Grapefruit, brown sugar, and spices coat pork tenderloin and turn into a caramelized, flavorful crust.
A delicious meal in a bowl.
Here's a lively soup that comes together quickly with leeks, greens, and tiny pasta in a lemony broth.
Arame is an excellent source of protein and vitamins A & B. It also possesses significant amounts of iodine, calcium and iron. Plus, it's super yummy!
Thai-style food that is almost as easy as take-out!
A great recipe from Cynthia Lair’s fabulous book, “Feeding the Whole Family.”
Cool, refreshing and nutritious!
This sauce can be eaten as a cold or hot soup, or as a sauce over whole-wheat noodles or brown rice!
Originally this fabulous Luna Circle Farm CSA recipe called for sorrel, but can really be made with any flavorful leafy green. Experiment with your favorites! -SR
These grilled avocados lend themselves to improvisation -- just use any fresh herbs and nuts you have on hand, and you can't go wrong.
Try other combinations of herbs and spices - they all taste amazing!
Grilled corn on the cob is incredible when slathered in summerly basil compound butter!
Eggplant doesn't need a lot of preparation to taste great. Specialty varieties like Lilac Bride often lack the astringent flavor and big seeds that Italian Globe eggplant sometimes has.
Grilling or broiling the vegetables in this salsa makes it extra special. It will keep in the fridge for about a week, so double the recipe if you'd like!
This is a great summertime dish that's great for a weeknight, but definitely fancy enough for a dinner party.
Once your grill is fired up, these are dead simple to make, and you can use plaintains of varying ripeness with good results. The riper, yellow and black plantains will be sweeter and more creamy, and green ones will yield a milder taste with a starchy, dry texture.
This meal-sized salad is summer on a plate.
Freshly toasted spices with ripe, in-season peaches make this an incredible appetizer.
Skirt steak is a great steak for grilling - it tastes great and is less expensive. Since it's a lean cut, be sure not to overcook it -- nothing past medium. Look for a thicker piece.
If you don't have a grill or the space for one, a ridged, cast-iron grill pan works great. Heat over medium-high heat, and cook the tuna for 4-6 minutes, turning once.
Guacamole is certainly one of the most beloved of appetizers. This interpretation of the timeless classic uses tomatillos, which makes it a bit unique. Guaranteed to please whatever crowd you're serving!
Papalo is an herb which is a staple in Mexican cooking, and is often set out on the table at mealtime with bunches of parsley and cilantro. It has a unique, distinctive flavor that is similar to cilantro and goes well in dishes where you would use that herb - but be aware that a little goes a long way.
Lovely on the eyes and on the palate, making herbal honey is a fun way to add variety and creativity to your pantry. This is also a great gift idea!
Refreshing, tart, and fruity, this delicious summer drink is great on a hot night. And I don't need to tell you how yummy it would be with a boozy addition!
Nicely spicy and vegan if made with tofu.
Kids of all ages love applesauce! Serve it as a snack or for dessert; dollop it on potato pancakes or buttermilk pancakes. Increase the quantities and freeze the extra.
Try adding herbs or citrus to this!
If you are not a ketchup person now, this spicy and sweet spread is likely to convert you! A little jar would also make a great gift in the summer.
Sprinkle this delicious dessert with some granola, and it could pass for breakfast, too.
Earl Grey tea steeped in vinegar is the surprise ingredient in this salad's dressing.
This inventive salad is a nutritional powerhouse and sure to zest up those blah winter days!
This salad combines the wonderful flavors of jicama and avocado with refreshing citrus. However, contrasting textures make this recipe really sing. Crisp and refreshing, this salad is a great light dinner on its own, but is also perfect paired with jerked pork (or tofu) for a tropical evening at home. Mango margaritas, anyone?
Jicama and honeydew melon feature prominently in this fresh salad bringing fruit and vegetable together for a tangy treat.
These tacos are so easy to make, they’re sure to become a weeknight staple. The chimichurri adds a bright, tangy, and garlicky flavor that complements the black beans and kale nicely.
This fresh and vibrant salad hits the spot on dreary winter and fall days.
The hearty flavor of the kale (I recommend lacinato) combines with the sweetness of melon and the richness of the cheese to make a knock-out salad!
A healthy and very pretty treat! Perfect after school snack or light dessert.
Did you know kumquats are one of the only citrus fruits you can eat whole? Experiment with the dressing in this tasty and simple slaw until it suits your fancy. The sweet/tart combination of the kumquat fruit and rind contrast beautifully with the crunch of the red cabbage!
Charming kumquats make for excellent salsa! Spoon over the usual quesadilla, munch with chips, or serve over a protein of your choice. Play with the ingredients- add whatever attracts your notice!
Seared for just a few minutes in a hot pan, then spread with a quick, very good tapenade before going in the oven for just 5 minutes, these lamb chops will be on the table in less than a half hour! Throw together a salad, and dinner is served.
Delicious sun-dried tomato butter makes this easy meal extra-special.
This recipe comes from the blog Orangette, and has revolutionized my relationship with leeks!
Thin down this sauce down to use as a tangy salad dressing, or leave it thick to spread on sandwiches, or as a dip for vegetables.
This simple vinaigrette is delicious as is, but makes a great base if you'd like to add herbs or garlic.
Creamy avocado unites with zesty lemon to make the potato salad equivalent of a shooting star.
Memorable. There is something quietly delicate about this side. This is comfort food that isn't too heavy or difficult to digest, just pleasant and warm on a chilly evening.
A traditional favorite from then Middle East.
A nice, uncomplicated recipe that results in super flavorful pickles.
This is a simple, hands-off stew, perfect for a chilly fall or winter evening.
Earl Grey tea gives this easy jam a subtle floral note.