David Lebovitz May Have Created the Perfect Last-Days-of-Summer Salad

Last week, I reminded everyone that summer is not over, and this Fresh Corn, Tomato, Avocado, and Basil Salad from David Lebovitz is a gorgeous reminder of why you need to be using ingredients like fresh ripe tomatoes, raw summer corn, and fresh basil before it's too late....more

This Meatless Greek Frittata Bursts With End-of-Summer Flavor

Some people think Labor Day means summer is over, so let me gently remind you that fall doesn't officially arrive until September 23 this year. Depending on where you live, fresh garden vegetables can last four to six weeks into fall when the weather cooperates — which means you still have a month or two to enjoy the garden treats like tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, corn, and green beans that are so good this time of year. ...more
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If You Love Mexican Street Corn, You Need to Try This Soup (Yes, Soup!)

If you've ever had corn soup made with fresh, sweet summer corn, you know why soup in August makes perfect sense, even if the weather is still pretty warm. That's why I'm offering a soup recipe for this week's Meatless Monday, and I think this Corn and Green Chile Soup from Homesick Texan takes the concept to a new level of flavor. ...more

Corn Is at Its Best Right Now: Put It in This Healthy Grilled Salad

Grilled Corn and Chickpea Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes Fresh, sweet summer corn is delicious no matter how you cook it, but I love the idea of grilled corn in this Grilled Corn and Chickpea Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Because grilled corn; how amazing does that sound? ...more
This sounds delicious! I LOVED grilled food, and we can only enjoy it for a few more weeks.more

Beat-the-Heat Dinner: Chilled Soba Noodles & Creamy Peanut Sauce

Creamy-Amazing Peanut Soba Noodles in 20 Minutes from Happy Healthy Life I remember the first time I tried soba more than 20 years ago at an outdoor restaurant in San Diego, and I fell in love with these flavorful Japanese noodles. ...more
I'm going to try that tonight for dinner.more

So Hot Out You Just Can't Cook? Make This Mexican Chopped Salad

It's August, the month when temperatures soar and nothing sounds better than a cold salad for dinner. I especially love salads that have interesting ingredient combinations, like this Mexican Chopped Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Greek Yogurt Avocado Dressing from Jeanette's Healthy Living. Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, black beans, jicama, and cojita cheese. Yes, yes, yes. And just in case that didn't sound good enough already, Jeanette came up with a healthful and delicious-sounding Greek yogurt and avocado dressing to top it off. ...more
Looks so fresh Kalyn!  :)more

The Coolest Lentil Salad for a Hot Summer Day

Have you ever given much thought to lentils? These tiny but tasty legumes are one of the earliest cultivated crops used by man, and lentils (also called pulses) are used extensively in vegetarian recipes all over the world. ...more

This Quinoa Greek Salad From Simply Recipes Is the Smartest Idea for Summer Tomatoes

When fresh summer tomatoes and cucumbers are in season, I love finding new recipes that spotlight those flavors, and this Quinoa Greek Salad from Simply Recipes sounds like a total winner. ...more

How to Turn Classic Egg Salad Into Something Fancy

Creative cooks can update classic recipes with the perfect touch to make them feel like a brand-new idea, and that's just what my friend Lydia has done with this recipe for Smoky Egg Salad Lettuce Boats with Caramelized Onions from The Perfect Pantry. ...more

Chickpea Salad Niçoise Is Such a Smart Meatless Twist on a Classic

I'm not sure if it's a result of the Meatless Mondaymovement, but one thing I'm noticing is more and more classic dishes being adapted into interesting meatless variations. In this Chickpea Salad Niçoise from Kitchen Treaty, Kare has done a beautiful meatless version of the classic French Salade Niçoise, which traditionally contains tuna. ...more