Aioli has popped up on restaurant menus everywhere. It’s irresistible, but if you want to make it the traditional Provençal way, you must use a mortar and pestle and include egg yolks. This widely divergent recipe skirts those items. Instead it’s a simple sauce that brings together two indulgent favorites of mine: cream and tahini.
This is a slow-cooker adaptation of Marcella Hazan’s famous 3-ingredient marinara sauce. The butter makes the sauce plush. Good-quality canned tomatoes are a useful pantry staple year-round but especially in winter when fresh tomatoes seem a lifetime away.
The yogurt and assertive spice combination give the cauliflower an enormous depth of flavor and a really rich texture. For a complete meal, serve this with white or brown rice, quinoa, or warm flatbread and a platter of sliced cucumbers that you’ve drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with salt.
This soup is the easiest (and fastest!) thing ever and so incredibly satisfying, not to mention a very affordable way to serve a crowd.
Local mushrooms are all over the place, so now’s the time to make a simple creamy pan sauce for pasta with lots of grated cheese. Consider it your weeknight dinner, elevated.