Dipping apple in honey is a Rosh Hashanah custom (to welcome the sweetness of the Jewish new year). We went one step further, layering apples, honey, and sliced almonds on top of another holiday staple, challah, to make delicious open-faced sandwiches.
Break your mayonnaise habit by slathering this fiery spread on sandwiches. Roasting brings out the sweetness of bell peppers, and chipotle pepper turns up the smoky-spicy quotient. Swap it for salsa the next time you make tacos, burritos, or rice and beans.
No cream required: Tahini gives this soup its buttery flavor and silky texture -- and makes a serving of dark leafy greens unusually enticing. Sliced avocado dressed with lemon and sprouts jazzes up ordinary crusty bread and rounds out this balanced meal.