You can par-roast the cauliflower for this sweet-savory dish up to 3 days in advance and simply reheat before tossing the florets with the vinaigrette, cranberries and pine nuts before serving. It’s an ideal do-ahead side dish for everything from pork to turkey.
Red lentils add protein to this meatless main with cauliflower and sweet potatoes. Making your own paste with chiles, ginger and garlic adds heaps of flavor to the dish with just a whirl in the food processor. Serve the curry with whole-grain naan or pita bread.
Artichokes take a bit of prep work, but their smooth texture and delicate flavor make them well worth the effort. Need more convincing? These edible relatives of the thistle are rich in antioxidants. To reap maximum benefit, be sure to eat the tender parts of the leaves as well as the heart.
Kefir, a drinkable fermented dairy product, is rich in probiotics — even more so than its better-known cousin, yogurt. Plus, its tangy, tart flavor makes it a fantastic counterpoint in recipes like this herby dressing. Shallots and chives lend flavor while acting as prebiotics, or “food” for the healthy bacteria in your gut.
Chicken salad gets an upgrade in this recipe that combines slightly tart pomegranate seeds with creamy feta cheese and root vegetables.
Shallots, rosemary and farmstand-fresh blackberries turn ordinary chicken and potatoes into a showstopper of a meal.