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Trader Joe’s Recipe: Melodius Masala Curry

Forget take-out. This vegetarian lentil and garbanzo bean curry is on the table in under 10 minutes thanks to a handful of ingredients (just 4!) from your neighborhood Trader Joe’s. It’ll also cost you less than $4 per serving! Look for Trader Joe’s Melodius Blend, a combo of cooked green and red lentils with green […]

Steel Cut Oat “Risotto” with Mushrooms and Kale

Oats aren’t just for breakfast! We’re swapping in steel cut oats for Arborio rice in this weeknight-friendly vegetarian main dish that will leave you wondering why you haven’t tried savory oats sooner. It’s everything you love about traditional risotto without all the work. Plus, you benefit from the health perks of whole grain oats, like […]

A small saucepan filled with fluffy coconut rice on a gray back drop

Perfect Coconut Rice

If you’re looking for a coconut rice recipe that is perfectly balanced and not too coconut-y, this is the one. It cooks up perfectly in about 20 minutes and pairs really well with Asian-style dishes, like stir-fries and curries. Be sure to use light coconut milk which keeps the flavor mild and the rice fluffy, […]

A tabletop display featuring a bowl with rice, greens and slow cooker beef roast with pickled vegetables, Banh Mi style.

Slow Cooker Beef Banh Mi Bowls

Fall is on the horizon, and while you might not be ready for soups and stews, I’d say it’s time to bust out the slow cooker! Brimming with fresh produce, this fun spin on the Vietnamese classic Banh Mi sandwich is the perfect transition recipe as we gear up for cooler months. To cut down on […]

Mujadarra Bowls with Tahini Yogurt

Mujadarra Bowls with Tahini Yogurt

To keep this classic Middle Eastern lentils and rice dish weeknight-friendly, slice the onions and steam the brown rice in advance. I also recommend taking advantage of pre-cooked lentils (look for them in the refrigerated section) to save major time. Meatless Monday or not, this is one of the most crave-worthy plant-based comfort foods I can […]

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice

A spin on one of our favorite weeknight staple meals, baked chicken and rice, this One Pan Salsa Chicken and Rice is made with Tex-Mex spices and salsa. Think of it like cheater Arroz con Pollo. Even better, though? Under 10 ingredients, no prep required, and ready in about 30 minutes.

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Cajun Red Beans and Rice

Kidney beans were the first beans I ever ate. Growing up we ate them in green salads and I always thought it was so funny that they were named after an organ. While I still love them in salads, my favorite way to eat kidney beans is simmered in a tomato-based sauce, jazzed up with […]

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry with Spinach

Quick Red Lentil Coconut Curry (Stove and InstantPot)

Tender and creamy in under 15 minutes, red lentils are the ultimate weeknight legume. I love them in any type of curry, especially paired with coconut milk. Aside from chopping cilantro, this recipe requires zero prep. Using red curry paste saves you the hassle of measuring out multiple spices and chopping garlic and ginger.

Cast Iron Skillet with Chicken Thighs and Rice

One Pan Arroz con Pollo Verde

I can’t claim Peruvian authenticity with this One Pan Arroz con Pollo Verde, but I’ll stand behind it’s simplicity. Simmering the rice in stock, salsa verde, and shredded cheese makes it ultra-creamy. And because this cooks on the stovetop and not the oven, it’s on the table in about 30 minutes.

White plate with rice topped with beef and vegetable stir fry

Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry

Wondering what to do with the ground beef you bought on special, aside from the usual meatballs, meatloaf, meat sauce regulars? Try it in a stir-fry! This Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry is on the table in 20 minutes, thanks to minimal prep, a 3-ingredient sauce, and frozen vegetables. Problem solved.

One Pan Unstuffed Peppers

One Pan UnStuffed Peppers

Like Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls, One Pan UnStuffed Peppers likely won’t win any beauty contests, but the end result? A quick and flavorful one pan dinner that delivers in well under an hour, or less if you prep the veg in advance. All the flavor of a classic without the work.