Indian Cauliflower and Potatoes

Instead of grabbing Indian takeout, try this flavorful vegetarian recipe. This recipes has all the great spices you would find in your favorite Indian restaurant, but you can whip this up in a short time and adjust the spiciness to your eaters liking. Serve this with the spicy Indian Lentils, for a well rounded meal!

Spiced Indian Lentils

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I love Indian food, when it is not too greasy and has authentic flavors -and these lentils meet those criteria. This great mix of traditional Indian warm spices stirred into the creamy lentils makes for a comforting meal with a twist. (Adapted from a recipe from Aarti Sequeira)

Salt ‘N Vinegar Smashed Potatos

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If you like salt and vinegar potato chips, try subbing out your usual mashed potato side for these smashed potatoes. For those of us who grew up on the east coast beaches in summertime, these will take you back to Thrasher’s French fries!

Chocolate Cobbler

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I know I say I’m not a dessert person – both because it’s not my go to crave-able food and I don’t like to measure… But, every once in a while, I do bake. Even more rare, is for me to serve a dessert (that is not fruit) on a weeknight…Now that I’ve gotten all of the apologies out of the way, I had to share this recipe. I had never heard of a chocolate cobbler, but came across this one from The Pioneer Woman and it is a great and EASY throw together dessert for a special weeknight meal.

Tortilla Soup

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Its always fun to have Soup for Dinner, and you get away with bringing out one pot to the table and you’re done. This is a hearty soup that covers all the bases in one dish - veggies, starch and protein – making it a full dinner meal. Make sure to place a variety of toppings in bowls for everyone to choose from – that’s the best part!

Shakshuka with Crusty Bread

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Shakshuka is traditionally served as a breakfast meal in Israel - but I think this is a meal that needs to take center stage at dinner. In this one pan meal, tomatoes, onions, peppers and spices slowly simmer to make a delicious sauce into which you add eggs, cooked to your liking – hard or soft yolk. Serve this with crusty bread for dipping.

Asian Chicken Salad

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When you need a lighter dinner, try this amazingly flavorful chicken salad. It has a delicious dressing to keep the chicken moist and is packed with all kinds of bright veggies. Feel free to use any other veggies that you like to add color and crunch! (Adapted from Barefoot Contessa)

Egg Drop Soup

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My kids love egg drop soup! This one is healthy and fresh – and tastes nothing like some of the goopy versions you may have had at a Chinese restaurant. And the best part is that you can throw this together in a few minutes while you are preparing the rest of your dinner.

Roasted Carrots

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Everyone has carrots around the house. If you are looking for a great way to add some color to your dinner, this is a great veggie side. Its simple to make and the sweet carrots are sure to be a big hit with the kids too. (Adapted from Cooks Illustrated)

Pan Seared Salmon over Lentils

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Pan seared salmon is both easy and delicious. This recipe stands out due to the delicious lemony herb butter that gets mixed into both the lentils and melted on top of the salmon. Placing the salmon on top of a bed of lentils can turn this easy weeknight meal into a company worthy meal. If you’ve never used French green lentils, with their firm and chewy texture, try them in this recipe.