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Grilled Salads that Prove a Little Char Goes a Long Way

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 11th, 2017

Grilled Salmon Cobb SaladDinner salads and grilling are summer staples. Put them together and you get a winning dish that brings all the best flavors of the season together. Break out your grill master skills on a warm night and turn your favorite salad into something a bit more special. Read more

Take 5: Lighter Summer Dinner Recipes

by in Recipes, July 9th, 2017

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint SauceSummertime means chowing down on hamburgers and pasta salad at cookouts and big bowls of ice cream to beat the heat. It’s all fantastic and delicious until you wake up Monday morning and realize you are actually craving lighter fare that won’t leave you feeling heavy and bloated. Enjoy these five easy-to-make weeknight dinners that won’t wreck your beach bod and, best of all, take less than an hour to get on the table.

P.S. If you’ve already got the grill going, you may as well make your sides on there as well — try grilled veggies, corn on the cob or sweet potato fries to round out your healthy meals.

Grilled Honey Glazed Chicken with Green Pea and Mint Sauce (pictured above)
No marinade necessary for this delicious chicken, just brush a balsamic-honey mixture over the chicken breasts as you grill. Make it look like you know what you’re doing with a frozen pea-based sauce for serving on the side. Read more

5 Packable Dishes that Survive a Day at the Beach

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 7th, 2017

Camping MuffulettaBeach days are full of sandy toes, fun in the sun and, well, soggy sandwiches. It’s time your snacks matched your good time. That means pressed sandwiches that get better with time, fresh slaws and simple desserts packed in a cooler ready to stay out until the sun goes down. Here are some ideas to eat well at the beach all day. Read more

Table for One: Why More and More Americans Are Eating Alone

by in Recipes, View All Posts, July 6th, 2017

Epicurus said that “feeding without a friend is the life of a lion or a wolf.”

We used to live in a cultural time and space when being alone — and certainly, eating alone — was frowned upon, seen as a form of crippled weakness. Who among us did not come of age in a high school cafeteria where sitting by oneself was the ultimate definition of social suicide?

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8 Freshest Ways to Enjoy Summer Herbs

by in In Season, Recipes, July 5th, 2017

Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri8 Freshest Ways to Enjoy Summer Herbs

Move over, ketchup. Stay right there, Parmesan cheese. When it comes to adding bold flavor to summery recipes, nothing fits the bill quite like freshly cut herbs. Here are eight ways to pack any dish with basil, cilantro, parsley and more green picks.

Fish Skewers with Basil Chimichurri (pictured above)
Fresh basil and parsley are behind the technicolor look of this surprisingly kid-friendly dish.

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New Flag Foods for the Fourth

by in Holidays, In Season, Recipes, July 2nd, 2017

The classic strawberry-and-blueberry flag cake never gets old – we’re partial to Ina Garten’s version that is equally beautiful and delicious. But if you’re inclined to think more outside-the-box this 4th of July while still serving up patriotic pride, here are some new flag-shaped creations to whip up for your celebration.

Go Savory: Deviled Egg American Flag
Show your pride in the Stars and Stripes with this no-peel version of classic deviled eggs. Read more

Take 5: Indoor Grilling Recipes

by in Recipes, July 2nd, 2017

What’s an urban dweller without an outdoor grill to do all summer, when our social media feeds are flooded with mouthwatering grilled recipes? Fortunately, investing in a good grill pan will save you from major FOMO this season. You’ll get the same gorgeous grill marks – and minimal cleanup – right on the kitchen stove. Some traditionally barbecued dishes even lend themselves well to the regular oven – no one will believe they were made indoors! Here are 5 weeknight-friendly recipes that were created with indoor grilling in mind.

Giada’s Italian-accented barbecue sauce – spiked with balsamic vinegar – is equally perfect on chicken or steak. She recommends any combination of breast or leg-and-thigh pieces of chicken or New York strips for this simple preparation. With your trusty grill pan, either will be ready in 35 minutes. Read more

8 No-Churn Ice Creams That are Totally Doable

by in Recipes, June 30th, 2017

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice CreamHomemade ice cream is often thought of as a luxury dessert, something you make for a special occasion or right at the beginning of summer. The end product is amazing, but it’s such a process. If you own an ice cream maker (no judgement if you don’t – they’re only useful for making ice cream and the occasional frose, and who needs an extra piece of equipment lying around?), you have to start freezing the parts and prepping the ice cream base long before you can ever tuck into the end product. Enter no-churn ice cream. It’s totally doable as a weekend project or any time you have a few hours for ice cream to set up in the freezer.

The trick to smooth no-churn ice cream is folding whipped heavy cream into sweetened condensed milk (sorry friends, this is ice cream not salad). Then freeze the ice cream for a few hours and add any mix-ins when it’s at the consistency of soft serve, so they don’t all end up at the bottom of the ice cream. Freeze for another few hours until solid and scoopable and amazingly delicious.

Homemade is so much better than the store-bought stuff, and with recipes this easy, from-scratch ice cream will become part of your summer repertoire.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream (pictured above)
Fresh strawberry syrup and little bites of cheesecake are swirled into a cream cheese ice cream based, which makes for an indulgent summertime treat. Read more

10 Homemade Ice Pops to Keep You Cool All Summer

by in Family, In Season, Recipes, June 27th, 2017

Healthy Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Ice PopsThese are not the store-bought ice pops you grew up with. Nope, none of that sticky-sweet, impossibly red or improbably blue stuff here. Instead, we’re making homemade ice pops packed with fresh ingredients. And, bonus, they’re easy to put together.

Blueberry-Oat Breakfast Ice Pops (pictured above)
Want to impress your kids first thing in the morning? Give them an ice pop for breakfast. It’s OK, because they’re healthy!

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Take 5: Switch Up Your Dinner Routine with Foil-Pack Grilling

by in Recipes, June 25th, 2017

If you’re looking to take advantage of the longer, sun-filled days of summer, try taking your weeknight dinners outdoors to the grill. Add foil packs to your cooking arsenal and you’ve got easy, mess-free grilling for everything from BBQ meatloaf to paella – all in under an hour.

Healthy Grilled Shrimp Fajita Foil Pack

If anything, shrimp was made for grilling in a foil pack. The packet cooks and flavors the shrimp while keeping it all safe – no shrimp slipping between the grates here. And warming the tortillas is as easy as wrapping them into another foil pack for a short turn on the grill.

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