vegetarian summer stew
Going meatless is a breeze when corn is at its late-summer best and the garden is bursting with squashes. Southwestern calabacitas is a delicious, hearty summer stew that makes the most of this bountiful season.
This recipe is great for summer picnics because it doesn't use mayonnaise.
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