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Roast Chicken and Ratatouille Sheet Pan Dinner

Roast Chicken and Ratatouille Sheet Pan Dinner

If your garden or CSA share is overrun with tomatoes and zucchini then look no further! Roasting late summer veggies with olive oil, rosemary, sea salt and fresh whole garlic cloves is one of my favorite ways to enjoy them. The chicken thighs will render down as they roast on top of the veg bringing more depth of flavor to the dish! And of course the addition of chicken thighs to this class vegetable dish makes it a complete one-stop meal!

Oven Roasted Whole Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Whole Sweet Potatoes

Truth be told we use our microwave for one thing and one thing only: cooking sweet potatoes. It's 5 minutes and the potato is steamy and soft! With a toddler and limited time, I can't argue with the simplicity. 

But taking the time to prep potatoes for the oven is SO FREAKING WORTH IT. It tastes like a whole different vegetable when it's little sugar and starches get the chance to caramelize. So much more flavor and depth! 

Basil, Blueberry and Chard Salad

Basil, Blueberry and Chard Salad

I've been overrun with chard this year and haven't known what to do with it. It's not my favorite green. It's tougher than spinach, so I don't love it raw. And it's not as... beefy? as kale, so it cooks down too quickly in a saute for my liking. I like it in smoothies, but I've been ignoring my blender lately.