Main Dishes

Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils and Feta Cheese

Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils and Feta Cheese

In this vegetarian Thanksgiving recipe, roasted sweet potatoes mingle with hearty lentils and tangy feta cheese for a dish that will satisfy all eaters at the table. Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipe Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite fall ingredients. I like to include them on […]

Crispy Skin Salmon Recipe with Za-atar Spice Blend

Crispy Skin Salmon Recipe with Za-atar Spice Blend

This crispy skin salmon recipe with za-atar spice blend combines fresh wild caught salmon with za-atar spice blend for a delectable yet simple weeknight meal. Crispy Salmon Skin If you’re lucky enough to find salmon fillets with the skin still attached, be sure to crisp […]

Spicy Lentil Soup Recipe with Butternut Squash

Spicy Lentil Soup Recipe with Butternut Squash

This lentil soup recipe combines warming aromatic spices with lentils, yellow split peas, and seasonal vegetables for a subtly spicy, velvety lentil stew that will leave your house smelling amazing and your belly fully satisfied. One of My Favorite Indian Cookbooks I did not think […]

Tangy Turmeric Chicken with Sumac & Lime

Tangy Turmeric Chicken with Sumac & Lime

What is your go-to easy chicken recipe? I am perpetually on the look out for that perfect one–simple, super tasty, and approved by everyone at the table. This tangy turmeric chicken with sumac and lime is my current favorite, hopefully it will become yours too. […]

One Skillet Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

One Skillet Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

A one skillet ground beef recipe checks all the boxes when I’m looking for a quick weeknight meal. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Good for leftovers? Check. This one skillet ground beef recipe with zucchini and spices will have everyone’s mouth watering even before the pan […]

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 […]

Brown Rice Salad with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Brown Rice Salad with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Summer lunch ideas are terrific to have on hand. This easy-to-make main course salad, brown rice salad with charred scallion vinaigrette, holds up well and can provide delicious lunches for the week when made in advance. The flavors of rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, […]

Cinnamon-Scented Lentil and Quinoa Patties

Cinnamon-Scented Lentil and Quinoa Patties

This easy vegetarian dinner idea combines cooked lentils and quinoa with cinnamon and cumin, which creates a perfectly delicious protein-rich topper for salads, or as a filling for sandwiches and pitas. Falafel-Like Patties When I have people over for dinner, I like making food that […]

Cinnamon-Scented Lamb Patties

Cinnamon-Scented Lamb Patties

This easy lamb recipe combines cinnamon and cumin with ground lamb for a super simple and 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 actually […]

Turkish-Style Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

Turkish-Style Cauliflower Rice Pilaf Recipe

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

Mediterranean Style Chicken with Tomatoes and Honey

Mediterranean Style Chicken with Tomatoes and Honey

This Mediterranean style chicken recipe with tomatoes and honey combines onion, garlic, and ginger with tomatoes and honey for a savory, satisfying, and well-balanced dish that is easy to put together. Mediterranean Style Chicken Ingredients Tomatoes and honey seem a strange combination, but the acid […]

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, […]

Mushroom & Walnut Tacos

Mushroom & Walnut Tacos

This quick vegetarian taco recipe combines minced mushrooms and walnuts with ancho chili powder and other spices. The result is a meat-free taco recipe that you will crave every day of the week. Tacos For Everyone I’m pretty sure the “Taco Tuesday” craving is embedded […]

Brazilian-Style Fish Stew Recipe (Moqueca)

Brazilian-Style Fish Stew Recipe (Moqueca)

This 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 I love […]

French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

French Lentils Recipe with Sage Brown Butter

This hearty French lentils recipe combines French (du Puy) lentils with sage infused brown butter, tosses them in a maple-Dijon vinaigrette, and serves it all up warm in a baked winter squash, garnished with crunchy toasted walnuts. French Lentils French lentils are small and green, […]

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

Flat Iron Steak Recipe with Cilantro-Lime Gremolata

This flat iron steak recipe cooks for a quick five minutes per side, and is finished with a vibrant cilantro-lime gremolata. It’s a great steak recipe for a quick and delicious weeknight meal. Flat Iron Steak Flat iron steak is a flavorful cut of meat, […]

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Smoky Black Bean Chili Recipe

Cooking up a batch of this smoky black bean chili recipe on the weekend ensures a warm and comforting meal at your fingertips throughout the week. Using Pantry Ingredients I love this recipe for weekly meal planning. It comes together quickly with simple pantry ingredients, […]

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

Turkish-Style Beef Stew Recipe

This Turkish-style beef stew recipe was inspired by kara lahana çorbası, a classic collard green and beef stew from the northern (Black sea) region of Turkey. My version adds fresh parsley and mint, and swaps the collards for cabbage, making a cozy, vibrant, and healthful […]