- Beet-All Pasta Salad
Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.
- Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.
- Broiled Trout with Almonds
Farmers across the country raise this sweet, slightly nutty-tasting fish.
- Cream of Broccoli Soup
A flavorful soup that's a snap to prepare.
- Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix
Toss wheat cereal and cashews with raisins, dried blueberries, dried cranberries, or chopped dried apricots.
- Fresh Lemon Broccoli Pesto-Style Sauce
Put all ingredients in blender and blend for about 20 seconds. If mixture is too thick, add a little more vegetable broth. Serve hot or cold.
- Fresh Tomato Sauce
Mix all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to use, or use immediately. To make the dipping sauce, put it in a blender and blend on high about 10 seconds.
- Fruited Buckwheat Pancakes
Add chopped peaches after you have poured the pancakes on the griddle.
- Go Swiss with Rosti
Rosti has been called the national dish of German-speaking Switzerland. Rosti is similar to hash browns and is usually topped with cheese.
- Oriental Greens
After combining ingredients, cover and chill for two hours before serving.
- Roasted Asparagus
Roast for 15 to 20 minutes (depending on thickness of asparagus), shaking once to turn spears. Pour on balsamic vinegar and serve hot or at room temperature.
- Red Rosemary Vinegar
To prepare as a gift, strain the vinegar into pretty bottles. Add a fresh sprig of rosemary to each.
- Roasted Vegetables
Roast carrots, turnips, squash, and garlic for about an hour, stirring once or twice.
- Southeastern Seasoned Catfish
Rub the fillets with spices, then broil for about eight minutes, turning once.
- Summer Vegetable Curry
Serve with hot rice and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro.
- Stuffed Peppers
This meal is generally lightly seasoned, which allows each diner to add condiments to individual taste.
- Vegetable Dip Mix
These ingredients are in the right proportions for one batch of dip mix. For a gift jar, keep adding a round of all five ingredients until you have enough to fill the jar.
- Cantaloupe Soup
This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.
- Picnic Potato Salad
Flavored with fresh rosemary, this salad is perfect for a summer outing.
- A Fruity Way to End the Meal
Naval oranges, ripe strawberries, and sliced bananas are served with a yogurt-ginger sauce.
- Amish Potatoes with Lima Beans
Cubed potatoes are sautéed with onions and lima beans and seasoned with parsley and paprika.
- Carrot-Oatmeal Muffins
These muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They get their crunch from chopped walnuts.
- New World Salmon Florentine
This casserole uses chunks of fresh salmon with lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
- Chicken and Mushroom Pasta
A French-inspired creation that's both easy and elegant.
- Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Autumn staples combine into a healthy and delicious breakfast treat.
- California Marinated Salad
Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order - a super salad that's perfect for parties - or dinner at home.
- Southeastern Fresh Ginger Asian Chicken Noodle Soup
A warm and satisfying soup, with fresh Asian flavors.
- Mushroom Barley Soup
A fast and delicious meal that's perfect for lunch or dinner.
- Mushroom Crab Appetizer
Deliciously decadent, but healthy! Garnish with chopped red pepper for extra color or a shot of Tabasco for spiciness.
- Crunchy Chicken Salad
The perfect solution for that leftover chicken!
- Skillet Zucchini with Chopped Tomatoes
Fast and easy side dish that's ready in minutes.
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
Sweet and savory combine into a delicious Spring salad.
- Strawberry Spread
A healthy topper for toast, waffle or pancakes.
- Seedless Raspberry Sauce
This takes some patience, but you will be rewarded with a rich, seedless sauce, perfect for topping anything from fruit, to meat, to chocolate cake!
- Southwestern Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs
A fresh twist on a family favorite - with leftovers for lunch!
- Summer Squash Saute
This recipe takes about 10 minutes to cook, once you’ve cut all your vegetables. It’s a good dish to top pasta or serve with grilled chicken, lean beef, or salmon.
- Apple Coffee Cake
This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.
- Frosted Orange Cake
Nothing makes an occasion more festive than a beautifully presented cake.
- Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom Sauce
A perfect dressing for a perfect party vegetable.
- Stuffed Cabbage Soup
Warm and simple comfort food for anytime.
- Barley Pilaf
This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.
- Pear and Quinoa Salad
A salad that's packed with protein.
- Tortilla Pizzas
Low-calorie, kid-friendly recipe that provides 1 cup of healthy vegetables per serving!
- Lime Shrimp Kebabs
Add a green salad and fresh corn on the cob and you’re good to go.
- Fruity Nutty Spinach
A salad that provides a host of health benefits.
- Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms with Rosemary
Roasting really brings out the flavors of this delicious combination.
- Homemade Chicken Parmigiana
Healthy ingredients combined into am Italian classic.
- Blue-Green Canapés
Healthy appetizers for you and your guests.
- Lima Bean, Mushroom, and Barley Soup
A protein-packed vegetable soup.
- Apple Carrot Salad
Perfect combination of fall flavors