A rich, herbaceous butter turns this simple roasted chicken into a wow-worthy dish. Here, we dry brine the bird with salt overnight for a perfectly juicy result with golden skin, but if you’re short on time, you can skip that step.
This childhood favorite is so easy to make from scratch – no need to use a canned soup as a starter. We make ours with fresh chopped vegetables and a simple base of flour, broth and cream. And the dough? We skip it and use packaged phyllo dough instead; simply scrunch it and brush it with oil before baking.
An array of nutritious vegetables are piled into this gorgeous soup topped with shredded chicken. Parmesan cheese is made into crispy crackers to use over top instead of croutons.
Cauliflower stands in for rice in this remake of the takeout favorite. This veggie-based rice can be found in the refrigerated section of your supermarket’s produce department or in the frozen aisle. You can also make your own by pulsing cauliflower florets in the food processor until the pieces reach the size of rice grains.
Cashew butter and an array of cooked vegetables are blended into a creamy sauce that’s drizzled over these nachos made from sliced sweet potatoes. You may have some leftover sauce, but it’s great reheated and poured over roasted vegetables or drizzled over chili. Simply cover and refrigerate and then reheat on the stove top.
Vibrant in color and loaded with flavor, this slaw is the perfect side for protein. You can prep it entirely at home and take it on the road – or take it camping, as Melissa Urban suggests in her book. If making it ahead, simply pack the salad, dressing and garnishes separately and toss together right before serving.
Thanksgiving dinner in an electric pressure cooker? Yes, you can! This recipe makes a beautifully moist turkey with savory stuffing at the same time, and all those tasty turkey juices make up a quick herb gravy at the end.
If you're looking to fuel up for a long run or intense workout, eating a high-fiber recipe, such as this quinoa-based salad, a few hours before you go will provide a comfortable, consistent stream of energy.
This marinated steak uses bold flavors such as ginger and fish sauce. Make the marinade in advance, but only add the steak the same day. The pickled carrots and cucumbers are a great make-ahead side. You can also serve this dish with brown rice.