Pace Webb ( http://tasteofpace.blogspot.com ): Lamb may not be the first choice of meat for most people, but it's quite tasty if you give it a chance. This stew is a perfect introduction to lamb. It's a delicious comfort dish, and braising the lamb in red wine helps get rid of the gamey taste that turn people off of it. Also, it's basically a one pot meal which means it's fairly easy to cook and a breeze to clean up!
Jenny Park ( http://spoonforkbacon.com ): This is a recipe I dedicate to my sister, the vegetarian of the family. I think this is a great recipe to satisfy both meat lovers and vegetarians alike. It's a hearty chili, filled with vegetables, spices and three different kinds of beans. Enjoy!
Let's face it, if we gave our kids the option, they'd probably eat mac and cheese for every meal. We want to make our children happy, but not at the expense of feeding them unhealthy food, right? Well, with this mac and cheese, everyone can be happy. This recipe uses real ingredients like milk, peas, brown rice pasta and REAL cheese -- not the bright orange powder that comes in a packet. The best part it is it doesn't take much longer to prepare than the boxed varieties. Now that's what you call a win-win!
Salads are generally not hearty enough for dinner. I think we can agree on that, right? At least not the healthy ones -- you know, the ones without the fried chicken pieces and the ranch dressing and the bleu cheese crumbles. Well, Pace Webb of http://tasteofpace.blogspot.com provides the exception with this recipe. By roasting seasonal vegetables and combining them with chick peas and shaved parmesan, this salad is in fact warm, filling and quite hearty. It's also perfect for those lazy nights when you just don't feel like cooking up a big meal.
Not every recipe has to break the bank. In fact, some can give you a bang for your buck. Sienna DeGovia's ( http://siennacake.com ) corn chowder is the perfect example. You can make an entire pot of warm, hearty soup for a big family dinner or a single meal with leftovers. It's a one-pot meal that keeps on giving. Yum!
Dana Joy Altman ( http://www.realfoodrehab.com ): This is a great one-pot comfort meal. It's a flavorful and seemingly exotic lentil and rice soup that can be garnished to please any diner's palette. Also, it's a vegetarian (vegan, even) dish that is both filling and tasty. So, your omnivore friends won't miss the meat. It's okay if you don't want to share. The leftovers are just as delicious! Enjoy.
Shauna Sever ( http://shaunasever.com ): Sheet pan chicken is one of those lazy -- and super affordable -- recipes that is easy to prepare and is quite delicious to eat. Basically, it's the crown jewel in your weeknight culinary oeuvre. The secret is in the chicken thighs. Remember: 'the chicken thigh never dies.' Happy cooking!
Jenny Park ( http://spoonforkbacon.com/ ): Sometimes after a long day of work you just want to cook and eat something that's low maintenance, but satisfying. We've all been there, right? Well, this recipe is exactly the go-to recipe you need when you're in that kind of mood. You're welcome ;)
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