This recipe for Pork Medallions with Port Wine-Dried Cherry Pan Sauce is a warm, rich wintry dish that treats pork tenderloin the way it wants to be treated; cut into rounds and seared to retain plenty of juiciness and porky flavor. It comes together in a half hour.
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These Ancho Chicken Tacos with Cilantro Slaw and Avocado Cream from Bruce Weinstein's and Mark Scarbrough's Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook aren't quite as quick as opening up that yellow taco dinner box complete with hard shells and seasoning packet, but they're certainly worth the ten or fifteen minutes of extra prep time in tastiness alone.
For this Roasted Cauliflower, Chickpeas, and Olives the oven is cranked up to a scorching 450°, a temperature that browns the cauliflower florets to a golden crisp, roasts the roughly chopped garlic giving at a mellow spice, and renders the olives and chickpeas crunchy-chewy all in about 22 minutes. It's one of those fantastically simple sides that can be tossed together in a manner of minutes but once it comes out of the oven is filled with wonderfully complex tastes and textures.
If you're one of those tofu averse cooks who has been discouraged by too many crumbly, mushy tofu recipes, we encourage you to give this one a shot. The quick-cooking process ensures that your tofu cubes stay intact while still having a chance to soak up all of that spicy-delicious red sauce.
These Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey from Cooking Light The Complete Quick Cook by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough might just revolutionize your morning breakfast routine. Spreading cinnamon raisin bread with honey and lemon zest-spiked goat cheese, fig jam, and little shreds of basil, all toasted together until good and gooey brings to mind a plate of stuffed French toast minus nearly all of the effort.