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)!
Red cabbage is braised in blood orange juice and aromatics for a very simple, wholesome dinner. Barley is a great winter food: hearty and filling without being heavy, and very high in fiber and selenium.
There is no better use for leftover mashed potatoes than shepherd's pie! This version is topped with crispy panko breadcrumbs and a little Parmesan cheese for a crispy, savory crust.
Served over hot white rice, gumbo is a filling and hearty meal in itself. Every Louisiana cook has a different recipe, but gumbo always starts with a roux, a simple sauce base that makes gumbo rich and thick.
Gumbo z'herbes is a southern Louisiana dish that's traditionally served on Good Friday durning Lent. Traditional recipes called for seven different types of greens for good luck. This version starts wih a roux base that will add a lot of depth of flavor, and you won't miss the meat.
This easy jambalaya will feed a crowd. It gets its intense flavor from caramelizing the vegetables, sausage, and chicken, and will make the kitchen smell incredible!
This classic Creole dish is cooked slowly, with smoky ham hocks to impart a deep, savory flavor. Be sure to start this the night before by soaking the beans overnight.
Sunny yellow split peas and deep orange winter squash make a soup that will warm you head to toe.
Serve this chicken as is, or shred it and use it as a delicious filling for lettuce wraps.
This hearty, main-dish salad is made of chunks of roasted butternut squash, ribbons of sweet, roasted red onion, and warm and nutty toasted pumpkin seeds.
A banana split for breakfast? This quick, easy, yummy breakfast takes a dessert classic and lightens it up for the morning. This is so easy, it hardly needs a recipe, and you can easily modify this one to suit what you have in your kitchen. Try cottage cheese in place of Greek yogurt, add nut or seed butter or instead of the preserves, sprinkle with walnuts or almonds, cinnamon, goji berries, or fresh fruit, the list goes on!
With a pot of jasmine or basmati rice, this makes for a fast and easy dinner.
It's hard to believe that such straightforward ingredients and a simple cooking technique result in such a complex-flavored dish. These saucy Chinese-style ribs are succulent and richly sweet and sour. The numbers in the title are a reference to the ingredients that the ribs simmer in.
The cooking method here (slow-cooking at a low temperature followed by a quick bake at a high temperature) makes for crispy, sticky, sweet and tangy, good old-fashioned ribs.
This method of cooking is typical of many Chinese dishes; the beef is quickly tossed in a sauce, and is then placed in a hot pan. No need to marinate!