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Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

When summer’s bounty brings you an abundance of squash, try this recipe to use up the mounting piles of zucchini. Simple meals can be ethnic-inspired — you just need a few unique ingredients to make everyday [more…]

Braised Cumin-Coriander Carrots Recipe

Spiced with the complementary duo of cumin and coriander, these carrots are sweet and delicious. Note that older, large carrots take longer to cook than baby carrots. [more…]

Mashed Spiced Butternut Recipe

Butternut, like pumpkin, is enhanced by spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. Here it is steamed with whole spices that scent the butternut and then pureed like mashed potatoes, spiced, and tossed [more…]

Recipe for Chinese-Spiced Baked Chicken

If you're looking for an alternative to plain baked chicken, look no further. Scented with orange, this delightful recipe features soy, fresh ginger, and five-spice powder. [more…]

Recipe for Gingered Roast Chicken

The spice mixture can be rubbed on the skin of the chicken or slipped under loosened skin. After the spices are added, roast the chicken to perfection. [more…]

Recipe for Gingered Zucchini or Summer Squash

In summer, when zucchini is plentiful, who doesn’t look for a new way to cook it? This spectacular recipe takes the commonplace squash to new heights. [more…]

Recipe for Grilled Lime-Cumin Chicken Cutlets

You can put this simple and straightforward dish together in a flash. Marinate the chicken while you’re preparing any side dishes. If you want, make a terrific sandwich by serving the cutlets on rolls. [more…]

Recipe for Mediterranean-Spiced Chicken with Olives

Some dishes benefit from a blend of both spices and herbs. The pleasing combination in this recipe gives baked chicken a deliciously sweet and fragrant flavor. Leftovers are superb cold. [more…]

Recipe for Spiced Lemony Lentils

In this dish, lentils absorb the complex flavors of the seasonings, giving them a pleasantly spiced taste. This dish can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. You can also serve it cold or at room [more…]

Recipe for Spiced Roasted Vegetables

These flavorful vegetables can be served as a side dish or as a first course or salad. They’re great on a buffet table — at room temperature, warm, or chilled. Although there are several ingredients and [more…]

Recipe for Spicy Green Beans

Liven up ordinary green beans by spiking them with spices like cumin, chiles, mustard seeds, and coconut — just like some Indian and Southeast Asian cooks do. [more…]

Recipe for Steak au Poivre

This classic French dish is always a hit with steak lovers. Serve it as is or with one of the two quick and easy sauces — Deglazed Red Wine Sauce or Brandy Cream Sauce. [more…]

Beef or Pork Stew with Juniper and Chile Powder

This hearty one-pot dish is perfect for autumn and winter meals. If you want to make the stew hot and spicy, add 1/2 teaspoon crushed red chile flakes 15 minutes before serving. This recipe freezes well [more…]

Down-Home Barbecue Chicken

Barbecued chicken basted in a tomato-based barbecue sauce is a perennial favorite in the United States. Make sure you have extra sauce to serve on the side, and don't forget the napkins! [more…]

Fish Veracruz in Spicy Tomato Sauce

This tasty dish from Mexico features firm, white fish in a tomato sauce that is spiked with garlic, chiles, cumin, cinnamon, and black olives. Serve it with rice or flour tortillas for a delicious meal [more…]

Vegetarian Bean Chili Recipe

This spicy vegetarian chili combines beans and vegetables. Add a few extra veggies if you wish, such as a sliced zucchini or yellow summer squash. This recipe freezes well. [more…]

How to Make an Eggless Salad Sandwich

This tasty sandwich filling is lower in calories than the traditional egg and dairy version and is bursting with fresh herbs. Even your old-school uncles will enjoy this naturally cholesterol-free option [more…]

Spicy Crab Cakes with Cilantro Sauce

A touch of curry and a hint of cayenne make these crab cakes sparkle with flavor. With this recipe, you can make full-size or mini crab cakes, which are a bit easier to turn when cooking. The mini cakes [more…]

Braised Red Cabbage with Caraway, Apples and Bacon

You can use green or Savoy cabbage if you prefer in this northern European–inspired dish of braised red cabbage. The savory bacon and caraway seeds combine with the sweetness of the apples perfectly. [more…]

Brazilian Picadillo Recipe

Picadillo (pee-kah-DEE-yoh) is popular in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. You can serve picadillo with rice or use it as a filling for tortillas or tacos. This recipe calls for beef, but picadillo [more…]

Fragrantly Spiced Maple Spareribs Recipe

Although the marinating time is long, these ribs are easy to prepare. They can be partially cooked ahead of time and finished just before you plan to serve them. They’ve always been a hit on my family's [more…]

Fragrantly Spiced Spinach Recipe

The spice mix for this dish is based on the classic French spice combination, quatre épices. If you have some handy, substitute 1/2 teaspoon quatre épices for the white pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves [more…]

Masala Fish Recipe

This flavorful recipe with an Indian twist is excellent for any firm fish steak. Try it with tuna, swordfish, or salmon. Serve with any salsa. [more…]

Recipe for Beef and Bean Chili

A pot of spicy chili is welcome whatever the weather — hot or chilly. This chunky version is made with beef cubes. Serve it with rice, cornbread, or warmed flour tortillas. This recipe freezes well. [more…]

Recipe for Beef or Pork Adobo with Chile Adobo Sauce

Serve this traditional Mexican dish of spicy marinated meat with warmed flour tortillas. You will need to make the Chile Adobo Sauce ahead of time. This recipe freezes well. [more…]

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