masala chai

from Bon Appetit. ingredients 1 1½-inch piece fresh ginger, unpeeled, coarsely grated 1 3-inch cinnamon stick, lightly crushed with the flat side of a knife 6 teaspoons loose strong black tea (such as Assam) or 6 tea bags (such as PG Tips) 14 green cardamom pods, lightly crushed, or ¾ teaspoon cardamom seeds, lightly crushed…

chickpeas with potatoes and tomatoes

By Deborah Madison ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 red potatoes, peeled and diced into cubes about the size of the chickpeas 2 carrots, cut into 1/2-inch rounds 1 small dried chile 2 large cloves garlic, mashed with 1/2 tsp ground coriander 1 cup peeled, diced tomatoes (canned is fine) 3…

fruit shrubs

ingredients 2 cups berries 2 cups apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup honey (preferred), or 1 1/2 cups sugar for serving: Sparkling water method Wash a 1-quart jar and its lid in hot soapy water, then rinse. Drop both into a pan of boiling water and keep them there for 7-8 minutes. Remove and set upright,…

butterflies with chickpeas

By Deborah Madison. ingredients 3 Tbsp olive oil 1 large clove garlic, minced 3 Tbsp chopped parsley 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, rinsed if canned 8 oz farfalle or orecchiette optional: 3 Tbsp mixed freshly grated parmesan and Pecorino Romano 1/2 cup bread crumbs, crisped in olive oil or toasted in…

buffalo mac and cheese

Adapted from Sugar Spun Run. ingredients 9 oz shell pasta (or other shape) 3 Tbsp butter 3 Tbsp flour 2 cups milk ½ tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ½ tsp garlic powder ½ tsp onion powder ½ tsp ground mustard 4 oz cream cheese 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 cup shredded sharp shredded cheddar cheese ⅓ cup sour cream ½ cup buffalo hot sauce optional: 1 ½ cups fake chicken, such as Morningstar chicken nuggets, cooked and sliced optional: bleu cheese and extra…

white bean soup with pasta and rosemary oil

By Deborah Madison. ingredients ROSEMARY OIL 1/3 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp finely chopped rosemary or 1 Tbsp dried 2 cloves garlic, sliced SOUP 2 cups cannellini, navy beans, or a mixture 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 Tbsp chopped rosemary or 2 tsp dried 1 onion, finely diced 2 carrots, finely diced 1 celery rib,…

carrot bisque

by Mark Bittman ingredients 3 Tbsp butter or olive oil 1 small onion, sliced 1 pound carrots, roughly chopped 1 large starchy potato, peeled and roughly chopped 5 cups vegetable stock or water optional: 2 tsp sugar, or to taste optional: 1/2 cup cream or sour cream 1/4 cup chopped parsley, for garnish method Put the butter…

chickpea pepita soup with chile garnish

adapted from Deborah Madison. ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 cup sliced yellow onion 1 small clove garlic, crushed 1 celery stalk, chopped 4 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds, walnuts, or pine nuts 1 1/2 cups freshly cooked chickpeas (or 15 oz can) 4 cups chickpea cooking liquid…