With a simple pot of steamed rice, this tofu dish makes a perfect weeknight dinner. The tofu is pan-fried, then tossed in a sauce fragrant with ginger, shallots, chiles and lots of green garlic.
If you’ve only tried sardines from a can, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by these. Roasted until crispy, and topped with a bright and punchy gremolata, these sardines make a great appetizer for a small group, or a dinner for two.
A compound butter with green garlic, parsley and shallots accompanies this tender rib eye.
This pasta dish with caramelized onions and lots of garlic is a lovely way to use beets and beet greens. Use gold beets, or you’ll end up with pink pasta!
This fresh dinner salad is made with sweet, roasted carrots and beets, and spicy, peppery steak atop a bed of tender greens.
I like to double this recipe and keep them in the freezer. Just cook them first, and place on a baking sheet before freezing. When completely frozen, transfer to a freezer-safe bag. Voilà - convenient, homemade, delicious veggie burgers!
Bright yellow peppers are stuffed with a wonderfully seasoned brown rice and vegetable mixture. If you’d prefer, you can substitute your favorite grain for the rice.
Pineapple adds a sweet, fruity flavor to these very easy baked beans.
Thanks to a few different kinds of mushrooms and lots of warm spices, this rich and wholesome soup is full of deep flavor.
This is amazingly close to spinach and artichoke dip in sandwich form. Three different cheeses, fresh spinach, and really good bread make this a grilled cheese you’ll want to make again.
Chickpeas and chorizo make this a hearty, substantial, and savory frittata, and it’s ideal when you want dinner on the table fast.
Made with chickpea flour, socca is a large, gluten-free and vegan pancake. This one is made with Indian spices and sauteed onion and tomato.
Sweet caramelized onions, melted blue cheese, and crispy bacon are classic burger toppings for good reason.
Here is a tasty noodle salad that’s packed with vegetables and loads of protein. The longer you marinate the tempeh the better, so it makes sense to start that part the night before.
This easy recipe is a typical Shanghai-style meal. Dried shiitake mushrooms impart deep, umami-rich flavor.
With creamy avocado, juicy mango, lime, and cilantro, this version of tuna tartare is unmistakably tropical.
With its tangy sauce and meaty texture, barbecue jackfruit makes a great taco filling. These tacos are Asian inspired, with a soy and sesame-dressed slaw.
Grilling on a hickory plank gives beef a pronounced smokey flavor, and gives you perfectly tender results every time.
The method of cooking salmon on a cedar plank over an open flame goes way back. Soaking the plank first helps to ensure that the fish remains moist and tender, and it steams slowly, absorbing subtle smokiness from the wood itself, as well as any herbs or spices you use. This recipe is quite simple, calling for just some salt and pepper and optional dill and lemon.
This chicken is cooked at 500℉ for about an hour, and is packed with flavorful garlic and citrus. Potatoes and carrots are roasted in the same pan as the chicken, so if you throw together a simple green salad while it’s in the oven, you have a filling, mostly hands-off meal.
This salad goes so nicely with so many meals, you might find yourself eating it every couple of days when blood oranges are in season. The bright pink color of the dressing is a welcome sight in the middle of winter, and the combination of crunchy, slightly bitter romaine with crisp hearts of palm and juicy blood oranges is one you won’t forget.
These fast and filling tacos are made with easy, pan-fried, cubed sirloin. The salsa features sparkling blood orange and creamy avocado.
This quick curry is perfect for a weeknight. Serve with warm flatbread.
With their rich, buttery flavor, Yukon Gold potatoes hold their own in this simple, unadorned gratin.
With pancetta, tomatoes, and plenty of fresh oregano, this roast chicken dish has lots of Mediterranean flavor.
Congee, or Asian-style rice porridge, has many variations. This version uses brown rice instead of the typical white, and contains lots of fresh shiitake mushrooms, warm garlic and ginger, and greens. Serve with optional toppings (see the note at the bottom for some ideas) at the table, and you’ll have a comforting meal that will please everyone.
Eggplant and shiitake mushrooms are cooked in a simple but super flavorful sauce loaded with garlic, ginger, and sesame.
Marinating overnight results in remarkably tender pork shoulder.
Cottage pie is a traditional Irish dish made with lamb and potatoes, much like shepherd’s pie. This vegetarian version is made with plenty of vegetables and lentils, simmered with fresh rosemary. It’s such a perfect dinner for a cold winter’s evening, don’t wait until St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy it.
Marinating in olive oil, lots of garlic, rosemary, and lemon zest makes these pork chops tender and flavorful.
You’ll have a delicious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes with this simple, fresh recipe.
Enjoy the classic combination of citrus and seafood in these fast, easy tacos. Be sure to start cooking the scallops quickly after tossing with grapefruit, as the citrus juice will turn them mushy if they sit for a while.
For good luck all year long, here’s what to eat on New Year’s Day. With bay leaf and dill, and no ham hock, this vegetarian version is Greek-inspired, not Southern.
If you find yourself with a lot of broccoli on hand, try making a double batch of this pesto - it keeps beautifully in the freezer.
This is a hearty dish that vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters will all appreciate, making it ideal for a potluck or dinner party. For a wheat-free dish, you could even swap the couscous with quinoa.
These short ribs are coated in a spice-infused, fruity, Asian-inspired sauce.
This recipe for ajiaco is by no means authentic, but it is a good approximation of the traditional Colombian chicken and potato stew, warming and filling, a comforting soup for chilly winter days. Authentic ajiaco calls for an herb called guascas, but we’ve substituted it with oregano in this recipe. If you’re able to find guascas though, by all means use it here.
This hearty vegan main dish is perfect for a special occasion. The parsnip and potato mash is great on its own too. It also freezes well, and many of the components can be prepared ahead of time.
Prime rib roast is ideal for special occasions, and this one is juicy and beautifully flavored, with varying degrees of doneness throughout, so everyone at the table will be happy. Horseradish sauce with lemon and cream, and savory sauteed mushrooms gild the lily.
This aromatic glazed ham is a stand-out centerpiece on a festive holiday table. An array of spices, as well as light and dark brown sugar, molasses, and apple cider impart loads of flavor and give the ham a dark brown, crispy crust.
Golden, crunchy, and salty-sweet, these latkes can be served with applesauce or sour cream, or both, or nothing at all (they’re that good!). You might even try smoked salmon or caviar. Squeezing as much moisture as possible out of the apple-potato-onion mixture is the key to crispy pancakes.
This nutty pasta dish is great with quinoa spaghetti, if you’re cooking gluten free.
This is a fairly easy meal for two to whip up, but browning the pork chops in butter is a small extra step that makes this meal gourmet. Use a mandoline to make quick work of shredding the Brussels sprouts.
A blend of bonito flakes, dried kombu, and shiitake mushrooms contribute to an even meatier-tasting burger. Take care not to overwork the ground meat.
This savory tart could be served as dinner with the addition of a green salad, or as an elegant appetizer for a larger group. Try an assortment of fresh mushrooms, like button and oyster and porcini, or just use one variety.
French onion soup without beef broth? It can be done! To develop deep, rich umami taste, this recipe has you initially cook the onions on the stove, then transfer them for some time in the oven, and back on the stovetop to simmer with thyme, tamari, and balsamic vinegar. A lid of toasted baguette and homemade “mozzarella” take this to another level.
This comforting meal makes enough to feed a crowd, and its sweet-sour combination of caramelized onion, beer, and vinegar gives it distinctive character. Note that the short ribs will need to sit, seasoned, for eight hours in the refrigerator, but almost all of the preparation time is hands-off. Excellent served over buttered noodles or mashed potatoes.
These lightly sweet, golden, and fluffy pancakes are topped with a simple citrus-y cranberry sauce.
Here's a flavorful Mediterranean-inspired dish from the Willy Street Co-op's deli.
You can now create this popular dish from the Willy Street Co-op at home!
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