cheesy winter squash gratin

lightly adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, divided, plus more for pan3½ pounds delicata and/or acorn squash, halved, seeds removed, cut crosswise ¼" thick1 large white onion, thinly sliced10 garlic cloves, thinly sliced2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided12 ounces frozen kale, spinach or blanched greens, thawed, squeezed well½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1... Continue Reading →

seitan paprikash

ingredients 2x seitan "chicken" wings (follow this recipe, stopping before battering them)3 Tablespoons unsalted butter1 large yellow or Spanish onion, peeled and diced3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced4 Tablespoons Hungarian paprika, sweet or hot, or a combination3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour1 cup canned crushed tomatoes or 1 large ripe tomato, chopped1 cup vegetable broth1/4 cup heavy whipping cream¾ cup sour cream, at room temperature method Air... Continue Reading →

cheesy hot pepper pasta

lightly adapted from Trader Joe's. ingredients 1 pound hearty pasta (orecchiette is great)¼ cup olive oil2 Tablespoons Trader Joe’s Italian Bomba Hot Pepper Sauce (or any Calabrian Chile paste)1 clove garlic, mincedZest and juice of ½ lemon1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, plus more for garnish method In a large pot, bring 4 quarts salted water to... Continue Reading →

crispy rice with ginger-citrus celery salad

lightly adapted from Bon Appétit. ingredients FOR THE DRESSING 1" piece ginger, peeled, finely grated1 small garlic clove, finely gratedJuice of ½ orange or 1 mandarin orange1 Tablespoon vegetable oil½ Tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce½ Tablespoon fresh lemon juice⅛ teaspoon toasted sesame oilKosher salt FOR THE RICE & ASSEMBLY 1 small head of broccoli (about 5... Continue Reading →

pasta e ceci

by Andy Baraghani ingredients 1 cup dried chickpeas, soaked overnight and drained1 fresh bay leaf1 garlic clove1 sprig fresh rosemary1 dried chile de árbol or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes2 Tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling½ medium yellow onion, finely dicedAbout 1 cup San Marzano tomatoes (about 4 tomatoes), crushed using your handsSalt... Continue Reading →

chili oil noodles with cilantro

slightly adapted from New York Times. ingredients 2 servings fresh Chinese-style egg noodles (I made my own using this recipe!)¼ cup chili oil with crunchy garlic (I recommend Trader Joe's)2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil2 teaspoons spicy oil of choice (or just use more chili oil)2 teaspoons soy sauce½ cup finely sliced scallions or garlic chives,... Continue Reading →

marinated chickpea soup with croutons

ingredients about 10 ounces marinated chickpeas (I used Trader Joe's chickpeas with cumin and parsley)3 cups vegetable stock (homemade is best)Harissaabout 3 1"-thick slices day-old country or whole wheat bread, torn into 1 1/2-inch chunks1 Tablespoon olive oilCapers2 eggsoptional, for topping: Fresh cilantro or parsley leaves method Make the croutons. Preheat the oven to 400F.... Continue Reading →

spinach artichoke mushroom lasagna

adapted from Epicurious. ingredients FOR THE FILLING 2 Tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter2 Tablespoons olive oil24 ounces mushrooms, sliced6 garlic cloves, minced2 14.5-ounce jars marinated artichoke hearts, chopped1 cup dry white wine11 ounces baby spinach, chopped FOR THE MORNAY 1/2 cup butter1/2 cup all purpose flour7 cups whole milk11 ounces freshly grated Parmesan cheeseGround nutmeg1 9-ounce... Continue Reading →

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