DINNER IN MINUTES

Linda Gassenheimer
Linda Gassenheimer's twice-monthly Dinner in Minutes column gives Miami Herald readers ideas for quick and easy meals that won't break the calorie bank. She includes helpful hints, shopping lists and wine suggestions to make dinner a no-fuss event. Gassenheimer is the author of 20 cookbooks; her newest are Simply Smoothies: Fresh & Fast Diabetes-Friendly Snacks and Complete Meals and Fast and Flavorful: Great Diabetes Meals from Market to Tables. You can hear her on Food News and Views on WLRN 91.3 FM from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Thursdays.

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Dinner in Minutes

Pile this orzo pilaf onto your plate

 
 <span class="cutline_leadin">Vegetarian times: </span>Use orzo to make this nutty pasta pilaf, an easy one-pot meal.

Here is a light, vegetarian summer supper that will keep your kitchen cool — no need to turn on the oven — and requires very little cleanup.