Traditionally defined as a cooking method in which meats are seared and then simmered in a closed pan to maximize flavor, braising can also be used to add taste and tenderness to vegetables.
Sweet oranges and tart cranberries make a perfect pair when you want to perk up your plate with tang and color. Adding orange peel as you begin cooking your rice, and orange juice at the end of the process, lends a smooth flavor and fragrance to this cranberry chicken.
Grains and legumes have reemerged with power and punch – not to mention ease of preparation! Serve your pilaf warm, then simply add a splash of lemon juice to your leftovers and slide them into the fridge to create a chilled salad for the following day.
If pork chops for breakfast seem uncommon, it may be time to treat yourself to a little Southern comfort! And, while warmed apples are a popular morning side, don't limit yourself to this single fruit: firm pears or nectarines will work nicely here, too.