Vegetarian

Intensely flavorful, filling, and satisfying combinations of vegetables, eggs, dairy and whole grains.

Cold Tomato Soup

This cold tomato soup is very refreshing, and ridiculously easy to make. Serve it as an appetizer, or as a tasty summertime lunch. Click for the recipe

Tzatziki Recipe

I’ve been making this tzatziki recipe for several years now. I realize that tzatziki is considered a sauce that often accompanies grilled meats; but I love it as a chilled, summertime yogurt and cucumber soup. To achieve a soup-like consistency, simply add a little water – just as much as it takes to turn tzatziki from a thick sauce into a delightful, super-refreshing chilled soup. Click for the recipe

avocado soup

Delightfully creamy and refreshing, this delicious avocado soup has a subtle heat from the cayenne – a last-minute decision to add some had paid off! Great for entertaining, because you can – and should – make this avocado soup in advance. Click for the recipe

Gazpacho

Gazpacho, a spiced, chilled tomato soup, is super refreshing and one of my favorite ways to chill on a hot summer day. For the tomato sauce, I like to use Pomi Strained Tomatoes – a very clean product, just tomatoes with nothing else added, no preservatives, BPA free and non-GMO; Sadly, fresh tomatoes often lack flavor, and these strained tomatoes are very, very flavorful. Click for the recipe

Zucchini Noodles

These zucchini noodles are unbelievably good. Savoring the cheesy, garlicky strands, I thought to myself, well, it’s not EXACTLY like real pasta, but it’s surprisingly close. The best part? No need to use a scary mandoline, or to pre-salt the zucchini strands. Simply slice, sauté, season and enjoy. Click for the recipe

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is one of summer’s little pleasures, much like cold watermelon, fresh raspberries and chilled soups. It’s the simplest salad, really – cucumber and onion slices are mixed with a simple dressing of sour cream, vinegar and salt, and allowed to macerate in the fridge for a few hours. The result is incredible – tasty, refreshing, and the perfect side to grilled meats and seafood. Click for the recipe

yellow squash fritters

These yellow squash fritters make a nice, tasty alternative to hash browns or potato pancakes. Lacking the starch in potatoes, they are flimsy and delicate, so take great care when flipping them and when removing from the skillet onto a serving plate. I fry these squash fritters in butter, but if you prefer, there’s no reason not to use olive oil instead. Click for the recipe