Veggie Bliss on Kelsey's Essentials

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Today on Kelsey's Essentials, it's all about celebrating vegetables. Don't get Kelsey Nixon wrong: She loves a good steak as much as the next person. But with so many fresh, seasonal vegetables available at the market, why not build a summer dinner around them?
Ratatouille Tart Recipe

Kelsey digs into her family archive for the first recipe of the show, a ridiculously delicious Ratatouille Tart With Caramelized Onion-Tomato Jam.

Panzanella Recipe

Photo by: Alice Gao ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Alice Gao, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

Then it's on to her version of an Italian bread salad, Smoky Panzanella With Market Vegetables. It's the perfect dish to play around with; work in whatever vegetables look the best at your market.

Pan Seared Cod and Creamed Corn Recipe

And for her last dish, she turns creamy corn into the base for a pan-seared Pacific cod. This light, summery meal gets topped off with a cilantro vinaigrette.

Tune in to Kelsey's Essentials today at 2:30 p.m. ET to learn Kelsey's tricks and tips for making these veggie-heavy recipes.

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