Cherry-Basil Buttermilk Sherbet

This sherbet is like summer in a bowl: light, refreshing, sweet and perfumed with the quintessential summer herb, which has a surprising affinity for cherries.

Beet and Purslane Salad

The crisp, tart qualities of purslane pairs beautifully with beets. If you’d rather have your beets two ways, try Mama Kourtesi’s Beet and Greens Salad.

Spicy-Sweet Pickled Cucumbers

hese pickled cucumbers are inspired by the spicy-sweet pickles served at Saffron, a popular Thai takeaway in San Diego.

Lia’s Black Beans

These have become our favorite beans to accompany Latin American meals. Tender, creamy and full of flavor.

Grass-Fed Beef Bulgogi

Bulgogi means “fire meat” in Korean and it’s a great way to cook lean grass-fed beef. Serve it on lettuce cups with short-grain brown rice for light, healthy dinner.

Glass Noodle Salad with Spicy Sweet Shrimp

Holy smokes is this yummy! Is about all I have to say. And ridiculously easy to pull together, too, especially if you have extra Spicy-Sweet shrimp on hand–or substitute other leftovers, like Mohogony Grilled Chicken. Packed with flavor yet light and refreshing, it’s a go-to, one-dish meal for the dog days of summer.