Welcome to chef Michel Nischan's garden, where fresh-picked herbs and crunchy vegetables wind up in spectacular dishes: basil-flecked chicken, lemon pepper ribs, and (thank you, cardamom) the best strawberry shortcake you've ever tasted.
Salmon is the fish people usually feel most comfortable with in the kitchen. For this recipe, all you do is cook the fillet 2 to 3 minutes on each side, whip up an easy green bean and radish salad, and drizzle balsamic vinaigrette on everything.
Our December issue features Oprah's Favorite Things—as well as your chance to win them all! You'll also find our easy holiday declutter plan, Dr. Oz's guide to sleeping better (starting tonight) and the ultimate holiday menu.