Main Dishes

Dal Makhani (Indian Lentils and Beans)

Dal Makhani (Indian Lentils and Beans)

Garam masala is a blend of ground spices used in Indian cooking. Mixtures vary depending on the locale and type of dish in which they are used, but traditional mixes usually include cinnamon, roasted cumin, cloves, nutmeg, and green cardamom seeds or black cardamom...

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Parsnip and Pear Pancakes with Horseradish Sour Cream

Parsnip and Pear Pancakes with Horseradish Sour Cream

This delightful recipe is by Michelle Abendschan, who writes the Fennel*Twist blog, formerly Je Mange le Ville. She notes, "I am a huge fan of potato pancakes from way back, so when I came across this recipe for parsnip and pear latkes, I was practically out the door...

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Pita Pockets with Fresh Figs and Roasted Chicken

Pita Pockets with Fresh Figs and Roasted Chicken

  Pita Pockets with Fresh Figs and Roasted Chicken Fresh figs and feta cheese add a delicious, savory twist to these hearty roasted chicken pita pockets! ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts1 cup shredded roasted chicken breast and thighs ((skin removed))¼ cup chopped...

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

  Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Do not be alarmed at the quantity of garlic in this traditional French dish. Baking the garlic in the oven along with the bird softens and mellows it to a piquant, sumptuous sweetness, with none of the harsh pungency of the raw...

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Jake’s Autumn Squash Pot

Jake’s Autumn Squash Pot

  Jake's Autumn Squash Pot This delicious, filling, vegetarian stew combines winter squash, beans, peppers, and onions with interesting seasonings such as cocoa, cinnamon, and cumin. If you'd like to add meat, use cooked sausage, bacon, or high-quality ground...

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Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables

  Spaghetti with Spring Vegetables This beautiful, light dish is a celebration of spring flavors. Feel free to substitute any vegetables in season, including ramps, green garlic (in place of the cloves), and morels (instead of white button mushrooms). 5 medium...

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Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Carrot and Red Lentil Curry

Berbere is an Ethiopian spice blend that is a key ingredient in many Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes. Not for the faint of heart, this spicy mixture usually includes chile peppers, garlic, ginger, basil, korarima, rue, ajwain or radhuni, nigella, and fenugreek. You can...

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Harlow House Baked Beans

Harlow House Baked Beans

These beans are baked uncovered for the last hour to crisp the pork. Pork sausages, frankfurters, beefsteak, and baked ham glazed with brown sugar and studded with cloves are all delicious with baked beans. This recipe is adapted from The Plimoth Colony Cook Book....

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Shrimp with Oranges, Black Rice, and Coconut Milk

Shrimp with Oranges, Black Rice, and Coconut Milk

Weeknight cooking is all about simplicity and speed without sacrificing elegance and flavor. Seafood, as long as you purchase it from a trusted purveyor the day you plan to use it, never fails at being fast and delicious. “Forbidden” black rice is available at Whole...

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Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon (French Beef Stew)

Beef Bourguignon is a traditional recipe from the Burgundy region of France, a hearty beef stew in which the beef is braised in red wine (guess what kind), and the broth flavored with garlic, onions, and bouquet garni, a little bundle of herbs. Chef and television...

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Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable Fritters

Vegetable fritters are an innovative way to use up any leftovers from Christmas dinner. Whether you have carrots, turnips, butternut squash, or broccoli, they can all be easily converted into fritters with a beaten egg and some flour. The leftover mashed potatoes act...

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Stuffed Squash

Stuffed Squash

This delicious, colorful, stuffed winter squash dish—bursting with nuts, plenty of herbs, and dried fruit—is hearty enough to be a main course. It’s also an excellent accompaniment to golden, roasted chicken or grilled pork or lamb chops. For the squash, pick...

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Roasted Root Vegetables from Greta’s Kitchen

Roasted Root Vegetables from Greta’s Kitchen

Got a lot of root vegetables rolling around on your counter, root cellar, or vegetable drawer? Even a few slightly past their prime? Make this easy, hearty dish, whereby the roasting process caramelizes the natural sugars in the vegetables, concentrating their...

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