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Recipes for main dishes for lunch and dinner. Includes omnivorous, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options.

Crispy Chicken Tenders, simply delicious

There are days when all I want to eat are crispy chicken tenders. And maybe some french fries. (Though crispy roasted potatoes will work, too.) And I’ll be honest that is pretty much every day. It’s not that I don’t love a broad range of cuisines, from Sichuan fish-fragrant eggplant to Mediterranean baked sweet potatoes …

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Corn, Jalapeño, and Sweet Potato Bisque

This is a later winter soup. A weeknight soup. A mostly from-the-pantry soup. A simple throw-it-together, simmer, blend, garnish and ladle into bowls and curl up on the couch in your sweatpants and watch some Netflix kind of soup. I first learned about this soup when I came across it on Luisa’s site about five years …

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Panzanella: the end of the tomatoes, with bread

We’ve had a bit of a cold snap around these parts. A little autumnal chill that hints at the jacket weather to come. The kind of weather that begs for closing up windows and putting on warm socks. Of course, yesterday it was too warm for long sleeves, and even though there was apple pie …

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Zucchini Fritters; easy, crisp, and satisfying

People often ask me how often my cooking experiments fail. And I have to be honest—not often. Not everything gets into the “good enough to share with the world” category, but pretty much everything is good enough to eat. But there have been a few notable exceptions. There were some very old dried chickpeas that …

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