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Sara Moulton

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

A tuna sandwich by way of Mediterranean bruschetta

Sometimes the last thing you want to do at the end of a long hot summer day is turn on the oven and make a meal. So here's a delicious solution that requires no more heat than is necessary to grill up some bread.

July 23, 2014 1:00 am
Rethinking a healthy breakfast meal in a muffin

Rethinking a healthy breakfast meal in a muffin

Wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than that all-too-typical bowl of cold cereal?

July 16, 2014 1:00 am
Phyllo stands in for crust in healthy cherry pie

Phyllo stands in for crust in healthy cherry pie

My all-time favorite dessert is cherry pie. Yes, I rank it higher than any chocolate concoction you can name. I even like the gluey, over-thickened versions served up in diners.

June 25, 2014 1:00 am
Bringing baked Alaska into a healthier, modern era

Bringing baked Alaska into a healthier, modern era

When it comes to ice cream, I generally feel it's hard to improve on a simple scoop right out of the carton. But this time my mind has turned to baked Alaska. I know... How retro!

May 14, 2014 2:00 am
A springtime take on the classic crabcake

A springtime take on the classic crabcake

As the weather gets warmer, I cook lighter. And in The Husband's taxonomy of food, crabcakes are relatively light. So I thought I'd employ a couple of seasonal stars to put a spring spin on them.

April 23, 2014 3:00 am
Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Moving asparagus to the center of your plate

Asparagus has been a delicious symbol of spring since at least as far back as the Greeks, who called it asparagos; literally, "to spring up." But however it is spelled, it makes me happy.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

A light and airy fruit pudding from America's past

Snow pudding is a great old American recipe that dates back to pioneer days.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

A healthy roast bird to help welcome spring

Our spring feasts - often centered around Passover and Easter - typically call for a center-of-the-plate star like brisket or lamb.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

Lighter take on a classic heavy eggplant Parmesan

I've always been a big fan of eggplant Parmesan.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Smoked fish lends big flavor to a light soup

Smoked fish lends big flavor to a light soup

With St. Patrick's Day nearly upon us, our minds often turn to corned beef and cabbage.

February 26, 2014 12:00 am
A healthy, easy, no-knead bread anyone can make

A healthy, easy, no-knead bread anyone can make

There are bakers and there are cooks. It takes a chemist's love of precision to be a baker. Me? I'm a cook.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

An easier, speedier way to eat more vegetables

It's the same thing every year. We overindulge during the holidays, then make solemn (and quickly abandoned) promises to eat healthier and shed pounds in the new year.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
Don't toss those pumpkin seeds, snack on them

Don't toss those pumpkin seeds, snack on them

Some years, around Halloween, my mom would get ambitious and turn the pumpkin seeds into a snack.

October 15, 2013 12:00 am
Light color, deep flavor in a healthy white chili

Light color, deep flavor in a healthy white chili

The first time I ate white chicken chili, it was wrapped in a burrito. And I fell instantly in love.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
A flexible, healthy soup that packs porky flavor

A flexible, healthy soup that packs porky flavor

This soup is a stick-to-your ribs flexitarian special. Make it with chicken broth and prosciutto and you end up with a carnivore's delight.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am
A moist, flavorful fish cake that's healthy, too

A moist, flavorful fish cake that's healthy, too

Like most Americans of a certain age, I ate canned tuna all the time when I was growing up. But when someone first suggested that I try canned salmon? Well, I was horrified.

August 07, 2013 12:00 am
A versatile, tangy salad with scallops as the star

A versatile, tangy salad with scallops as the star

Scallops are the perfect summertime food - light, yet filling, flavorful, but also versatile enough to pair with all sorts of foods. In this case, with salad.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
A healthy lemonade chilled with a patriotic glow

A healthy lemonade chilled with a patriotic glow

If you've never tasted fresh lemonade, you don't know what you're missing. It's just so much more vivid than the supermarket stuff, much more about the lemon and less about the sugar.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Better than bulgur? Quinoa takes turn in tabbouleh

Better than bulgur? Quinoa takes turn in tabbouleh

Though everyone seems to have a different way of spelling tabbouleh - toubouleh? tabouli? - more people do seem to agree that this delicious Middle Eastern salad of bulgur wheat tossed with veggies, olive oil and lemon juice is delicious.

June 19, 2013 12:00 am
Turkey burgers really can be juicy and flavorful

Turkey burgers really can be juicy and flavorful

Summertime is burger time. And it's so easy to throw a few beef patties on the grill. Not much is required in the way of embellishment, yet they have a big happiness return.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am
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