Over the years we've featured many food stories on grilling. Here are a select few of the more recent offerings -- in case you're looking for something tasty, healthy or just different to throw on the grill today.

Who says you can't cook an avocado? We're so accustomed to using it raw, for that silky texture it brings to sandwiches, salads, grain bowls, tacos, smoothies, ice creams, gazpachos and more, but rarely do you see dishes that involve heating it. (A wonderful exception is the fried-avocado taco, a thing of beauty I first tried at Torchy's Tacos in Austin, Texas.)

It seems our food culture today allows little room for middle ground, leaving the impression that you have to choose between Team Meat and Team Meatless. But that all-or-nothing notion is more about zeitgeist than it is about science.

Nothing brings people together like a barbecue. There seems to be something about being outdoors and the sizzle of fresh food on the grill that makes you want to gather with family and friends.

Hidden inside these tame-looking burgers is a smoky and spicy blend of bacon, chipotle, cheese and something unexpected - pepperoni. Because the ground beef part of these burgers is patted fairly thin, there's less of a chance you'll undercook it. For a little extra texture and flavor, crispy fried onions go into the beef.

When the clock ticks down toward game day and you're putting together a snacking plan of attack, turn to recipes like these that you and your guests can savor for all four quarters of action.

Most Jewish cookbooks have too many recipes with processed ingredients, not enough whole grains, too much salt and fat and too much sugar, even in savory dishes. My goal was to create recipes that use only natural ingredients.

This recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey-burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta cheese, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.

Go shopping for a recipe's main ingredient and come home with something else - we've all been there. On the spot, you can figure out a suitable substitute on your own or consult with a grocery-department manager. For this recipe, flank steak became flat-iron, because the flank steak was sold out. But the switch proved beneficial.

Shedding excess pounds doesn't have to mean depriving yourself of your favorite foods, including red meat. A study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center shows that healthy, higher-protein diets including lean beef can be beneficial to not only weight loss, but also maintaining muscle mass and heart health.

You can forget how meaty and moist a half-inch-thick tuna steak can be - right up until you bite into one. It makes a fine summer meal. Here, a 20-minute marinade of garlic, basil, lemon juice and olive oil brings out just enough sweetness in the fish to pair it brilliantly with ribbons of radicchio and Belgian endive and chopped dandelion greens.

This supremely tasty sauce takes the basic concept of a pesto into a delightfully different, boldly flavorful direction. With cilantro as its base, it could rightfully be considered an Asian-style variation on chimichurri sauce.

A tattered copy of the Guinness Book of World Records recently surfaced, and my boys and I were reminiscing about all of the records they were certain they could break when they were younger.

Summertime meals are all about the grill. This year, give your grill and your family a break from hamburgers and hot dogs, and heat things up with the flavor and versatility of fresh pork.

There's not much that tastes better during the summer than a meal hot off the grill. If you're in the mood for a delicious backyard dish, try adding versatility to your grilling game with a few simple tips.

Warm weather means grilling season is here, and nothing turns up the heat like great summer grilling. It's the perfect opportunity to get away from a stuffy kitchen and enjoy a casual meal outdoors with family and friends.

The days are getting longer and hotter and you're itching to head outside to kick off grilling season. After a few weeks of eating the same boring burgers and hot dogs, you're looking for something a little more exciting (and so are your guests). These recipes can help take your grilling skills to the next level and make your next party something to brag about.

A dazzling fireworks display may be the grand finale for your celebration, but you can make your mouthwatering menu a close second with these ideas to light up your Fourth of July. From bold burgers to crisp salads and sweet sides, give your guests plenty of reason to feel festive all day long. And don't forget to add a little indulgence for all ages with a DIY dessert bar.

Sliced or diced, grilled or blended, there are countless ways to prepare watermelon. With some fruits, half or more is wasted when you throw away the seeds and peel, but you may be surprised to learn that you can use an entire watermelon, including the rind, to make delicious and refreshing dishes.

Fireworks, family and food are what the Fourth of July is all about. This year, add some spark to backyard staples like grilled chicken and potato salad with a little help from tangy condiments, smoky rubs and your cast-iron skillet.

Just ask any dad, he's sure to agree: a perfectly seasoned steak flame-kissed to perfection is one of the great pleasures of summer grilling. This Father's Day, you may be able to teach dad a few tricks of your own.