One-pot, vegan, completely delicious lentil soup

INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 cups French green lentils 12 oz crushed tomatoes — I like Pomi brand finely chopped tomatoes (1 1/2 cups), see notes above 2 large onions, chopped (about a quart of diced onions) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 bay leaf ½ cup white balsamic vinegar, see notes above ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped, or if you are feeling lazy, a few whole springs 3 carrots, peeled and diced (1 to 2 cups) 3 celery stalks,...Read more...

Frisée and Apple Salad with Dried Cherries and Walnuts

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons minced shallot 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 cup (generous) dried tart cherries (one 3-ounce package) 1 large head of frisée, torn into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups) 1 medium Gala apple, cored, thinly sliced 1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted walnuts RECIPE PREPARATION Whisk first 4 ingredients in small bowl to blend. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in dried cherries. Toss frisée and apple slices...Read more...

Caramelized Sweet Onion Soup

INGREDIENTS 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 pound sweet onions, quartered and thinly sliced (about 4 cups) 1/2 pound red onions, quartered and thinly sliced (about 2 cups) 1/2 cup thinly sliced shallots 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 (15-ounce) cans reduced-sodium beef stock 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, or to taste DIRECTIONS Melt the butter in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions. Stir...Read more...

Stir Fried Bok Choy

Stir-Fried Bok Choy with Carrots and Ginger Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger 4 bok choy (about 3 pounds total), cut crosswise into 1-inch-wide ribbons 2 carrots, peeled, shaved into ribbons Salt Instructions In a large wok, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 30 seconds, or until fragrant and tender. Add the bok choy and carrots and stir for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the green...Read more...

Quick and healthy Monday dinner idea:

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas Ingredients 1 tablespoon chili powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound baby bell peppers (12 to 15 peppers), halved, stemmed and seeded 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast Juice of 1 lime, plus lime wedges, for serving 8 fajita-size flour tortillas, warmed Shredded Monterey Jack cheese, guacamole, hot sauce, salsa and sour cream, for serving Directions...Read more...

Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds peeled cubed sweet potato 1 (5-oz.) can evaporated low-fat milk 2 tablespoons maple syrup 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons butter, melted How to Make It Place sweet potato in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and return to pan; add evaporated milk, maple syrup, salt, and pepper. Mash with a potato masher to desired consistency. Drizzle with melted butter. Recipe...Read more...