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Strawberry Banana Bread

Bananas seem to ripen extra-fast during the summer. I use them to make smoothies, popsicles and I even simply pop them into the freezer for later use …

Peanut Butter Swirled Banana Yogurt Pops

A banana, honey and peanut butter sandwich was one of my favorite treats as a kid. It was a little too messy for me to take in my lunch when I went …

Meringue Girls

Meringues are treats that are often underappreciated, pushed into the background to make way for cookies and other baked goods that are richer, …

S’mores Mini Cheesecakes

The combination of rich chocolate, gooey marshmallows and crispy graham crackers in s’mores is one of the most delicious food trios out there as far …

Zucchini and Summer Squash with Chili, Mint and Toasted Almonds

- <b>Merrill</b><p>Zucchini, mint and chili are a trifecta to which I've always gravitated -- the pleasant blandness of summer squash proves a great foil for the searing heat of chili and the sweet perfume of fresh mint. Frequently while summer squash is in season, I'll just sauté a batch of sliced zucchini …

Chili

Penelope Casa's Garlic Green Beans (Judias Verdes con Ajo) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This technique looks embarrassingly simple, and it is. But it shakes up our habits, and with four ingredients, lets green beans become their best selves. Resist the temptation to add liquid. The beans will stew in their own juices, and their flavor will be completely undiluted. You …

Recipes

Oyster Sauce Glazed Asparagus and Mushrooms Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This dish falls into the asparagus comfort food category in my mind. Its flavors are sweet, salty, and deep. The mushrooms help it feel satisfying and filling. But the star is the green spring asparagus. Both the asparagus and the mushrooms are sautéed in a dry pan to get some …

Recipes

Charred Corn and Avocado Salad with Lime, Chili, and Tomato Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a simple and delicious summertime salad to have up your sleeve. When creating it, I intended to grill the avocado, corn, poblano, and red onion but then turned to my broiler instead. Broiling is a much underappreciated method of cooking in my opinion, and it works beautifully …

Seafood

Barbara Kafka's Marinated Eggplant Recipe on Food52

• 1/4 cup tamari or soy sauce<br>• 2 tablespoons loosely packed cilantro leaves<br>• 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar<br>• 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil<br>• 1 1/2 medium-size cloves garlic<br>• 3/8 ounce fresh peeled ginger (a 1-by- 1/4-inch piece), cut crosswise into 1/4-inch slices<br>• 4 small Chinese eggplants (2 to 3 ounces …

Eggplant

Tortilla Española of Summer Squash Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Tortilla Española, or Spanish omelet, is hands down the most commonly served dish in Spain. The quintessential tortilla contains potatoes and onions, but there are lots of variations of it and people tend to get creative with the combos (red peppers and onions, mixed veggies, peas and …

Recipes

Zucchini crumble Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> A sweet zucchini preparation I learned on my grandparents' farm during the summer when I was growing up. The recipe I've adapted it from is long since missing---this is my best re-creation of the recipe we made growing up. —Sarah (The Yellow House)<p><b>Makes: 1 9 x 12 inch baking dish-</b> …

Recipes

Alice Waters' Ratatouille Recipe on Food52

Patricia Wells' Zucchini Carpaccio with Avocado and Pistachios Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> When you just can't look another zucchini in the face, put it on a pedestal. Raw zucchini can be spongy, bitter and strangely sticky, so pamper it like Patricia Wells does here, by shaving it into delicate ribbons, then bathing them in a lemony marinade.<p>A trusted mandoline makes a big …

Recipes

Plum Avocado Summer Salad Recipe on Food52

Grilled Avocado "Guacamole" with Parmesan and Basil Recipe on Food52

• 3 firm-ripe avocados<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grilling<br>• juice and zest of 1 lemon<br>• salt and freshly ground pepper<br>• 1 large clove garlic, minced<br>• 1/4 cup loosely packed basil leaves, roughly chopped<br>• 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan, plus more to taste<p>Prepare a very hot gas or charcoal grill (you …

Recipes

Grilled Leeks, Red Onions with Tomatoes and Thousand Island Dipping Sauce Recipe on Food52

• 4 leeks, trimmed of green, root end left intact<br>• 1 large red onion, sliced into 1/2 inch rounds and skin removed<br>• Olive oil<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper<br>• 5 perfect heirloom tomatoes, Boxcar Willies or Wisconsin 55s work great<br>• toasted sesame seeds<p>For the Thousand Island: Combine all the ingredients …

Onions

Grilled Summer Squash with Charred Chickpeas, Raisins + Garlic

• 3 medium, mixed summer squash (such as zucchini, yellow, pattypan), cut lengthwise into 1-inch wedges<br>• 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided<br>• 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest plus lemon wedges for serving<br>• Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<br>• 2 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed<br>• 4 garlic cloves<br>• 1/4 …

Absurdly Addictive Asparagus Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I guess there's a reason Vosges Haut-chocolat Bacon and Chocolate bars are growing in popularity...it just seems that when you add bacon to almost anything, the salty smokiness heightens the other ingredients. Bacon may rule, but its Italian cousin, Pancetta, is also a contender for …

Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe by Manjula

Spicy Corn Patties - Fritters Recipe by Manjula

Tunisian Eggplant Tacos

Related Recipes<p>Tangy, spicy salsa verde blooms to its full flavor potential when cooked, which is why it’s often used in enchiladas. Here, it coats …

Vegan German Potato Salad Recipe

I clearly remember the first time I ever made potato salad. I was in grad school far away from home, in a land called “Illinois,” where I was invited …

How to Beat Salad Fatigue

11<p>SHARES<p><b>1. Add greens to your favorite foods.</b> Leafy greens and other non-starchy green veggies such as broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage can …

Healthy Eating

Waldorf Salad

Mushroom-Bulgogi-Filled Daikon Wraps

3<p>SHARES<p>Glamorous, glowing, and global, Ani Phyo is the poster girl for the modern raw foods diet. The author of six cookbooks, including Ani’s Raw …

Food

Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

0<p>SHARES<p><i>A round-up of VT editors' favorite links this week.</i><p>Here's a bright idea: Eat colorful vegetables to help prevent the development of ALS, or …

Spiced Spinach with Walnuts

Simply stated, this is a spinach recipe you should try. It's an adaptable dish that downshifts seamlessly from main attraction to supporting role …

Good News! Stories We Dig from Around the Web

0<p>SHARES<p><i>A round-up of VT editors’ favorite links this week.</i><p>A new study finds <b>eating more fruits and veggies makes you happier and more energized.</b> We're …

Homemade Veggie Dogs

Af few weeks ago, my family had a craving for hot dogs, and having heard so much about Field Roast Frankfurters*, I decided to give them a try. When …