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Posts tagged "sides" (37)

Ramp Pesto

April 23, 2017, 1:44 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time:  approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: 2 TB, Makes about 3 cups 0 Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2 TB olive oil 2 cups ramps, leaves and bulbs, washed (about 2 dozen) 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest ¼ cup grated pecorino Romano 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Directions Heat olive oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sauté ramps until leaves are wilted but st...

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Ramp Buttermilk Biscuits

April 15, 2016, 3:56 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time:  10 minutes Cooking Time:  approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 biscuit 1 Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup ramps, trimmed and sliced bulbs, stems, and green tops 1.5 cups all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 3/4 stick chilled unsalted butter, cut into pieces 1 large egg, beaten to blend 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, cracked Directions Preheat ove...

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PepperJack Mac + Andouille

February 6, 2015, 2:31 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes
Cooking Time: approximately 30 minutes
Serving Size: 2x2 inch scoop; makes about 12
2 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients
3 cups uncooked pasta of choice
6 TB butter
4 TB flour
½ tsp nutmeg, ground
½ tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
1 cup sour cream
2 ½ cups 2% milk
1 lb chorizo
3 cups shre...

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Manchego Jalapeno Grits

January 30, 2015, 5:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15-20 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup; makes about 6-8 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 1 tsp salt 1 ¼ cups uncooked quick-cooking grits* 16 oz manchego, shredded ½ cup light cream 2 TB butter 1 jalapeno, minced ¼ tsp pepper Directions Bring 5 cups water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high he...

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Garlic & Herb Mashed "Potatoes"

December 19, 2014, 3:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup; Makes about 10 servings 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients ½ lb yucca, peeled and diced 1 lb turnips, white, peeled and diced 1 lb parsnips, peeled and diced 1 lb cauliflower florets, chopped into small pieces 4 cloves garlic, peeled 1 TB rosemary, minced 1 TB thyme, minced ½ cup sour cream 5 oz butter 2 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp ...

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Carrot Ginger Soup

November 7, 2014, 3:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approx. 15 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 30-45 minutes Serving Size: 1 cup - Makes about 10 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 3 TB olive oil ½ red onion, diced 3 lbs carrots, peeled and cut into medium-sized pieces ¼ cup ginger, fresh, chopped 48 oz chicken or vegetable stock 1 TB cayenne pepper (optional) 1 TB black pepper 3 tsp kosher salt, or as desired to taste Directions In large po...

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Tomato Mango Salsa (canning recipe)

October 10, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: varies upon fresh or canned method of prep Serving Size: ¼ cup 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 1 cup mango, diced 2 tomatoes, medium, diced 2 Tbsp red onion, small dice 2 Tbsp lime juice 1 Tbsp cider vinegar 1 Tbsp fresh cilantro, minced 2 tsp fresh mint, minced 1 tsp cayenne pepper, ground (optional) TT salt and pepper Directions Mix...

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Nan's B&B Pickles

August 29, 2014, 4:00 am RECIPES

Inspired by my late grandmother, these pickles are so freakin' easy it's ridiculous - not to mention unforgettably delicious! Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 14 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup; makes about 10 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2 cucumbers, large, sliced 1 onion, sweet or Vidalia, halved and sliced ½ cup white vinegar ¾ cup sugar (natural brown or granula...

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Fried Green Tomatoes

August 22, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 8-10 minutes Serving Size: 2 tomato slices; makes about 5-6 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2 green tomatoes, sliced ¼" thick (should make 5-6 slices per tomato) 2 eggs, whipped 1 tsp kosher salt ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 cup cornmeal Oil, for frying Directions Place in two separate bowls: • Eggs, whipped with salt and cayenne • C...

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Sobe Noodle Spring Rolls with Miso Vinaigrette

August 15, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 1 spring rolls + 1 TB vinaigrette; Makes 4 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 4 spring roll wrappers 2 cups sobe noodles, cooked (according to package instructions) 1 cup napa cabbage, shredded ½ cup carrots, shredded/julienned ½ cup celery, julienned ½ cup red cabbage, shredded 1 TB soy sauce 1 TB sesame oil Oil (...

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Tangy Mustard Cucumber Cannellini Salad

July 25, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Recipe courtesy of Sydney Allen, check her out HERE. Preparation Time: 8-10 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup; Serves about 6 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 1-15 oz can cannellini beans 1 English cucumber, diced 2 medium bell peppers, diced 1/8 cup of olive oil ¼ cup of stone ground mustard ¼ cup of BBQ sauce ½ TB apple cider vinegar Directions Combine beans, cucumber and bell peppers into a large mixing bowl. ...

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Buffalo-Style Cauliflower

June 27, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup, Serves about 4 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 16 oz cauliflower florets, frozen and thawed* 1 cup all purpose flour 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp garlic powder 4 eggs, whipped 1 cup breadcrumbs, Italian-style ½ cup Buffalo-style hot sauce ¼ cup blue cheese crumbles Olive or Canola Oil, for frying Directions Place in four separate bowl...

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Hearts of Palm Salad + Feta

June 6, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: about 1 cup, Serves about 4 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 1 can hearts of palm, drained and sliced into ¼ inch slices 2 cups tomatoes, diced into medium chunks 2 cups cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced into ¼" slices ½ cup black olives, sliced ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled 4 oz spring mix, washed and dried 4 TB Basil Vinaigrette (recipe follows) Ba...

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Avocado White Bean Dip

May 9, 2014, 4:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup Makes about 10 servings 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 2- 15.5 oz cans cannellini beans, drained/rinsed 2 avocados, diced large 4 TB olive oil 1 TB kosher salt 1 TB garlic, chopped 2 tsp cumin, ground 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) ½ lime, juice of (about 1 TB) 2 TB cilantro Directions In a food processor, combi...

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad + Pesto

May 2, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 25 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup portion, Serves about 8-10 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 16 oz quinoa, uncooked 1 cup orange bell pepper 1- 15 oz can cannellini beans, rinsed 1 pound cherry tomatoes, halved ½ red onion, large, diced small ½ cup black olives, sliced Pesto Sauce 2 cups basil leaves ¼ cup pine nuts (pignoli)...

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Balsamic Glazed Carrots

April 25, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5-8 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: about 6 pieces, Serves about 4 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2 pounds carrots, cut into pieces*½ cup balsamic vinegar½ tsp salt½ tsp garlic powder½ tsp black pepper *Carrots should either be baby carrots (halved), whole carrots cut in half lengthwise and halved the opposite way, or a bunch of carrots (sho...

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TexMex Quinoa Salad

April 18, 2014, 2:00 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 25 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup portion, Serves about 8-10 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 16 oz quinoa, uncooked 1 cup black beans, no salt added, rinsed 1 cup bell pepper, diced 1 cup corn kernels, frozen/thawed ½ cup scallions, chopped ¼ cup jalapeño (optional) 1/8 cup white wine vinegar 1/8 cup lime juice ¾ cup olive oil ½ c...

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Mofongo de Yuca (Fried Yuca)

April 11, 2014, 2:30 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15 minutes Serving Size: about 8 pieces (½ cup portion), Serves about 4 1 Slice on the Slice Plan. Ingredients 1 large piece Cassava (yucca) - about 1-1.5 lbs. 2 cups canola oil (for frying) 2 TB fresh garlic, chopped 1 tsp olive oil 2 TB oregano, fresh, chopped 2 tsp kosher salt Directions Heat canola oil in large skillet over ...

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Roasted Green Bean Salad with Quinoa + Lemon Thyme Vinaigrette

January 31, 2014, 3:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20-25 minutes Serving Size: 1 cup - Makes about 5 servings Slices: ½ Slice Ingredients 2 cups quinoa, prepared 1 pound green beans, trimmed 1 TB olive oil 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, diced ½ cup pecans, halved & shelled ½ cup feta cheese, crumbled Dressing 1 TB white vinegar 2 TB lemon juice 1 TB ...

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Red Swiss Chard Salad + Feta

January 24, 2014, 3:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 5 minutes Serving Size: 1 cup - Makes about 2 servings Slices: 0 Ingredients 1 bunch red swiss chard, chopped ½ tsp nutmeg ½ each red bell pepper, julienne ¼ cup red onion, diced small ½ cup cantaloupe, julienne ½ cup green apple, diced small (optional) 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled Dressing 3 TB balsamic vinegar 9 TB olive oil 1 tsp crushed r...

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Pumpkin Farro Cake

December 13, 2013, 5:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: 45 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 8-10 minutes Serving Size: 1 cake - Makes about 10 ½ Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2 cups pumpkin, fresh, roasted*, mashed ¾ cup farro, cooked (according to package instructions) 1 egg ½ cup all-purpose or corn flour** 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp chili powder ½ tsp coriander, ground ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp kosher salt ½ cup ol...

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Apple Pancetta Brussels

November 22, 2013, 4:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20-25 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup - Makes about 8 0 Slices on The Slice Plan Ingredients 2 TB olive oil 8 oz pancetta, cut into ¼" cubes 3 pounds Brussels sprouts, fresh, trimmed and halved 2 each apples, green, cut into ½" cubes (unpeeled) 1 ½ cups chicken stock, low-sodium ½ cup whole milk or half & half 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tsp black pepp...

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Mashed Cauliflower Gratin

November 22, 2013, 3:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20-25 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup - Makes about 8 ½ Slice on The Slice Plan Ingredients Mixture 3 pounds cauliflower, cut into large florets (about 1 head) 4 TB unsalted butter, cut into squares 3 TB all-purpose flour 2 cups 2% or whole milk ¾ cup Gruyere cheese, shredded or grated (you may also use Swiss) 1 tsp Kosher sa...

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Cumin Spiced Pumpkin Lentil Salad

October 25, 2013, 2:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 45 minutes Serving Size: 1 cup finished salad, Serves approximately 6 Slices: ½ Slice Ingredients 10 oz arugula 2 cups green lentils 4 cups pumpkin, peeled, seeded, & diced into 1" pcs (~2 pound pumpkin)* 2 TB olive oil 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp salt 1 cup soft goat cheese, crumbled 3 TB extra virgin olive oil 1 TB ...

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Braised White Beans

October 19, 2013, 6:28 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 45 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup, Serves approximately 6 Slices: 1 per serving Ingredients 30 oz Cannellini beans, cooked*, liquid reserved 4 TB olive oil 1 each onion, yellow/vadalia, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup vegetable stock, no salt added 2 TB fresh thyme, minced 1 TB fresh rosemary, minced 1 ½ tsp salt (or to taste) 1 ½ tsp bl...

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MD Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

October 6, 2013, 3:25 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 20 minutes Serving Size: 3 mushrooms for appetizer, 5 for entrée (makes about 10) Slices: 0 Ingredients 10-12 crimini (baby bella) mushrooms, stems removed and wiped clean 1 pound lump (backfin) crabmeat, fresh or pasteurized/canned 1 egg 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (unseasoned packaged or fresh) 1 TB parsley flakes, dried ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce ½ ts...

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Beet Risotto

October 4, 2013, 4:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes Serving Size: ½ cup - about one "Slice" (serves about 6) Ingredients Beets 1 TB olive oil 2 beets, washed and halved Risotto 1 TB olive oil 1 red onion, small, diced ½ cup white wine 2 tsp thyme leaves, minced 1 cup Arborio rice 3 cups chicken stock, reduced sodium 2 TB butter ¼ cup Parmes...

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Beet, Potato, + Walnut Salad

September 20, 2013, 2:01 pm RECIPES

photo courtesy of the blog One Hundred Dollars a Month Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes Cooking Time: about 45 minutes Serving Size: serves 8 portions Ingredients 1 ½ pounds beets, scrubbed, halved 1 ½ pounds fingerling potatoes, halved lengthwise 3 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp chervil, minced 2 tbsp red wine vinegar ¼ cup chives, fresh, chopped ½ cup walnuts, chopped 1 tbsp kosher salt (or to taste) 2 tsp. black ...

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Protein Power Barley Bowl

September 13, 2013, 2:11 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 15-20 minutes Serving Size: 1 cup (1 "Slice") - Makes about 5 servings Ingredients Barley Base 1-15.5 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1 cup barley, cooked to package directions 1 cup fresh or frozen/thawed corn kernels 1 orange/red bell pepper, diced ½ cup roasted red peppers, diced 1/3 cup raisins 1 cup pea shoots, chopped ½ cup roasted sweet...

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Jalapeño Hushpuppy Waffles

August 12, 2013, 2:01 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 5 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 8 minutes Makes: approximately 5 waffles Serving Size: 1 8" waffle (2 ‘Slices’) Ingredients As needed,pan spray 1 ½ cups cornmeal ½ cup flour, all purpose ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 onion, small, minced 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg, lightly beaten Directions Heat waffle iron and grease well with pan spray. Combine ingredients until ble...

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Collard Greens + a TWIST!

July 22, 2013, 4:00 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: approximately 2 hours Serving Size: ½ cup Ingredients 2 TB olive oil ½ pound smoked turkey breast, cut into small cubes ½ yellow onion, medium, chopped 2 TB garlic, rough chopped 1 lg bunch collard greens 4 cups water + 2 TB salt (or reduced sodium chicken stock) 2 TB granulated sugar 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes ½ lemon, juice of ½ tsp nutmeg, ground...

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Eggnog Chicken Bites + Cranberry Chutney

December 24, 2012, 5:02 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes (6 hours for marinating) Cooking Time: 15 minutes Serving Size: 3 pieces (makes 12 pieces, 4 servings) Ingredients 1 boneless/skinless chicken breasts, cut into 12 small chunks ¾ cup eggnog, no alcohol added 1 tsp. salt, kosher ½ tsp. cayenne pepper, ground 1 cup breadcrumbs, Italian-style ½ cup cornmeal 2 tsp. salt, kosher ½ tsp. cayenne pepper, ground 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 cani...

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Caramelized Onion, Apple, Blue Cheese Gallette

October 22, 2012, 12:31 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Serving Size: 1/8 portion Ingredients 2 ea Pillsbury pre-made pie dough, rolled 2 TB olive oil 1 ea red onion, halved and sliced thin 3 ea apples, sliced (use Cortland or Granny Smith) ¼ cup blue cheese, crumbled TT salt and pepper Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat skillet with olive oil over medium low heat. Add onions and stir to coat w...

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Autumn Quinoa Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

September 26, 2012, 2:02 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes Serving Size: approx. 3 cups Ingredients For the salad: ¾ cup Quinoa, rinsed and dried 1 ½ cups water 4 oz. kale, blanched and cooled 3 TB pumpkin seeds, no shell (pepinos) ¼ cup dried cranberries ¾ cup apples, small diced 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. nutmeg* For the dressing: 4 TB Apple cider 3 TB White vinegar 9 TB Olive oil ...

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Roasted Chickpea & Raisin Risotto

June 30, 2012, 7:09 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Serving Size: 3-4 servings (a serving should be about ¾ cup) Ingredients 2 TB garlic, chopped 4 TB olive oil 1 cup Arborio rice2 ½ cups Vegetable Stock, no salt added (you may use chicken stock here, as well) ½ cup Coconut Milk ¼ cup Green bell pepper, diced ¼ cup Red bell pepper, diced ¼ cup Vidalia onion, diced 1-15.5oz can Chickpeas (no salt added), dr...

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Tapenade Relish Stuffed Grilled Mushrooms

June 13, 2012, 2:31 am RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes Serving Size: 5 mushrooms (makes approx. 3) Ingredients Mushrooms: 1 lb. Portobello mushrooms, de-stemmed 4 TB olive oil 1 ½ TB Italian herb seasoning (dried) 2 tsp salt 2 tsp black pepper Relish:8 olives, cured (kalamata, manzanilla, etc)* diced very small ½ large tomato, diced small ¼ small Vidalia onion, diced small 2 tsp garlic, chopped 1 TB basil, fresh, chopped 2 tsp olive oil 1 TB...

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Ratatouille

May 24, 2012, 5:20 pm RECIPES

Preparation Time: approximately 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes Serving Size: approx. 1 cup (makes 5) Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 2 TB Garlic, minced 2 large Onions, yellow, small diced 6 each Tomatoes, roma (you can also use 2 pints of cherry tomatoes), large diced 2 each Bell pepper, red, large diced 1 each Bell pepper, green, large diced 1 large Eggplant, skin removed, diced into 1" cubes 2 each Zucchini, medium/large, diced into 1"...

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