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How To Grill Vegetables Without A Grill

How To Grill Vegetables Without A Grill

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Growing up in suburban Cincinnati, I never pictured my adult life not involving a house with a yard. It’s all I knew.  We vacationed in big cities like New York, but I don’t think I

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Ingredients
  • For spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Grilled Apricot and Corn Harissa Couscous

Grilled Apricot and Corn Harissa Couscous

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I have so much stone fruit stashed in my fridge that there isn’t room for much else besides the basic essentials to get me through the week. From cherries to peaches to nectarines, I can’t

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Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup pearl (Israeli) couscous
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 apricots, halved, pitted and cut into 8 slices
  • 3 corn cobs, shucked
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons harissa
Shishito Pepper and Cucumber Salad

Shishito Pepper and Cucumber Salad

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The first time I tried a shishito pepper I was so scared my palms were practically sweating. I like spicy food, but I’m kind of a novice. Again, I think it was the fear of

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 12 ounces shishito peppers
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup halved grape or cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds
Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

Blackberry Salad with Basil Pesto Vinaigrette

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< You won’t see me using my iPhone to take pictures in restaurants. I am a home-cooking blogger through and through. When I do dine out, I just want to focus on the company and

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Ingredients
  • For salad
  • 5 ounces baby spinach and arugula mix
  • 6 ounces blackberries, halved
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons torn basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Grilled Dukkah Broccoli

Grilled Dukkah Broccoli

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I don’t want to admit the hours I’ve spent pondering broccoli in the last few days. It was as if I was trying to figure out the meaning of life. I just couldn’t decide what

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped blanched hazelnuts
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 heads broccoli (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, halved
Sugar Snap Pea Lemon Couscous

Sugar Snap Pea Lemon Couscous

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At least once a week my five-year-old asks me what is my favorite color. I think it’s less about his interest in what I have to say and more about me knowing his color of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 scallions, white parts minced, green parts sliced thinly
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

Mango Jicama Black Bean Salad

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It’s taken me way too long to appreciate the absolute joy that is a mango. Once you figure out how to cut one, I guarantee you will be eating mangoes all the time. With their long

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Ingredients
  • 2 ripe but firm mangos, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch thick spears
  • 1 jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • 1 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1-14.5 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red chili, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 ounces baby arugula
Lemon Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

Lemon Garlic Mushroom Spaghetti

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My pantry is never without at least 5 different shapes of pasta. It’s always our go-to weeknight meal. The only problem is that everyone has a preferred noodle. My husband likes spaghetti and would eat

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced into a paste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted Beet Flatbread

Roasted Beet Flatbread

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I’m never quite sure if there’s a difference between a pizza and a flatbread. Or is it that a flatbread is a kind of pizza? It’s not clear, but I have my own qualification of

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Ingredients
  • For crust
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry active yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil plus more for bowl
  • 1 cup bread flour plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fattoush Salad

Fattoush Salad

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I’m always looking for an excuse to put bread in my salads. Not as a dinner roll teetering on the side of my bowl, but actually in the salad. Greens are my thing. I love

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Ingredients
  • 3 pitas, torn into 1-inch to 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sumac plus more for dusting
  • 1 large head romaine (about 1 pound) roughly chopped
  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 5 radishes, thinly sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
Smashed Pea Asparagus Tartines

Smashed Pea Asparagus Tartines

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I’m losing my patience waiting for it to actually feel like spring. The transition from winter to spring might be the most ugly and blah time of the year. I know that sounds pretty harsh.

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Ingredients
  • For bread
  • 4 slices crusty whole grain bread
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • For asparagus
  • 8-10 asparagus spears, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted Asparagus Soup

Roasted Asparagus Soup

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I’m pretty strict when it comes to asparagus. This vegetable is spring, so I don’t eat it out of season. It kind of makes me cringe when I see asparagus as a side on a

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Ingredients
  • For asparagus
  • 1 pound asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper