Za’atar, a Middle Eastern spice mix made of dried herbs and seeds such as sumac, thyme and sesame, is the seasoning du jour, popping up on menus in the hottest restaurants. Here, we make our own to flavor lemon-kissed chicken, which pairs perfectly with cilantro hummus and tangy pickled radishes.
Kofta are spiced meatballs traditionally made with beef or lamb. While pumpkin is not customary, we’ve added it here to provide maximum juiciness to lean ground chicken. Try serving our Middle Eastern chicken kofta with whole-wheat pitas, or, for a lower carb option, grilled eggplant slices.
Ginger, lime, honey, soy sauce, ginger and then some - this beef stir-fry packs flavor in spades and keeps you full thanks to rice and eggplant sides.
Mexican food often gets pegged being unhealthy, but our Mexican stuffed bell peppers prove the contrary! We’ve doubled up on fiber-rich beans and sweet corn while still packing in juicy beef, so you get all the flavor with less fat. Serve with lime wedges and brown rice or quinoa.
A Portuguese specialty, piri piri are hot chiles that are blended into a pungent sauce. Here, we use them as a marinade for chicken thighs along with yogurt and a blend of spices. While yogurt is not traditional, it's a great substitute for oil in marinades such as this one. Try serving with grilled tomatoes and lemon wedges.
Fresh, fragrant salmon topped with a luscious avocado salsa with tomato and fennel is the way to your loved one's heart (not their waistline).