Baked ricotta cheese with herbs makes a savory, slightly spongy cake - a very simple yet delicious appetizer.
Quinoa is faster, easier, and - in my opinion - tastier than rice. Give it a try!
Quick-cooking couscous makes a nice change from rice.
Bharta is a smoked eggplant dish popular in the villages of Punjab. It is usually served with greens, bread, and lassi.
Rich in both color and flavor, this dip makes an elegant change from spicy black bean dip.
A spicy black bean paste that works great as a dip, in burritos, or on nachos.
I used to hate making rice, until I realized that the world won't end if I ignore conventional wisdom. It's ok to remove the lid to stir during cooking and to add more water, and it doesn't even matter if there's liquid left at the end. As when cooking pasta, you can just drain whatever's left when the rice is ready.
I love Greek restaurants, but somehow I'd never tasted or even heard of bouyourdi before actually going to Greece. Now I eat this combination of roasted peppers, tomatoes, and feta every week.
A lot of people don't like Brussels sprouts, but I think that's because they haven't had them cooked properly. This recipe makes the best brussel sprouts you've ever had.
Light and crunchy slices of eggplant and zucchini make a wonderful summer dish.