Lamb with Artichokes

We can’t think of a better large-format meat. A leg of lamb is fatty and flavorful, and its size makes it hard to overcook. You’re making a decadent and generous roast, so there’s no crime in using canned artichokes.

Strawberry-Granola Crisp

Fruit crisps and crumbles are the perfect brunch food, especially when the sugar is kept in check and the oat topping channels granola with olive oil, almonds, and maple syrup. This crisp is barely sweetened, taking advantage of in-season berries instead.

Smoky Eggplant Dip

If you don’t have a grill or a gas stovetop, you can broil the eggplants in the oven, turning occasionally, until charred and tender. They might not end up as smoky, but the final dip will still taste great.