I like to pair dishes, like a Margherita pizza, with bold, unconventional flavors, like coriander and nigella seeds.
If you think roast dinners are for special occasions with lots of prep, long roasting times, and a big cleanup, try this Weeknight Roast Dinner formula. You can have a small roast seasoned and the vegetables prepped by the time the oven preheats.
Long ingredients lists, lengthy preparation, and a foreign cooking process often make stir-fries seem impossible for weeknight cooking. For that very reason, cookbook author Pam Anderson set out to demystify stir-fry.
Cheese is basically the most expensive of the ingredients here, and even without especially savvy pre-ordering in bulk, I am able to make this and a side vegetable for 140 people for under $200, which is not too shabby.
This soup is full of flavors without being overwhelming, full of nutrition without being heavy, and a full meal in one bowl. There are many ways to tailor it to the tastes and preferences of your recipient.