Dinner Ideas

The recipes listed make great dinners! Many are quick, others a bit better for a lazy Sunday. Nearly everyone LOVES these stuffed shells, the spicy tahini noodles, this vegan nacho recipe (no, really!), saag paneer, this last minute lasagna. Or, check here, if you’re looking for favorite Instant Pot recipes. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

Making really good minestrone in the Instant Pot with dried, un-soaked beans is possible! No need to use mushy canned beans. If you have an Instant Pot, a good minestrone, like this one, needs to be one of your standbys.

The Ultimate Vegan Nachos

The Ultimate Vegan Nachos

When you need a nacho fix, this is how you should roll. At least once. Nachos are always a crowd pleaser, and this is no exception. Oozy, cheesy, loaded vegan nachos everyone loves.

Instant Pot Fiasco Beans

Instant Pot Fiasco Beans

This recipe is for all of you with a new Instant Pot. What this pot of beans lacks in looks, it makes up for in flavor, simplicity, and deliciousness! A take on Italian fagioli al fiasco.

Thirteen Great Blender Soups you can Make Tonight

Thirteen Great Blender Soups you can Make Tonight

Blender soups are great because, often, you need just a few ingredients and a fifteen minutes or so. Take one all-star, seasonal ingredient like winter squash, or broccoli, or asparagus. Beyond that, perhaps an onion, some broth or water, some herbs or spices, boom - you've got what you need to make a beautiful, silky blended soup.

Spicy Tahini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables

Spicy Tahini Noodles with Roasted Vegetables

This is my favorite kind of weeknight meal. Noodles tossed with a quick sauce, topped with an abundance of vegetables, and kissed with chile feistiness courtesy of the condiment shelf.

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Simple Weeknight Pasta Sauce Recipes

Simple Weeknight Pasta Sauce Recipes

These pasta sauce recipes are weeknight lifesavers! Great not only on pasta, but on all sorts of vegetables and grain bowls as well.

California Tom Yum Soup

California Tom Yum Soup

A distant relative of the vibrant, brothy tom yum soup you likely know from many Thai restaurants. Part of its magic is the way it plays sweet off sour, balancing herbaceousness, feisty heat, and just the right amount of saltiness.

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

Absolutely everyone needs a great lentil soup in their cooking repertoire. Here's a selection of some of the best.

Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

Garlic Lime Lettuce Wraps

Ginger and garlic tempeh rice, folded into lime-spiked lettuce wraps with lots of herbs, cucumber, and carrots. A one-pan meal that comes together in no time!

Smashed Sweet Potato Tacos

Smashed Sweet Potato Tacos

So simple, so good! Tortillas get slathered with smashed, roasted sweet potatoes. Top with black beans, sliced avocado, quick pickled red onions, a bit of cheese, squeeze of lime.

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