Short Rib and Cremini Ragu

Hearty, long-simmered braised short ribs and mushrooms combine in a luscious, tender ragu to warm up a chilly evening.

Spicy Sauteed Rainbow Chard with Golden Raisins

Rainbow chard's Crayola-colorful leaves and stems make a speedy, tasty side dish.

Tiny Cherry Tomato Sauce

This is the perfect tomatoe sauce to make with that extra pint of cherry tomatoes in your CSA box that’s sitting on your counter. Use it in a simple pasta or spoon it over a crispy chicken paillard.

Baked Penne and Cheese with Mushrooms

A few well-selected convenience products help this homemade baked pasta classic come together in a flash! Whole wheat pasta and a sprinkling of wheat germ boost its nutritional cred.

Veggie-Laden Drunken Noodles

Hot, salty, slippery and chewy ... this bowl of vegetarian noodles is a full-on feast.

Grilled Salmon with Stone Fruit Salsa

I developed this recipe when I got home from Cordova, Alaska last year bearing a few pounds of Copper River wild salmon, thanks to Bill Webber. A simple salsa made with summer's stone fruits is the perfect accompaniment.

Lamb Tagine with Preserved Lemon, Dates and Bulgur

Whole grain bulgur stands in for traditional couscous in this hearty, fragrant Moroccan-style lamb braise.

Chicken Stir-Fry with Sugar Snap Peas & Sticky Sweet Sauce

This easy and adaptable chicken stir-fry is a weeknight-friendly meal. No sugar snap peas? just use snow peas, green beans or broccoli.

Plum Parfaits with Bulgur and Vanilla Yogurt

Pick a few extra plums for this ultra-simple dessert. It's got both grown-up aesthetic appeal and a healthful hit of whole grain.

Vegan Tempeh Fajitas

Tempeh stands in for beef in our hearty, healthy and weeknight-friendly vegan fajitas. Ole!