As more people embrace meatless cuisine for both health and environmental reasons, incorporating vegetarian-friendly recipes into your entertaining repertoire can ensure friends and family always feel welcome.
Perfect for a casual get-together, everything in this menu can be quickly and easily prepared while your guests enjoy a glass of wine. Begin the evening by presenting Kalamata-Basil Cream Cheese Spread with a platter of fresh-cut vegetables, crackers or pita wedges. For the main course, serve Spicy Pasta Provençal alongside Top Chef Richard Blais’ Arugula and Peach Salad.
To compliment your party’s fresh ingredients, use bright ceramic plates and dress your table with several vases of sunflowers or daisies. The cheerful colors and scents will bring a healthy joy to your guests and your meal.
Make-ahead recipes are ideal for today's busy schedules. You can make this cheese spread a few days in advance and the flavors are still at their peak... just ready and waiting!
You won't miss the meat in this spicy pasta dish. It's bursting with flavors of the south of France -- garlic, olives, capers and tomatoes.
Top Chef Richard Blais favors organic produce for this lively salad of spicy arugula and sweet juicy peaches.
This classic American favorite becomes an extraordinary dessert when flavored with aromatic cardamom and pure vanilla.
Serve this milk shake in small portions because the flavor is so indulgent you need only a small taste.
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