Black bowl of green gazpacho, with two ice cubes, drizzle of olive oil

Green Gazpacho

Though this cool, creamy, don’t-turn-on-the-stove soup is hardly penance, it certainly makes amends for all those burgers and brats. Summer detox, anyone?

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Sauteed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

Sautéed Bacon, Mushrooms, and Lentils

It may seem criminal to bathe the walloping nutrition of lentils and mushrooms in anything but wholesomeness, but there’s something to be said for quality of life. Hello, bacon!

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Blue Cheese Tartine

Blue Cheese Tartine

A blur of sweet, smoky, creamy goodness, this tartine of sourdough, a schmear of blue cheese, and a dribble of honey makes basic bruschetta seem humdrum.

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Japanese Cucumber Salad

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Simple. Surprising. Spunky. Just what we look for in a summer salad. Just what we found in this jumble of cucumbers, vinegar, and ginger.

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Molten chocolate cake, a wedge cut from it, with chocolate oozing; whipped cream on top, on a plate

Molten Chocolate Cake

This french molten chocolate cake flows seductive when cut into with a fork. A cinch to make, this molten chocolate cake is an elegant, impressive dessert.

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Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

Quinoa Salad with Pistachios and Cranberries

The nutty beigeness of quinoa creates a blank canvas for pistachios and cranberries to do their spirited dance in this holiday side. (Did we mention that it’s both vegan and gluten-free?)

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