If you're like me, carrot sticks get borring pretty fast. Adding hummus and other dips only go so far. I love putting a twist to classic recipes by substituting in other ingredients. Give your tastebuds a new adventure! You won't be disapointed!
Toad in a hole, also known as eggs in a basket, is a pretty simple recipe. The addition of mushrooms in the recipe adds a heartiness to the begining of the day, and you could even use a blend of local veggies, in addition to mushrooms.
This is a super quick and easy breakfast on the go, and as a bonus, you get to include fresh and seasonal veggies in your early morning fare.
When the garden comes in this is the recipe to have on hand. It goes together quickly, and you can easily adjust the vegetables to make more if you have a bumper crop of tomatoes or peppers.
This is one of my favorite brunch recipes. It is easy to make, and while it bakes you can cut up a nice local fruit salad or get a load of laundry done. This recipe is dear to my heart as my mother-in-law used to make it. Now my husband continues the tradition of making this for a brunch potluck, or for the two of us leaving us with plenty of leftovers.
Potatoes make a great stand-in for pasta in this hearty "lasagna".
I enjoy this recipe because it can be changed so many ways by adding different herbs and spices and also because it is just as delicious without adding meat.
Be sure to use ripe peaches for these muffins, they'll turn out moist and infused with peach flavor.
Freshly toasted spices with ripe, in-season peaches make this an incredible appetizer.
This hearty salad is easily doubled if you're feeding more than two.
Thank goodness, you don’t actually need to peel the 40 cloves of garlic here. This easy chicken dish is moist and infused with flavor.
This basil garlic mayonnaise would be great slathered on all your sandwiches and burgers this summer.
A perfectly light and fresh summer tomato sauce to serve over pasta.
Watermelon gazpacho is unexpected, and perfect for pulling out of the fridge when you’re craving something cool and refreshing.
Pure summer in a glass. This recipe is easily doubled.
This classic Lebanese salad packed with toasted pita, summer vegetables, and loads of herbs tends to be a hit with everyone, and is filling enough to serve as a meal.
A flavorful salsa made with parsley, mustard, and vinegar really makes this meal.
Fragrant, saucy lamb is ladled over orzo with loads of chopped parsley, then topped with generous amounts of feta and kalamata olives in this hearty, Greek (-inspired) meal. This crowd-worthy dish is easy enough to make (just two dirty pots!), but doesn’t taste that way.
Serve with an herby, lemony salad for a satisfying meal, or serve as a side dish alongside something grilled. Try using gluten-free pasta!
This chicken dish is so quick and healthy, with marjoram infusing it with flavor. Pressing the chicken under an additional skillet while cooking results in moist meat with a crispy exterior.
This jam could be served with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin, or spread on a grilled cheese sandwich.
This two ingredient compote couldn’t be easier! Serve it on waffles, fresh toast, pancakes, oatmeal, or ice cream. When it’s cherry season, try using pitted cherries in place of up to half of the strawberries. And when fresh strawberries are no longer available, frozen would be a great substitute.
When the weather turns warm, cold noodle salads always hit the spot. The unusual addition of strawberries here adds a welcome sweet-tart contrast to the salty miso dressing. Serve alongside anything grilled.
This salad is just as good served cold or room temperature.
The anchovy-basil sauce turns this chicken dish from yummy to amazing.
Socca is similar to a crepe, and is made with chickpea flour, which imparts a mild, nutty flavor. This recipe makes one giant socca, but it’s easy to make small ones instead if you’d prefer.
So many green vegetables would go well with lemon and ricotta, so mix it up with asparagus pieces, green beans, or baby spinach, adjusting the cooking time as needed.
Add fresh herbs or chopped red onion to spice up this basic recipe
Here’s a delicious way to serve rhubarb if you’re not interested in pie. Served warm, it’s incredible served with crème fraîche, whipped cream, or ice cream.
During asparagus’s short season, serving it raw is a great way to enjoy it. Shaving the spears into thin ribbons and briefly marinating them in a quick vinaigrette turns the asparagus soft and almost creamy.
This quick skillet isn't just for breakfast - it's an easy dish to prepare any time. Savory mushrooms, bacon, and eggs pair wonderfully with fresh green arugula.
For a satisfying meal, serve these baked, whole onions with a big salad and some bread, or alongside a grilled steak.
Served with steamed white rice, this is a restaurant-quality meal that's surprisingly straightforward to prepare.
This is an easy tea cake to whip up, and turns out fragrant with citrus and sticky with marmalade.
This is a gorgeous, Thai-inspired pasta dish, rich and creamy with coconut milk, ginger, and garlic, and tinted deep green from spinach and mint.
This baked egg dish is made by layering the ingredients in muffin tins, making them simple to serve and a pleasure to eat.
This might turn into your new favorite dinner: really easy to put together, but full of flavor and healthy to boot.
Here's a simple salad dressed in a light and creamy dressing, full of fresh herbs.
Good springtime asparagus doesn't need a lot of preparation to become a stellar part of a meal.
This rich and creamy strawberry shake is warmly spiced with vanilla, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger. Don't forget to soak the cashews overnight!
For a vegetarian take on this easy and delicious recipe, use pan-fried cubed tofu instead of the shrimp, and omit the fish sauce.
Fluffy and hearty, this salad is chock-full of fresh and flavorful ingredients. Substituting brown rice for the red rice would work fine, too.
Sautéeing beet greens in olive oil turns them meltingly tender, making them a delicious topping for crostini.
Toasting the hazelnuts instead of leaving them raw results in maximum hazelnut flavor, so don't leave this step out! This nut milk is mildly sweet, but you could add a teaspoon or more of your sweetener of choice, if it's not quite sweet enough for you.
Double the sugar and chocolate in this easy granola for a super decadent version.
Deliciously flavored with grapefruit, this cake is light and springy. Nice for a sweet breakfast, or of course, for dessert.
Grapefruit, brown sugar, and spices coat pork tenderloin and turn into a caramelized, flavorful crust.
Possibly the most delicious way you’ve eaten beets, this recipe uses the greens in addition to the roots. They’re served with creamy Boucheron cheese and warm, crusty bread.
This easy dip is excellent with chicken wings!
This striking, dark pink pasta dish looks as good as it tastes. A simple green salad is all you need to make this the star of a special meal.