Entrées

A wok filled with kung pao chicken with two chopsticks on the edge

Kung Pao Chicken With Peanuts

The origins of Kung Pao (aka Gong Bao) chicken are murky, but the raves we’re hearing about this stir-fry of chicken, peanuts, and red chiles are unequivocally and resoundingly clear.

  • (3)
  • 20 M
  • 25 M
  • 22
A ceramic bowl filled with chunks of shaking beef.

Shaking Beef

A Vietnamese classic that comes together in minutes and bears that classic juxtaposition of Vietnamese tastes and textures and temperatures.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 45 M
  • 0
A white oval plate filled with pot stickers, a pair of chopsticks, and dipping sauce.

Pot Stickers ~ Guotie

What’s that you ask? When’s an appropriate time to serve pot stickers? We honestly can’t think of a time that’s not appropriate.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 13
A white bowl of caldo verde, or Portuguese kale soup with thinly sliced kale and a single chorizo coin floating in the center.

Portuguese Kale Soup ~ Caldo Verde

Considered Portugal’s national dish, caldo verde, or green soup, is a homey dish of potatoes, kale sliced whisker thin, and smoky pork sausage.

  • (29)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 5 M
  • 99
A pot of chicken soup with pasta and rice on a burner with a wooden spoon in it.

Chicken Soup with Pasta and Rice

This exceptionally rich chicken soup comes together faster than you think. Nutritious and comforting and satisfying, it brings more sustenance than most soups.

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  • 20 M
  • 3 H, 40 M
  • 0
Four pork belly tacos garnished with cilantro and a jar of salsa in the background.

Pork Belly Tacos

Tacos-meet-pork belly. An explosion of sweet, spicy, salty flavors from pork that’s slowly roasted and then fried. Chef Robyn Almodovar likes to call these tacos “a party in your mouth.” What she said.

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  • 30 M
  • 18 H
  • 0
A bowl of pasta with avocado sauce, toasted flaked almonds and a handful of arugula on top.

Pasta with Avocado Sauce

Seriously delicious. And guess what else? This pasta with avocado sauce is also pretty darn healthy. Good-for-you comfort food that we actually want to eat? Definitely one of our favorite things.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 2
A baking dish with chicken thighs topped with garlic cloves, red potatoes, and thyme. A silver spoon is nestled in the dish.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a classic for one reason—it’s damn good. Using chicken thighs ensures the meat remains juicy. Using our trick for quickly peeling garlic makes it hassle free.

  • (3)
  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 18
Two halves of waffle toasties with mushrooms on a blue plate with a candle beside it an a person in the background.

Waffle Toasties With Mushrooms

All the comfort of creamy mushroom soup but with grilled and toasty, this vegan sammie is the answer to all your meal-deciding questions. And raises others. Like how many can I eat before I need a nap?

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Two bowls of homemade cream of mushroom soup on a wooden table.

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

A pressure cooker riff on the ubiquitous canned cream of mushroom soup beloved by home cooks everywhere. A classic for a reason, this soup is divine on its own or added to your favorite casserole.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4