Handmade, irregularly shaped dumplings may be served as a side dish, entree or spooned into soups and stews. They are soft and comforting.
Spicy Macaroni and Cheese with Tomatoes and Cracker Crumb Crust
This classic is made the old-fashioned way by first making a bechamel or cream sauce.
A meatless entrée or a hearty family pleasing side, this rice recipe is as simple as opening cans.
Five-Spice Quinoa with Toasted Almonds
Five-spice powder is a seasoning that usually includes star anise, cinnamon, licorice root, fennel, and black or Sichuan pepper. It plays well against the slight nuttiness of quinoa, a grain that is rich in protein. Toasting the quinoa in a little oil adds a pleasing nuance of flavor. If the quinoa is sold in bulk or loose, I recommend rinsing it. If it’s in a package, you may omit this step.
Peanutty Noodles with Seasonal Vegetables
Sauteed vegetables top a tangled of whole-wheat pasta, dressed with a creamy peanut sauce.
Lemon Angel Hair Pasta with Pine Nuts
Pine nuts are considered to be an aphrodisiac so make this lemon pasta a side of choice with whatever you are serving!
Pasta Salad with Vegetables, Walnuts and Fruit
This pasta salad has a unique combination of taste, texture and vibrancy with a blast of flavor and eye-catching colors.
Cherry Almond Brown Rice Pudding
Make extra brown rice to use in this creamy dish that’s equally good for breakfast and dessert.
Longevity Noodles with Chicken
The peanut sauce in this dish also goes well with grilled chicken and it makes an excellent dip for crisp, sliced vegetables.
Stir-Fry Wild Rice
Who needs take-out when you can prepare this wonderful dish in the comfort of your home.