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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 […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Balsamic Chutney Vinaigrette

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad Recipe with Balsamic Chutney Vinaigrette

This roasted sweet potato salad recipe combines warming spices with a sweet and tart vinaigrette for a delicious make ahead dish for your Thanksgiving table. Crafting a Lighter Sweet Potato Dish This recipe is lighter and less sweet than many sticky sweet marshmallow sweet potato […]

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

Muhammara | Roasted Red Pepper & Walnut Dip Recipe

This muhammara recipe, or roasted red pepper and walnut dip, combines sweet red peppers with toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses for an addicting and delicious recipe perfect for your next sandwich, snack, or holiday appetizer. Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip There is a version […]

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

Turkish-Style Spinach and Cheese Savory Pie Recipe

This Turkish-style spinach and cheese savory pie recipe, also known as börek, combines two types of cheeses with onion, parsley, spinach, dill, and a touch of nutmeg for a savory treat that is delicious for any meal or snack. Working with Filo Dough I know […]

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

Chickpea Salad Recipe with Radish Leaf and Mint Pesto

This zesty chickpea salad recipe with radish leaf and mint pesto combines simple pantry ingredients for a hearty salad that is a perfect complement to any meal, or great on its own for a light lunch or dinner. Cooking Chickpeas Cooking your own beans might […]

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

5 Easy Ways to Make Vegetables Taste Good

If you’re looking for ways to make vegetables taste good, you’ve come to the right place. Read on for 5 easy tips that will leave you craving vegetables for dinner instead of dreading them. 1. Source Fresh Vegetables The best place to source fresh seasonal […]

Tomato Chutney Recipe

Tomato Chutney Recipe

This tomato chutney recipe is a spicy, piquant sauce best made with freshly picked tomatoes. My local urban farmer has incredible tomatoes every summer, and I knew I would regret it if I did not put some up for when tomato season ends. The recipe […]

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Green Beans Recipe

If there’s one vegetable recipe I had to choose to eat every day for the rest of my life, this Turkish-style braised green beans recipe would be it. It’s a perfect summertime dish, with just five seasonal ingredients coming together to create something simple and […]

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Zucchini Fritters Recipe

Of all zucchini recipes, these Turkish zucchini fritters are one of my favorite. Lightly fried in olive oil, and chock full of fresh herbs, these delicate patties melt in your mouth. They are a great way to use up bumper crops of zucchini, and can […]

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

Mexican Lentil Soup Recipe

This Mexican lentil soup recipe includes tomatoes, onion, cilantro, carrot, and plantain for a delightful version of lentil soup. Traveling and Cooking I learned to make this Mexican lentil soup when I traveled to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, in June 2016. Whenever I travel, […]

Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

Green Vegetable Soup Recipe

This green vegetable soup recipe takes simple pantry ingredients and transforms them into a light and flavorful soup. No one flavor overpowers another here: the sweetness of the peas mingles with the broccoli, potato, leeks and onion to create a balanced dish perfect as a […]

Radish Top Pesto

Radish Top Pesto

I love the “root to shoot” aspect of this recipe: using every bit of the vegetable and not having to throw anything out! Radish tops can be spicy, and possibly bitter, depending on the batch you have. You can use more basil in this recipe […]

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

This pan-roasted zucchini and cherry tomatoes recipe includes big hunks of zucchini browned to perfection, bursts of cherry tomato, whole garlic cloves made soft, and buttery, and a sprinkling of ground coriander and coarse sea salt finish it off. A simple preparation for simple farmer’s […]

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

Marinated Mushrooms Recipe

This marinated mushrooms recipe with garlic and herbs is ready in just 20 minutes, plus marinating time. A favorite of mine for more than 20 years, it is originally from Claudia Roden’s cookbook, A Book of Middle Eastern Food, which was first published in 1968, […]

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Cumin-Spiced Roasted Carrots Recipe

Deliciously fragrant and incredibly simple, this cumin-spiced roasted carrot recipe will become your new favorite carrot dish. Whether you’ve got a bag of grocery store carrots sitting in the fridge or fragrant, fresh, and tender baby carrots just brought home from the farmer’s market, this […]

Green Power Frittata

Green Power Frittata

I love front-loading with vegetables by eating them for breakfast, and a frittata is a perfect way to use up any leftover bits of veg cluttering the fridge. The leftover cooked greens from Tuesday night’s dinner? Perfect. The half an onion leftover from another recipe? […]

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe

This Broccoli and Sugar Snap Pea Salad Recipe tastes sweet and crunchy, and is perfect for ingredients found fresh at the farmer’s market. Blanching is a method of cooking vegetables briefly in boiling water, then submerging (shocking) in ice water bath or under cold running […]

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries Recipe with Coriander-Onion Dip

This roasted sweet potato fries recipe with sweet coriander-onion dip is an easy weeknight side dish or anytime snack that anyone will love. Reworking a Family Favorite Every Thanksgiving my extended family gets together for our annual celebration, and it is basically a feeding frenzy. […]

Turkish Style Braised Leeks Recipe

Turkish Style Braised Leeks Recipe

This Turkish style braised leeks recipe, or prasa, uses an unsung hero of the vegetable world, the leek. Leeks are in the same family as onions and garlic, and have a similar, but milder flavor. They can be substituted for onions, and make a great […]

Chard with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese Recipe

Chard with Pine Nuts and Feta Cheese Recipe

This chard recipe with pine nuts and feta cheese is a delicious way to get your greens, and the secret ingredient will surprise you! Swiss Chard, or chard, comes in many colors, including red, white, and rainbow! It is in the same plant family as […]

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

This marinated carrot salad recipe takes shredded carrots and blends them with an array of spices to create a healthy, refreshing side salad. Picking the Right Carrots Carrots purchased from the grocery store are often bitter, old, and bland. A telltale sign of an old […]