Posts By Elizabeth Palmer Califano

This beautiful, hearty salad is quick enough for a healthy weeknight meal while also feeling special enough for entertaining. Sweet delicata squash takes center stage and saves you time with its thin and edible skin. Paneer, a traditional Indian ingredient, is a firm non-melting cheese that crisps up deliciously in the oven. It adds protein and calcium to this dish,…

Considered the national dish of Laos, larb is referred to as the "good fortune salad." Commonly made with chicken, pork, beef or fish, this endlessly adaptable recipe can be applied to any taste preferences. Serve over traditional sticky rice as shown here, or with lettuce as a wrap. You’ll want to use this sweet, spicy, zesty sauce with everything. Cucumbers…

Sausage rolls, which originated in 19th century France and quickly became a street food favorite in England, are beloved in Australia. This comes as no surprise, with its modern history closely linked with Great Britain. Typically made with beef, lamb or pork wrapped in a buttery puff pastry, it’s easy to see why these rolls are so popular. Here, a…

Absolutely packed with umami flavor, this vegetarian recipe is sure to win over any skeptics around your table. Eggplant offers a satisfying meaty texture, especially when coated in sweet and spicy sauce and charred on a grill. Rich in B vitamins, fiber and potassium, eggplant is an excellent addition to your recipe rotation. Cabbage slaw adds a crunchy counterpoint, and…

Gado gado means “mix mix” in Indonesian, and is a popular dish with different variations throughout the region. Here, it gives inspiration for a grilled snack plate, with a delicious and zesty peanut sauce that transforms humble ingredients into a treat. Feel free to switch up the vegetables used, adding grilled or boiled potatoes, chicken, shrimp or hardboiled eggs to…

Switch up your go-to grains with fonio, a grain grown in West Africa that has nourished people there for thousands of years. Grown in countries like Senegal, Nigeria and Mali, this planet- and people-loving grain thrives in poor soil and requires very little water. It cooks up in five minutes, has a neutral taste, a texture similar to couscous and…

chilled Moroccan watermelon tomato soup

The sweltering days of late summer call for cooling, hydrating foods. All the better if they require little time in a hot kitchen. This simple recipe transforms basic summer ingredients into a flavorful, beautifully-spiced meal that’s elegant enough for entertaining but easy enough for weeknight dinner. Watermelon and tomatoes both contain lycopene, which boosts your skin’s defenses against sun damage.…

Cool, creamy and refreshing, labneh is a traditional Middle Eastern food, stemming back from ancient times. Made from strained yogurt, labneh was an important source of protein for the Bedouin tribes and holds a central space in Armenian, Syrian, Lebanese, Palestinian and Israeli culinary traditions. It can be made from goat, sheep, cow, camel or buffalo milk, each with its…

This hearty recipe combines shelf-stable pantry staples for a healthy and comforting meal. Sweet potatoes are packed with beta carotene, making them excellent for supporting healthy vision. They also boast fiber for gut health and vitamin C for immunity. Leaving the skin on boosts their fiber and antioxidant content, while also saving you time in the kitchen! Chickpeas add additional…

This classic Lebanese salad features a refreshing mix of greens, herbs and crisped flatbread, all tossed in a zesty sumac-spiced dressing. Perfect for pairing with meat or poultry, this salad also stands well alone as a hearty vegetarian meal with sides of tabbouleh and hummus. Sumac is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices you can add to your cooking.…

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