Yes, lasagna does take a bit of effort, but this luxurious white lasagna made with an earthy, rich ragu, is worth every minute. This can be assembled ahead of time and refrigerated - just bring to room temperature before baking. For a vegetarian version, omit the prosciutto and use faux-chicken broth, mushroom broth, or vegetable stock instead of chicken stock.
This is an interesting variation on the (almost!) ubiquitous kale chip that has been popping up everywhere. Savoy cabbage, being the showiest of all cabbage with its crinkly leaves, makes a very elegant snack.
Salmon, bacon, and cabbage come together in a perfect Irish dish. The apple cider vinegar is a nice counterpoint to the richness of the salmon.
This recipe calls for harissa, a thick North African chili sauce. If it's new to your pantry, you'll find that it's a versatile ingredient that's wonderful in fish or meat stews, couscous dishes, or as a rub for meats.
This is one of those effortlessly delicious and good-looking dishes that's great to have in your repertoire. It also re-heats really well, so bake it a day in advance if you'd like, then put in the oven to heat through just before serving.
This soup will make you realize that sweet potatoes, apples, and potatoes are made for each other! The hint of lime juice and chili powder that garnish each serving is key.
Adding frozen spinach to this classic Italian soup gives it extra heartiness. The toasted baguette is great for dipping into the soup.
If you love warm breakfasts but have tired of oatmeal, this quinoa will delight you! Double the batch of quinoa if you'd like, and it will be quick to heat up on those busy mornings.
These lefse are not only easy to make, they are also lower in fat than typical lefse!
This beautiful dish will have everyone asking for seconds.
Crushed beets are an inexpensive way to make a nearly molten, incredibly moist cake and highlight deep chocolate flavor.
Who doesn't love slow cooker recipes?
Adjust the level of spices in this dish with more or less cayenne. Serve with greens and cornbread.
This pasta dish is hearty, wholesome, and delicious. The onions give the greens rich depth of flavor, so if you're normally put off by greens, this might just change your mind!
Mushrooms' texture and flavor hold up well to the warm spices of Mexican-inspired dishes.
Muhammara is a delicious spread made from toasted walnuts are roasted red peppers. It's popular throughout Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. This recipe calls for lemon juice, but many versions call for pomegranate molasses instead. If you have some on hand, you may want to try it instead of lemon juice.
Beautiful, rustic, individually-sized desserts.
Enjoy this easy soup with some sautéed greens and bread.
Burdok, sweet potatoes, turnips, or other root vegetables would be good substitutes for the ones listed below. Avoid beets though, as they would turn your dish scarlet.
It doesn't get any easier than this!
This is a fresh, flavorful salad to brighten up a winter day.
This is a unique take on salsa, incorporating vibrant blood oranges and creamy avocado.
A salad that incorporates a gorgeous array of citrus, a welcome sight in mid-winter!
If you have one, use a mandoline or V-slicer to slice the fennel as thinly as possible.
This excellent salad features juicy grapefruit, creamy avocado, and peppery arugula.
This is a delicate dish, somewhat like a Mexican version of Southern spoon bread. It's delicious with ham or grilled meats.
Willy Street Co-op's Moroccan lamb sausage is pleasantly spiced with Northern African flavors, and makes this dish a snap to prepare. Serve it with a green salad and you have a delicious meal.
These are a cakey version of gingerbread cookies; soft with molasses, warm spices, and a crunchy layer of sparkling sugar.
Festive, bubbly, and non-alchoholic!
This is Marcella Hazan's classic recipe for tomato sauce. It calls for just four ingredients and is celebrated for its simplicity and surprisingly rich flavor.
A side dish worthy of the holiday table, but weeknight-easy.