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Warm Whole Grain Salad With Fennel, Arugula, Prosciutto, and Pecorino

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 6 comments

Roasted fennel and arugula meet chewy, nutty grains in a warm salad accented with prosciutto and cheese. More

Butternut Squash Lasagna With Bacon-Braised Greens and Béchamel

Serious Eats Lauren Rothman 2 comments

This two-filling, bacon-y, béchamel-laced titan of a lasagna takes some time to prepare, but the result is well worth it. More

Meat Lite: Roasted Cauliflower Soup With Bacon and Parsley Oil

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Many people consider soup easy to make, but I view it as a challenge: I want to layer in as much flavor as possible, and that involves a little bit more effort than just throwing vegetables in a pot and covering them with water. This creamy, nutty-tasting soup gets an extra punch of flavor from crumbled bacon and bright parsley oil. More

Meat Lite: Pork and Mustard-Cream Cabbage

Serious Eats Joy Manning 4 comments

Most people think that if you're serving a chop of any kind, one per person is the rule. It's certainly customary, but in most cases that 8- to 20-ounce monster is a multiple of the portion you should probably be eating. Chops don't usually lend themselves to a meat-lite supper, but with an ample serving of a hearty vegetable side, you won't wonder where the other half of your dinner went. In this case, sharing really is caring. More

Meat Lite: Sweet Potato and Chicken Enchiladas with Chile Sauce

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 4 comments

The minimal addition of meat in these enchiladas adds texture and flavor but isn't the crux of the recipe. In this case, half a pound of chicken (for four people) poached in chile broth is a supporting player to the potato-and-onion filling. More

Meat Lite: Mac & Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli

Serious Eats Joy Manning 5 comments

[Photograph: Joy Manning] This recipe sprang from some leftovers that I had on hand during a recent blizzard that buried us here in Philadelphia as well as an intense craving I had for starchy, cheesy comfort food. This homey casserole... More

Smoked Turkey and Bean Nachos

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 1 comment

[Photograph: Tara Mataraza Desmond] Friends and I were snickering at a well-known cooking show personality and her game day menu episode that ran recently as a prelude to this weekend's Super Bowl. It was complete with detailed instructions for... More

Meat Lite: Pinto and Pork Tacos

Serious Eats Joy Manning 8 comments

[Photograph: Joy Manning] Almost every week when I do my grocery shopping at Whole Foods, I marvel at how little I spent. I guess that's because I'm constantly hearing people complain about the prices at "Whole Paycheck," as it is... More

Meat Lite: Soppressata Pasta Fagioli

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 5 comments

[Photograph: Tara Mataraza Desmond] Pasta fagioli is a traditional Italian peasant dish that was cheap to make because it was usually meatless. Inexpensive ingredients of beans and pasta thicken the soup into a hearty meal. There are countless versions... More

Meat Lite: Portobello and Herbed Ricotta Sandwiches

Serious Eats Joy Manning 9 comments

[Photograph: Joy Manning] This easy sandwich gets so much meaty flavor and texture from a layer of seared portabellos, it hardly needs the prosciutto. Feel free to omit it. This makes the sandwich a terrific option for meals when vegetarians... More

Resolution: Eat Less Meat

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 17 comments

[Photographs: Tara Mataraza Desmond] Related What's Your New Year's Food Resolution? » Do You Have a Food Project for 2010? Joy and I have been around here for a while as authors of the Meat Lite column, offering recipes that... More

Meat Lite: Nutty Pasta

Serious Eats Joy Manning 6 comments

Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. —Editor [Photograph: Joy Manning] This dish has been a weeknight... More

Meat Lite: Rancheros Hash Stacks

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 2 comments

[Photograph: Tara Mataraza Desmond] If you're hosting a post-holiday or New Year brunch, consider adding these to the menu for versatility and ease. You can make the sauce and toast the tortillas a day or two ahead of time.... More

Meat Lite: Creamy Celery Root Soup (with or Without Chicken)

Serious Eats Joy Manning 4 comments

[Photograph: Joy Manning] This simple soup comes together with a minimum of fuss, partly because it's based on so few ingredients. Though the list is short and simple, the final bowl of soup delivers unexpectedly complex flavors thanks to... More

Meat Lite: Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower with Bacon Herbed Breadcrumbs

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 11 comments

[Photograph: Tara Mataraza Desmond] If you swear you hate cauliflower, you're probably wrong. I know, it seems out of line for me to accuse you of not knowing your own palate, but I'd be willing to bet that were... More

Meat Lite: Quinoa Pilaf with Sweet Potatoes, Kale, and Bacon

Serious Eats Joy Manning 12 comments

[Photograph: Joy Manning] After a very meaty and indulgent Thanksgiving, I ended the weekend feeling the need for some healthier fare. I now have a week full of meatless and almost-meatless meals planned, and this easy pilaf kicked things off... More

Meat Lite: Spaghetti with Squash-Sausage-Sage Sauce

Serious Eats Joy Manning 4 comments

[Photograph: Joy Manning] A lot of people think it's hard to make fresh pasta, but it isn't such a big deal, especially if you aren't attempting to roll out super-thin sheets for ravioli. Most machines come with a spaghetti attachment... More

Meat Lite: Potato and Sausage Pizza

Serious Eats Tara Mataraza Desmond 4 comments

[Photograph: Tara Mataraza Desmond] A few weeks ago I gave a friend a verbal whupping for calling a concoction he'd made of vegetables and melted cheese atop a piece of naan a pizza. On any given day, this guy... More

Meat Lite: Black Beans and Rice, My Way

Serious Eats Joy Manning 17 comments

Editor's note: Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. I love beans, but the perfectly cooked legume... More

Meat Lite: Spaghetti with Tomato-Braised Kale

Serious Eats Joy Manning 11 comments

Editor's note: Philly food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by weekly with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. [Photograph: Dan Call] Everyone loves a plate of pasta,... More

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