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!
Sometimes a homemade veggie burger is the way to go. The extra care that goes into these will make having a burger feel more special than if you’re pulling it out of a box. These ones freeze really well - just freeze after you’ve baked them.
Arugula could be substituted for watercress in this simple, one pan meal.
This hearty egg dish is lovely when allowed to cool a bit before serving, with a dollop of thick Greek yogurt and some torn basil on top. The recipe calls for 10 egg whites plus a couple of yolks, but you can use 8 whole eggs instead with good results. Serve for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
This is not a true paella by any means, but is a homey, satisfying meal nonetheless, loaded with Spanish-inspired flavors like saffron, roasted red peppers and capers.
Here is a dinner that’s as nice to make as it is to eat. It’s full of savory, oniony, lemony goodness, and is a basically hands-off, one-dish meal.
This hearty chili is fall in a bowl, and is mostly made from basic ingredients you might already have on hand.
These grilled cheese sandwiches are truly decadent, and well worth the time it takes to roast the pumpkin.
Loaded with leftover turkey and other Thanksgiving ingredients that you might still have on hand, this hearty hash would make an excellent day-after-Thanksgiving breakfast (or lunch, or dinner)!
Ginger, garlic, and miso make a mild, delicate sauce for Japanese eggplant and ground beef.
If you’ve never had stir-fried cucumber, you’ll want to give this recipe a try. The still crunchy cucumber pairs perfectly with the tender eggplant. Serve with steamed white rice.
This is a simple dish that’s a great way to use some of summer’s best produce. Try it at your next cookout.
Yes, you read that right -- this calls for 50 cloves of garlic. You will be rewarded with shrimp cooked in an intensely aromatic sauce with loads of golden, crispy garlic bits.
This is quite the meal: grilled chicken, vegetables and chunks of halloumi cheese, served with warm pita or naan and an amazing, creamy garlic sauce. Take note that the chicken should marinate overnigth, so plan accordingly.
Serve these hearty, garlicky beans with some good bread and a simple salad for an easy, people-pleasing, dinner.
Cantaloupe and pancetta or prosciutto are a classic pairing. Break out your grill for this inventive way to enjoy it.
This hearty egg dish is great served at any time of day.
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