Rustic French Beets

Possibly the most delicious way you’ve eaten beets, this recipe uses the greens in addition to the roots. They’re served with creamy Boucheron cheese and warm, crusty bread.

Fennel and Black Olive Ciabatta Pizza

Using ciabatta bread for pizza crust makes getting dinner on the table fast and easy. This pizza is topped with a tasty and classic Italian combination of sweet cherry tomatoes, fennel, briney black olives and savory parmesan.

Kale and Black Bean Tacos with Chimichurri

These tacos are so easy to make, they’re sure to become a weeknight staple. The chimichurri adds a bright, tangy, and garlicky flavor that complements the black beans and kale nicely.

Pinto Bean, Kale, and Pasta Soup


This is just the kind of soup to make at the beginning of the week for lunches. It’s hearty enough to keep for several days, and is so delicious you won’t tire of it.

Crunchy Thai Kale Salad


This Thai-inspired recipe makes a perfect healthy dinner for one, but can be easily multiplied for more servings.

Twice-Baked Potatoes with Kale

Stuffed with a bunch of lacinato kale, these potatoes are tasty and seem indulgent, but have enough green to be wholesome. Serves 3 as a hearty main, or 6 as a side.

Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Chickpeas

This comforting, mostly hands-off meal has a sauce built right in, and has the kind of flavor that seems (deceptively) like you worked on it all day. It does take 24 hours to marinate, so plan ahead.

Steak and Purple Potato Salad


Substitute small new potatoes or quartered golden potatoes for the purple ones, and this hearty salad will be just as good. It’s easily doubled.

Sautéed Chicken with Meyer Lemon

This recipe uses heat and sugar to quickly pickle thinly sliced Meyer lemon. The sweet, sour, and lightly bitter pickled lemon adds tons of flavor to this fast chicken dinner.

Sweet Potato-Shallot Alfredo


Gluten-free and vegan, this pasta dish is creamy comfort food that everyone can enjoy. Toss in more cooked vegetables before serving if you’d like – steamed kale or roasted broccoli would be delicious.

Potato Leek Au Gratin

Scented with leek and garlic and enriched with cream and Gruyère, this gratin is baked in a low oven, which leaves a crispy crust and buttery potatoes. A mandoline will make quick work of the potatoes!

Wild Rice Burgers

Sure to please vegetarians and omnivores alike, these hearty burgers are easy to make and are so satisfying, with sharp cheese and just a touch of heat. If you've cooked the wild rice ahead of time, this recipe comes together very quickly.

Sausage and Feta Hand Pies

These beautiful hand-held savory pies look impressive, but they are incredibley easy to make. Perfect as a light lunch with a side salad, as an accompaniment to a larger meal, or make them smaller and serve them as appetizers at your holiday gatherings!

Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup

Hearty enough to be a one pot meal, this soup is richly flavored, easy to make, and adaptable – use kielbasa instead of the andouille, or substitute the sausage entirely with a couple of cans of drained white beans.

Winter Squash, Onion, and Red Wine Pandade

This is arguably the only way to eat winter squash. In the oven, the bread becomes surprisingly light, fluffy, and silky, the squash turns intensely flavorful, and the cheese melts into a browned and bubbly cap.

Brussels Sprout and Chorizo Beer Hash

Great in the morning for a special and substantial breakfast (but good for dinner, too) this meal will convert event the most serious Brussels sprout hater. This hash is perfect to make during the holidays, when you can double it for a home full of houseguests.

Thai Green Curry with Beef and Eggplant

Serve this authentic curry with jasmine rice. It's very easy to make a vegetarian version by substituting the beef for firm, cubed tofu that's been patted dry, and then following the recipe as directed. Simply omit the fish sauce.


Mushroom and Pepper Goulash

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.

Cantaloupe, Arugula, and Prosciutto Salad

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.

Salmon with Apricot Salsa

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!

Bunched Turnip and Pork Fricasée

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.

Green Garlic and Creamy Avocado Pesto Gnocchi

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.

Aronia Berry Bread Pudding

This bread pudding is ideal for a brunch or breakfast get-together, and is easy to prepare ahead of time.