A china plate with three slices of beef braised in red wine and sprinkled with parsley, and three roasted potatoes

Red Wine Braised Beef

There’s something magical that happens when you toss a cheap cut of beef in a pot with some wine and vegetables and walk away for a while. Alchemy of the most ethereal sort.

A white baking dish filled with zucchini strata

Zucchini Strata

All the understated elegance found in every Yotam Ottolenghi creation. Yet it draws on easy, inexpensive, everyday ingredients.

A white bowl filled with spicy Korean chicken and sprinkled with sesame seeds

Spicy Korean Chicken

More tingly than outright and obtrusively spicy, this quick and easy chicken takes its unmistakable flavor from that classic and cult-inducing Korean chile paste, gochujang.

A pail and a white bowl filled with red curry mussels, as well as a bowl of discarded mussel shells

Red Curry Mussels

Quick. Easy. And anything but humdrum. That’s these red curry mussels that make an unexpectedly perfect weeknight dinner solution.

A cast-iron skillet filled with easy skillet meatballs, and a plate of meatballs with some sauce and mashed potatoes

Easy Skillet Meatballs

Simple to make, kid-friendly, incredibly versatile, and essentially foolproof. Let’s not forget to mention uber delicious. That’s what we think of these easy skillet meatballs perfect for weeknights.

A bowl of healthy egg drop soup with shredded chicken, green onions, broccoli rabe, noodles, and sprouts

Healthy Egg Drop Soup

A somewhat healthier riff on egg drop soup, this quick little number is the perfect way to nourish the soul AND chase away those cold weather sniffs, sneezes, and blues.

Mini Staub skillets filed with kale shakshuka--eggs, kale, and spices

Kale Shakshuka

This is definitely not your classic shakshuka. But with its lilt of lemon, its hearty braised greens, and it sprinkling of za’atar, it’s not something we’d kick out of bed.

Cast iron skillet with white bean shakshuka--whit beans, tomatoes, feta cheese, eggs, and parsley

White Bean Shakshuka

An already soul-satisfying Middle Eastern classic made even more enticing thanks to the addition of white beans and charred vegetables.

Three jars of slow cooker apple pear sauce on a white tray

Apple Pear Sauce

Applesauce gone to finishing school. That’s how we think of this apple pear sauce sweetened with maple syrup and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stovetop or slow cooker friendly.