Healthy Picnic Food
Allison Adato's new book, Smart Chefs Stay Slim, devotes a chapter to breakfast. She interviews chef Marc Murphy of New York City's Landmarc, who discusses making this "breakfast pizza" for his kids.
Smoked Salmon and Preserved Lemon Tea Sandwiches
The flavors of Morocco--preserved lemon and saffron--inspired these tasty and elegant smoked salmon sandwiches from F&W's Ben Mims.
Arugula and Pea Shoot Salad with Smoked Salmon
It's awfully hard to slice vegetables thinly and consistently using a knife. That's why chefs use a mandoline for perfect slices of celery root or other hard vegetables, as in this recipe. You don't need an expensive stainless-steel model, the plastic ones work very well.
Artichokes with Scallion Vinaigrette
A generous portion of bay leaves in the steaming liquid here permeates the artichoke leaves and hearts with flavor and provides an enticing aroma as you serve the dish. The scallion vinaigrette balances the sweetness of the artichokes.
Green Mango Salad
The mangoes in this jalapeno-spiced salad are full of vitamin C. Be sure to use firm, underripe fruit: They add an essential tang to the recipe.
Egg Sandwich with Mustard Greens and Avocado
"I usually make these sandwiches on days when there isn't enough time to sit down for a proper breakfast," says Sera Pelle, who wraps them in parchment paper for her kids to eat on the go.
Guacamole with Charred Jalapeño and Scallions
F&W's Grace Parisi invented this smoky guacamole, then presented three ingenious ways to use it: in a soup, an hors d'oeuvre and a salad dressing.
Warm Quinoa Salad with Carrots and Grilled Chicken
Chef Charles Kelsey of Cutty's in Brookline, Massachusetts, tosses chickpeas and carrots with a deliciously unusual combination of smoked paprika, cumin and cilantro.
Crunchy Cabbage Salad
Sometimes Jacques Pepin makes this simple salad with just one color of cabbage; sometimes he arranges it in alternating rows of color. The tangy-salty anchovy dressing would also be delicious on other crisp salad greens, such as escarole or chicory.
Smoked Salmon and Chopped Egg Sandwiches
This classic smoked salmon and chopped egg sandwich is exactly what we need after a long night out.
Vegan Banana-Walnut Muffins
These simple vegan muffins are moist, with irresistibly crispy edges.
Gluten-Free Apple-Spice Muffins
Applesauce is a wonderful "secret ingredient" for gluten-free baked goods. You can use store-bought sauce or make your own by pureeing chopped apples with a little bit of water and a squeeze of lime or lemon juice.
Very Blueberry Smoothie
This wonderful smoothie is for blueberry lovers or for when you have an abundance of summer berries.