Fruit-and-Nut Granola

No retro granola, the Houstonian’s classy version updates the multigrain cereal of the sixties with almonds, pistachios, and a medley of dried fruits, including cranberries, currants, and apricots. Recipe from The Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa, Houston.

Scrambled Egg Whites With Shiitake Mushrooms and Roma Tomatoes

The surprising thing about scrambled egg whites is how good they are; in fact, you hardly miss the yolks. The cooks at Beau Nash add a colorful garnish of fresh Roma tomatoes and lightly sautéed shiitake mushrooms. Recipe from Beau Nash Hotel Crescent Court, Dallas

Fresh Fruit With Mint-Yogurt Dressing

Bistral’s cool and wonderful dressing of yogurt, sour cream, fresh mint, lemon juice, and a bit of sugar dresses up any combination of fruit. Recipe from Bistral, Dallas.