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30+ Yummy Vegetarian Appetizers

These scrumptious vegetarian appetizers will wow your guests! They are absolutely delicious, easy to make, and perfect for feeding a crowd. Grab your drink… and get ready to enjoy the…
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Lemon pasta salad

This no-frills lemon pasta salad is so simple but tastes SO fresh and delicious. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish for summer gatherings, and it’s easy to customize with your favorite add-ins…
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Tomato Pasta Salad

This juicy tomato pasta salad is an easy summer pasta recipe that requires minimal prep and is ready in 15 minutes. It’s simple, fresh, and bursting with flavor. Published on…
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Hi, I'm Katia.

Welcome! I’m the Italian cook and pasta lover behind The Clever Meal.
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