Dried lavender is optional but highly recommended here - it creates a perfect trio with the summery, ripe peaches, and the crunchy, golden cornmeal. You can find dried lavender in the Health and Wellness aisle with the bulk teas.
This peach salsa is nice with tacos and tortill chips, but try it alongside anything grilled, too!
This salad is perfect durning that short window when corn is fresh and tender to need barely any cooking, or none at all, and green beans and radishes are also at their peak.
If you don't want to heat up your kitchen with the oven, you can skip broiling these stuffed avocados - they're just as delicious at room temperature.
If you prefer cooked corn to raw, simply blanch the corn kernels in boiling water for 1 minute beofre making the recipe.
Grilled corn on the cob is incredible when slathered in summerly basil compound butter!
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!
Eggplant, tomatoes, and basil are made for each other!
Polenta is without a doubt very easy to make, but packaged rolls of pre-cooked and sliceable polenta are so convenient! In this recipe the polenta is topped with sautéed mushrooms deeply browned in butter and thyme, then simmered in white wine.
Celebrated BabyCakes NYC serves up gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, and vegan treats in their bakeries, and this is their chocolate chip cookie recipe.
You heard that right! Parsley delivers a hefty dose of vitamin C and gives smoothies a bright green hue.
This is a super easy, incredibly flavorful dip. Serve it with sliced baguette or crackers.
Radishes get special treatment here: sautéed with snap peas and butter, then glazed with orange juice and dill! Yum.
These kebabs, marinated in a delicious coconut milk, lime, and peanut marinade, will definitely be a hit at your next cook out.
Bunched turnips are the small, delicately flavored turnips that appear in Produce in spring. They are delicious raw, or gently glazed as in this recipe.
A bit of cardamom takes this simple smoothie from everyday to unexpected.
A more sophisticated, but still just as yummy, french fry.
Marcella Hazan says, "Whenever I have demonstrated this dish, professional cooks...were startled at how dark I allowed the artichokes to get. But it is only then, when they have deeply and confidently browned, that they develop flavor, sapore."
Serve with crusty bread for sopping up the flavorful pan juices.
These not-too-sweet cupcakes have a moist crumb and delicate strawberry flavor. They are a hit with everyone!
This super easy fruit leather is fun to make and eat!
This Middle-Eastern dish boasts great textures and flavors and makes a filling meal all by itself.
This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!
So much more than the sum of their parts! The shredded coconut in these cookies makes them slightly reminiscent of macaroons, the oats make them hearty, and the chocolate bits deliver dark, intense richness. And they're made without eggs, butter or flour.
This is not a fancy or refined macaroni and cheese; this is mac and cheese straight from childhood, just yummy and cheesy!
This is an unforgettable tuna salad, requiring not too much effort - and is certainly a far cry from the mayo-laden versions of childhood.
You can get creative with the vegetables here: use what's in the fridge or what looks good at the store.
Try these fast and easy drumsticks with roasted potatoes or a bean salad.
This satisfying stew is really quick to prepare.
This salad is already quite hearty, with dried fruit, toasted nuts, and lots of fragrant fresh mint, but could be made even more substantial with the addition of bulgur or couscous.
These just may be the most delicious mashed potatoes ever.
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
This soup will make you realize that sweet potatoes, apples, and potatoes are made for each other! The hint of lime juice and chili powder that garnish each serving is key.
If you love warm breakfasts but have tired of oatmeal, this quinoa will delight you! Double the batch of quinoa if you'd like, and it will be quick to heat up on those busy mornings.
This beautiful dish will have everyone asking for seconds.
Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?
Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.
Burdok, sweet potatoes, turnips, or other root vegetables would be good substitutes for the ones listed below. Avoid beets though, as they would turn your dish scarlet.
It doesn't get any easier than this!
This is a fresh, flavorful salad to brighten up a winter day.
This is a unique take on salsa, incorporating vibrant blood oranges and creamy avocado.
A salad that incorporates a gorgeous array of citrus, a welcome sight in mid-winter!
If you have one, use a mandoline or V-slicer to slice the fennel as thinly as possible.
This excellent salad features juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, and peppery arugula.
This is Marcella Hazan's classic recipe for tomato sauce. It calls for just four ingredients and is celebrated for its simplicity and surprisingly rich flavor.
Perfect served as a hearty side dish, but also delicious over ricotta-filled ravioli.
Whoever said icy treats should only be savored in the peak of summer? Satsumas shine in mid-winter. Here's a special way to enjoy them.
Roasting sweet potatoes in coconut oil enhances their delicate caramelized flavor.
For those of us who don't eat grains, yummy pancakes are potentially a thing of the past, but no longer! Try adding blueberries or chocolate chips to the batter for an even more decadent treat.
This dessert is light and refreshing, and is especially good after a spicy meal.
This pairs well with Indian dishes, but is also a nice topping for sandwiches and burgers, or as an accompaniment to steamed or roasted vegetables.