Alex’s Chorizo-Inspired Grilled Portobello and Manchego Burgers
When Alex Province grills up his meatless Portobello burgers, he thinks about the essence of chorizo. How to capture that in a meatless burger? He relies on the flavors that feel most “meaty” (and Spanish) to him, like cumin and paprika. And of course, because every burger is better with cheese, Alex melts Manchego slices over the grilled mushrooms.
Pam Anderson’s Weeknight Roast Dinner
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.
A Vat of Simple Tomato Sauce, Garlicky or Vegetable
Whether you flavor the tomatoes with garlic or with celery, carrots, and onions, this sauce will become a kitchen staple. There are many nights when I open the fridge wondering what to cook, and I sigh with relief when I spy a quart of this sauce.
Extra Helping: Wild Rice Soup
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.
Extra Helping: Little Meatballs
These meatballs represent all the nourishment needed to keep a weary person sustained in one tiny, savory package.