Lemon-y Zucchini Pasta

“Pasta with zucchini” is maybe the single thing cooked most often in our household. It’s a dish that makes you feel like you’re eating healthy, no matter how much Parmesan you dump in.

Out of all the endless variations of zucchini pasta we cook, this one – utilizing a whole lemon and a heaping handful of fresh arugula – is the punchiest and most satisfying. But there’s endless ways to twist it using what’s already in your cabinet: roast some chickpeas, dump in a can of white beans, or toast some walnuts or breadcrumbs like we suggest below.

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Cranberry Sauce With An Orange Twist

Cranberry sauce deserves our respect on the Thanksgiving table. In an otherwise heavy meal, it’s one of the only sources of acidity—much needed to balance out all that salt and fat.

While many people are nostalgic for the prepackaged cranberry sauce right out of the can, making your own is far easier than you’d think. It comes together with little work and stays in the fridge for days, so you don’t have to worry about wasting more stove space on Thanksgiving Day.

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Quarantine Curry With Chicken, Spinach And Sweet Potatoes

Curry is comfort food. And, if you’ll excuse the tongue-in-cheek name, we could use a little comfort right now.

This recipe is one we just can’t get tired of. Back when we were still going into the office, it would make a perfect lunch for the next day, and the day after that, and the day after that too. When you’re stuck inside, it’s an easy way to liven up your afternoon—and to get some vegetables in your diet.

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Mussels In Red Coconut Curry

Home cooks seem to be under the impression that mussels are too unapproachable, too fancy, or too difficult to cook at home. Maybe it’s their association with French or Belgian food, or their price point in restaurants. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Mussels are among the easiest, and fastest, foods in the world to cook. They’re sustainable and affordable, too. At multiple groceries in Columbus, Ohio (that’s the Midwest!) we can get 2 pounds of mussels for south of $12, pretty much year round. Not too shabby.

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Waffles For Every Occasion

You don’t need an expensive waffle maker to make great waffles. And we can prove it.

Sure, we wish we could summon Waffle House waffles to our homes, from those impressive devices that flip the batter and time it out perfectly. But who’s got the money or counter space? And more importantly, why should waffles be a special occasion treat?

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Pretzel Bread With Everything Seasoning

Bread can be an intimidating challenge, so we decided to start easy. Pretzel bread, which we crave constantly, only takes a couple hours and simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

Fresh out of the oven, pretzel bread is a perfect snack to tear apart and eat with butter or honey mustard dipping sauce. But unlike a regular pretzel, you can also slice it into the best sandwich—or grilled cheese. Our eventual goal is to turn it into a bread bowl, but we’re still working on that.

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