YieldServes 6 (serving size: 2 tbsp.)This spicy vinaigrette gets its kick from fiery Sriracha sauce. When it comes to this popular chile sauce, a little goes a long way (so don’t overdo it!) Drizzle this soy vinaigrette over stir-fried veggies or an Asian-style salad, such as this tasty Sesame-Ginger Chicken Salad.
YieldServes 1 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)The banana and pineapple provide the sweetness necessary to balance the bitter bite of the kale while the light coconut milk adds lots of richness. Feel free to add ice to the blender if you like a slushier texture. If you like, purchase pre-cut fresh pineapple in the produce section.
Photo: Hector Manuel SanchezA little maple syrup in the blend adds a hint of sweetness and helps the patties develop a beautifully caramelized crust. We like to use dark maple syrup, formerly labeled as Grade B, because it has more intense maple flavor than lighter-colored syrup, so you can use less.
This French stew was traditionally made in a specially shaped covered terra-cotta crock that allowed condensation to build up and prevented any of the braising liquid from evaporating—all of which makes for a velvety, rich stew with super moist meat and very tender vegetables. The slow cooker is a great modern equipment swap that will let you achieve the same results.
Photo: Hector Manuel SanchezShake up your Thanksgiving buffet with this incredible offering. Taking inspiration from the best part of classic pecan pie (the sweet goo!), this nutty treat serves several tasty upgrades while still cutting sugar by more than a third. Toasted hazelnuts contribute supreme crunch and a sweetness unsurpassed by any other nut, while instant coffee and coffee liqueur deepen the flavor with delightfully bitter nuances.
Green beans with bacon is the quintessential side dish—it’s craveworthy, comforting, and crowd pleasing. This easy recipe has everything you love about the classic preparation but with significantly less fat and sodium. Shallots and garlic kick up the green beans’ flavor, toasted pecans add crunch and fiber, and center-cut bacon lends a salty punch without tons of sat fat.