Sautéed Zucchini With Tomatoes & Cumin

I bet you see tomatoes and zucchini and think, “Italian.” Not this time! The cumin and coriander make this dish a great accompaniment to Margarita Chicken or even a Middle Eastern style meal. The stars are the zucchini and red tomatoes. I tossed in a few green tomatoes because my garden is weird this summer;…

Zucchini With Toasted Almonds & Mint

We thought we didn’t like zucchini. We were wrong. Thanks to Smitten Kitchen, now we can’t get enough! So ya know that neighbor you avoid every summer because they’re always trying to dump their excess zucchini on you? Call them. Now. This incredible dish is going to make you want to be their new best…

Tuna Salad

Comfort food, summer style! Okay, it’s not one of my healthier recipes, which is why I only make it once or twice a year. It’s not awful, my nutrition app gives it a C-, but let’s face it: mayo. Plenty of mayo. But it’s childhood memories plus make-ahead plus wicked easy plus easily doubled to…

Grilled Za’atar Zucchini

For most of my life, I never really saw the point of zucchini. It seemed oddly-textured and somewhat bland. Then I made Ginger-Soy Chicken Packets, where the zucchini soaks up the sauce and becomes one of the best bits in the packet. Ever since I discovered that, I’ve been looking for other ways to make this…

Green Bean & Cucumber Salad

Here’s a quick and easy side dish for those hot summer days when you don’t really feel like cooking. If you have access to local produce, so much the better! You can do the only hot step, blanching the beans, in the morning when it’s still cool. Pop them in the fridge, and finish assembly…

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…

Peas With Shallots & Parmesan

It hasn’t been a typical spring. Just chilly all the time, so I was very impatient to get my garden growing. I was in Trader Joe’s for some olive oil, and I happened across a little bag of fresh peas. It’s not very often I see fresh, shelled peas in the grocery store. Never before, in…

Kale with Golden Gooseberries

“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” Thomas Edison In most aspects of my life, I’m an inveterate rule-follower. That’s mostly good, I’d always thought, as long as it’s not carried to extremes (yes, I’ve…