Thin rice vermicelli noodles are piled atop a saucy eggplant stir-fry so they retain their tender, fluffy texture and don’t get weighed down by the sauce. Serve this dish with lime wedges and your favorite hot sauce.
Chow fun is the Chinese name for rice noodles. We’ve called for fresh noodles here, but if you can’t find them, substitute dried rice stick noodles and prepare according to package directions. The noodles soak up the sauce quickly, so serve immediately.
A sweet-and-sour combination of cauliflower and apple is paired with melted Swiss cheese in a deli-style grilled sandwich. We’ve called for a panini or sandwich press, but you can also make it grilled-cheese-sandwich style in a skillet—just be careful when flipping it to make sure the filling doesn’t fall out.
The secret to crêpe-making success? Letting the batter rest as long as needed for the frothiness and bubbles to subside, so it can spread smoothly and evenly across the pan. All of the recipe components can be made ahead of time, so the filled crêpes come together quickly when it’s time for dessert.
This lettuce-free salad features a sweet-sour vinaigrette with surprise bursts of heat from serrano chile. Letting the dressing macerate for 5 minutes helps to blend all the flavors.
Smoked mozzarella stands in for Canadian bacon, while a fresh tomato sauce takes the place of hollandaise sauce, in this lightened-up version of a brunch classic. If you’re making the recipe for dinner, all you need is a light salad to round out the meal.
A quick mushroom stroganoff sauce is ladled over thyme-flavored French toast for an early-autumn meal. If you want to serve this dish for brunch, you can make the mushroom sauce a day ahead, and then simply prepare the French toast right before serving.
Sweet corn and spicy jalapeños add Southwestern flavor to this spuds-and-greens skillet supper.
Celebrate the start of summer with a frittata that makes the most of local squash and potatoes. We’ve called for fingerling potatoes, but any firm “boiling” or new potato variety will work.
Ground turmeric lends a hint of Indian flavor and a rich saffron color to this cheese-free frittata.