[1] Grilled zucchini, given a Moroccan touch with cumin (photos #1, #2, #3, #5 courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Refreshing cucumber-melon salad, accented with serrano chiles and mint. [3] Both dishes on the picnic table. [4] Painted Serpent cucumbers are an heirloom Asian cucumber. You can buy the seeds from Born To Grow. [5] For dessert: […]

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[1] Caprese Casserole (photo courtesy QVC). [2] Another Caprese main course option: Balsamic Chicken Caprese. Here’s the recipe from Cafe Delites. [3] Classic Caprese with red and yellow heirloom tomatoes (photo courtesy Balducci’s). [4] Artistic Caprese arrangement (photo courtesy Great Performances | Facebook).   Caprese Salad—tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, with an olive oil dressing—has become […]

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[1] Panzanella fusion: A Tuscan concept made with Indian flatbread and seasonings (photo and recipe below courtesy Hannah Kaminsky | Bittersweet Blog). [2] Stonefire makes delicious naan in a variety of flavors (photo courtesy Stonefire). [3] A summer panzanella with peaches, tomatoes and prosciutto. Here’s the recipe from Good Eggs.   Don’t let the summer […]

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[1] A slice of yellow squash pizza with a salad of green zucchini ribbons (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [2] Choose your favorite seasonable vegetables (photo courtesy The Homegrown Collective).   A meal kit from Good Eggs inspired this tip: If you make a veggie pizza, make a matching salad. The veggies on the pizza get […]

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[1] Layered cole slaw in a jar (photo courtesy Nestlé. [2] Purple/red cabbage is good-looking and full of antioxidants (photo courtesy Good Eggs). [3] Scallions, also called green onions, have more onion flavor than their cousin, chives (photo courtesy Recipeland).   We don’t know who came up with the idea of layered food in a […]

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Melon and prosciutto is a classic Italian appetizer. Pasta salad, on the other hand, is an American creation. This recipe, from Pasta Fits, combines the two. We served it this weekend, and it was a hit. Pasta Fits, a website of the National Pasta Organization, promotes the enjoyment of pasta in healthy recipes. “When these […]

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Watermelon and feta stacks. The recipe is below (photo courtesy Mozzarella Company). [2] Instead of the dressing in the recipe below, you can drizzle balsamic glaze across the plate, as shown (photo courtesy Watermelon.org). [3] This Watermelon “Caprese” uses the conventional Caprese cheese, mozzarella, and substitutes watermelon for the not-yet-in-season tomatoes. It adds pizzazz with […]

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[1] Before tomato season, substitute watermelon in your Caprese (photo and recipe courtesy Skinnytaste). [2] When tomatoes are their most delicious, try this “double tomato Caprese”: beefsteak and cherry tomatoes (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers). [3] Another way to enjoy Caprese: in an avocado boat (here’s the recipe from Souffle Bombay).   Red, white and […]

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We love the Brazilian churrascaria Fogo de Châo (locations nationwide), not just because of the delicious meats hand-carved at your table, but for the seemingly endless Market Table. Laden with everything healthy—fruits, vegetables, salads, charcuterie and more—you could make a meal of the Market Table alone (and in fact, vegetarians are happy to do so). […]

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