Dinner for Two

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Roasted Tomato and Fennel with Tagliatelle

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A fresh Arrabiata sauce roasted in the oven, full of cherry tomatoes, fresh chilies, fennel, garlic, and mint, tangled with fresh whole wheat tagliatelle. More

Shrimp with Chunky Cherry Tomato Puttanesca Sauce

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Spicy, fresh, and aromatic, this fresh puttanesca sauce, made from fresh cherry tomatoes, olives, capers, chilies, oregano, and lemon, flavors a gorgeous stew of jumbo tomatoes. A light take on a classic that's a perfect after-work dinner for two. More

Lamb Burger with Chunky Mint Tzatziki

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A warm pita stuffed with a tender, garlicky lamb burger and a chunky tzatziki full of fresh mint, chives, and oregano. More

Cornish Game Hens with Prosciutto and Rosemary with White Beans

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Another perfect small-kitchen, busy-life holiday dinner for two: individual roast birds smothered in garlic and rosemary, wrapped in crispy prosciutto, and served with all-Italian white beans. More

Spicy, Smoky Bean Cakes with Lime Slaw and Charred Avocado

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These hearty vegan black and kidney bean cakes are spiked with chipotle and handfuls of sharp vegetables, cilantro, and lime, baked until crisp, and served on a bed of slaw. Charred avocado on top adds a bit of smoky, creamy flavor. More

Fennel-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Onions

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This is a seriously impressive easy holiday dinner for two: roast pork loin coated in fennel seed and fresh thyme, served with soft, sweet roasted fennel and red onion, and a balsamic drizzle. More

Beef Tenderloin and Pickled Onion Tacos

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Simple little tacos towered with spiced seared steak, quick-pickled onions, fresh cilantro, crumbly queso fresco, and lime. More

Easy Sausage and Pea Orzo Risotto

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A thick, hearty orzo risotto, more foolproof than the rice variety, full of sweet Italian sausage, peas, and Parmesan. More

Rustic Turkey and Vegetable Pie

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A hot and hearty pie full of dark meat turkey, aromatic vegetables, fresh thyme, mushrooms, and wine, topped with crispy, perfect pastry. You'll never believe what a cinch it is to make. More

Rigatoni with Mushroom Ragu, Fresh Mozzarella, and Truffle

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This perfect easy mix of fresh and store-bought combines a chunky vegetarian double-mushroom "bolognese" with rigatoni, torn fresh mozzarella, and truffle oil. More

Vegetable Lo Mein

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A rainbow of vibrant veggies, tossed simply with Asian egg noodles and soy sauce. A very virtuous and super simple dinner for two. More

Crispy Salmon with Jasmine Tea Rice and Wasabi Edamame

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Rice cooked in jasmine green tea (a neat trick!) and topped with crispy, crunchy salmon and warm wasabi-edamame salad. All ready in 15 minutes. More

Five Spice Pork with Asian Slaw

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Lean roasted pork loin, crisped in a crust of Chinese five-spice, sliced and served on a spicy cool Asian slaw of cabbage, cilantro, and green onion, crowned with charred mushrooms and peanuts, and zapped with a hit of sriracha. More

Rigatoni with Breadcrumbs, Rosemary, Garlic, and Parmigiano Reggiano

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Rigatoni in a simple sauce of pasta water and cold sweet butter, topped with a crown of nutty breadcrumbs, almonds, garlic, rosemary, and Parmesan. Simple, but good. More

Easy Swedish Meatballs and Smashed Potatoes

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Easy Swedish meatballs made with only four ingredients: the secret is starting with excellent pork sausage. More

Whole Roast Trout with Potatoes and Asparagus

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A whole roast rainbow trout stuffed with lemons and lemon thyme, roasted with new potatoes and asparagus--per person! A hearty, healthy, fast weeknight feast. More

Blackened Salmon with Crunchy Coconut Couscous

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Hot New Orleans blackened salmon meets cool Miami coconut couscous with mint, parsley, green onions, and pumpkin seeds. The perfect original one-pot dinner for two in fifteen minutes. More

Chorizo Crusted Cod and Beans with Arugula Pesto

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A thick piece of cod, roasted with pennies of Spanish chorizo full of garlic and paprika, perched on a bed of cannellini beans toss in a basil-arugula pesto. All in one pot and twenty minutes. More

Handcut Pasta with Ricotta and Peas

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Handcut (if not quite homemade) pasta is tossed with creamy ricotta and bright summer peas, basil, and cherry tomatoes. Dinner for two in one pot and ten minutes. More

Shrimp and Chorizo Lazy Paella

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A no-effort, fifteen-minute chorizo and shrimp paella with saffron, sweet shallots, and bright fresh peas. The perfect lazy weeknight dinner for two. More

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