Turmeric, which is related to ginger, is what gives curries and prepared mustard their distinctive yellow color. The word "couscous" refers to the granular pasta itself as well as to the brothy and spicy stews it traditionally accompanies.
A thick vegetarian stew made from pantry staples, such as rice, spices, and canned chickpeas, is enlivened with a bit of yogurt and lime. Curry powder, an Indian blend of spices, is a timesaving source of layered flavor; ground ginger brings a quick dash of citrusy warmth.
This one-pot Moroccan stew is packed with spicy flavor and healthy vegetables. Make this vegetarian dish on a weekend and freeze the leftovers for a fast weeknight dinner.Recipe courtesy of reader Sonya Labbe in Los Angeles.
Chickpeas, white balsamic vinegar, and honey join olives, tomatoes, red onion, and greens for a new twist on a Greek salad. You can use white-wine vinegar in place of the balsamic -- just add more honey to taste.