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Vegetarian

Khichdi

With pantry cooking on the rise, and needing simple dishes we can make for lunch on a work-from-home workday, this one-pot dish of rice and lentils became a favorite. We even prepped “khichdi kits” of pre-measured ingredients to make it easier to get lunch on the table.

The toppings are the real star – don’t skip them!

Yield: 3 servings Total time: 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
Beans

Vegetarian Charro Beans

I have a great recipe for charro beans cooked in a pressure cooker with lots of bacon. This vegetarian version is cooked on the stovetop and inspired by the beans at a local Austin Tex Mex restaurant.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 1 hour
Grains

Pressure Cooker Cilantro Lime Rice

This flavorful rice with cilantro and lime juice is prepared in a pressure cooker, which allows you to start the cooking process and walk away to focus on other dishes. It pairs well with chicken fajitas and charro beans.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Dips

Pineapple Salsa

This is the perfect summer salsa thanks to diced fresh pineapple, which is much easier to slice into than I used to think. Red bell pepper and red onion add color, and cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice add mouth-watering flavor.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups Total time: 15 minutes
Vegetables

Roasted Red Cabbage & Rainbow Pepper Slaw

Roasting the red cabbage and using cilantro and Italian parsley as more than just seasoning (here they’re salad greens!) fills this side dish with satisfying flavor.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Jamy’s Thai Chicken Soup (Chicken Khao Soi)

Poach chicken thighs in a broth of homemade curry paste, coconut milk, and chicken broth, add egg noodles and fish sauce, and top with onions, bean sprouts, cilantro stems, chili oil, and lime wedges.

Serve with an Austrian Grüner Veltliner.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Vegetables

Guy’s Corn Salad

Guy adapted a recipe for corn salsa and served it as an excellent side dish. Canned corn is surprisingly good here, alongside chopped bell peppers, halved cherry tomatoes, jalapeños, a quick dressing, and fresh cilantro.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Beef

Slow-Cooker Barbacoa Beef

This shredded beef, slow cooked with chipotle peppers, cilantro, red onion, garlic, ground cloves, and lime juice, feeds a crowd.

Yield: 30 tacos Total time: 12 hours 30 minutes
Poultry

Asian Noodle Salad

Nostalgia for a childhood favorite (Ramen noodles) and the new habit of cabbage-based salads for dinner has introduced this to our dinner rotation. Cilantro, bell peppers, and a vinaigrette of ginger, lime, and jalapeño keep the salad fresh.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes