These crispy scallion pancakes have all of the traditional appeal of their restaurant namesakes, with more flavor and texture thanks to sesame oil and sesame seeds and less greasiness than what is often served in Americanized Chinese restaurants.
The mere notion that you can make a creamy carbonara pasta dish in minutes—using dried pasta that cooks right in the sauce—is in and of itself pretty amazing. This recipe has weeknight dinner written all over it.
This messy sandwich uses the meatiest of all vegetables: the Portobello, a thick juicy mushroom that’s not at all like the slimy canned ones I came to fear in childhood. Grilled with a bit of garlic and balsamic, a smoky umami infuses the entire mushroom.
Delicata squash skin is edible and it roasts fairly quickly. The squash is simple to prepare—and the taste is sweet and tender. Our best-loved way to eat delicata squash is as fries: roasted half-moon slices that both the kids and adults in our lives rave over.
My quiches are totally pastry-less; I use thinly sliced sweet potatoes that bake until tender but crispy, adding a slightly sweet flavor, striking orange color, and whole host of nutrients.