Simple Meals Using Fresh Ingredients

Recipes that require many ingredients are often delicious but can also be quite expensive to prepare.

Simple meals using fresh ingredients are more cost effective, especially  in the summer time when fresh produce is plentiful.

The other day I needed a quick meal. I had some zucchini and peppers and tomatoes on hand.  I cut these up, drizzled them with olive oil, and chopped a bit of garlic to go with the mix.  Twenty minutes in the oven while the pasta was cooking….


resulted in a quick, economical and delicious meal.


I added some garlic toast as a side, and there was enough pasta left over  ( after my family visited for dinner ) to use for my lunch  leftovers  the next day.



We had a cool spell recently…were it hot and humid I’d have prepared this in the skillet, versus turning the oven on.  It would work either way : )

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10 Responses to Simple Meals Using Fresh Ingredients

  1. Carol Covin says:

    What a lovely gift! I treasure my grandmother’s quilt and my mother-in-law’s quilts.

  2. I love our simple summer meals, also! Found you over at Creative Home and Garden Hop

  3. I love simple meals prepared with fresh produce. Thanks for sharing this recipe and for stopping by my blog. I am going to try this & pin it.

  4. Sarah T says:

    Love meals like these!

  5. I am enjoying your blog so much, Deb! The Zucchini Peppers and Tomatoes Spaghetti looks exactly like what I want for supper tonight! :)

    I’m your newest email subscriber!

    Love, Joy

  6. Beautiful photograph…you made a quick version of ratotouille, one of my favorite foods during wonderfu harvest season! mmm…just one problem with this post though.. it is making me terribly hungry and it isn’t lunch time yet . Thanks for the idea!

  7. This is a wonderful meal. I love all the fresh ingredients.

  8. This looks so good. I would love this. Thanks for the recipe. Thanks also for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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