Salads. Lots of salads. Since I'm insomniac, I often will cook rice, potatoes, or pasta for the starch based salads in the wee hours, then add dressings and veggies during the day. I use the microwave to get something 3/4 cooked (like potatoes), then finish on the grill, oven, stove if I'm going to cook at all ... that way you spend a fraction of the time over the heat. When we fire up the grill, I cook extra meat and veggies for use in future meals. I use the convenience of deli roasted chickens and other products as short cuts more often in the heat of the summer.