You are here: Home » Dinner » January Favorites Menu January Favorites Menu Dinner,Featured Article,Healthy,In Season,Winter http://relish.com/articles/january-favorites-menu/ December 20, 2012 Usher in the New Year with stripped-down, honest dishes that celebrate earthy flavors. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn http://pgoarelish2.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/15432-african-peanut-stew-relish.jpg Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint January is for what we call “monk food”—simple, honest and comforting. The spirit of glamour and showmanship of the holidays is behind us, and this month is all about earthy flavors and simple comforts, no costly ingredient lists or complicated recipes in sight. The serious, no-frills dishes fit for this month are healthy and nutritious and good for the soul, dishes best paired with warm socks and a book you’ve been meaning to finish. No table-scaping required. Here are four of our favorite bare bones recipes: Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint African Peanut Stew Serve this African-inspired vegetarian stew on rice for a hearty and healthful main dish. Shakshuka Shakshuka is a North African dish with many variations. Some add preserved lemon, others feta and different herbs and spices. Angel Harvest Vegetable and Potato Soup A rich, hearty, vegetarian main-dish soup. Coq Au Vin Nouveau Fruity, white wine flavors the broth in this new take on a classic chicken dish.