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Strawberry paloma slushie in two glasses.

Strawberry Paloma Slushies with Tequila & Lime

This summer vegetable salad comes together in no time—as the shallots macerate in the vinegar for the dressing, you can prep everything else: slice the radishes, turnips, scallions, etc. With a hunk of bread on the side, the meal is complete. //

10-Minute Meal: Greens + Tuna + Shallot Vinaigrette

In this skirt steak nicoise, while the skirt steak rests, you’ll make a simple sauce Niçoise. After halving cherry tomatoes, coarsely chopping olives, and tossing the two with capers, you’ll briefly sauté the mix with olive oil and garlic. After just a few minutes, the tomatoes will begin to break down, releasing juices and sweetening as they soften. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice at the end offers a welcomed hit of acidity. //

Skillet-Seared Skirt Steak Niçoise

A sweet potato and mushroom quinoa burger on a plate.

Sweet Potato and Mushroom Veggie Burger

A bowl of Cabbage Slaw with Miso-Carrot Dressing

Broccoli & Cabbage Slaw with Miso-Carrot Dressing

This recipe for almond-sesame soba noodles with quick-pickled vegetables is really fun and super easy. It's also a good one to rely on in the summer — it's so refreshing — and, if you subscribe to a CSA or tend a prolific garden, it makes great use of all of those carrots, cucumbers, and radishes you may find yourself up to your eyeballs in. //

Almond-Sesame Soba Noodles with Quick-Pickled Vegetables

A bowl of no-fuss, easy, chicken enchilada casserole.

Easiest Chicken Enchilada Casserole

This pasta with spinach, walnuts, and lemon includes fresh greens tossed with a garlicky, white wine sauce made slightly creamy with crème fraîche. Yum. //

Spring Pasta with Spinach, Walnuts & Lemon

This salad is a combination of roasted vegetables, lentils, walnuts, and goat cheese. But there's a lot more to it than what's revealed in the title. There's raw radicchio, lots of fresh tarragon, and it's all dressed in an at once sharp, sweet, and salty dressing made with minced anchovies, shallots, mustard, honey, and currants. The whole combination is just so good. //

Lentil Salad with Roasted Cauliflower, Radicchio, Walnuts & Goat Cheese

You will relish this endive and fava tartine—ricotta, pea shoots, radishes, and herbs—each spring-filled bite assuring you that you can endure a few more weeks of winter. This is the tartine to make when you’ve had your fill of comfort foods—of soups and stews and roasts and braises—and you long for something fresh and bright. //

Bread Toast Crumbs { The Trailer Part II: Toast } + Endive & Fava Salad Tartine with Herbed Ricotta

A platter filled with one-pan roasted chicken thighs and potatoes.

One-Pan Chicken with Potatoes & Tarragon

A bowl of farro risotto with kale and feta.

Farro Risotto with Kale and Feta

A bowl of tomato soup.

Super Easy Pantry Tomato Soup

Just-baked baked ziti aside a cookbook: Back Pocket Pasta

Baked Ziti with Hot Italian Sausage, Swiss Chard, and Crème Fraîche

If you're looking for something to make for Valentine's Day, this bucatini carbonara couldn't be simpler to throw together: cook bacon, reserve the fat, use the fat to cook leeks; boil pasta, toss with eggs, fresh lemon juice, grated parmesan, and a little bit of pasta cooking liquid. Toss it all together, add some fresh parsley, and serve with more parmesan and lots of pepper. That's it! //

Valentine’s Day Menu: Bucatini Carbonara with Leeks & Lemon | Arugula & Endive Salad | Double Chocolate Cake

A bowl of weeknight chili topped with scallions and cheddar.

Super Easy Weeknight Chili

A platter of sheet pan chicken and cauliflower shawarma.

Sheet Pan Chicken and Cauliflower “Shawarma”

Assembled chickpea taco bowls with lettuce, lime, sour cream, and cheese.

Chickpea Taco Bowls

In this kale Cesar salad, the dressing is light and lemony and the kale itself is extremely soft and tender. It's also vegan, the dressing made with vegannaise and vegan Worcestershire. The combination of curly kale, massaged till tender, quick-pickled onions, and toasted pumpkin seeds, which add so much texture and flavor, is so good. I think this is one you have to taste to believe. //

Honest Weight’s Vegan Kale Caesar Salad

In this cabbage pad thai, sugar and lime juice in the stir-fry sauce stand in for tamarind, whose fruity, tart flavor lends that sweet-and-sourness characteristic of traditional pad Thai. This dish comes together quickly, and while the vegetables and seasonings may be unorthodox, the combination is tasty and satisfying. //

Cabbage Pad Thai-ish

A platter of sheet pan chicken and cabbage.

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken & Cabbage

A platter of sheet pan roast chicken and Brussels sprouts.

Sheet Pan Roast Chicken with Brussels Sprouts & Balsamic

A large bowl of chicken and cabbage salad.

Chicken and Cabbage Salad with Sesame Seeds, Scallions and Almonds

a bowl of sesame noodles

Sesame Noodles with Swiss Chard and Chicken