There’s something incredibly comforting about a good soup, and this soup is one of our stalwarts. Red lentils are widely available in most grocery stores, but especially cheap at Trader Joe’s – plus, it’s a no guilt meal. Skip the pita if you’re trying to skimp on carbs, but I made a mess of whole…

Instant Pot Zinfandel Braised Short Ribs

When I was describing this meal on Twitter yesterday, my phone kept autocorrecting braised to braided, earning me a ton of French braid jokes. I can laugh, though, because I’m the one who got to eat this.

Shrimp and Grits (And Greens)

From the Low Country to Louisiana, everyone has their own take on how to make shrimp and grits. My own tastes fluctuate when I make this dish, from cooking the shrimp in bacon fat to making the grits more cheese than coarsely ground meal. But it’s Lent, and that means no meat on Fridays. Living…

Sheet Pans: Not Just for Taking Up Cabinet Space

Let’s talk sheet pans, which exist not just for your cookie needs, but also to bake your frozen Costco flautas (at least for my friend, Jess). Last week I cooked a pork tenderloin, potatoes, and green beans in 30 minutes on one sheet pan, and my husband – he of dishwashing duty – nearly wept…

Black Bean Burrito Bowls

::extreme John Oliver voice:: CAULIFLOWER RICE. It can be spectacular, and it can be bad. It’s a useful substitute for rice and flour in some capacities, though, and this recipe highlights exactly that. Plus, it’s easy to make this vegan, and it’s assuredly gluten-free.