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.

A kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad tossed with a honey-mustard dressing and topped with parmesan cheese and sweet-spicy nuts

Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Roasted Brussels sprouts? Been there. Kale chips? Done that. This raw winter salad comprised of two still-trendy superfoods is like experiencing them for the first time.

Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

Parchment paper with long lines of yellow homemade sprinkles, plus bowls of green, blue, and pink sprinkles

Homemade Sprinkles

No artificial colors. No icky preservatives. Just a lotta charmingly shaped sprinkles in exactly the shades you desire.

Half of a whole salmon on a cedar plank over glowing coals.

Cedar Plank–Grilled Salmon

Imagine, if you can, a technique that imbues salmon with a touch of smoke and ensures your pricey catch doesn’t stick to the grate. You’re welcome.

White bowl with quinoa chili, red kidney beans, tomatoes, black beans, chopped avocado, grated, cheese, tortilla chips, a black spoon

Quinoa Chili

A vegetarian’s delight. Quinoa, black beans, kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, and garlic are cooked in a broth infused with chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and unsweetened cocoa.

Cast iron skillet of broccolini and potato frittata, with a wedge on a metal spatula

Broccolini and Potato Frittata

Breakfast. Brunch. Lunch. Dinner. Pretty much anytime you need an insanely quick, one-skillet, satiating something, this frittata is the solution.

A dozen mounded molasses cookies, half of each is covered in chocolate on a white background.

Chocolate-Dipped Molasses Cookies

Though the name doesn’t give it away, these subtly spiced cookies are vegan-friendly, though we sure as heck couldn’t tell it from their I’ll-have-just-one-more appeal. Shhhh.

A steel wok filled with mushrooms, greens, broth, and carrots, with a wooden spoon resting inside

Mushroom Miso Soup

Mushroom miso soup. Quick. Easy. Healthy. Vegan. And yes, it tastes spectacular.

A basket of black bean taquitos with lime halves and hot sauce on the side.

Black Bean Taquitos

So lovely you’re not even going to notice that they’re vegetarian. But your guests will appreciate that fact. And you’ll appreciate the taste.

Microwave Mug Cake

Microwave Mug Cake

Three minutes. That’s how long it takes to bake this upside down cake that makes just enough dessert to satisfy your craving. No more.

Three mugs, 2 full of vegetarian chili, and one empty, with squeezed lime halves and spoons lying beside them.

Vegetarian Chili

The best vegetarian chili recipe we’ve ever tried. Even better, it’s easy to make, just spicy enough, and can even be made in the slow cooker.

Thai Beef Salad ~ Larb

Given its multitude of tastes, textures, and temperatures, this salad is certain to remind you there’s more to this cuisine than pad Thai.

Four pieces of salmon banh mi wrapped in paper in a box.

Salmon Banh Mi

Why make banh mi at home? Uh, why not? Besides, you’ll never find this swanky salmon rendition anywhere else.

Two bangers and mash with cooked red onion in a bowl.

Bangers and Mash

You could call this sausages with mashed potatoes. But we sorta feel obliged to say bangers and mash. Faux British accent optional.

Oven-Roasted Fries

Oven-Roasted Fries

Think you don’t need a recipe for roasting spuds? Try this technique, which we think works to a faretheewel. Then get back to us.

Black pottery bowl filled with the Chinese dish gung bao chicken

Gung Bao Chicken

Er, what’s the deal between Gung Bao and Kung Pao chicken? One is a centuries old tradition. The other is an Americanized riff. Guess which one this is.