Marinating tofu for just 15 minutes permeates it with flavor, and creates a nice glaze after it's baked. Italian frying peppers bring loads of taste but no heat.
With loads of summer vegetables, hearty mushrooms, and plenty of sweet Hungarian paprika, this vegetarian goulash is full of texture and flavor. Leftovers keep wonderfully for lunch boxes, as well.
If you don't have a grill or the space for one, a ridged, cast-iron grill pan works great. Heat over medium-high heat, and cook the tuna for 4-6 minutes, turning once.
Skirt steak and sweet fried peppers are infused with garlic in this pasta dish. Makes enough for a crowd!
Melon and paper-thin prosciutto are a perfect pairing, salty and sweet. This well-rounded salad features both, along with peppery arugula and champagne vinaigrette.
This rustic tart is made with a beautifully tender cheddar crust filled with thyme-scented roasted tomatoes.
Fresh apricots lend themselves nicely to savory dishes. They turn plump and release their sugars when cooked, making this meal the perfect balance of savory and sweet.
This is a fresh, healthy, and vibrant dish. If you'd prefer to fire up the grill instead of searing the salmon, that would be delicious too!
Subtly spicy mizuna contrasts with crispy snow peas and savory, marinated tempeh in this meal-sized salad. Mizuna is related to mustard greens, but has much milder flavor.
Bunched turnips, or Harukei turnips, are small, snowy-white turnips with a very mild flavor. They cut the fattiness of the pork in this Louisiana-style dish. Try serving over steamed white rice.
Piled high with spiced ground pork, black beans, and diced avocado, these tacos are not only super-flavorful, but can be on your table on 20 minutes. Needless to say, a margarita would go very nicely!
Green garlic is just young garlic, so the taste is milder and, depending on how young it is, usually isn’t encased in papery skin that needs to be peeled. Simply cut off the roots, and slice like an onion. You can eat the stalks as well, like scallions.
After a winter of root vegetables and more root vegetables, fresh, bright green spinach and tender young garlic are such treats!
Combining a high temperature, salting, a heavy pan, and splayed legs results in an evenly cooked bird, crunchy skin, and perfectly carmelized vegetables. When ramps are not available, try another vegetable.
Snap up ramps when you see them - they make a very short appearance!
This dish is perfect for making the slow transition from summer to fall.
This bread pudding is ideal for a brunch or breakfast get-together, and is easy to prepare ahead of time.
This meal-sized salad is summer on a plate.
A marinade of yogurt, orange, cumin, and saffron flavor these juicy chicken kebabs. Served with lime wedges and lavash or pita, it's a special but deceptively easy meal.
Miso dressing is an unexpected but enjoyable choice for pasta salad, giving it a nice umami punch!
This is a really fast, easy dinner, and ideally suited to summer: no cooking required!
Summer squash soaks up the garlic, herbs, and lemon in this marinade like a sponge, and bursts with flavor after a quick turn on the grill. Use the extra marinade (you'll have some leftover) to drizzle over a grain salad, or to grill more vegetables.
Turkish people know how to cook vegetables like no one else, and these incredible zucchini fritters are no exception. Served with an easy salad of sliced tomatoes drizzled in olive oil, this is a perfect summer meal.
Adding a generous amount of shredded zucchini to these burgers ensures that they'll stay juicy on the grill.
With only a handful of ingredients, this is a surprisingly simple dinner to throw together. Serve with steamed rice or rice noodles.
This recipe is meant to be a guide: you can add different liquids, vegetables, and seasonings - it's a very forgiving recipe. If you'd like to use a slow cooker instead of a Dutch oven, be sure to reduce the liquid so that it doesn't boil over.
Carnitas basically cooks itself. After four hours in the oven with garlic and chilies, it's packed with flavor and makes a great meal served with warm corn tortillas and all the fixings.
This golden, savory chicken cooked in a skillet with fresh herbs is a perfect spring dinner.
For a quick dinner, try this home-made version of a classic Chinese dish.
This breakfast casserole filled with cubes of ham and asparagus spears is easy to make, but looks elegant, and would be great for a weekend brunch.
This is an easy dinner for a steamy summer evening.
Pork tenderloin and spring vegetables are glazed in a rich, garlicky sauce in this quick meal (after you've chopped all your vegetables, this only takes about 20 minutes!)
Zucchini and ricotta are nestled in a deliciously flaky and soft free-form crust in this straightforward galette. Good served hot out of the oven or at room temperature.
Hearty seitan and mushrooms form the base in this rich and flavorful chili.
These very tasty veggie burgers will be a hit at the dinner table.
Packed with flavor, you won't need ketchup on these burgers.
Hearty portabella mushrooms are great for BBQs since they're sturdy enough to hold up on the grill. This version, served loaded with red onion, tomato, avocado, and Swiss cheese, calls for marinating the caps in a balsamic and soy sauce mixture for maximum flavor.
Sake, brown sugar, and soy sauce in the marinade turn into a salty, sweet, sticky glaze for grilled chicken.
This hearty, delicious pizza, loaded with smoky grilled eggplant and provolone, can serve as a stepping stone for you into the exciting world of grilling pizzas!
Skirt steak is a great steak for grilling - it tastes great and is less expensive. Since it's a lean cut, be sure not to overcook it -- nothing past medium. Look for a thicker piece.
This pasta is so creamy and rich, you'd think it was loaded with half-and-half. It's a quick, nourishing dinner, with a full pound of broccoli and some garlic and herbs.
You may be doubtful about combining avocados with coconut oil -- after all, avocados are so creamy and rich on their own. But the combination of these two healthy fats is incredible! You'll be tempted to add avocado and a slather of coconut oil to every sandwich you make. These tartines make a perfect hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner.
This salad is spring in a bowl! On its own, it's a perfect dinner for one, and would also serve two to three as a side.
This is a popular dish from the Willy Street Co-op, and now you can make it at home. It's a quick-to-assemble casserole that bakes up into a meltingly good dinner.
This creamy, coconut-infused dish is a Willy Street Co-op Deli favorite, and makes a filling and satisfying meal when served over rice.
This easy crustless quiche features broccoli and sharp cheddar baked in a creamy custard.
This little cakes are the perfect balance of crisp and soft, with sweet and salty pockets of feta and currants, and the subtle flavors of mint and saffron. And they're so easy to make!
This North African-inspired chicken dish is simmered in an easy sauce, with bay leaves, kumquats, and green olives lending a rich flavor. Try this served over couscous.
Serve over hot buttered noodles, polenta, or mashed potatoes. Can be prepared vegan and/or gluten-free.
Quick, delicious, fresh, and actually tastes like take-out (really REALLY good take-out)!