Macaroni and Cheese with Zesty Tomatoes
Start with a creamy béchamel sauce, add cheese and tomatoes, then bake until gloriously browned and bubbly.
Pasta with Portobello Mushrooms and Roasted Garlic
This delicious pasta dish stars mushrooms, roasted garlic. You can add fresh spinach to kick up the nutritional value if you wish.
Brown Rice with Lemon, Chickpeas and Feta Cheese
Serve this savory rice over mixed greens or as a side dish. It also works well as a stuffing for pita bread.
Stellini Pasta with Wilted Watercress
Watercress (or even spinach) is stirred into a bowl of warm “little stars” pasta.
Basmati Rice with Cilantro and Lime
Use basil or oregano in place of cilantro if you prefer. This rice make a great base for grilled tofu.
Green Tea and Chive Rice Pilaf
A great base for grilled vegetables, tempeh or tofu, this aromatic rice is cooked in brewed green tea.
Lemon Pepper Pasta with Spinach and Walnuts
Simple flavors harmonize in this pasta dish. Caramelizing the red onions adds a subtle sweet flavor; the lemon pepper and citrus juice round everything out while adding a bit of heat.
Butternut-Sage Pasta Al Forno
This pasta al forno or baked ziti dish is much more sophisticated than the typical marinara-baked pasta and makes a lovely holiday entree for everyone.
New Year’s Lucky Round Risotto
This dish is bound to bring luck because it's full of round ingredients such as arborio rice, beets and onions.
Wild Rice and Mushroom Casserole
This rice casserole is loaded with tasty mushrooms and makes a delicious side dish.
Wild Rice and Sausage Casserole
This rice and sausage casserole is a great accompaniment to Cornish hens.