Chilled Curried Zucchini Soup

[Editor's Note: The soup recipe that goes with this post from Sauce and Sensibility sounds delicious, indeed, but what made me smile about this post is the story of gardening and friendship that led to it. Plus, the story is set in D.C., whose summers I still miss. If you have a few too many zucchini at hand this summer, make this soup...and share it with a good friend who will appreciate it. --Genie] Chilled Curried Zucchini Soup with Creme Fraiche ...more
Zuccini soup is molto delicioso!more

Seasonal Roasted Tomato Sauce

[Editor's Note: Summer tomatoes are about to reach their peak, and I love turning them into sauce that lasts into the dark days of winter. I am a big fan of roasting them in the oven to deepen their flavor before I puree them, so I was drawn to this recipe from Mele Cotte, which highlights the seasonal deliciousness of vine-ripe tomatoes. --Genie] Oven Roasted Vine-Ripened Tomato Sauce ...more
I made vine-ripened sauce just this evening, but didn't think to roast the tomatoes first. This ...more

A Versatile Lentil Salad

[Editor's Note: I'm always looking for great legume and/or grain salads to make for dinner, partially because they make such great leftovers for my office lunch the next day! This salad caught my eye and looks quite versatile. In fact, when I was checking out the post, my Mom was visiting, and the photo on the screen caught her eye as she walked by—the recipe got the Mother Seal of Approval just by its picture! -Genie] ...more

Watermelon-Basil Sorbet

[Editor's Note: I could eat watermelon every day of the summer, and I love making watermelon salads with mint and basil. This refreshing frozen take on some of my favorite summer flavors is a delicious option for those looking for a non-dairy option during our Month of Ice Cream celebration. And that kick of vodka? Just makes it that much more of an adult treat. -Genie] Wordless Weekend: Watermelon-Basil Sorbet ...more
Never been tried this. I must now! Yum!more

Two Recipes for Gluten-Free and Vegan Cupcakes

[Editor's Note: When you've got too many nectarines this summer, I recommend using them in the second of these two gluten-free and vegan cupcake recipes. Both recipes sound delicious—sweet, but safe for the gluten-intolerant, and friendly to those who don't eat animal products. Plus, it sounds like the friends who made these had a fantastic time while they baked! -Genie] Gluten-Free and Vegan Cupcakes with Gibbs ...more
thanks for this ive been looking for a Gluten-Free cupcakes so i can bake them for a good mate! ...more

How to Grill Vegetables in a Basket

[Editor's Note: Summer's underway, and one of the healthiest items to throw on the grill are all the fresh vegetables available at your local farmers' market. This terrific tutorial from SixBurnerSue explains how to make easy work of grilling up plenty of produce. --Genie] For Stress-Free Veggie Grilling, Grab a Basket ...more

Quick and Easy Green Curry Rice Bake

[Editor's Note: This simple and spicy rice bake recipe is easy to whip up on a weeknight. You can even adjust the heat of the recipe to meet your or your family's tolerance for spice. --Genie] Green Curry Rice Bake ...more

Baking With Olive Oil: A Simple Olive Oil Lemon Cake

[Editor's Note: Have you tried baking with olive oil? This simple, fresh-tasting olive oil lemon cake might be just the place to start! -Genie] ...more

Wild Garlic Soup Recipe

[Editor's Note: This silken soup is made creamy by emulsified olive oil, and features a wild seasonal spring ingredient. Give it a try! -Genie] ...more

Learning to Live Vegan and Gluten-Free

[Editor's note: This brave, honest, and inspiring post from Annie of Phoo-D talks about the new approach to food she has taken to help manage her diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. -Genie] A Diagnosis: Becoming Vegan and Gluten-Free In early June of 2010 I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I was only 28 years old. Two weeks later I learned that I was pregnant with our first child. ...more

Rachel, we have some Celiac in our family, and so I've been really aware of gluten-free diets ...more