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Thumb_6173_White Bean Salad With Garlic, Lemon And Parsley

Thumb_6173_White Bean Salad With Garlic, Lemon And Parsley

Lemon juice, garlic and fresh parsley team up to complement the creamy, starchy white beans in this simple salad. Just about any other bean would work here too.

Thumb_7608_Braised Chicken With Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes And Capers

Thumb_7608_Braised Chicken With Fennel, Cherry Tomatoes And Capers

Braising chicken with vegetables is the simplest way to get a moist, flavorful breast. It's perfect for any combination of vegetables, spices and herbs. Let cuisine, color and texture guide you. (For example, you could take it Latin American and go with sweet potatoes, black beans and cumin.)

Thumb_5480_Braised Chicken With Cherry Tomato, Green Beans And Mint

Thumb_5480_Braised Chicken With Cherry Tomato, Green Beans And Mint

Bone-in chicken breasts braised in chicken broth and Dijon get a lift from garlic, cherry tomatoes, fresh green beans and a showering of fresh mint. Serve with rice or a crusty baguette to absorb all the fragrant juices.

Thumb_16351_Potato-Leek Soup With Chives

Thumb_16351_Potato-Leek Soup With Chives

This classic potato-leek soup with chives is known as vichyssoise. It can be served either warm or chilled; we prefer it slightly warm. If the 1/2 cup of heavy cream is too heavy, try mixing 1/4 cup of cream with 1/4 cup of milk.

Thumb_7123_Basic Rice Pilaf

Thumb_7123_Basic Rice Pilaf

For a pilaf, the grains of rice are slightly toasted in butter before they're simmered in broth. This gives them a nuttier, richer flavor. Add more or less shallot and parsley to taste.

Thumb_12794_Simple Whole Wheat Couscous

Thumb_12794_Simple Whole Wheat Couscous

Doesn't this recipe sound good? It is. If you'd like some ideas about what to eat with it, click on the "goes with..." tab to the left. For the lowdown on ingredients, techniques and tools, click on "related tips."

Thumb_7430_White Gazpacho With Mint And Apple

Thumb_7430_White Gazpacho With Mint And Apple

This cooling cucumber soup is flavored with nutty almonds, a tart apple and aromatic mint. It's a perfect light lunch on a hot summer day. The raw garlic will definitely be noticed, so if you'd rather not have a strong garlic flavor, use only one clove.

Thumb_7504_White Bean Soup

Thumb_7504_White Bean Soup

This is a Southwesternish take on an easy white bean soup. Cumin adds a homey, smoky flavor and yogurt adds creaminess and tartness. Bean soups are popular all over the world. You could exchange the herbs and spices and take it just about any direction you want.

Thumb_9522_White Bean Crostini With Rosemary

Thumb_9522_White Bean Crostini With Rosemary

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Thumb_5163_Asparagus-Green Pea Ragout With Mint

Thumb_5163_Asparagus-Green Pea Ragout With Mint

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Thumb_5659_Brown Jasmine Rice

Thumb_5659_Brown Jasmine Rice

Cooked simply, healthy brown jasmine rice makes a fragrant bed for curries and stir-fried dishes or an accompaniment to grilled meat or fish. It also holds up nicely when added to soups.

Thumb_5543_Barley, Zucchini And Tomato Salad With Mint

Thumb_5543_Barley, Zucchini And Tomato Salad With Mint

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