Cristeta Comerford, the White House's Executive Chef since 2005, is to thank for this great salad dressing. It's delicious on a hearty green salad.
This delicious salad is a dead ringer for tuna salad, but has no tuna (or other animal products) in sight! Spread on hearty, toasted bread with crisp romaine leaves for a yummy sandwich, or place a dollop on a green salad. This is also a nice dip for crackers or vegetable spears. I hope you like it as much as I do!
This is a delicious and hearty variation of macaroni and cheese. The butternut squash lends a creaminess that cheese alone does not.
So much more than the sum of their parts! The shredded coconut in these cookies makes them slightly reminiscent of macaroons, the oats make them hearty, and the chocolate bits deliver dark, intense richness. And they're made without eggs, butter or flour.
This is not a fancy or refined macaroni and cheese; this is mac and cheese straight from childhood, just yummy and cheesy!
This is an unforgettable tuna salad, requiring not too much effort - and is certainly a far cry from the mayo-laden versions of childhood.
This delicious salad calls for bottled salad dressing which makes it really convenient!
You can get creative with the vegetables here: use what's in the fridge or what looks good at the store.
Try these fast and easy drumsticks with roasted potatoes or a bean salad.
Canned salmon boasts four times the amount of heart-healthy omega-3s as canned tuna!
This satisfying stew is really quick to prepare.
Use packaged pita chips for an easy Indian-inspired appetizer.
These wraps are fresh and filling.
This salad is already quite hearty, with dried fruit, toasted nuts, and lots of fragrant fresh mint, but could be made even more substantial with the addition of bulgur or couscous.
These just may be the most delicious mashed potatoes ever.
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.