Main Dishes

Lemon Arugula Pasta Recipe

Lemon Arugula Pasta Recipe

This lemon arugula pasta recipe is the dish you want to make on a hot summer night when you can barely stand the idea of eating, much less spending hours over a hot stove. I like to make this in the morning before the heat […]

Easy Lamb Recipe | Cinnamon-Scented Lamb Patties

Easy Lamb Recipe | Cinnamon-Scented Lamb Patties

This easy lamb recipe combines cinnamon and cumin with ground lamb for a super simple and super delicious dish that is perfect for any meal. Cinnamon: History and Flavor While cinnamon might seem like an unusual addition to meat, lamb in this case, it is […]

One-Pot Vegetarian Meal | Mediterranean-Style Beans and Greens Recipe

One-Pot Vegetarian Meal | Mediterranean-Style Beans and Greens Recipe

A one-pot vegetarian meal is often the way to go for a quick dinner on a busy weeknight. This versatile Mediterranean-style beans and greens recipe uses simple pantry ingredients (also known as “odds and ends”) for an aromatic and filling meal that is sure to […]

Turkish-Style Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

Turkish-Style Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

This cauliflower rice pilaf recipe cooks up in under 15 minutes, and includes aromatic fresh herbs, warming spices, toasted pinenuts, sweet raisins, and riced cauliflower. This pilaf (the grain rice version) is traditionally used as a filling to stuff grape leaves (dolmas in Turkish, or […]

5 Healthy Weeknight Dinners

5 Healthy Weeknight Dinners

Healthy weeknight dinners that the whole family will love are easy to execute with a little bit of advance planning. When I plan weekly dinner menus, I make a few recipes in advance (mostly soups and stews), wash and cut veggies, and make salad dressings, […]

Vegetarian Taco Recipe | Mushroom & Walnut Tacos

Vegetarian Taco Recipe | Mushroom & Walnut Tacos

In this 20-minute vegetarian taco recipe, minced mushrooms and walnuts are combined with ancho chili powder and a blend of other spices for a meat-free Taco Tuesday recipe that will leave you craving them throughout the week. Tacos For Everyone I’m pretty sure the “Taco […]

Easy Fish Recipe | Brazilian-Style Fish Stew Recipe (Moqueca)

Easy Fish Recipe | Brazilian-Style Fish Stew Recipe (Moqueca)

An easy fish recipe is the perfect option for a delicious weeknight meal. This Brazilian-style fish stew (moqueca) takes just 45 minutes to prepare from start to finish, and is a deeply satisfying dish that won’t leave you feeling heavy. Quick Weeknight Meal How many […]

French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

In this hearty French lentils recipe with sage brown butter, French (du Puy) lentils are combined with sage infused brown butter, tossed in a maple-Dijon vinaigrette, and served up warm in a baked winter squash, garnished with crunchy toasted walnuts. French Lentils French lentils are […]

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Cook up a batch of this smoky black bean chili recipe on the weekend, and have a warm and comforting meal at your fingertips throughout the week. Using Pantry Ingredients Smoky black bean chili comes together quickly with simple pantry ingredients, and is a versatile […]

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

Roasted Spiced Cauliflower with Chard Stem Tahini Sauce Recipe

This roasted spiced cauliflower with chard stem tahini sauce recipe is a simple dish with a long title. It is a great way to use up chard stems, and the spice rub can be used on anything from fish to potatoes to chicken, or whatever […]

Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

Cornmeal Pie with Greens and Leeks Recipe

This cornmeal pie with greens and leeks recipe is a delightful combination of leafy greens and savory leeks, grated carrots and potatoes, all flavored with rich Turkish chili flakes and fresh mint. Overall the result is a satisfying vegetarian and gluten-free main dish. The recipe […]

8 Meal Planning Tips

8 Meal Planning Tips

If meal planning is on your New Year’s resolutions list, this post is for you. Cooking at home can add years to your life, and meal planning is the key to producing those home-cooked meals, while saving money and time in the process. 1. Make […]

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

7 Quick and Healthy Dinner Ideas

Quick and healthy dinner ideas often feel like an insurmountable task at the end of a long day. Whether you are looking for a lighter “soup and salad” type of dinner, or a hearty “meat and potatoes” stick to your ribs meal, here are 7 […]

Quick Pasta Recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto

Quick Pasta Recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto

In this quick pasta recipe with Parsley-Mint Pesto, the pasta is cooked in a way counter-intuitive to everything you have been taught. There is no need to wait for a huge pot of water to boil, and no need to add a ton of salt […]

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

Garlic and Lemon Zest Shrimp Recipe

This easy shrimp recipe, with a 15-minute garlic and lemon zest marinade, is a delicious solution for a fast weeknight dinner. Ingredients I like to check Seafood Watch for recommendations on which shrimp are the best to buy. I love this easy shrimp recipe, as […]

Green Power Frittata | Quick Dinner Ideas

Green Power Frittata | Quick Dinner Ideas

I love quick dinner ideas, and this vegetable loaded frittata recipe fits the bill. It is an easy way to use up any leftover bits of veggies cluttering the fridge. Using Leftovers This frittata is the perfect destination for those leftover cooked greens from Tuesday […]