Tuesday, August 11, 2009

What a Tart

I promise this really isn't a cooking blog. Because honestly--there are a ton of those out there that are Way better than this! But since meal planning and cooking is a Huge part of everyday domestic life (and this is a blog about domesticity, after all), and I'm a bit camera happy when I cook, I thought I'd share about last night's dinner.

The meal: veggie & sausage tart with salad greens
The recipe: modified from September 09's issue of Real Simple magazine (I'd share the link but they don't have it up yet...)

I saw this dish over the weekend and knew immediately that I wanted to try it out. The basic filler consisted of zucchini (which we've been getting weekly from our local CSA), red potatoes and leeks (I substituted shallots) sauteed in olive oil.

Then I modified this meatless dish by adding one link of very tasty chicken sausage. It definitely boosted the flavor up a notch! I also substituted crumbled goat's cheese for the original feta the recipe called for, and loved the mild, salty flavor.

Then I made the pie crust using my handy dandy food processor.

Here's the tart before the oven...

And after... Ummm...look at that golden brown goodness.

I dished it up in wedges...

And served it with salad greens with vinaigrette.

It was a perfect summery dinner, and considerably healthier than the weekend's peach cobbler binge...

Have you tried any good recipes lately? Share them by posting your comment here!

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Peach Cobbler
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  1. FYI: this is one of those recipes that is even better as leftovers! I just had some for lunch and it tasted better than it did last night!

  2. This looks better than it did in the magazine...I just brushed right over it before. Good suggestions!

  3. I am totally going to try this one..may even make my own crust? I like the chicken sausage idea and might use squash since I have a ton of it...:)

  4. Let me know how it goes with the squash!


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