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Lentil and Macaroni Soup With Swiss Chard

Lentil and Macaroni Soup With Swiss Chard

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post   This comforting  soup is flecked with Swiss chard, tomato and whole-wheat elbow pasta and seasoned with a deeply flavorful but mellow mix of Middle Eastern spices. This Lentil and Macaroni Soup with Swiss Chard...
Savory Oat Oven Pancake with Ratatouille

Savory Oat Oven Pancake with Ratatouille

Ingredients For the Ratatouille: 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 small eggplant, 8 ounces, diced into ½-inch pieces 1 small onion, diced into ½ inch pieces 1 medium zucchini, diced into ½-inch pieces 1 clove garlic, minced ¾ cup no-salt-added diced tomatoes with...
Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn

Creamy Tomato Soup with Popcorn

Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post This soup is fresher-tasting, more nuanced in flavor, less aggressively sweet and lower in sodium than the typical canned kind, and it only requires a bit more effort to get it on the table. Tossing a handful of popcorn on...
Creamy Celery Root Soup With Tahini

Creamy Celery Root Soup With Tahini

Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Lisa Cherkasky; for The Washington Post   A triple-threat of healthful ingredients — celery root, white beans and tahini — come together to give this comforting, winter-white soup a velvety creaminess. Topped with fresh...
Green Bean and Radicchio Salad With Walnuts

Green Bean and Radicchio Salad With Walnuts

Photo by Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post I get an incomparable rush from MacGyvering dinner. The gratification of making something wonderful from random bits in the refrigerator is so great that I’d go so far as to say I prefer it to cooking with a fresh grocery...
Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Mushroom and Hazelnut Topping

Creamy Cauliflower Soup With Mushroom and Hazelnut Topping

Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Lisa Cherkasky; for The Washington Post   This pureed cauliflower soup, made extra creamy with the addition of potato, is topped with a mix of sauteed mushrooms, crunchy hazelnuts and fresh parsley, which highlight the...
Gingerbread Oatmeal

Gingerbread Oatmeal

  This recipe gives you the essence of gingerbread served in a warm bowl for breakfast. Aromatic cinnamon, cloves, and ginger wafting from a comforting bowl of oatmeal provides all the cozy holiday vibes in the most nourishing way. An optional dollop of whipped...
Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post   These festive three-bite cupcakes — with their chocolaty, peppermint-infused cake and their cream cheese frosting sprinkled with crushed candy canes — are as scrumptious as they are adorable. They also...
Holiday Vegetable Platter With Herbed Avocado Dip

Holiday Vegetable Platter With Herbed Avocado Dip

Photo by Goran Kosanovic and  food styling by Bonnie S. Benwick; for The Washington Post   This holiday vegetable platter is a stunning assortment of green and red vegetables arranged decoratively around a bowl of herb-flecked avocado dip so the whole thing...
Maple Spiced Glazed Nuts

Maple Spiced Glazed Nuts

Photo by Deb Lindsey and food styling by Bonnie S Benwick; for The Washington Post   These maple spiced glazed nuts, with their warming hints of cinnamon and cayenne, are not only scrumptious eaten out of hand, they can instantly elevate a cheese plate, salad,...
Butternut Squash Soup with Tahini and Crispy Chickpeas

Butternut Squash Soup with Tahini and Crispy Chickpeas

Photo by Randi Baird, food styling by Suzanne Lenzer, prop styling by Maeve Sheridan   This glorious bowl of goodness is the epitome of modern comfort food. The soup itself is a golden, fragrantly spiced puree of butternut squash, made hearty and protein-rich...
Mushroom White Bean Toasts with Frisée

Mushroom White Bean Toasts with Frisée

Photo Credit: Randi Baird These impressive toasts are piled high with layers of savory flavor and contrasting textures. First a garlicky, olive oil-enriched white bean mash is spread generously onto crunchy whole grain toast. That is layered with thyme scented,...
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Sheet Cake

Photo by Randi Baird   This moist, double-chocolate chip sheet cake takes one-pan cooking to the extreme since it doesn’t even require a mixing bowl to make it. It’s a sheet pan–size, better-for-you take on a unique cake recipe—called a war cake or Depression...
Goat Cheese Pita Toasts with Pomegranate, Pistachio and Mint

Goat Cheese Pita Toasts with Pomegranate, Pistachio and Mint

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post   The combination of colorful ingredients in this festive finger food is as tasty as it is attractive. But the real beauty of the dish is that nearly all the ingredients can be prepped in advance, so it can be pulled...
Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apple and Sunflower Seeds

Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Apple and Sunflower Seeds

Photo by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post   Here, a vinaigrette made with apple cider vinegar, grainy mustard and a touch of honey ties the elements together and lends a bright punch to the sprouts’ earthiness. This recipe levels up basic roasted...
Lamb Meatballs with Lentils in an Aromatic Tomato Sauce

Lamb Meatballs with Lentils in an Aromatic Tomato Sauce

  Here, lamb meatballs and lentils provide a one-two protein punch for a skillet meal that’s also a knockout flavor-wise with aromatic, savory spices and fresh spinach. A finishing dollop of yogurt adds cool creaminess that contrasts the warm earthy flavors in...
Harvest Oat Pancakes

Harvest Oat Pancakes

You often hear the word “indulgent” to describe pancakes, as if they should just be an occasional treat. That may be true about most pancake recipes, but these Harvest Oat Pancakes are different in the best possible way. While they sure taste indulgent–studded with...
Maple Bourbon Dark Chocolate Fondue

Maple Bourbon Dark Chocolate Fondue

Photo by Randi Baird, food styling by Suzanne Lenzer, and prop styling by Maeve Sheridan   What’s better than a pot full of dark chocolate fondue? That’s easy—one that is flavored with real maple syrup and spiked with bourbon. It doesn’t take much of each to give...
Potato Swiss Chard Frittata

Potato Swiss Chard Frittata

Photo by Randi Baird   This Potato Swiss Chard Frittata takes its flavor cues from the omelet-like Spanish dish called a tortilla, (hello, smoked paprika!) but this one requires less oil, and doesn’t need to be flipped like the traditional one does, so it’s...
Smoky Shrimp with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

Smoky Shrimp with Corn, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

Photo by Randi Baird, food styling by Suzanne Lenzer and prop styling by Maeve Sheridan   This quick dinner is an oven version of a summer seafood bake, but one with an alluring Spanish flair, thanks to the dusting of aromatic smoked paprika. The smoky shrimp...
Apple Ring ‘Samoas’

Apple Ring ‘Samoas’

Photo by Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post   These Apple Ring Samoas taste like the intersection of a caramel apple and the iconic Girl Scout cookie whose name it honors. Sweet red apples, sliced into rings, are slathered with peanut butter (or another...
Family Favorite Granola

Family Favorite Granola

Photo by Quentin Bacon I have experimented with many variations of granola over the years, changing up the nuts and seeds, adding seasonings like vanilla and cinnamon, tossing in dried fruit, or using honey rather than maple syrup as a sweetener, but I come back to...
Balsamic Peaches With Ricotta Cream and Almonds

Balsamic Peaches With Ricotta Cream and Almonds

Photo by Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post Simmering an everyday balsamic vinegar with a little honey and allowing it to cool turns it into a delectable sweet-tart syrup that pairs perfectly with fruit and cheese. Here, it is tossed with fresh sliced peaches and...
Avocado Cucumber Soup

Avocado Cucumber Soup

  This cool, creamy summer soup, with a lovely bright tang from kefir and lemon juice and floral aroma of basil, is as easy to make as a smoothie—just blend all the ingredients and chill. If you don’t have kefir, you can use plain yogurt plus a little...
Coconut Melon Soup

Coconut Melon Soup

Photo: Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post   Here, juicy melon is blended with honey, lime juice and coconut milk then chilled and served elegantly with a small scoop of coconut sorbet and a shower of fresh mint. This melon soup makes a refreshing dessert on...
Roasted Salmon with Ginger-Soy Broccolini, Mushrooms, and Edamame

Roasted Salmon with Ginger-Soy Broccolini, Mushrooms, and Edamame

Photo by Randi Baird, food styling by Suzanne Lenzer, and prop styling by Maeve Sheridan   This sheet-pan meal is both sumptuously fulfilling and light at the same time, with buttery roasted salmon, meaty shiitake mushrooms, crisp broccolini, and hearty edamame...
Asparagus with Mimosa Topping

Asparagus with Mimosa Topping

Photo Credit: Christopher Hirsheimer Ingredients 2 slices whole wheat bread, crusts removed Oil or spray for pan 1 hard-boiled egg 3 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ¼ teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly ground black pepper...
Creamy Parmesan Spring Vegetable Skillet

Creamy Parmesan Spring Vegetable Skillet

Photo by Deb Lindsey   Thanks to riced cauliflower, this one-skillet dish of sauteed spring vegetables in a luxe Parmesan sauce has a risotto-like vibe.  It takes just 20 minutes to make this vegetable skillet and is an ideal side with grilled or roasted...
Roasted Radishes with Herbs

Roasted Radishes with Herbs

Photo Credit by Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post   If you have never roasted radishes before, you are in for a treat! Roasting transforms them into a vegetable that is tender and juicy, with a mellow and earthy taste that is similar to that of a turnip....
Pea Hummus With Grilled Marinated Lamb

Pea Hummus With Grilled Marinated Lamb

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post   This is a simple, sumptuous plate of lemony pea hummus topped with marinated, grilled lamb, garnished with fresh mint leaves. You’ll need to soak short wooden or bamboo skewers for 10 minutes before...
Steamed Artichokes With Saffron Yogurt Dip

Steamed Artichokes With Saffron Yogurt Dip

Photo Credit: Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post This recipe requires minimal prep and yields maximum pleasure and healthfulness. The savory yogurt dip is enriched with extra-virgin olive oil, flavored deeply with sauteed shallots, and made green with parsley and...
Asparagus with Avgolemono

Asparagus with Avgolemono

Photo Credit: Goran Kosanovic Ingredients 1/3 cup no-salt-added chicken broth 1 large egg 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 bunch (14 to 16 ounces) asparagus, tough ends trimmed 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves, for...
Chocolate Haystacks with Crushed Strawberries

Chocolate Haystacks with Crushed Strawberries

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post   I have been making some variation of these chocolate haystacks for years now, and whenever I do, I feel a little sly because they are unexpectedly simple — and more healthful than they let on. A melt-in-your-mouth...
Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Turkey Sausage Breakfast Sandwich

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post   A handy, protein-packed breakfast sandwich option, these homemade turkey sausage patties are simple to prepare and can be refrigerated or frozen in advance. You mix into the ground poultry with a medley of...
Turkey Almond Stir Fry

Turkey Almond Stir Fry

  I came up with this recipe as a way to use up leftover turkey from Thanksgiving, but is is also a great way to use leftover rotisserie or roasted chicken other times of the year. Feel free to sub in or add any vegetables you may have on hand, such as sliced...
Roasted Vegetable Hash and Egg

Roasted Vegetable Hash and Egg

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post This savory vegetable hash makes the most of leftover roasted vegetables: You start by cooking chopped onions until they are browned and crisped around the edges. That makes for a bold flavor base that is used in just about...
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping

  This comforting, easy-to-make Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping is one you definitely want on your table at Thanksgiving, or anytime you want those warm, cozy holiday meal vibes. It is creamy and delicately sweet, with real sweet potato flavor shining...
Pork and Broccolini Stir-Fry with Kimchi

Pork and Broccolini Stir-Fry with Kimchi

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post This quick meal takes advantage of jarred kimchi to bring big, complex flavor while keeping the overall ingredient list and prep time pared down. Serve over rice. Ingredients 1 ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon...
Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats 

Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats 

This version of the pudding-like, make-ahead, no-cook oatmeal celebrates autumn flavors with pumpkin puree, pure maple syrup, pumpkins seeds, dried cranberries and fragrant pumpkin-pie spices. This pumpkin spice overnight oats makes it easy to get up in the morning...
Portobello Panini

Portobello Panini

Photo: Christopher Hirsheimer   Succulent, meaty portobello mushrooms are the “bread” in this sumptuous grilled sandwich. The center oozes with pungent Gorgonzola cheese and the slightly chewy sun-dried tomatoes add a concentrated tomato flavor and slight...
Four Bean Salad

Four Bean Salad

Photo by Quentin Bacon This salad ups the ante on the well-loved classic Three Bean Salad in more ways than one. First, it adds another bean into the mix for even more color and hearty vegetable protein, and second, it gives you that mouthwatering, sweet-tart dressing...
Salmon with Savory Rhubarb Sauce

Salmon with Savory Rhubarb Sauce

Photo credit: Quentin Bacon Ingredients 2 medium shallots (2 ounces) 1 ½ inch piece fresh ginger 1 large stalk rhubarb (about 8 ounces) 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup orange juice ½ cup white wine 3 tablespoons honey Pinch cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon...
Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes and Peas

Photo by Quentin Bacon Those wasabi pea snacks are so addictive I thought it would be fun to bring their flavor to the dinner plate. Mash potatoes round out the dish so it is a satisfying side, creamy and hearty, studded with sweet peas and packing a zingy wasabi...
Spring Toast With Labneh

Spring Toast With Labneh

Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post Here, the rich and spreadable Middle Eastern yogurt is smeared luxuriously on slices of whole-grain bread and topped with bright spring produce and sunflower seeds. If you can’t find labneh, the Icelandic yogurt known...
Mashed Chickpea Toast with Parsley and Capers

Mashed Chickpea Toast with Parsley and Capers

Photo by Dixie D. Vereen for The Washington Post   This chickpea toast recipe is made with simple ingredients you probably have on hand, yet they have a certain elegance that makes them as perfect for a cocktail party as they are for a satisfying everyday snack...
Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries

Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries

This luxuriously creamy cheesecake with fresh raspberries is a dessert triple-threat. It tastes incredible, looks gorgeous, and it’s easy to make. As it bakes, it forms its own golden brown “crust,” and it is absolutely stunning crowned with ruby-red...
Simple Sauteed Swiss Chard

Simple Sauteed Swiss Chard

Ingredients 1 small bunch Swiss chard (about 8 ounces) 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 medium cloves garlic, minced ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar ¼ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Wash and dry the Swiss chard and trim about ½ inch off the...
Very Berry Baked Oatmeal

Very Berry Baked Oatmeal

This berry-licious oatmeal bake is made with minimal added sweetener. Serve with maple syrup at the table so everyone can sweeten it to their liking. This Very Berry Baked Oatmeal makes for a perfect addition to weekend brunch.   Very Berry Baked Oatmeal  ...
Creamy Asparagus Soup

Creamy Asparagus Soup

Photo by Quentin Bacon, Food Styling by Suzanne Lenzer and Prop Styling by Maeve Sheridan   With the spring weather as fickle as it is, it’s nice that this elegant, creamy asparagus soup can be served either hot or chilled. The creamy —but cream-less—soup...
Roasted Butternut Squash with Savory Granola

Roasted Butternut Squash with Savory Granola

A crunchy, aromatic topping of savory granola is an easy, make-ahead way to turn a side dish of simple, mashed squash into something fabulous. The nut-free granola here is made with oats and seeds, including fennel seeds for their lovely anise flavor, and seasoned...
Fruit Smoothie with Oats and Kefir

Fruit Smoothie with Oats and Kefir

Photo by Alexandra Grablewski, food styling by Mariana Velasquez, prop styling by Lynda White   Looking for an easy and satisfying breakfast option? This tasty, milk-shake-like smoothie with oats is packed with protein, fiber, and nutrients from whole fruit,...
Baked Banana Oat Cups

Baked Banana Oat Cups

  These tender, muffin-like banana oat cups allure with the comforting aromas of vanilla and cinnamon. They have a gentle sweetness from ripe banana and a touch of maple syrup, are packed with fiber-rich whole grain oats, and have ample protein from egg, milk and...
Grilled Chicken with Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Photo: Quentin Bacon This finger-licking BBQ sauce has a classic thick, clingy texture and irresistible savory-sweet-tangy flavor, but here you get it in a healthier way, without lots of added sugar, thanks to the cherries at its base, as well as a touch of molasses,...
Grilled Chicken with Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Cherry Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Photo: Quentin Bacon This finger-licking BBQ sauce has a classic thick, clingy texture and irresistible savory-sweet-tangy flavor, but here you get it in a healthier way, without lots of added sugar, thanks to the cherries at its base, as well as a touch of molasses,...
Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   I call this Yogurt Ranch Dressing “magic dip” because it magically makes everything it touches taste amazing. It is creamy and savory but so much better for you than most dips because it is made mostly with yogurt, and has just a little...
Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   I call this Yogurt Ranch Dressing “magic dip” because it magically makes everything it touches taste amazing. It is creamy and savory but so much better for you than most dips because it is made mostly with yogurt, and has just a little...
Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients For the Cupcakes: 1 cup cake flour 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon table salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 large eggs ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce ½ cup...
Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Cream Cheese Frosting

Vanilla Cupcakes with Pink Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients For the Cupcakes: 1 cup cake flour 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon table salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons canola oil 2 large eggs ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce ½ cup...
3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Bark with Cherries

3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Bark with Cherries

Ingredients 1 cup whole, skin-on almonds 12 ounces dark chocolate (60-70 percent cocoa solids, or bittersweet), finely chopped 1/3 cup tart dried cherries Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish with parchment paper....
3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Bark with Cherries

3-Ingredient Chocolate Almond Bark with Cherries

Ingredients 1 cup whole, skin-on almonds 12 ounces dark chocolate (60-70 percent cocoa solids, or bittersweet), finely chopped 1/3 cup tart dried cherries Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish with parchment paper....
Berry Tart with Honey-Yogurt filling and Graham Cracker Crust

Berry Tart with Honey-Yogurt filling and Graham Cracker Crust

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   This scrumptious berry tart dessert has everything you expect from a summer tart: a buttery crust, a creamy center and a crown of colorful berries. It’s an ideal ending for an alfresco dinner or a treat with an iced tea in the afternoon....
Berry Tart with Honey-Yogurt filling and Graham Cracker Crust

Berry Tart with Honey-Yogurt filling and Graham Cracker Crust

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   This scrumptious berry tart dessert has everything you expect from a summer tart: a buttery crust, a creamy center and a crown of colorful berries. It’s an ideal ending for an alfresco dinner or a treat with an iced tea in the afternoon....
Blackberry Sage Ice Pops

Blackberry Sage Ice Pops

Photo: Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post These Blackberry Sage Ice Pops are an upgrade of fruit-juice ones my mom would make for me when I was young. They were a cool break on a hot summer day that seemed to make everyone happy — me, because they were a sweet...
Blackberry Sage Ice Pops

Blackberry Sage Ice Pops

Photo: Goran Kosanovic for The Washington Post These Blackberry Sage Ice Pops are an upgrade of fruit-juice ones my mom would make for me when I was young. They were a cool break on a hot summer day that seemed to make everyone happy — me, because they were a sweet...
Pear Brown Betty

Pear Brown Betty

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   With a sweet fruit “filling” and golden buttery “crust” made from fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, this Pear Brown Betty gives you all the homey flavors and aromas of freshly baked pie, but with zero fuss.   Pear Brown Betty  ...
Pear Brown Betty

Pear Brown Betty

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   This Pear Brown Betty gives you all the homey flavors and aromas of freshly baked pie, but with zero fuss.   Pear Brown Betty   Ingredients 3 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/3 cup walnut pieces 2 tablespoons...
3-Ingredient Parmesan Popcorn

3-Ingredient Parmesan Popcorn

Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup popcorn ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce) 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley ¼ teaspoon salt Directions Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium high heat. Add three kernels to the pot as “test”...
3-Ingredient Parmesan Popcorn

3-Ingredient Parmesan Popcorn

Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil ½ cup popcorn ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese (1 ounce) 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley ¼ teaspoon salt Directions Heat the oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium high heat. Add three kernels to the pot as “test”...
Breakfast Grain Bowl with Caramelized Banana

Breakfast Grain Bowl with Caramelized Banana

Photo by Sreal Borunchin   This enticing breakfast grain bowl combines the nutty chewiness of steel-cut oats with tender quinoa and a pop of chia seeds for layers of color, texture and nutrition. The warm, caramelized banana topping makes it especially weekend...
Breakfast Grain Bowl with Caramelized Banana

Breakfast Grain Bowl with Caramelized Banana

Ingredients   ½ cup steel cut oats ½ cup red quinoa 1 cup milk of choice (low-fat, whole, almond or coconut), plus more for serving 1 tablespoons chia seeds ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 3 medium firm-ripe bananas 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 ½ tablespoons dark brown...
Sorghum Salad with Cucumber, Cilantro and Cumin

Sorghum Salad with Cucumber, Cilantro and Cumin

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   Ever try sorghum? It’s a gluten-free, protein-rich whole grain with a mildly nutty flavor, that’s especially environmentally friendly. In this salad it is cooked, chilled and tossed with cucumber, cilantro (you could sub parsley and/or...
Sorghum Salad with Cucumber, Cilantro and Cumin

Sorghum Salad with Cucumber, Cilantro and Cumin

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   Ever try sorghum? It’s a gluten-free, protein-rich whole grain with a mildly nutty flavor, that’s especially environmentally friendly. In this salad it is cooked, chilled and tossed with cucumber, cilantro (you could sub parsley and/or...
Chickpea and Farro Stew

Chickpea and Farro Stew

Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Gina Nistico for The Washington Post   This one-pot Chickpea and Farro Stew meal gives you the belly-warming satisfaction of a real comfort food but with a rustic-chic elegance, thanks to the pairing of chickpeas with...
Chickpea and Farro Stew

Chickpea and Farro Stew

Photo by Tom McCorkle and food styling by Gina Nistico for The Washington Post   This one-pot Chickpea and Farro Stew meal gives you the belly-warming satisfaction of a real comfort food but with a rustic-chic elegance, thanks to the pairing of chickpeas with...
3- Ingredient Grilled Corn with Lime and Basil

3- Ingredient Grilled Corn with Lime and Basil

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   If you are looking to add a burst of flavor to your summer corn without putting much effort into it, I’ve got you covered. Here, simply grilled corn-on-the-cob is treated to a luscious olive-oil based dressing made with fresh...
3- Ingredient Grilled Corn with Lime and Basil

3- Ingredient Grilled Corn with Lime and Basil

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   If you are looking to add a burst of flavor to your summer corn without putting much effort into it, I’ve got you covered. Here, simply grilled corn-on-the-cob is treated to a luscious olive-oil based dressing made with fresh chopped...
Tender Green Salad with Strawberries, Cucumber and Basil

Tender Green Salad with Strawberries, Cucumber and Basil

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   This spring salad is as simple as it is delightful. The ingredient that drives it is the season’s very best strawberries — plump with juice, deeply ruby-colored and with a perfume that greets you from across the room. Thin slices...
Tender Green Salad with Strawberries, Cucumber and Basil

Tender Green Salad with Strawberries, Cucumber and Basil

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   This spring salad is as simple as it is delightful. The ingredient that drives it is the season’s very best strawberries — plump with juice, deeply ruby-colored and with a perfume that greets you from across the room....
Cod with Kale and Chorizo in Broth

Cod with Kale and Chorizo in Broth

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   The combo of seafood and chorizo always lights me up. Just a little of the smoky, spicy sausage gives fish, clams, shrimp….whatever…. a huge WOW factor.  In this dish, flaky cod and bits of chorizo are brought together...
Cod with Kale and Chorizo in Broth

Cod with Kale and Chorizo in Broth

Photo by Sreal Boruchin   The combo of seafood and chorizo always lights me up. Just a little of the smoky, spicy sausage gives fish, clams, shrimp….whatever…. a huge WOW factor.  In this dish, flaky cod and bits of chorizo are brought together...
Savory Carrot-Cashew Soup

Savory Carrot-Cashew Soup

Photo by Quentin Bacon Pureeing buttery cashews into a savory carrot-ginger soup takes it from delicious, but somewhat expected, to a richly satisfying main course that makes you say “wow!” The nuts add a lovely texture and body to the soup, not to mention protein and...
Sweet Potato Vegetable Bake

Sweet Potato Vegetable Bake

Ingredients: 1 large head of broccoli, with stem (about 1 ¾ pounds) 1 large or two medium zucchini, (about 1 pound total) 1 medium sweet potato (about 12 ounces), skin on ½ pound carrots 1 large onion 5 large eggs, beaten ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup whole wheat pastry flour...
3-Ingredient Pickled Red Onions

3-Ingredient Pickled Red Onions

Ingredients 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons honey ¾ cup sliced red onion Directions Stir together vinegar and honey in a small bowl until combined well. Stir in red onions and let stand, stirring occasionally, at least 20 minutes at room temperature, or for up to...
3-Ingredient Pickled Red Onions

3-Ingredient Pickled Red Onions

Ingredients 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons honey ¾ cup sliced red onion Directions Stir together vinegar and honey in a small bowl until combined well. Stir in red onions and let stand, stirring occasionally, at least 20 minutes at room temperature, or for up to...
Green Salad with Chicken and Buttermilk Dressing

Green Salad with Chicken and Buttermilk Dressing

Photo by Goran Kosanovic For The Washington Post   This green salad with chicken, maple-glazed walnuts, fresh chunks of apple and dried cherries in a buttermilk dressing boasts such a variety of tastes, colors and textures that eating it feels like a...
Green Salad with Chicken and Buttermilk Dressing

Green Salad with Chicken and Buttermilk Dressing

Photo by Goran Kosanovic For The Washington Post   This green salad with chicken, maple-glazed walnuts, fresh chunks of apple and dried cherries in a buttermilk dressing boasts such a variety of tastes, colors and textures that eating it feels like a...
Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Photo by Quentin Bacon, Food styling by Suzanne Lenzer, and Prop styling by Maeve Sheridan   When you grate raw cauliflower florets in a food processor or on a box grater, it takes on the texture of a grain, and it is fun to experiment with ways to use it like...
Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Photo by Quentin Bacon, Food styling by Suzanne Lenzer, and Prop styling by Maeve Sheridan   When you grate raw cauliflower florets in a food processor or on a box grater, it takes on the texture of a grain, and it is fun to experiment with ways to use it like...
3-Ingredient Seasoned Breadcrumbs

3-Ingredient Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Ingredients 3 slices whole grain sandwich bread 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely minced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, optional 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Remove and discard the crusts from 3 pieces of whole grain...
3-Ingredient Seasoned Breadcrumbs

3-Ingredient Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Ingredients 3 slices whole grain sandwich bread 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 1 clove garlic, finely minced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, optional 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Remove and discard the crusts from 3 pieces of whole grain...
Salmon Wrapped in Greens with Walnut-Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Salmon Wrapped in Greens with Walnut-Yogurt-Dill Sauce

This recipe is sponsored by Regal Springs. Ingredients Cooking spray ¼ cup walnuts pieces 2 large collard green, kale or Swiss chard leaves Four 6-ounce skinless, center-cut salmon fillets ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil...
Salmon Wrapped in Greens with Walnut-Yogurt-Dill Sauce

Salmon Wrapped in Greens with Walnut-Yogurt-Dill Sauce

This recipe is sponsored by Regal Springs. Ingredients Cooking spray ¼ cup walnuts pieces 2 large collard green, kale or Swiss chard leaves Four 6-ounce skinless, center-cut salmon fillets ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil...
Tilapia Milanese

Tilapia Milanese

This recipe is sponsored by Regal Springs. Ingredients 1 ½ cup dried whole grain bread crumbs (see note) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 clove garlic, finely mined ½ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 2 large eggs ¼...
Tilapia Milanese

Tilapia Milanese

This recipe is sponsored by Regal Springs. Ingredients 1 ½ cup dried whole grain bread crumbs (see note) 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 clove garlic, finely mined ½ teaspoon salt, divided ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided 2 large eggs ¼...
Easy Bouillabaisse

Easy Bouillabaisse

Photo Sreal Boruchin This array of seafood simmering in a pot of saffron scented broth is so special, it seems as if you have toiled in the kitchen all day making it, but it is super easy to prep, and the base can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 days, or...
Easy Bouillabaisse

Easy Bouillabaisse

Photo Sreal Boruchin This array of seafood simmering in a pot of saffron scented broth is so special, it seems as if you have toiled in the kitchen all day making it, but it is super easy to prep, and the base can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 3 days, or...
3-Ingredient Chocolate Grape Banana Skewers

3-Ingredient Chocolate Grape Banana Skewers

Ingredients 2 firm ripe bananas 1 cup grapes (about 32), ideally a mix of green and red 8 10-inch wooden skewers 1 ½ ounces dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids), finely chopped Directions Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the banana into ½-inch thick rounds....
3-Ingredient Chocolate Grape Banana Skewers

3-Ingredient Chocolate Grape Banana Skewers

Ingredients 2 firm ripe bananas 1 cup grapes (about 32), ideally a mix of green and red 8 10-inch wooden skewers 1 ½ ounces dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids), finely chopped Directions Line a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the banana into ½-inch thick rounds....