Choose avocados that are firm but give slightly to gentle pressure. Because avocados begin to turn brown after being cut, wait to add them to recipes until just before serving so that they retain their bright color.
Grill baskets are perfect for cut-up vegetables. A hinged basket can be flipped easily to turn everything at once and ensure even cooking.
Butternut squash is peanut shaped with a peel that ranges in color from cream to yellow. Inside, the flesh is bright orange and very sweet. For the best flavor, choose a firm, unblemished squash.