Julia Child's classic salade Nicoise made easier. My version uses fresh tuna, but you can use any fish, or chickpeas for a vegetarian dish.
Here's a twist on the traditional Provencal vegetable stew, ratatouille. Roast the eggplant, zucchini and pepper, and toss it with a mustardy vinaigrette.
Comfort food, straight from the pantry: white beans, shrimp, and slow-roasted tomatoes, tossed with a bit of basil from the garden, make a quick worknight dinner.
Make a big batch of slow-roasted tomatoes and stash them in your freezer. Then, toss together this simple pasta dish with basil, olives, and cheese, at a moment's notice.
Quick and easy flatbread pizza, topped with goat cheese, walnuts, raisins, and fresh arugula, can be on the table in less than 10 minutes.
Use the pressure cooker to make this asparagus and lemon risotto quickly, or make it the traditional way on the stovetop.
Use a pressure cooker (or oven) to prepare the spaghetti squash. Then, grab some store-bought or homemade marinara sauce, add chickpeas and fresh herbs, and you'll think you're in Italy!