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Fresh Ginger & Lime Dressing

When shopping for fresh ginger, look for pieces that are smooth and plump, avoiding those that are dry or withered, as they won’t yield much juice. If you’d rather not grate and squeeze fresh ginger, look for bottled ginger juice and substitute 2 tablespoons for the fresh squeezed.

Broiled Tuna with Mango Vinaigrette

A nectar is a fruit juice that includes the fruit pulp and is invariably sweetened. It makes a nice basis for a quick, low-fat salad dressing. The yellow bell pepper is here because it has a mild, sweet flavor and contributes nice color to this dish, but you could just as easily use a red pepper.

Nectarine-Pepper Salsa

This fresh fruit salsa is sweetly spiced with Caribbean-style seasonings. Serve with broiled fish or poultry, or use it like a fresh chutney alongside a curried dish.

Summer Vegetable & White Bean Stew

This summer harvest soup is filled with vine-ripened tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, and bell peppers. Serve as a main course with a grilled radicchio salad and Italian bread. For dessert, have a selection of fresh fruit and cheese.

Creamy Carrot Dressing

This is equally at home as a dressing for tossed salad or stirred into cooked rice.

Salmon, Snow Pea & Potato Salad

Lemongrass has an aromatic citrusy flavor-like lemon but intriguingly different-and is used here in the poaching liquid for the salmon fillet. However, if you don’t want to scurry around finding lemongrass, lemon zest will do fine.

Fresh Rhubarb Chutney

Serve this spicy sauce alongside grilled chicken or pork. If fresh rhubarb is not available, substitute an equal amount of frozen rhubarb.

With Apologies to Joe's Special

My favorite recipe to trick unsuspecting guests into consuming an impressive dose of greens, this dish can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated for a perfect one-pan dinner. It also makes a hearty weekend breakfast or brunch.

Peppered Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Mustard and pork were made for each other, but there's a better way to enjoy the combo than on a hot dog. Try this method, and you'll never miss your "dog." Be sure to use whole-grain mustard, and the grainier the better.