Mango Butter

Recipes

Strawberries and watermelon have long been the perfect summer pair. In this light, vitamin-packed homemade cooler, we think they shine particularly bright.

Here's a simple, adaptable brine recipe that will give roasted turkey a terrific flavor base. This produces 1 gallon, which should be adequate to submerge a small turkey (up to 12 pounds) (or 2 chickens). Double the recipe for birds up to 20 pounds.

Nothing beats a big bowl of vibrantly flavored, veggie-packed soup for lunch or dinner, and preparing it in a slow cooker means you can make a big batch with minimal effort.

Citrus-honey soaked pineapple cubes, strawberries and bananas covered with shredded coconut, dusted with chocolate and served frozen on a stick. What a spectacular treat on a hot summer evening and proof that some desserts are as tasty as they are good for you.

This easy, hearty chicken stew is packed with fall flavors: apples, sweet potatoes and aromatic sage. Whole fennel seeds add depth to the stew and become mellow during slow cooking. Sprinkle with chopped fresh parsley just before serving.

Topped with crisp bacon, green onions and sour cream, these baked sweet potato hors d’oeuvres could be crowned the champion of your next cocktail party. For best results, look for sweet potatoes that are long and thin, roughly 2 1/2 inches wide.

Topped with buttery, crunchy bread crumbs and golden brown onions, this twist on green bean casserole calls for shiitake mushrooms. Substitute button mushrooms for half or all of the shiitakes, if you prefer.

Make a vegan pie crust by using solid coconut oil instead of butter or shortening. The method is the same, just make sure that there are no large chunks of coconut oil before adding water to bring the dough together.

These irresistible sprouts are a holiday favorite but too tasty to serve just once a year. The recipe is easily halved for smaller gatherings or an everyday family meal.

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Tempeh is full of protein and flavor and makes for a great addition to juicy bell peppers, tender kidney beans and tangy tomato sauce in this hearty chili. Serve with a few tortilla chips on the side.

Replace shrimp with grilled chicken or prepared baked tofu.

A great way to serve this salad is to slice a 9-inch round focaccia in half horizontally, fill it with the tuna, and press a plate down on top of the round bread. Place a heavy can or weight on top for an hour, and the dressing will seep into the bread. Slice and...

Take advantage of pears in season and try a new variety in this twist on a popular dish. A little sweet pear (or apple or dried fig) makes the dressing especially good.

Thanks to Cindy in Annapolis, Maryland, for sending us her favorite childhood recipe. Keep these ingredients on hand and you will be able to create an easy soup full of savory potatoes, sausage and green beans. The bay leaves add a nice depth of flavor.

The marinade for this flavorful chicken comes together quickly in a blender or processor. While the chicken marinates, you have time to make salads and other accompaniments for the meal. You'll want to make this no-fuss dish a regular feature at your summer...

Prepare this salad ahead of time and serve chilled, if you like. Spoon into avocado halves and serve with whole wheat crackers for a refreshing lunch or dinner.

Perfect served with crusty bread. For a change, try warming the dressing in the same skillet you used to fry the bacon, then toss with the salad to gently wilt the spinach.

Raita, a cool cucumber and yogurt sauce, makes an ideal complement to warmly spiced lamb burgers.

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