Seasonal Appetizers: Caprese Bite Skewers

[Editor's Note: If you love the taste of caprese salad, but want an easy presentation for a party or backyard gathering, try these lovely little appetizers. They're perfect for the end of tomato season. --Genie] ...more

Puerto Rican Cheese Corn Sticks

[Editor's Note: I have to admit, this was the first I'd heard of these Puerto Rican delights. But hey...crispy, creamy, cheesy sticks of goodness? I'm not going to turn down the opportunity to try that! Check out this recipe to learn more about how to bring these delicious appetizers to your table. --Genie] ...more
I don't really have pregnancy cravings but this sounds amazing right now. lolmore

Harissa-Spiced Chopped Salad

[Editor's Note: This week's Quicker Dinners option is a quick-to-pull-together salad that features plenty of iron-packed raw spinach, a protein punch from eggs, and a flavor boost from North African condiment harissa. It's a great option when you need to put dinner on the table quickly, but want to make sure everyone coming to dinner gets plenty of nutrition on their plate! --Genie] ...more
This sounds great, can't wait to try it ,  I've used Harissa in several recipes but never in a ...more

Liven Up Your Meals With Spicy Tomato Pickle

[Editor's Note: I always have spicy mango pickle in my refrigerator (well, until the other night, when I finished off my current jar), but until I saw this recipe, I'd never heard of spicy tomato pickle, which is a similar Indian condiment. It sounds incredible: hot from chilies, sweet from the tomatoes, and vinegary from pickled tamarind. I would love to whip up a batch to serve alongside Indian food in my own home. --Genie] ...more

Summer-Fresh Caprese Rigatoni Bake

[Editor's Note: Though baked pasta dishes might not seem like a summery recipe idea, when they mean putting to use all the fantastic tomatoes and the spicy-fresh basil available in the market right now, they're perfect! It's a great way to put that produce to work in a satisfying solution to the question of what's for dinner. --Genie] ...more
You had me at cheese!more

No-Bake Lasagna with Vegan Ricotta

[Editor's Note: Who says lasagna has to be baked? In this case, all the flavors of lasagna come through in a relaxed, simple fashion. Plus, because it uses a vegan cheese substitute, it's great for folks watching their dairy intake! Whip some up tonight and indulge without going overboard on calories! --Genie] ...more
Delicious recipe. Great because tasty and healthy are mixed together.more

Indonesian Avocado Shake

[Editor's Note: If you're looking for a decadent treat that also provides a dose of healthy fat, this avocado smoothie from Indonesia is just what you're looking for. It's native to Bali, and is a vacation in a glass! --Genie]...more

Campfire-Charred Eggplant

[Editor's Note: I love eggplant, but have never tried to cook it over a campfire. That will change, now that I've read this evocative post about a backpacking trip in Israel and a wonderful eggplant dish created with very little equipment, only four ingredients, and the incredible seasoning provided by woodsmoke and the great outdoors. --Genie] ...more
Love it!!! more

Kale Wraps With Spicy Mango Dipping Sauce

[Editor's Note: In hot weather, it's good to get raw. These nutritious wraps offer plenty of bang for their no-cook buck, and are totally vegan. They're a healthy way to beat the heat as the summer wears on. --Genie] ...more
looks good!!more

A Sweet Salad of Honey Roasted Carrots

[Editor's Note: Though carrots are the star of this recipe, I love that it includes roasted radishes, which are something I really enjoy eating. I just saw carrots and radishes at my local farmers' market yesterday, and this is a great way to put them to use! --Genie] Honey Roasted Carrot Salad ...more
Your honey roasted carrot salad looks very interesting. My friend told me about a European ...more