Easy Black Beans and Yellow Rice
This easy beans and rice dish goes well with pork, but is also hearty enough to serve as the main course.
Simple Parmesan Pasta
Fresh pasta joins up with garlic, greens and nutty Parmesan cheese in this super-easy pasta dish.
Tomato Sauce for Spaghetti
Once you make this rich tomato sauce you will see how ridiculously easy it is and you’ll have the pride of ownership that comes with homemade sauce.
Thai Ribbon Noodle Salad with Lime and Cilantro
Rice noodles, ginger root and bean sprouts join with lime juice, cilantro and basil for a knock-out, low-calorie vegetarian meal.
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.