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Saucy Summer Skirt Steak Tacos

Big flavor bang for the buck. Twice the steak and half the price of a Taco Bell. Perfect example of Better is Cheaper. Deeply flavorful steak. Rich but light sauce. Light, bright lime-sauteed onions. For one dollar.
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Tomato Pudding Cake

I'm happy to eat my tomatoes straight. Maybe a little salt and olive oil. But for a dish that's not "just" a sliced tomato, this is wonderful in your mouth. The perfect balance of sweet and tart from the perfect tomato. With the rich, light feel of a soufflé.
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Your Monday #30: Knees up. Both. At once.

Like all first-Mondays-of-the-month, today comes with a simple, gentle one-minute Way to improve your health. C'mon, by the time you finish reading this Way, you'll probably finish today's healthy exercise.
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Mint-Lemon Pudding Cake: Perfect Now

Big, refreshing, mouth-filling flavor. Not too tart or sweet. Amazingly light but luxurious and rich. Your first bite seems completely familiar and completely new. Part airy, moist cake. Part silky light pudding. Best summer dessert I've had in a very long time.
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The Walk That Ate Vancouver

Take one long walk in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and you'll know why it's always high on the lists of most livable cities. Mile after mile of beautiful, accessible waterfront. Mountain views all around. A huge, forest-like park at the end of town. And good eating all across town.
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Sesame Grilled Eggplant. Indoors or out.

Smoky eggplant coated and infused with a sauce that's creamy but creamless. Luscious and mellow. A little sweet. A little spicy.Very big flavor, very satisfying and pretty light. Grill it indoors or out.
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A Vegan Walks into a BarBQ: Corn Edition

Love fresh corn on the cob but don't want to butter-coat it? Try this Chili-Lime Corn Gloss. Whisk up three ingredients in two minutes. Get a wildly flavorful sauce that brings out the sweetness of summer corn without overpowering it.
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The Way to Great Sauces: Grate Tomatoes

I didn't forget how to spell. I just remembered where my grater was. It's the tool to use for a fresh tomato sauce that's perfect for ripe and beyond-ripe late summer tomatoes. Here it is with three flavor variations from Italy, Spain and Morocco.
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Your Monday #29: A Strong Upper Back

Good news: all you need is frequent exercise to maintain muscle strength and mass. At any age. Like all fourth-Mondays-of-the-month this year, today comes with a simple, one-minute Way to increase your strength. This month: your upper back.
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