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Chinese Roast Pork Salad

If you’re preparing this in the summer, and have access to a grill, by all means barbecue the pork instead of roasting it.

Cranberry-Blueberry Smoothie

You can prepare the cranberry mixture (step 1) for this smoothie ahead of time. Let it cool to room temperature, then chill until ready to use. To make one smoothie at a time, use 1/2 cup of the cranberry mixture, 2/3 cup yogurt, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries, 2 ice cubes and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. This smoothie is on the tart side (the way we like it), so add more honey if you like things sweet.

Chopped Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Fresh-squeezed or bottled pomegranate juice makes a delicious, sweet-tart salad dressing. If you are making this recipe in pomegranate season, use some of the fruit's colorful seeds to garnish the salad. Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 cup over the salad after tossing the other ingredients together.

Turkey Sausage Pizza

For an easy variation on this pizza, substitute cauliflower for the broccoli, minced scallions for the fresh basil, and thyme for the oregano.

Spicy Black Bean Dip

While this scrumptious dip is slightly spicy, you’ll want to add more cayenne if you’re a big fan of spicy food.

Creamy Winter Vegetable Stew

Just a touch of maple syrup brings out the sweetness in the winter squash and rutabaga, two root vegetables with a good amount of beta carotene.

Smoky Tomato Barbecue Sauce

Cans of smoky chipotle peppers (in adobo sauce) can be found at Latin American grocery stores and many supermarkets. You can add more or less chipotle depending upon how hot you like your barbecue. The amount of chipotle used here makes a moderately hot sauce.

Dr. G's South by Southwest Chicken

Having lived in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and now Palm Springs, I was delighted to win second place in the Old El Paso cooking contest with this recipe, that pays healthy homage to both regions.

Cauliflower with Parsley-Mustard Dressing

It's best to make this salad at least 2 hours ahead of time so the cauliflower can absorb the flavors of the dressing.

Sweet & Sour Mango Salsa

Cherry tomatoes and mango cubes are dressed in a sweet and sour ketchup-based sauce. For an even sweeter note, use grape tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes.