Taco Tuesday: Garlic Shrimp and Avocado

Taco Tuesday: Garlic Shrimp and Avocado

The guacamole that accompanies these tacos has a healthy spin: cucumbers and cilantro are blended with mashed avocados, increasing the amount of guac (so you can use less avocado) and adding flavor without contributing more fat.

Cumin Pork in Mojo Sauce

Cumin Pork in Mojo Sauce

Mojo, a garlic-citrus sauce popular in the Caribbean, nicely contrasts with cumin-crusted pork chops. For best flavor, use fresh garlic in the sauce rather than packaged. Serve with a side dish of sautéed corn and red peppers, and flour tortillas to sop up the delicious remnants.

Coriander Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime

Coriander Grilled Chicken with Cilantro-Lime

Brining is a hands-off way to inject loads of flavor into chicken destined for the grill. This one's infused with an addictive combo of coriander, cumin, lime and cilantro. A final slather of cilantro-lime butter over the finished chicken complements it beautifully.

Asparagus Salad with Strawberries and Oranges

Asparagus Salad with Strawberries and Oranges

Sherry vinegar, a smooth, aged vinegar from Spain, transforms a basic vinaigrette into a distinctive dressing perfect for asparagus and fruit. Be sure to soak the onion slices in ice water before adding to the salad. Even though sweet onion is less pungent than other varieties, soaking tempers its bite.

Quick 'n Healthy: Tuscan-Style Sirloin Steak

Quick 'n Healthy: Tuscan-Style Sirloin Steak

Signature ingredients of Italian cooking—tomatoes, olives, olive oil—meld together in an intensely flavored, simply delicious topping for grilled steak.