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Striped Bass with Lemon, Shiitake, and Baby Bok Choy

Time:25 mins
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Bread and Shrimp Skewers with Romaine Salad

Time:20 mins
Ingredients
  • 3/4 pound large peeled and deveined frozen shrimp (about 24), thawed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 5 ounces crusty bread, cut into 1-inch pieces (3 cups)
  • 1 hard-cooked egg yolk, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  • 2 large hearts romaine lettuce, leaves separated
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Classic Spaghetti Puttanesca

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed, drained, and coarsely chopped
  • 3 anchovy fillets, minced
  • 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata or other brined black olives, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato puree (from a 15-ounce can)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound spaghetti
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Asian Chicken Sandwich

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Cheesy Chickpea and Sesame Crackers

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for surface
  • 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan (1 ounce)
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
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Mushroom Risotto with Spring Herbs

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 large shallot, diced small
  • 1/2 pound cremini or button mushrooms, trimmed and quartered
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 cup Arborio or Carnaroli rice
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Pinot Grigio
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan (1/4 ounce)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, marjoram, and chives
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Sauteed Collards with Bacon

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Coffee, Hazelnut, and Banana Granola

Time:45 mins
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Chili-Lemon Cauliflower

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Cherry-Lime Granola

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 3 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest (packed)
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup dried tart cherries or dried cranberries
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