BLT Bread Salad with Creamy Buttermilk Dressing

This salad brings together all the best of a BLT in a salad: crisp lettuce, salty bacon, juicy tomatoes and a tangy stand-in for mayo with buttermilk dressing . . . not even the bread is left out.

Open-Faced Avocado Tomato Sandwich

Tomatoes and avocados are a classic summer pairing. Our Avocado Tomato Sandwich brings them exemplifies how enjoyable simple, fresh food can be.

Mahogany Grilled Chicken

To me there's something beguiling about a bronzed chicken leg fresh off the grill, and these most certainly fit that bill. Serve with fresh, creamy (easy) Romaine Slaw for a nice contrast of tastes and textures.

Romaine Slaw

Somewhere between a salad and a slaw, this dish makes a great side for grilled chicken or ribs.

South of the Border Melizansalata (Eggplant Dip)

I created this eggplant dip for a class I’m teaching at Rancho La Puerta Spa in Mexico to take advantage of all the gorgeous vegetables in their organic gardens. It’s a spin on one of my favorites from Greece—melinzansalata.

Sweet Pepper Confit

Summer vegetable confits, like this one from sweet pepper and garlic, are exceptionally versatile in the kitchen; the ultimate summer convenience food.