You can also stir in some spinach, arugula, watercress, or other leafy green thing. But you can also stray and use paprika (smoked paprika will be particularly good here), turmeric, ground fennel seeds, or a spice blend. Swap the vinegar… Any vinegar you have in the house will work here. But now that we’re here, it’s déjà vu. Adding the tablespoon of brown sugar can help caramelization, but you can skip that. Make it vegetarian… by omitting the chicken and doubling the beans. This simple six-ingredient soup has plenty of hearty vegetables, and it takes very little active time to assemble. Cooking is done in the oven to keep things clean but still tasty. © 2021 Condé Nast. If you go this way, you may want to cut down on the chile you’re adding if the salsa is very hot. If you plan on turning this into tacos, shredded cabbage is another contender for added freshness. Swap the honey… for agave syrup, molasses, maple syrup, brown rice syrup, pomegranate or date molasses, saba, marmalade, or any kind of jam or jelly (apricot, plum, or fig would be ideal; strawberry would be...a little weird, but probably okay). The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Condé Nast. Master recipes: Big-Batch Parmesan Polenta and 15-Minute Meat Sauce. In fact, it’s the COOK90 community that inspired Epi’s new initiative, Cooking Through It. 1 ½ pounds of large white beans such as limas or gigantes, throwing the spices right into the cooking liquid. You could also make a big batch of oven grilled cheese to serve on the side. It’s a guide to cooking with what you have, and inspiration for people who don’t know what to cook next. Swap the citrus juices… with 1 ¼ cup of any liquid you like: cider, white wine, beer, soda, broth, or simply water. Swap the chicken legs… for 2 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, wings, or a mix of bone-in chicken parts (cut breasts in half so that they’re roughly the same size as thighs). (Yes, even those plant-based sausages.). You can also use a jar of pre-made marinara; we won’t tell anybody. (Softer greens like chard, spinach, and arugula won’t hold up to the heat in the oven.) Swap the fresh oregano… for an equal amount of fresh rosemary, thyme, or marjoram if you have it, or half the amount of any of those herbs, dried (with the exception of dried oregano, which is actually less potent that fresh, so you’ll use more as indicated by the recipe). Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Stir together bread crumbs, oil, cheese, garlic, oregano, red pepper flakes, and table salt. * Add pumpkin puree - beat another 2 minutes, until smooth. Swap the wine… with vermouth or sherry. Green Seasoning Baked Cod. You can also use a semi-firm cheese, such as Gruyère or Gouda. Swap the onion… for scallions, red onion, shallots, fennel, or a few teaspoons of dried onion. Swap the green chilies… with any fresh red chilies. Instead of sesame seeds, use pepitas, sunflower seeds, or chopped cashews. Eggplant is great, but you can also grill (or roast) green beans, zucchini, beets, mushrooms, or any lingering veg you have in the house. If you feel like it, add whatever spices you have on hand: cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, cinnamon, coriander, or a spice blend. Swap the potatoes… with 1 ½ pounds hearty vegetables such as winter squash, broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, radishes, sweet potatoes, fennel, carrots, beets, or parsnips. Swap the spice rub… with about ¼ cup of mixed spices. Swap the flour… with Wondra, cake flour, cornstarch, potato starch, or chickpea flour. Here’s a simple recipe for one of my favorite fall salads, featuring persimmon. To go with, make a crunchy salad out of shaved root vegetables and other fresh things that keep for a long time in storage. Or skip the chicken and use a boneless turkey breast, duck breast, or skinless fish fillets. Subscribe. A can of rinsed drained chickpeas or white beans would make a lovely addition if you’d like some added protein. Toasted nuts or coconut flakes are a great way to add texture. Swap the tortilla chips… for any kind of corn chip (even a nacho-cheese flavored one wouldn’t be out of place), or tortillas (corn or flour) that you’ve sliced and toasted in a toaster oven or fried in oil. Make it vegetarian… by simply leaving the bacon out. The polenta recipe makes a big batch and that’s on purpose. My favorite add-in combination is leftover charred cabbage and a freshly shredded carrot, but you’ll see by the recipe that you really can add nearly anything to the batter before cooking it off in a pan. Swap the peperoncini and sliced onions… for any toppings you like: sliced black olives, mushrooms that have been cooked separately on the stove, crumbled bacon, pickled jalapeños, anchovies. Try a combo of warm spices (such as cinnamon, cardamom, clove, ground ginger, and black pepper) or smoky spices (such as smoked paprika and ground dried chilies) or dried herbs (such as thyme, oregano, mint, and dill), or bright and earthy spices (such as cumin, coriander, fennel seed, and ground turmeric). Swap the potato… with a sweet potato, zucchini, 1 to 2 cups of cooked pasta, rice, or another grain, a 14-ounce can of rinsed and drained chickpeas, or a handful of any cooked vegetable you’re trying to use up. Together. © 2021 Condé Nast. Swap the mandoline in the salad… for a peeler. No leftovers in the house? Start with 2 ½ cups of beans and follow our foolproof bean-cooking method. Click here for the grocery list. From basics like bread, biscuits, and chicken, to more involved recipes like stews, soups, and even ice cream, here are 20 recipes with delicious results that make them well worth the time and attention to make them really well. Swap the cheese… for any other melting cheese, such as shredded cheddar or mozzarella. Swap the Parmesan… for any hard cheese such as Romano, Asiago, aged Gouda, or Cotija. Swap the clam juice… for fish stock, the liquid from a can of seafood packed in water, vegetable or chicken stock, water with a splash of fish sauce or anchovy salt, or a combination of ¼ cup dry Sherry (not vinegar) and ¾ cup water. Use the method described here to marble the broth with wispy beaten eggs, like egg-drop soup, after removing the squash and leeks. Alike afore the uptick of quarantine-inspired aliment bakers, I tiptoed aback into abrasion and abstraction the slow-rising loaves afterwards acceptable time had anesthetized for me to get over aback killing the amateur I’d accomplished years prior. In fact, it’s so easy that we’re going to poach more chicken than we actually need, so that we can use the cooked meat on Day 5 to make that dinner even easier. (Okay, quinoa’s not technically a grain, but it works!) Swap the chicken… for 4 cups of cooked ground meat or sausage. Shrimp, scallops, mussels, and clams also work in this dish. I'm specificallly looking for a highly recommended tried and true crab cake recipe. Or just cook the chicken on a bed of jarred marinara and call it a day. Epicurious Grace Techie by day ‍, quarantine chef by night ‍ Oct 27. Add a sauce… Use the master recipe for grilled cabbage to make the pancetta vinaigrette with bacon, salami, or any other cured meat you have on hand. Swap the pork… with 6 pounds of boneless chicken thighs, lamb/goat/beef shoulder, brisket, duck legs, etc. Oct 27 Lacinto Kale Salad with Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Honey-Cumin Dressing Grace Cheung. Grab some of that sourdough you’ve been making (or any other bread) and turn it into classic croutons. Swap the vermicelli… for any long noodle: fettuccine, spaghetti, soba, ramen, etc. You may even want to grill extra vegetables now so you can have them ready for the rest of the week (one head of cabbage will make about eight servings). The master recipe keeps things simple with just a pack of mozzarella and a can of tomatoes (you’ll drain them, but you can save the juice in the fridge and use it next time you steam rice or make a pan sauce). * Add vanilla and eggs - beat for about 2 minutes. Swap the lettuces… for endive, butter lettuce, Little Gem, or more crunchy shaved vegetables. Squeeze it dry, tear it into pieces, and rub it with oil and spices. Master recipe: Roasted Red Pepper Frittata. Other options: frozen edamame, cubed tofu, or a fried or poached egg, or some crispy mushrooms. Consider this dish the Chaotic Good of Cooking Through It, Round 3. Swap the spices… with a teaspoon or two of ground cumin, fennel seed, fenugreek, asafetida, smoked paprika, and/or almost any spice blend you have in your cabinet. It's one of our favorite quick breads to have around the house for breakfast—and mid-day nibbling. Swap the cilantro… with fresh mint, fresh parsley, or just skip the garnish. But you can swap in cooked vegetables such as crispy roasted kale, sautéed or roasted mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted or steamed cauliflower, blanched asparagus, and/or roasted peppers. Master recipe: Pantry Salad With Polenta Croutons. And, of course, a fried egg wouldn’t be out of place. And by more, I mean constantly. If neither appliance is an option, just be a little more diligent about chopping the greens into bite-size pieces before adding them to the pan. Swap the lemon juice… for Sherry vinegar, white wine vinegar, a vinegar-based hot sauce, or about half the amount of cider vinegar or plain white vinegar. You can serve it as a sandwich, over polenta, as part of a grain bowl, as a topping on a salad, tossed with pasta, or stirred into soup. Ad Choices, Cooking Through It: A (Very Flexible) 10-Day Meal Plan for Our Current Cooking Moment. Cook some meat (optional)… While the potatoes roast or steam, cook about 1 pound of ground meat (chicken, lamb, pork, etc.) Or skip the carbs altogether. See our How to Make Hummus With Any Bean guide for help. Scallops can be used whole. Gently stir in crabmeat, then form into 4 cakes (2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter). It’s time to look to your root veg stash if the fridge is getting bare: carrots, radishes, turnips, beets. Swap the garlic… with a teaspoon or so of garlic powder, or just leave the garlic out. In this installment, we’ve got safer-at-home birthday budino, black bean breakfast tostadas, grain bowls with my favorite quarantine protein, salmon on the grill and tortilla soup. Swap the radicchio… for half a head of escarole, 2 or 3 endive spears, 2 cups of massaged kale, or extra arugula. Since 1995, Epicurious has been the ultimate food resource for the home cook, with daily kitchen tips, fun cooking videos, and, oh yeah, over 33,000 recipes. We call it Cooking Through It because that’s what all of us are doing. With love, Painting Seniors Spring 2020 Spread hummus, refried beans, or mashed avocado onto the cooked potatoes, or try slathering on some yogurt. See the method here. To revisit this article, visit My Profile, then View saved stories. Crisp some ground meat in a pan or poach and shred a chicken breast and sprinkle it over the top. Once they’re stirred in, a few eggs get cracked on top and you bake the whole thing so the chips get crisp on the edges and perfectly crisp-gone-soggy (that’s a good thing) on the inside. Whisking ricotta with a little salt and olive oil makes it light and airy, an ideal bed for grilled or roasted vegetables. Swap the vegetables in the salad… The salad calls for 12 cups of crunchy raw vegetables (that's enough to make eight servings; feel free to use less). The recipe is very forgiving, so if you want a thinner batter (I usually do) feel free to add a bit more liquid that what this calls for. Add ons: You can eat this hash as is, with or without an egg; or you could spoon it over steamed rice, stir-fry it with leftover rice from Day 4, or pile it into tortillas for taco night. Swap the tomato sauce… for any canned tomato product, including crushed, chopped or whole tomatoes that you mash up with a wooden spoon. Serve it. Or go the Caprese route: slice a few balls of fresh mozzarella into rounds and toss grilled or roasted veg on top. Add an (optional) fresh green thing… If there are leaves on your celery, save them to sprinkle over the top of each bowl. Low-moisture mozzarella is an easy choice, but you could easily use provolone. You can also spoon this dish over all that sourdough you’ve been making, or, of course, serve it over steamed rice or another grain. Add ons… If you’re one of the millions making sourdough right now, this broth is ideal for dunking. This recipe already has a lot of swaps built into it (harissa or tomato paste; diced or whole canned tomatoes), but there are a few more ways you can make it your own. Swap the cod… for any fish or shellfish you like. This dish will look familiar to anyone who loves saag paneer, but it’s especially perfect for right now, since you don’t need to find any paneer—although if you have the time, the milk, and need a project, you could make paneer yourself. Swap the eggs… If you don’t have eggs just leave them out; for added protein, you can toss on extra cheese after it’s baked. You can also use a tablespoon or two of a paste: harissa paste, tomato paste, Thai curry paste, etc. Swap the chipotle sauce… for chipotle paste, chipotle chile powder, or any chili powder. Swap the pasta… for any other short pasta: bowties, casarecce, fusilli, rotini—just no long noodles. Swap the food processor dough… with any pizza dough recipe you like. Gluten-free pastas work too. Five years ago I started COOK90, an annual event that encourages the world to cook every meal together for the entire month of January. See the full meal plan below. Skinless fillets are ideal, but hey, a non-crisp fish skin won’t kill you. 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