Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Feta Crumble

Recipes

This delicious (and quick!) yellow cake batter can be swapped into any recipes calling for a box of cake mix.

This soulful soup will give you an idea why kofta (made with spiced ground meat) is such a beloved dish in Turkey. In this recipe savory lamb meatballs are served with tender potatoes and a host of vegetables in a simple broth.

A mixture of ricotta, spinach and ground beef makes this classic baked pasta dish particularly satisfying. Grass-fed beef is rich and flavorful, so cooking with even a small amount makes a big impact.

Fun to make, a delight to the eyes and absolutely yummy, this jelly roll-style cake is a holiday favorite.

A simple batter bakes up into a light (and not too sweet) cake which is perfectly complemented by the buttery caramelized pineapple topping. 

The deep earthy flavor and meaty texture of cremini mushrooms is the base of this hearty recipe. Add the arugula to the hot pasta just before serving to preserve some of the leafy texture and punch of the greens.

This recipe combines the tangy flavor of quick-pickled spinach with ground pork and is served over rice. The original version would use water spinach, but we substituted more widely available baby spinach.

Here's an oven-baked dish that's an easy solution for busy weeknights. Serve with green beans alongside and dinner is done. If you're not crazy about curry, substitute dried dill for the curry powder, though your rice won't be quite as "sunny."

Searing green beans in a dry wok gives them a mild smoky flavor; you can get the same blistered effect with a large cast-iron skillet if you don't have a wok.

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Buttery, warm plantains delicately spiced with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg nestle under the frozen yogurt of your choice. Lightly toasted almonds, whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder finish off this tropical split.

Parsnips, which look a bit like cream-colored carrots, add flavor and texture to otherwise traditional mashed potatoes. Stir in a handful of chopped green onions or grated cheddar cheese before serving, if you like.

Enjoy this toothsome dessert filled with the delicate flavor of pears. We used applesauce and whole wheat pastry flour to moisten and add nutrients.

Using both fresh pineapple and pineapple juice makes this smoothie a tropical dream. The addition of coconut milk makes for a rich, creamy drink, great for breakfast or an afternoon pick-me-up.

The flavors in these little hors d'oeuvres exhilarate the palate. Sharp cheddar and chili powder in the polenta, sweet onions in the barbecue sauce, and zesty limes in the avocado sauce come together in one lively bite. Serve these with drinks, or atop lettuce...

Secret Ingredient: Market-Made Chicken Sausage

This traditional Sicilian dish combines pasta, eggplant, tomatoes, olives and salty ricotta salata for a light summer meal. Serve with a green salad and a bottle of pinot grigio.

These cookies are a buttery and rich Hanukkah tradition. Fig preserves and pecans make the filling for these indulgent cookies. Serve with coffee or tea.

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