Tostadas answer the question "what's for breakfast/lunch/dinner?" in a way that will bring smiles all 'round the table. A great vehicle for leftovers, ingredients that didn't quite get used in a previous recipe, and your own creativity.
Ahi tuna spends a little time in a spicy, salty marinade/sauce while bowls brimming with brown rice and the season's finest produce are assembled. Everything from crisp cucumbers and baby turnips to tender avocado and grape tomatoes make this a stunning meal in under a half hour.
When beautiful beets grace my kitchen, it's time to really let them shine. Cooked until just tender, they are then sautéed in a honey and hot sauce blend that plays beautifully with their natural flavors. It's a perfect transitional side dish for the coming of fall.
Cold weather calls for food with a lot of flavor. For me, that means something that blends heat with sweetness and I can't think of a nicer way to bring that to the plate than with a simple chicken dish that can be made in minutes.