In Laos the new year is celebrated over three days in spring. A traditional Lao papaya salad, crunchy and bursting with complex flavors, is just the thing to welcome warmer weather.
Add to the classic asparagus mimosa by roasting the asparagus to deepen the flavor.
Crunchy and colorful cabbage coleslaw gets hints of warmth from crushed caraway seeds.
Make a big batch of this sauce at the beginning of the week to use on vegetables, rice, or meat.
Delicious, nutty hemp seeds add an interesting variety to twice-baked yams.
Orzo – rice-shaped pasta – stands in for rice in this earthy, less fussy version of risotto, flavored with dried porcini mushrooms, saffron, leeks, garlic, and lemon juice.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with dumplings. This recipe makes a nice template for sweet potato or winter squash filling flavored with Asian sauces and spices.
Popovers make a savory sidekick for soup. You can also serve them with butter and jam for breakfast or make mini melted sandwiches out of them for lunch.
Skip the salting and frying often associated with eggplant, and try a miso marinade and the microwave. In just 10 minutes you'll have a salty, sweet, and spicy side dish.
This light and refreshing salad makes an interesting side to a stir-fry or curry.
Serve these stuffed peppers as a side dish with shish kebabs or a vegetarian main course.
Swap mozzarella sticks for these zucchini fries. Baked instead of deep-fried, they're still coated in a crispy, crunchy layer of breading.
Collard greens for New Year's Day is a Southern tradition in the hopes for a prosperous New Year.
The perfect cornbread – moist with a fine, consistent crumb, crispy edges, just the right amount of smoky sweetness and a hint of sage.
Mushrooms filled with sage scented sausage and cornbread stuffing are an easy way to use up some leftover cornbread stuffing.
A side dish for the holiday, and a poem to help keep anxiety from being front-and-center for the holidays.
While green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving classic, there are other ways to serve green beans. This recipe is simple, quick, and uses fresh green beans.
Bring a little zest to your Thanksgiving table. This raw cranberry relish is sweet and tangy with a definite twist with using tangerines instead of oranges.
Homemade soft dinner rolls with bring a special touch to your Thanksgiving table.
This traditional cornbread made-from-scratch stuffing for roasts, chops, turkey and chicken, is also a perfect Thanksgiving turkey stuffing. Use the the leftovers for baked acorn squash.
Make enough cornbread stuffing for Thanksgiving to use with stuffed baked acorn squash.
Couscous with the flavors of fruit and spices make this an easy and elegant side dish for Thanksgiving.