Cedar-Wrapped Asparagus With Carrots

This quick, healthy side is simple enough for weekday dinners and fancy enough for company. Either way, you’ll love how easy it is to prepare and how delicious it is! Ingredients: 2 grilling wraps with string a small knob of ginger 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 1 teaspoon lower-sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon extra-virgin…

Grilled Pork With Rhubarb Sauce

You know rhubarb is a vegetable, right? A lot of people think of it as a fruit because of its association with pies and crumbles. Most dessert pies are fruit-based, with the exception of sweet potato and pumpkin pies. Although botanically speaking, pumpkin is actually a fruit, not a vegetable. But I digress. I adore…

Alder-Planked Fluke With Bold Spice Rub

  It’s been a constant struggle to find good-quality fresh fish around here. Every time I think I’ve found a good source, the quality there goes slowly downhill until I can’t bear to shop there anymore. There’s one place that’s reliable more often than not, but it’s pretty far from my house in a direction…

Grilled Cumin-Sage Pork Tenderloin

What do you make when your sister is coming for dinner? It’s got to be special (because she is), but not so time-consuming that you’re stuck in the kitchen instead of enjoying her company. I thought I’d be brave and try something new that I found on The Spruce, with very few tweaks. I don’t…

Planked Maple-Molasses Pork Tenderloin

Yes, pink-centered pork! If you learned to cook in the twentieth or early twenty-first century, or learned from someone who did, you probably learned to cook every last hint of pink out of your pork. And you probably used fattier cuts, because anything lean was like shoe leather when well-done. News flash: In 2011, the…

Greek Grilled Chicken

This easy, delicious chicken is wonderful by itself with a side of Tzatziki, or cut up and served in gyros.  You’ll find a printer-friendly version of the recipe, which I’ve adapted from RecipeTin Eats, at the bottom of this page. Ingredients: 2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken thighs 3 large garlic cloves 1 lemon 1 bunch fresh oregano…

Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp

Fresh, bright, delicious! This is one of my favorite recipes for the summer. It’s so simple, but the way the bay and lemon complement the shrimp is just perfect. It’s really easy to make, too. Sometimes I buy my shrimp already peeled and deveined because it saves a fair amount of time and effort. If…

Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin

Someone asked me once if I ever get bored with pork tenderloin. I’ll admit, I do use it a lot. A single tenderloin is just the right size for two people and if it’s a large one, there might even be some leftovers for lunch. It’s incredibly versatile, and its leanness makes it a healthier…