A bright and green nectarine salad with tomatoes and almonds, by @allosimone
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bright & green nectarine salad

It's probably not a coincidence that the hottest days of the year coincide with the most produce-abundant times. And thank goodness for that. Because surely the last thing anyone wants to do on a scorching afternoon is get all hot and bothered in the kitchen -- that's where salads like this one come in.   how to make this nectarine salad Slice one or two nectarines into thin crescents and...
White Bean, Chickpea and Spelt Stew by @allosimone
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white bean, chickpea & spelt stew

As much as I love beans and other legumes, I regularly struggle with figuring out what to do with them. Often, what ends up happening is that I'll soak some in the morning (or even the afternoon -- there is a trick) for that day's dinner and then, much like a procrastinating student who's left their essay writing right down to the very last minute, try to come up with a meal idea only once the...