Recipes

As side dishes go, it's hard to go wrong simply sauteing seasonal vegetables in a skillet with olive oil, an allium such as garlic, onion or shallot, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. I was about to do just that with some cauliflower, asparagus and peas in my refrigerator that needed to be …

Indonesia's famous satay typically features chicken, grilled on skewers and served with a spicy peanut sauce. Most vegan versions I've seen sub in tofu, tempeh, seitan or another soy- or wheat-based meat substitute. As much as I love all of those (with a special place in my heart for Indones…

This recipe applies the technique of making risotto to steel-cut oats, yielding a creamy, al dente dish that benefits not only from the grain's unique, earthy taste but also from its whole-grain nutrition. Like all whole grains, oats are rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, bu…

Creamy without the cream. That's the kind of thing I'm looking for in a first-quarter-of-the-year soup - something that might taste a little indulgent and filling for these cold February nights but that will help me continue my post-holidays trim-down strategy.

If you are like me, you have been walking by the extra-large, grapefruitlike pomelos in the store for years, never feeling quite up for venturing into unknown citrus territory, especially when there are so many more familiar, less intimidatingly huge favorites to snap up this time of year.

Here's the truth about sweet-and-sour dishes: One cook's sweet is another cook's sour. That is, the balance between the two is highly subjective. Take lemonade, the most beloved sweet-and-sour beverage that comes to mind. I prefer it on the tart side, with barely enough sugar to take the edg…

This recipe goes to the head of the class, turkey-burger-wise. Its perfectly proportioned, Greek-inspired combo of crumbled feta cheese, red onion and dill makes the meat flavorful and keeps it moist. It would fit right into a plan for eating better in the new year.

Shepherd's pie meets hotdish in this fast comfort-food recipe that can make the most of leftover fresh herbs and sweet potatoes from the holiday. It is basic with just the two layers, but you could easily add a layer of cooked broccoli or cauliflower florets - or even add those to the saucy …

This roast chicken is fairly miraculous all by itself. But combined with a rosemary potato pancake and mushroom sauce, it's over the top - a hearty and flavorful fall meal that will make the family happy.

It was always there. Woven into the fabric of almost every cooking memory, every kitchen, of my Louisiana childhood. Four hundred fifty pages of green-inked recipes by the women whose footsteps paced the linoleum floors of the kitchens before us.

Coffee, to some, is fuel to get through the day. For others, it’s just plain delicious. No matter how you prefer it — strong enough to stand a spoon in it or sweet enough to give you a cavity — there are plenty of coffee drinks to help you knock out that to-do list.