Za'atar, a mixture of herbs traditionally used in Middle Eastern cooking, takes this braised chicken recipe from basic to brilliant. Add French green lentils, chopped carrots, and green olives to make it a one-pot meal.
Our take on the iconic Chinese takeout dish swaps out the beef for pork tenderloin -- it's tasty, tender, and affordable. Hone the technique by cooking each ingredient separately over super-high heat, then combining, and you can apply it to all kinds of vegetables and proteins.
With a well-stocked pantry, this Vegetarian Chili is an easy weeknight meal! Let it simmer while you set the table, unload the dishwasher, or relax on the couch. Loaded with beans, tomatoes, and spices, it's a good one to add to your chili rotation.