Lentil soup is easy to improvise on a chilly night. Even better, it's hearty enough to serve as a main dish.
A handful of well-chosen ingredients yields a winter salad that's light and bright yet earthy.
Right about now, I get to craving the aromatic bliss of basil. But it's tough to find in winter, and tends to be somewhat bland--and expensive--if you do. My seasonal secret? I use arugula, which is abundant right now both in my garden and on market shelves.