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Spatchcocked Turkey Stock

For Thanksgiving this year we spatchcocked a turkey two days in advance and brined it in buttermilk. It was delicious, and had the added benefit of giving us time to make this homemade turkey stock in advance, which we then used in Day-Before Gravy (trying to simultaneously make gravy and get the meal on the table is quite stressful for me, so making it in advance is key!).

This recipe includes instructions for browning the raw turkey parts, unlike most recipes that assume you’ve already roasted your turkey.

Yield: 7 to 8 cups Total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Seafood

Fish Tacos

This healthy, easy take on fish tacos is perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Pressure Cooker Ham Hock & Bean Soup

If you serve ham at the holidays, don’t discard the ham bone — it beautifully flavors beans and soups, and this easy pressure cooker recipe is a great way to take advantage of it. After the craziness of the holiday, you can put the soup on, put your feet up, and get ready for some comfort food.

Yield: 5 to 8 servings Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Poultry

Pan-Seared Chicken Thighs With Butternut Squash & Carrots

When we ate chicken when I was a kid, it was always boneless skinless chicken breasts. This recipe was a delicious introduction into crispy, juicy, skin-on chicken thighs.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings Total time: 1 hour
Seafood

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon, Carrots, & Green Beans

Carrots, green beans, and teriyaki-glazed salmon roasted on sheet pans is as easy as a weeknight dinner gets.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetarian

Jamy’s Quinoa Salad with Roast Vegetables, Feta, & Herbs

You can adapt this salad to take advantage of whatever vegetables are in season, or swap the quinoa for couscous or farro.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour
Buddha Bowls

Bahn Mi Bowls

Top rice noodles with piles of sliced cucumber, carrot, lettuce, cabbage, avocado, and crispy tofu coated in soy, hoisin, and Sriracha. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetarian

Volcano Noodles

Black rice noodles (which are really a lovely shade of dark purple), red bell peppers, bright green edamame, orange carrots, and purple cabbage, in a sesame-soy dressing, make a vibrant, rainbow-colored main dish.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Buddha Bowls

Mediterranean Buddha Bowls

This fresh and easy bowl of couscous, chopped cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, chicken, olives, and hummus, is an easy weeknight dinner that appeals to adults and kids alike.

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 25 minutes
Buddha Bowls

Thai Buddha Bowls with Peanut Sauce

After weeks of holiday indulgence, we’re always ready for some post-New Year’s clean eating. This simple bowl of red rice (an earthy whole grain), shredded carrots and cabbage, and edamame is kept interesting with homemade peanut sauce.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 45 minutes