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Thumb_8815_French Onion Soup

Thumb_8815_French Onion Soup

This old-fashioned French classic has become an American comfort food staple over the years. Slow-cooked onion soup flavored with cognac and topped with French bread and gooey melted cheese always hits the spot on a winter's day.

Thumb_7584_Lentil Salad With Garlic Vinaigrette

Thumb_7584_Lentil Salad With Garlic Vinaigrette

Mustard and lentils are a classically good combination (especially alongside pork). Here, the mustard and vinegar together are a great foil to the soft, creamy and earthy lentils. For a nuttier vinaigrette, replace the olive oil with walnut oil, which mixes wonderfully with Champagne vinegar.

Thumb_8424_Lentil, Tomato And Red Pepper Salad With Cilantro

Thumb_8424_Lentil, Tomato And Red Pepper Salad With Cilantro

For a different kind of side, try lentils. The combination of green lentils and red tomato and pepper is both vibrantly colored and flavored, and goes well will all sorts of grilled dishes.

Thumb_4693_Peppercorn Roasted Chicken Breasts

Thumb_4693_Peppercorn Roasted Chicken Breasts

A vibrant combination of peppercorns coat these juicy chicken breasts, adding flavor, color and spice. Allowing the chicken to rest before cutting prevents all the tasty juices from streaming out at the touch of a knife. 

Thumb_12051_Basic Black Beans

Thumb_12051_Basic Black Beans

Simply cooked black beans are delicious wrapped in a tortilla, stirred into soups and vegetable dishes, and even by themselves as a side -- try them with a dollop of sour cream, a squeeze of lime, broiled with Monterey Jack cheese or sprinkled with fresh cilantro.

Thumb_5644_Broiled Filet Mignon

Thumb_5644_Broiled Filet Mignon

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_5934_Jerk Marinade

Thumb_5934_Jerk Marinade

This is a zesty marinade for basically anything - beef, fish, pork, chicken, tofu - and is only a food-processor pulse away. Jerk sauce like this one is a perfect make-ahead marinade that you can leave on the refrigerated meat all day for a delicious meal. 

Thumb_14321_Italian Broccoli And Potato Soup

Thumb_14321_Italian Broccoli And Potato Soup

Craving a hearty and warming soup? This one is for you.  A touch of cream adds body, and tastes great with the tender potatoes and broccoli. For an explanation of "light cream," quickly scroll through the Related Tips to the left. 

Thumb_4365_Chickpea And Leek Soup

Thumb_4365_Chickpea And Leek Soup

This soup is filling enough to be served on it's own or with a light salad, but could also be a good first course for a larger meal.

Thumb_6368_Mexican Pilaf With Cumin And Jalapeño

Thumb_6368_Mexican Pilaf With Cumin And Jalapeño

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_7031_Lamb Vindaloo

Thumb_7031_Lamb Vindaloo

Vindaloos are classic Indian dishes, that actually originated from a Portugese dish "vinho de alho".  This version isn't terribly spicy, though you could add more cayenne pepper to taste. 

Thumb_5283_Grilled Cumin Veal Chops

Thumb_5283_Grilled Cumin Veal Chops

Veal chops are rarely used for grilling, but are so tasty with a simple cumin seasoning.  Check out our "goes with" section to the left for some side dish suggestions.


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