl.

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Pizza, Homestyle

Sausage, mushroom, green pepper pizza, simplygoodcooking.com


Pizza is one of those satisfying meals that’s gotten lost or obscured in the blur of fast food restaurants and frozen aisle entrees. Many of us have become accustomed to the taste of those assembly line pizzas, the drive-thru Take & Bakes, or the frozen pies wrapped in plastic and cardboard.  Not a bad choice in a pinch, but nothing remotely resembling the deliciousness of a home baked pizza.  Once you’ve had one, you realize that nothing else compares.

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo -- Simply Good CookingFettuccine Alfredo is one of the simplest pasta recipes and SO satisfying and delicious! It can be ready to eat on the dinner table in a matter of minutes. You can’t make this complicated even if you tried — it’s just a simple, easy dish to make.

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