Gluten-Free Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” Puttanesca
This vegetable dish, disguised as a pasta, is a fresh and flavorful gluten-free take on an Italian classic.
Tzatziki is an awesome Middle Eastern mezze that compliments many dishes. It adds a lot of flavor to whatever you put it on, and it’s really healthy too!
Moroccan Spiced Pork Loin with Apricots and Chickpeas
This dish celebrates the sweetly spiced seasonings of Morocco, which pairs so beautifully with fruit and chickpeas. Serve with 1/2 cup steamed couscous.
Quick Chicken Mole
Carla Hall’s Quick Chicken Mole is the perfect solution for chocolate lovers to have chocolate before dessert, not to mention packing in the healthful antioxidants that chocolate possesses.
Toasted Ciabatta with Shrimp, Tarragon, and Arugula
Tarragon goes so well with shrimp and really elevates the flavors overall.
Crispy Breakfast Pita
This is a twist on a piadina, an Italian flatbread. For weeknight ease, I use store-bought pitas as the base. They get topped with a creamy mascarpone spread, a salty bite of prosciutto, a lightly dressed arugula salad, and a fried egg.
Turkey Lettuce Cups
Take your typical taco, swap the tortilla for a lettuce leaf, add Asian herbs and spices, and you get these Thai-flavored Turkey Lettuce Cups from Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis.
No-Fuss Eggplant Parm
This quick-and-easy eggplant parmesan recipe is super-low in carbs and fat, and you won’t even miss the breading.
Sweet and Sour Shrimp
This is not your typical cloying sweet-n-sour dish, these black pepper marinated shrimp are enrobed by tamarind-lime glaze.
Five Spice Slow-cooked Pork
So rich and savory, I like to serve this with ready-made pickled mustard greens.
This hauntingly addictive smoky fire-roasted relish can be scooped up with nearly anything—fresh veggies as described below, or grab a bag of chips and start scooping.
Tomato Basil Pizza
An easy-to-toss-together pizza that is simplicity itself in ingredients, but complex as can be in flavor.
Bahn Mi Sandwich
The Vietnamese “hamburger,” Bahn Mi is a healthy sandwich you can make with leftover Korean Grilled Beef and Quick Veggie Pickles.
Korean Grilled Beef
When entertaining, we use rib-eyes. When it’s just the family, we choose flank steak: a leaner, less expensive cut.