Mom always said… you know how it goes. But vegetables aren’t just healthy – when done right, they’ll steal the dinnertime spotlight.

Sunday Supper

Photos by Jeanine Donofrio

Jeanine and Jack of the ever-lovely food blog Love and Lemons (remember their Spring Kale Panzanella and Tahini Zucchini Noodles?) know what we’re talking about. Check out two veggie-friendly recipes: Couscous Stuffed Red Peppers and Mexican Street Corn Salad. Both are beautiful on the plate and deliciously summer-light, so we’re confident Mom will approve.

Our Sunday Supper: Eat Your Veggies Boutique opens Sunday, July 7, at 11AM ET.

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July 7, 2013

Serve Up the SeaPhotos by Dan Whalen

Sailing. Beaching. Nautical stripes. Summer and the sea go hand in hand – making seafood a no-brainer come dinnertime (all season).

Dan Whalen knows what we’re talking about. His blog, The Food in my Beard, features two original recipes in particular that we’re especially obsessed with (pictured above, from left to right): Seafood Fra Diavolo with Linguine and Summer Celsius Mussels.

Not only are both summer on a plate, but they’re super easy to make, too. The Fra Diavolo calls for oh-so-glorious sriracha for a little kick, and the mussels are simmered in beer (note: Baxter Brewing Company‘s “Summer Celsius” brew has since been renamed to “Summer Swelter“). Served together or on separate nights, each dish has the makings of ideal beach day closer. Grab the recipes on Dan’s blog now – and get cooking.

Our Sunday Supper: Seafood Night Boutique opens Sunday, June 23, at 11AM ET.

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June 23, 2013


Fire Up the Grill

Photo by Emily Koenigsberg

Smell that? Yep – that’s grilling season in all its glory, emanating from yards and patios across the country.

When faced with charcoals and a flame, we have to admit – the all-too-predictable burgers-and-hot-dogs route is our MO. Blogger Emily Koenigsberg, however, proves that charbroiled flavors can be taken to epicurean heights. Meet: Thai Chicken Skewers with Peanut Sauce (pictured above).

This recipe is as easy to make as a classic shish kabab. But with an exceptionally delicious marinade (Koenigsberg originally wanted to name the dish “YUM, Make This Right Now”), these are the chicken bites that’ll blow every other cookout go-to out of the proverbial water.

Try these skewers yourself – the recipe (along with countless others) can be found on Emily’s lovely food blog, Emily Bites.

Our Sunday Supper: It’s BBQ Time Boutique opens Sunday, June 16, at 11AM ET.

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June 16, 2013


Sunday Supper

Photos by Jennifer Che.

When it comes to summer eats, Italian food – typically associated with heavier meals – is all too often overlooked. Which is crazy, because Italian cuisine is all about light simplicity (with super-fresh ingredients, of course).

Case in point: these two recipes, both the handiwork of talented food blogger Jen (you’ll be obsessed with her site, Tiny Urban Kitchen). The Gnocchi with Summer Roasted Tomatoes takes full advantage of summer’s candy-like tomatoes, and Olive Oil Ice Cream – well, it needs zero justification. Serve them up at next Sunday’s dinner alfrescoThey pair perfectly with a mild breeze.

Our Sunday Supper: Italian Alfresco Boutique opens Sunday, June 2, at 11AM ET.

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June 2, 2013

Turner Fisheries Clambake

Boston Magazine awarded them “Best Clam Chowder.” The Boston People’s Choice Awards declared them “Best Seafood Restaurant.” Simply put, Chef Armand Toutaint is a bona fide expert when it comes to serving up fish, shellfish, and the like. So when Turner Fisheries offered to share this clambake recipe – which, mind you, doesn’t require a beach – we most definitely took them up on it (and you should, too).

Turner Fisheries Clambake
Serves 1 

1½-pound lobster
3 littleneck clams
5 mussels
3 fingerling potatoes, blanched and cut in half
1 tablespoon fresh corn kernels
¼ teaspoon chopped garlic
¼ teaspoon chopped shallots
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine
¼ cup vegetable stock
1 teaspoon butter
½ teaspoon parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. Add lobster to boiling water and cook for 7 to 8 minutes.

3. While lobster is cooking, sauté potatoes, corn, and littleneck clams with garlic and shallots in oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. When potatoes are nicely browned, add mussels, white wine, and vegetable stock to sauté pan and cover to steam. Once clams open, add butter and parsley, adjust seasoning, and arrange in bowl.

5. When lobster is cooked, cut tail in half, crack open claws and knuckles, brush with butter, and add to bowl.

Our Sunday Supper: Clambake Boutique opens Sunday, May 19, at 11AM ET.

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May 19, 2013


Sunday Supper

Photos by Adam Roberts.

Is Cinco de Mayo on your radar? It’s certainly on ours. (Can’t beat Mexican food.) In preparation for Sunday’s endless feasting, we’d been scouring the Internet for party-ready recipes.

That’s when we came across The Amateur Gourmet – the answer to our foodie dreams. Adam Roberts doesn’t mess around in the kitchen. Check out his super-comprehensive blog, mouthwatering recipes, gorgeous cookbook, and impressive accolades.

That is, of course, after you whip up a mean batch of Carnitas Tacos with Green Salsa and Pico de Gallo.

Our Sunday Supper: Mexican Night Boutique opens Sunday, May 5, at 11AM ET.

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May 5, 2013