Apple Coffee Cake
This cake gets its moistness from the apples and raisins, so it requires little oil.
This is a lovely side dish for chicken or fish.
Beet-All Pasta Salad
Mix pasta, spinach, beets, onion and walnuts in a salad bowl. Combine maple syrup, vinegar, and olive oil in a small jar and shake well. Pour over salad. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until you're ready to eat.
Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas that are getting past ripe work perfectly in smoothies. Peel them, wrap them in plastic, and freeze them.
California Marinated Salad
Fresh, delicious, and ready to serve in short order--a super salad that's perfect for parties or dinner at home.
This is a picture-pretty first course for a summer meal. Make in advance and serve chilled.