The aroma of fragrant spices arises from this chicken and squash stew, served with rice and lentils combined with pomegranate, scallions, cilantro and mint.
Cool and store the chicken and squash mix for a make-ahead meal, preparing the rice as the chicken reheats over medium heat.tags: soups and stoups dinner lunch rice, grains and breads poultry vegetables beans sauté boil simmer more
Greens and beans are enriched with seasoned toasted croutons in this comforting soup.
Cooks' Note: If you are making the soup ahead of time, cool and store it in the refrigerator. Cool the croutons and store them in foil in a cool, dry place. Reheat the soup over medium heat and reheat the croutons in a foil pouch if you wish to serve them warm.tags: soups and stoups brunch dinner lunch cheese rice, grains and breads vegetables beans roast simmer more
Chef Seamus Mullen shares this delicious and healthy recipe with us from his new book, Hero Foods. Be sure to catch Seamus in our section about cooking with healthy and anti-inflammatory foods!
"Lentils are incredibly versatile beans: they can be pureed, stewed, formed into cakes and fried and, unlike other dried beans, they don’t need to be soaked and can be cooked in relatively little time. Like so many other things I love to cook, I fell for lentils in Spain – simple lentil soup with chunks of ham and a healthy dose of vinegar. I always add vinegar to my lentils now – it just seems right. This dish has become a favorite over the years. It’s an updated version of the lentil soup I remember so well from Burgos. To really control the cooking, I cook the beans in two stages: first, the initial cooking with some simple aromatics, then finished with the final ingredients." – Seamus Mullen
Head south of the border with this spicy reworking of Sloppy Joes to Sloppy Josés.
Cook's Note: The dip and the pork mixture can be covered and stored separately in the refrigerator for a make-ahead meal. Reheat the pork mixture over medium heat.tags: dinner lunch "sammies," wraps and subs spreads or dips fruit cheese rice, grains and breads pork vegetables beans broil sauté boil food processor or blender more