Grilled Chicken Shawarma with Dill Tzatziki

Here in Atlanta, we are coming up on the hottest days of summer. It seems like it will be ages before it’s too cold to venture out to the grill. Nonetheless, we are seizing every chance we can to light up the coals.  In a pinch (or in the winter), you could roast this chicken … Read moreGrilled Chicken Shawarma with Dill Tzatziki

Sautéed Beet Greens with Pickled Stems

I have a friend who loves beets but never uses the greens when they come attached to the beets. She knows that I love them, so she dutifully passes them through the window to me at carpool rather than let them go to waste. I’m not sure if my friend doesn’t care for them or … Read moreSautéed Beet Greens with Pickled Stems

Grilled Nectarine Salad with Burrata and Prosciutto

This is one of my very favorite summer salads — one I have taken to many a party and have served to many of my own dinner guests. You can almost use it as a salad template, substituting other lettuces, vinaigrettes, grilled stone fruits, berries and proteins. If you aren’t familiar with burrata, be prepared … Read moreGrilled Nectarine Salad with Burrata and Prosciutto

Cucumber, Apple and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken

If you’re like me, salads are most appealing this time of year. Besides being appropriately light for summer, they are a great way to incorporate and celebrate all of the lovely produce coming to the markets right now. And without the mask of heavy sauces and other tricks, the quality of each ingredient is critical … Read moreCucumber, Apple and Feta Salad with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken

Tart Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Here’s a full-flavored, high-protein salad you can throw together this summer. It’s one of our standard beach eats because it’s fast, feeds many and is filling enough to sustain us for more fun in the sun. This salad also provides another good use for leftover dark meat from roasted chickens. The sharpness of the raw … Read moreTart Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Shrimp, leek and lime-stuffed cabbage dumplings

If you want to break out of the routine and try something a little different, this is the recipe for you. The lime broth really lightens up these stuffed cabbage dumplings, making it an ideal summer supper. I love tying up the dumplings like little packages hiding their surprise filling. Don’t be intimidated, you can … Read moreShrimp, leek and lime-stuffed cabbage dumplings