Stir lemon pepper into cottage cheese for a quick and
healthy vegetable dip. We like carrots and snow peas, but any
crunchy vegetables you have on hand will do.
Caraway and cauliflower are a match that brings to mind
wursts, kraut and foamy, cold mugs of beer. Alas, not everyone
loves that caraway flavor so leave out the caraway seeds if you
preferthe salads wonderful either way.
Try this fruit-and-nut-studded couscous salad alongside
grilled salmon or chicken for supper or on its own for a fresh
Summer-ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella need only a
sprinkling of fresh herbs, salt and pepper to shine in this
simple summer salad.
One of my favorite warm weather pastimes is decorating and cooking with edible flowers. The very first time I did anything involving edible flowers was when I encased a pure white goat's cheese topped with violets in a clear aspic. It was for a friend's bridal shower and turned out beautifully. It was quite the conversation starter, as well. Flowers are beautiful as a garnish, healthful in salads and delicious when added to oils or vinegars as an infusion. Many flowers are also high in vitamins A and C as well as other nutrients.
Fruit on the grill? Most definitely!
Adding canned beans to a spicy salsa is an easy way to
boost fiber and improve nutritional value. This salsa is also a
good accompaniment for burgers or Scrambled Egg Burritos.
This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and
well balanced as it is simple.
Visiting a beach -- whether it be at the ocean or a lake -- is a great way to enjoy time with your kids and keep away the boredom bug. If you are planning a vacation to the sand and surf, be sure to remember these beach must-haves!