This simple and customizable lentil salad works well as a side dish, or packed in a lunch the next day. Add some arugula or spinach to make it a main course.
Try this simple chicken and rice dish known as com ga Hai Nam for a family meal, or even a dinner party. Cook the rice in some of the chicken broth and add vegetables to the rest to make a soup.
Mexican pork short ribs are given a classic French comfort food treatment.
Huddled against the cold? Creamy macaroni and cheese is just the comfort food we need for a blustery day. Use fontinella cheese for an especially creamy version.
Rice pilaf, or plov, is a quintessential Central Asian dish made with lamb, long grain rice, garlic, spices, and root vegetables.
'Bunny chow,' one of South Africa's signature dishes, is a traditional meat curry dish poured over white bread.
Tilapia with white beans and kale is a weeknight-quick, one-pan meal. Capers add a briny kick.
Feeling burned out on cooking? Try this quick meal made with a few eclectic ingredients that work surprisingly well together.
Fresh herbs aren't only for summertime dishes. Use window-sill herbs, a hydroponic system, or store bought basil to create a chimichurri sauce for lamb chops.
A first experience cooking with a slow cooker results in a delicious pot roast with carrots, onions, rosemary, bay leaves, and garlic.
Whole duck legs are braised with orange, ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, and garlic in this dish adapted from 'The Lemonade Cookbook' by Alan Jackson.
When it's chilly, nothing warms you up like a spicy dish inspired by warmer climates. Use chicken thighs, another inexpensive cut of meat, or squash to go vegan for this recipe.
Had enough of leftover turkey sandwiches? Go for a warm and hearty turkey chowder instead. Tips on how to cut prep time make this recipe an easy post-holiday meal.
A creamy lemon sauce over breaded chicken baked into a casserole with whole wheat noodles makes for a delicious weekday meal.
Sautéed and quickly braised with whole cumin seeds, garlic, lemon juice and crushed red pepper flakes, normally mild-mannered celery upstages the supposed star of this dish, ground lamb.
A tangle of fried noodles and a squeeze of lime liven up this dinner party dish, creating a tasty mélange of sweet, sour, salty flavors and lovely contrasting textures.
An eggplant stuffed with North African and Middle East ingredients gives a nod to one of Henri Matisse's classic works.
Variations of this soup are made in Tuscany, France, and Britain. This version combines white beans, sage, shallots, garlic, and sausage in a soup hearty enough to be a meal.
Chicken, potatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, and capers create a hearty, rustic Italian stew. The recipe is adapted from 'Hedgebrook Cookbook: Celebrating Radical Hospitality.'
Everyone loves a pizza party! Mix up the pumpkin pizza dough and pumpkin-tomato sauce ahead of time, then gather plenty of toppings, the kids, or a group of friends, and go to town.
Use a spicy sausage to balance the sweet potatoes and sweet corn in this chowder recipe. This chowder is best served in bread bowls toasted in the oven.
An inexpensive pork roast, seasoned with fresh garlic and Chinese five-spice powder, and braised on a bed of apples, onions, and apple cider until falling-apart tender, becomes an impressive, company-worthy dinner.
Use these clever meatballs in spaghetti sauce for an everyday dinner, or tossed with a sweet and spicy tamarind sauce for a party appetizer. Your family or guests will never guess they're half tofu!
A basting sauce of Sriracha, apricot preserves, hot chili sauce, rice vinegar, and fish sauce gives this grilled chicken a tangy, slightly spicy kick.
Kale, lemon juice and zest, pistachios, garlic, and Parmesan cheese make a quick, no-cook vegetarian pasta sauce – or spread for crostini.