This quick and easy noodle dish is light and flavorful, perfect for the first days of spring. Whether served as a hot entrée or cold salad, eggrolls or spring rolls are a great accompaniment for this dish, along with Thai iced tea and mango sorbet.
Cauliflower stands in for couscous in this warm winter salad that will please everyone. Zesty curry powder makes it a flavorful companion to braised chicken or baked tofu. Garnish with crumbled feta cheese if desired. Add cubed marinated and baked tofu to any leftovers and stuff into a pita for tomorrow’s lunch.
Using premade enchilada sauce makes making enchiladas so simple! Dinner will be on the table in less than 30 minutes.
This is such a straightforward recipe (and only dirties one pan!), you’ll want to make it again and again. It’s easy to double, and if you want to up the orange flavor, try cooking the grated beets in orange juice instead of water at the end. The orange butter is amazing slathered on the beets and beet greens as well as the chicken.
This colorful risotto is deceptively simple to prepare, but be warned that if you go with red beets instead of gold, it is a bit messy.
This crispy tofu is baked, not fried, and glazed with an easy sauce that only has five ingredients. If you’ve never tried cauliflower rice, it’s a game-changer - so fast and yummy, and a great way to get more vegetables in your diet! Use gluten-free soy sauce, and this recipe is gluten-free as well as vegan.
This hearty, quick curry is ideal winter fare. Serve with naan or steamed basmati rice to sop up the flavorful sauce.
This recipe is a complete celebration of cauliflower, with crispy-edged roasted steaks and a creamy, intense puree. For a vegan meal, use unsweetened nut milk instead.
This recipe calls for broccolini, but sliced bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, or asparagus (when it’s in season) would all be excellent substitutions.
Juicy tangerines and crunchy almonds accent this easy vegan recipe. It’s gluten-free if you use gluten-free tamari, too!
Studded with chia seeds, the wonderful superfood, these pancakes are really easy to whip up.
High in protein, gluten- and dairy-free, these pancakes cook up golden brown with crispy edges and a soft, custard-like center. They are very delicate while cooking, so be sure to keep the pancakes small so they’re easier to flip, and be patient when flipping them. See the note for ideas for variations.
Classic New Year's fare, vegetarian version!
This hearty stew is comfort food at its best. Not heavy, but satisfying and full of healthy ingredients.
This is the kind of simple, savory stir-fry that you’ll want to make over and over. It’s a versatile template for a meal, so you can substitute or add vegetables that you have on hand or are in season. Make a pot of rice, and you have a dinner that will please everyone.
If you have the time, salt the chuck roast a full 24 hours before making this. Leftovers make marvelous sandwiches.
Thanks to shiitake mushrooms, soy sauce, white wine, and garlic, this easy dish is intensely flavorful. Try serving over egg or udon noodles, or with steamed rice.
Pistachios, sesame seeds, and a bright and vinegary miso dressing make this kale salad a bit different from the usual.
This sandwich gets everything right: roasted sweet potato, kale, Havarti cheese, sautéed red onions, and fresh rosemary. This is your go-to cold weather sandwich!
When the weather turns chilly, a recipe like this is great to turn to - the roast cooks for hours in the oven, warming your house and whetting your appetite for dinner.
This stew is just the thing to warm you up when the temperatures start to drop to the single digits.
With only a handful of ingredients that you probably already have around, this is so simple, and ready in under an hour and a half.
Tart satsuma provides the perfect balance to rich white fish. Ginger-scented rice is an excellent way to soak up sake-based steaming broth. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled, too.
Butternut squash is excellent paired with pasta, because it gets creamy and rich, and almost coats it like a sauce. Pan-frying all the ingredients at the end deepens the flavor and turns the pasta very slightly crispy and toothsome.
This hearty, healthy salad could be made with quinoa as a base if you’d prefer something gluten-free. A vinaigrette made with lemon juice and parsley is faintly Middle Eastern in flavor and goes wonderfully with the roasted squash, almonds, and creamy goat cheese.
Reminiscent of cheesy baked pasta dishes, this casserole is hearty, but thanks to the spagetti squash instead of pasta, won't leave you totally stuffed.
Warm and comforting, this will surely become a new favorite (try it at Thanksgiving!).
When you come across perfectly fresh, bright green Brussels sprouts, shredding them paper thin for a salad is a wonderful treatment. Use a mandoline for very fine, feathery slices. Omit the cheese for an equally pleasing vegan dish.
This multi-dimensional pasta dish serves up the very best flavors of autumn and winter.
Roasted pork tenderloin and cranberries are roasted in the same dish in this festive fall dinner.
This is a hearty salad with an unexpected and satisfying combination of ingredients.
Three forms of apples (apple brandy, apple cider vinegar, and crisp Granny Smith apples) infuse this chicken with intense apple flavor.
Sautéed spiced pork tenderloin with broccoli, apples, shallots, and bracing apple cider tastes just like fall. Served with a simple green salad and some good bread, it’s the perfect meal for a cool autumn evening.
This classic Chinese dish is quick to make, with deep, rich flavor from soy sauce, ginger, and rice wine. Serve over steamed white rice.
Here’s an ideal dinner to make when it’s too hot for a long stretch at the stove.
The meatballs in these easy sandwiches are full of eggplant, making them extra-flavorful and tender.
Light, fragrant, and full of the season's most flavorful vegetables, this lasagna will be loved by all!
This is a substantial meal as is, but the filling can easily be modified for more protein by adding ground beef or crumbled tofu.
This bright green sauce is creamy and tangy, and stirred into pasta is a delicious alternative to tomato sauce or pesto.
Topped with decadent dairy-free mayonnaise, these hearty broccoli burgers make a delicious meatless meal.
A decadent french toast that is great for a special brunch or just a fancier weekend breakfast!
I made this up during the spring beet season, and used shrub because I was hunting for vinegar in my cupboard, but didn't have any. It was a happy surprise!
If you're like me, carrot sticks get borring pretty fast. Adding hummus and other dips only go so far. I love putting a twist to classic recipes by substituting in other ingredients. Give your tastebuds a new adventure! You won't be disapointed!
Great for a quick lunch.
This meal is cooked all in one pan, making for quick clean up! The flavors of the pork pair well with the sweetness of the maple sugar and butternut squash. This would go well with local kale sautéed with garlic.
Toad in a hole, also known as eggs in a basket, is a pretty simple recipe. The addition of mushrooms in the recipe adds a heartiness to the begining of the day, and you could even use a blend of local veggies, in addition to mushrooms.
This is a super quick and easy breakfast on the go, and as a bonus, you get to include fresh and seasonal veggies in your early morning fare.
When the garden comes in this is the recipe to have on hand. It goes together quickly, and you can easily adjust the vegetables to make more if you have a bumper crop of tomatoes or peppers.
This is one of my favorite brunch recipes. It is easy to make, and while it bakes you can cut up a nice local fruit salad or get a load of laundry done. This recipe is dear to my heart as my mother-in-law used to make it. Now my husband continues the tradition of making this for a brunch potluck, or for the two of us leaving us with plenty of leftovers.
Potatoes make a great stand-in for pasta in this hearty "lasagna".