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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 whirl of sweet hydration is just what I need as hotter days move in or, as it turns out, even when they don't—I've been making this blueberry-almond smoothie every day, rain or shine, brisk or balmy. //

Healthy Blueberry-Almond Smoothie

I’ve been making this oat and quinoa porridge nearly every morning for breakfast since learning the recipe, and while it’s a bit more work than other cooked-from-scratch hot breakfast cereals, it’s well worth the effort. An aromatic, light but satisfying, perfectly sweet porridge that comes together in a snap. //

Jean Adamson’s Quinoa-and-Oat Porridge

This ‘nduja grilled cheese includes Wisconsin fontina, a great melting cheese, and basil pesto, to offer a fresh counterpoint to the richness of the pâte-like spread. In keeping with the Italian theme, I sandwiched the three ingredients between thick slices of ciabatta, whose porous crumb so nicely absorbed the flavors of the spicy ‘nduja and sweet, earthy fontina. Yum. //

‘Nduja Grilled Cheese with Wisconsin Fontina & Basil Pesto

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 bowl of farro risotto with kale and feta.

Farro Risotto with Kale and Feta

A bowl of tomato soup.

Super Easy Pantry Tomato Soup

This curried chickpea and lentil soup is a recipe that can be adapted to taste and to what you have in your pantry. I've added chickpeas, omitted the greens, used vinegar in place of the lemon juice, and it always turns out well. Most important, it comes together alarmingly quickly but has a simmered-all-day-kind-of taste. //

Curried Chickpea and Lentil Soup

An overhead shot of one-pot Moroccan chicken and rice with dates, harissa, and pistachios.

Harissa-Spiced Chicken and Rice with Dates & Pistachios

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

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 tray of just fried thick-cut sweet potato fries.

Thick-Cut Sweet Potato Fries

Two bowls of roasted butternut squash and onion quinoa bake.

Quinoa Bake with Roasted Butternut Squash and Onions

A plate of ginger-soy broiled salmon.

Broiled Ginger-Soy Salmon

A bowl of baked penne with butternut-sage sauce.

Baked Penne with Butternut Squash-Sage Sauce

This fall tabbouleh is so refreshing and includes pomegranates, apple, and walnuts. What's more, no cooking is required — bulgur simply needs to be soaked in cold water for about an hour. //

Fall Tabbouleh with Apples, Walnuts, and Pomegranates

Roasted delicata squash with chilies, lime, and cilantro.

Roasted Delicata Squash with Chilies, Lime & Cilantro

A bowl of Slow cooker butternut squash soup with apple and coconut milk.

Slow-Cooker Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Gramma's mustard sauce in a Weck jar.

My Grandmother’s Mustard Sauce (AKA: “The Ham Sauce”)