Lunch

A wire rack on a piece of parchment, with 3 croquettes madame muffins sitting on top.

Croque Madame Muffins

A nifty little ooh- and aah-inducing riff on the classic croque madame that’s perfect to assemble ahead of time for big batch brunches.

A white plate white 2 pieces of fish, one sliced and one whole with crisp skin attached. Garnished with slices of lemon, lime, and parsley.

Pan-Seared Fish Fillet

Healthy isn’t necessarily boring or penance. This lovely (and quick!) dinner is so darn delectable, you’re going to completely forget it’s good for you.

A veggie pumpkin burger on a brioche bun with lettuce, tomato, and mustard on a plate with slices of watermelon.

Veggie Burgers with Pumpkin

Vegan burgers as good as this one don’t come around very often. A juicy patty, full of protein and perfectly spiced, makes for a satisfying dinner.

A metal skillet filled with creamy pasta covered with shredded Parmesan and cracked pepper, with a large serving spoon. A bowl of Parmesan and a pepper mill sit beside it.

Cacio e Pepe

This crazy satisfying, ridiculously cheap, pantry-minded dinner consists of just pasta, cheese, oil, salt, pepper, and a nifty technique.

A white rectangular platter with a puff pastry tart filled with caramelized onions, feta cheese, and oregano.

Onion and Feta Cheese Tart

Sweet caramelized onions and Greek feta cheese make this tart an ideal companion with a salad. It’s especially easy with store-bought puff pastry.

A white bowl filled with slices of eggplant, rings of chiles, covered with chopped garlic and purple basil.

Taiwanese-Style Eggplant

A sweet, salty, and spicy eggplant dish that’s even better than takeout. Brining then frying in a blazing hot wok gives it a spectacular finish.

5 panko breaded chicken tenders drizzled with deep red hot sauce and chile slices, with a bowl of more spicy honey and a honey dipper.

Hot Honey Chicken Tenders

Chicken tenders will always be a universal favorite–we’d eat them any time of day, to be honest. Then slathered with hot honey? Heck yes.