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The Best Zucchini Bread? Right this way.

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Roasted Cauliflower with Schug (Zhug) + Yogurt Sauce

A board with beet-avocado tartines.

Beet and Avocado Tartine with Perfect Instant Pot Beets

A board filled with small glasses filled with chocolate pots de creme and topped with homemade whipped cream.

Chocolate Pots de Crème — Stovetop Method (No Water Bath)

A pan of roast chicken and shallots.

One-Pan Roast Chicken and Shallots

Kimchi fried rice in a bowl.

Vegan Kimchi Fried Rice

A bowl of perfectly cooked and seasoned Instant Pot brown rice.

Perfectly Cooked & Seasoned Instant Pot Brown Rice

Crispy Tofu and Broccoli with Sesame-Peanut Pesto

A bowl of roasted broccoli with lemon, garlic and parmesan.

Ina Garten’s Roasted Broccoli with Garlic, Lemon and Parmesan

In less than 10 minutes, this radicchio pasta enters the pan, the silky sauce enveloping it along with the walnuts, parsley, and orange zest. Lots of fresh cracked pepper and shavings of Pecorino at the table completed the dish. // alexandracooks.com

Pasta with Radicchio, Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Friends, roasting polenta in the oven is a game changer — it frees up your cooktop and, more important, YOU. While the polenta bubbles away in the oven, you can sauté greens or poach eggs or steam broccoli or take a bath give the kids a bath, etc. No need to worry if the polenta is sticking to the pot, running out of liquid—in the oven it cooks slowly and evenly. It's the easiest thing in the world, and this time of year, I could eat it with everything // alexandracooks.com

Oven-Baked Polenta (A Miracle) with Poached Eggs

A jar of candied pumpkin seeds.

Sweet and Salty, Addictive Candied Pepitas

An overhead shot of a bowl of vegetarian cabbage soup in a bowl.

Favorite Cabbage Soup, Updated

A pot of vegetables ready to be simmered into broth.

Homemade Vegetable Stock

A bowl of vegan, one-pot lentil soup.

Favorite Lentil Soup: One-Pot, Vegan, Completely Delicious

A plate of pan-seared Duck breasts with port wine sauce and roasted grapes.

Perfect Pan-Seared Duck Breasts with Port Wine Sauce

Overhead shot of two dinner plates filled with one-pot chicken with sherry and sherry vinegar sauce, bread, and salad.

One-Pan Chicken with Sherry Vinegar Sauce

A skillet filled with pasta carbonara.

Favorite Weeknight Meal: No-Bacon Pasta Carbonara Loaded with Greens

Chickpea Tagine with “Tomato Jam” and Roasted Delicata Squash

A quart container filled with cooked chickpeas.

How to Cook Chickpeas and Beans from Scratch: Brining Method

Here I've pickled peppers, onions, and fennel, and I've been tucking the mix into sandwiches, spreading it atop melty cheese toasts, and, as intended, sprinkling it over just-baked pizza. I imagine it would be fabulous with grilled bratwurst or in a Philly cheesesteak-style sandwich. // alexandracooks.com

Simple, Quick- Pickled Vegetables

A plate of oven-roasted cauliflower florets with parmesan.

Easy Parmesan-Roasted Cauliflower Florets Recipe

This roasted eggplant lasagna with sautéed greens uses tomato sauce layered between noodles, roasted eggplant rounds, sautéed Swiss chard, and a mix of parmesan and mozzarella. I've omitted the classic ricotta + egg layer here because I've never loved it, but feel free to add it. This is a recipe that can be tailored to your liking. // alexandracooks.com

Roasted Eggplant and Sautéed Swiss Chard Lasagna

Two quart containers filled with tomato sauce.

Marcella Hazan Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter, Simplified

A bowl of corn pasta.

Melissa Clark’s Creamy (No-Cream!) Corn Pasta with Basil