By removing the backbone, you get a juicy, whole chicken cooked in less time. The process takes only minutes but can be intimidating for first-timers; however, you can always ask your butcher to do it for you. Serve with additional lime wedges around the platter.
The textural appeal of this yummy salad — the crunch of the cabbage, the tender bite of the squash and the rich meatiness of the shrimp — makes it an amazing one-dish meal. Choose a crisp, sweet-tart apple for this salad, such as an organic Honeycrisp, Braeburn or Jonagold. This salad pairs beautifully with the warm, sweet flavor of our Sweet Maple Sesame Dressing.
Jicama is a crunchy, mild vegetable that’s common in Mexican cuisine. It looks a little intimidating because of its size and odd shape, but once you peel it, the cool flesh is easy to slice and adds a crisp texture to salads.
Our fresh take on pesto uses roasted zucchini and toasted sunflower seeds for maximum flavor.
Craving Chinese? This vegetable-packed stir-fry with a speedy five-ingredient sauce can help thwart a costly and unhealthy trip to your local takeout joint.
There's no need to soak the beans overnight for this easy slow-cooker version of an all-American favorite. The corn bread recipe makes more than you'll need, but here's a tip: Heat up the leftovers and drizzle with honey for a super fast breakfast the next day.
Sweet strudels tend to steal the spotlight, but it's time to take this flaky pastry to the savory side. We've used a store-bought phyllo dough for the easiest prep – look for it in the freezer section of your supermarket. To keep the pastry sheets from drying out and make them easier to handle, cover them with a damp towel when not in use.
Sherry adds a rich nutty note to this mushroom sauce, which we’ve made extra-creamy by stirring in tangy cream cheese.
Portobello mushrooms have a meaty texture that makes them a stellar swap for beef patties in veggie burgers. But here's the trick: We've actually used the mushroom caps as the bun, then filled the middle with warmed marinara sauce, provolone and fresh, crisp greens.
There's a new steak in town – and, surprisingly, it's made from cauliflower. Here we cut the cruciferous veggie into thick steaks, coat it with spices then roast it 'til golden for maximum caramelization (read: flavor).
Blending cashews with lemon juice and hot water creates a luscious cream for this comforting plant-based mushroom stroganoff. Mushrooms are full of umami taste, which gives the sauce full-bodied flavor in a fraction of the time it takes to make the original beef version.
A winter version of the spring roll, these portable handheld delights and their addicting 4-ingredient sauce make a satisfying snack or a perfect lunch paired with your favorite soup.
Pesto can be used in countless ways – as a pizza topper, a flavor booster for proteins, stirred into noodles or baked into bread, just to name a few. It’s also fantastic for dipping your favorite homemade crackers into. Try this unique broccoli version for a nutritious, adventurous twist.
Keeping lunches light yet fiber-rich and filling is the best way to avoid afternoon energy slumps. Try our Radish, Fennel & Carrot Cakes, a veg-centric take on fish cakes. Pair them with a leafy green salad or serve them with sautéed or steamed greens for easy meals.
In this recipe, we use pomegranate juice, honey and lemon to make a molasses. To save time, you can use 1/3 cup prepared pomegranate molasses. Look for one without additives or preservatives.
Ground sumac berries and tahini paste, both staples in Middle Eastern cuisine, are the secret ingredients that bring a splash of unexpected flavor to this creamy soup. To make it extra fancy, try using purple or orange cauliflower for the crispy cauliflower topping.
A cheesy quinoa crust makes a delicious, higher-protein swap for the traditional flour and butter quiche crust. Swap out the Tuscan kale in the filling for baby kale or spinach if you prefer a milder flavor.
Cooking with chiles is a skill that Mexican cooks have honed into an art form over centuries. This bowl with soul contains beans and corn, two staples of south-of-the-border recipes, but also keeps things light and fresh with cubed avocado and thinly sliced radishes.
Seasoned roasted chickpeas adorn this soup that’s brimming with hearty vegetables and warming spices.
Apple cider and Dijon mustard give this chicken dish the ultimate sweet-and-savory flavor, while a colorful mix of kale, carrots and parsnips makes it extra-hearty and nutritious. To save money, buy skin-on chicken thighs and simply remove the skin yourself.
This intensely flavorful dish is a cross between two classic French meals: beef bourguignon and coq au vin. For best results, use a good-quality red wine – ideally, Burgundy. If you have butcher’s twine on hand, use it to tie the thyme sprigs together for easy removal once the stew is done.
Roasting mushrooms intensifies their umami-rich flavor and gives them a meaty texture, making this meatless main an all-around palate-pleaser.
Trust us, this isn’t your grandmother’s turkey pot pie! Our easy version is made from start to finish in the same skillet, making cleanup a breeze – plus, our fluffy biscuits are a nice change-up to the traditional pastry topping. If you have green beans leftover from your holiday meal, you can use them instead of the peas.
A traditional English dish, bubble and squeak was created as a way to use up Sunday's mashed potatoes along with just about any other leftover veggies. We put a healthy, Indian-inspired spin on the classic with these potato and kale patties subtly spiced with a blend of ginger and curry powder.
Brussels sprouts are often paired with smoky bacon, but here we’ve created an amazing bacon-like flavor using a sneaky seasoning mix and shiitake mushrooms. Served over roasted Brussels sprouts and apples, this makes a memorable dish at the holiday table.
You can’t get more simply delicious than a pork loin. Here, the moist, tender meat is brushed with a tart-sweet glaze and served with a fruity compote that cooks right in the roasting pan.
This creamy carrot cashew sauce with roasted broccoli is a healthy substitute that will fill those cheesy potato cravings. Serve it like you would any traditional cheese sauce over a baked potato or as a sauce for potato gratin or whole-grain pasta, or try serving it fondue-style accompanied by your favorite veggies, crackers, pickles or whole-grain crusty bread for dipping.
Top these crepes with what you have–we love the combination of red cabbage, green onions, cilantro, avocado, toasted sesame seeds and a splash of sriracha!
The fun part of pizza making is getting creative with toppings, using whatever we have in the house. We have been putting hummus on our pizza crust for quite some time. On top of the hummus, you can put any greens you have. Sometimes I use watercress or baby spinach for the kids because they are milder, though I love to use fresh spring baby arugula. The sautéed mushrooms add a great texture and pop of flavor.
Antioxidant-rich watercress has a crisp and peppery flavor that is a refreshing addition to this delicious soup.
Rainbow chard, sweet potatoes and dried unsweetened apricots, plums and figs fortify this comforting stew with a bevy of bone-strengthening vitamins and minerals.
Rapini, which also goes by the name broccoli rabe, is a calcium-rich green with an assertive, bitter taste that mellows nicely when cooked. You can make the dough the night before; once it’s kneaded, simply place in a large greased zip-top bag and let it rise in the fridge overnight. Bring the dough to room temperature before using to make it easier to roll out.
Flank steak is a relatively inexpensive lean cut that boasts a fantastic beefy flavor. It can be tougher than other steaks, which is why we pound it out thin before stuffing with the savory mushroom filling.
Asparagus is a rich source of the B-vitamin folate (also known as vitamin B9), a water-soluble vitamin that is key for red blood cell formation and the prevention of anemia. Folate also supports DNA synthesis and repair as well as nerve function.
A simple lemon and chile pepper marinade allows delicately flavored calamari, also known as squid, to truly shine. Paired with a protein-packed lentil salad, this makes for a hearty warm-weather meal.
A tangy and refreshing cucumber yogurt dressing is the perfect accompaniment for this grilled chicken that gets a spicy kick from harissa sauce. When buying harissa, look for brands without additives or preservatives.