Simple Arugula Salad with Lemon

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This is one of my favorite “contorni”--the Italian word for side dish--and, thankfully, a super easy one to make at home. The dish is just fine with a bag of pre-washed arugula from the grocery story, but it’s a show-stopper when made with just-picked arugula from the farmers market or your garden.

Chickpeas with Blistered Scallions

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This easy, flavorful recipe for chickpeas with blistered scallions makes a tasty main dish or side dish. Use leftovers for speedy meals later in the week!

Ratatouille Tostadas

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Provencal ratatouille plays will with Mexican cuisine in our super-easy recipe for tostadas. Add a tossed salad, and dinner is ready in about 15 minutes.

Grilled Polenta with Blistered Snow Peas & Bok Choy

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This is the recipe I wrote for the Sunday meal at Rancho La Puerta during my week as visiting chef. Originally, I’d planned on serving [...]

White Beans with Rosemary, Lemon and Bay

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This basic, versatile recipe for white beans can be enjoyed on its own, added to pasta or dressed up with tuna.

Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche with Quinoa Crust

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Quiches always leave me feeling greasy and bloated. This one, my friends, is different. The crust is crunchy-chewy (healthy and gluten-free) quinoa, and the midsection is filled with garlicky chunks of broccoli and the sharp tang of Cheddar. And, as my 7-year-old daughter proved, this is a quiche kids love, too.

Spiced Lentil and Chickpea Salad

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Lentils and chickpeas are a match made in heaven, and this bright, lemony salad recipe easily expands to feed a crowd (trust me on that one!).

Sauteed Sweet Potato with Shallots, Chile & Lime

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Caramelized shallot and sweet potato come together with the zing of lime and heat of chile in this easy, healthy side dish or vegetarian main course.

Naked Root Vegetable Gratin

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A crispy, succulent take on a classic pommes Anna--only with root vegetables instead of potatoes ... think of it as a naked gratin.

Soft Scrambled Eggs with Chives

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This is one of my hands-down favorite easy dinners, and can also be transformed into an easy appetizer by topping crostini (and if you're feeling decadent, drizzling with truffle oil). Watch my video down below to see how easy these are to make.