Love lentils? Us, too. Even if you don’t, give this recipe a whirl. The combination of lentils with a spiced nut vinaigrette, fresh basil, and slabs of feta cheese may change your mind.
Samantha L., Recipe Tester
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Sweet Potato Patties
Prepare to be wowed by these crispy panko-crusted mashed sweet potato cakes. We certainly were.
Garlic, Chile, and Cumin Roast Chicken
Chicken pieces marinated in a smoky, chile-infused paste makes for a perfectly spiced, divinely delish dinner. And the leftovers are incredible, too.
This seemingly simple little biscuit from France will wow you with its flaky, buttery perfection. Fantastique!
Blueberry Custard Pie
A custardy pie, filled with summer’s favorite berry (come on, you know it’s true), and baked into your choice of crust. Sweet, silky perfection.
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.
Pomegranate Sumac Chicken
A sticky, sweet, and lightly spiced platter of roasted chicken thighs sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? Let us assure you, it really is.
Chocolate Meringue Mousse Cake
A chocolate lover’s dream come true, in the form of a lightly textured, dark chocolate mousse. Not too sweet, not too rich—just right.
Thai Chili Jam
A lovely jar of sweet, funky heat for those of you who love anything with a little extra kick. Add a little (or a lot, you spice fanatics) to anything you fancy.
Cardamom Panna Cotta with Rhubarb
A lovely and light refresher with a tangy topping, steeped with warming cardamom. Easier to make than you might think, this elegant panna cotta is a simple stunner.
Authentic lamb meatballs like you’d get in a Middle Eastern restaurant that are easy to make at home yet really quite hard to resist.
Apple Tea Cake
Not as dense or as sweet as a pound cake, this lovely tea cake is rich and buttery and subtly infused with layers of apple and cinnamon with a tart lemon drizzle as a finishing flourish.