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Albornia de chayote

Asparagus and lemon risotto

Asparagus-cashew stir fry

Asparagus gruyere tart

Baked three-cheese bow-tie pasta

Barbecued brisket

Bay leaf crusted pork roast

Beef, ale and onion stew

Beef and broccoli stir fry

Beef and green chile stew

Beef stir fry with bitter melon

Black bean and brown rice burrito

Black bean cakes with guacamole

Blue cheese souffle

Braised fish, Tunisian style

Brick-grilled chicken breasts or thighs

Broccoli tofu stir-fry with brown rice

Buddy lasagna

Bulgur with cheese and eggplant

Bulgogi

Bun gao noodle salad

Burgers

Burmese dry chicken curry

Butternut squash and chickpea stew

Butternut squash macaroni and cheese

Caribbean chicken curry with butternut squash and red bell pepper

Chicken and spaghetti squash casserole with bell peppers, olives and cheese

Chicken and vegetable quinoa stir fry

Chicken basquaise piperade

Chicken curry, Lombok style

Chicken hash

Chicken jambalaya

Chicken marbella

Chicken paella with slow roasted tomatoes

Chicken pesto pasta

Chicken ratatouille

Chicken stuffed with ricotta

Chicken tortilla casserole

Chicken vindaloo (slow cooker version)

Chicken with mango barbecue sauce

Chicken with molé colorado

Chicken with preserved lemon and olives (tagine)

Chicken with prunes and almonds (tagine)

Chinese "spaghetti and meat sauce"

Chipotle meatloaf

Clam, bacon and caramelized onion pita pizza

Clean the freezer chili

Cocoa-cumin-allspice rubbed rib-eye steak

Coconut peanut rice bowl with turkey, broccoli and mushrooms

Cod with raisins, nuts and apples

Confetti spaghetti

Corned beef with tangy horseradish-mustard sauce

Corn, green chile, egg and cheese casserole

Couscous for a summer night

Cowboy turkey meatloaf

Crab cakes

Cubano quesadillas

Cuban style ropa vieja

Cuban shrimp in savory sauce

Curried chicken pasta salad with apricots and cashews

Curried orzo chicken salad

Deconstructed spinach salad (egg salad with bacon)

Dona Hilda Gutarra's spicy green beans

Doro wot (Ethiopian chicken in red pepper sauce)

Easy grilled whole wheat pizza

Egg and cheese casserole with leeks, red pepper and bacon

Egg curry

Enchiladas

Farfalle with spinach and sausage

Floribean chicken chili

Football season chili

Four-cheese lasagne

Fregula sarda with leeks and sausage

Fresh Vietnamese salad rolls

Frittata with broccoli and garden herbs

Garlic chicken on skewers

Garlic naan pizza with roasted peppers and cheese

Ginger catfish

Ginger-lime tuna with buckwheat (soba) noodles

Goat cheese-olive empanadas

Grandma's beef brisket

Greek pasta salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette

Greek turkey burgers with yogurt and feta sauce

Greek turkey meatloaf

Green chicken curry with eggplant

Green fish curry with asparagus and peas

Green herb risotto

Green herb and kale risotto

Grilled Asian turkey breast with soy, garlic and chili paste

Grilled beef and potatoes with chimichurri sauce

Grilled flank steak with ponzu and honey glaze

Grilled lamb, souvlaki style

Grilled not-too-spicy jerk chicken

Grilled sirloin tips with asparagus

Grilled tofu with soba noodles

Grilled tofu wraps

Hot roasted vegetables

Italian style omelet

Jambalaya

Kasha varnishkes

Kung pao chicken

Lamb tagine with prunes and apricots

Leek moussaka

Lemon and pea risotto

Lentil, herb and feta salad

Lentils with spinach and preserved lemon

Lentils with squash and raisins (tagine)

Lighter vegetarian lasagne

Linguine with sausage, peppers, leeks and tomato

Linguine with tomato-olive sauce

Maple glazed salmon salad

Mediterranean beef brisket

Mediterranean red snapper

Mee goreng

Mexican adobo chicken rice bowl

Mexican-spiced fish

Miso-Sriracha glazed salmon

Mixed grain and dried fruit salad

Mixed grain salad

Moqueca a baiana

Mole colorado

Montreal grilled tofu wraps

Moo shu chicken

Mrs. Leung's beef and broccoli stir fry

Mushroom risotto

My mom's circa-1960 chicken and rice casserole (in the slow cooker)

Nasi goreng (Indonesian fried rice)

Old-fashioned slow cooker pot roast with gravy

Opor manuk (chicken curry, Lombok style)

Oven-braised beef short ribs

Pad Thai

Paella a la Valenciana

Pakistani "old clothes" beef curry (nihari)

Pan-roasted glazed salmon

Pan seared salmon with tomato-caper relish

Panzanella

Pasta bow ties with broccoli, white beans, pine nuts and feta

Pasta puttanesca

Pasta salad with feta, basil, olives, fresh and slow-roasted tomatoes

Pasta salad with shrimp, feta, basil and slow-roasted tomatoes

Pasta with Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, onions and bell pepper in white wine mustard sauce

Pasta with kale pesto, shrimp and tomato

Pasta with peas and parsley-walnut pesto

Pasta with roasted garlic and red pepper pesto

Pasta with roasted tomatoes, artichoke hearts and shrimp

Pasta with slow-roasted tomatoes, basil and olives

Pasta with chunky vegetable sauce

Pasta with shrimp, lemon, herbs and feta

Pasta with slow roasted tomatoes

Pesto soba

Pie-ella

Pineapple shrimp curry (Gaeng Kung)

Pizza bianca

Polenta with wild mushroom ragout

Polish stuffed cabbage rolls (golabki)

Pomegranate fish

Posole

Prawn fried rice

President Obama's chili

Pressure cooker shrimp and asparagus risotto with mushrooms

Quinoa turkey meatloaf

Red curry beef with mushrooms, red bell pepper and cilantro

Red curry tofu with spinach and mushrooms

Rhode Island chop suey

Rice noodle salad with chicken

Rice stick noodle salad with caramelized shrimp

Risotto alla Milanese

Risotto with pesto, peas and pine nuts

Roasted halibut tacos with mango salsa

Roasted  pepper chicken

Root vegetables-with-beef stew

Rotini with spicy meat sauce

Salmon and peas fried rice

Salmon burgers with green yogurt sauce

Salmon choo chee

Salmon fried rice

Salmon tagine with chermoula

Salmon tikka

Salt cod cannelloni

Sea bass with vanilla cream sauce

Seafood pie

Seafood stew with tomatoes, peppers, fennel and leeks

Sesame shrimp fried rice with broccoli slaw

Shish taouk (garlic chicken on skewers)

Shrimp, couscous, herb and feta salad with tomato vinaigrette

Shrimp etouffee

Shrimp, lemon, herb and feta macaroni and cheese

Shrimp picadillo

Shrimp with romesco sauce

Sicilian-style spaghetti

Slow cooker "armadillo" beef brisket

Slow cooker Basque tuna with potatoes and peppers

Slow cooker beer-braised beef with kale

Slow cooker Caribbean pepper pot

Slow cooker chicken and pinto bean burrito bowl

Slow cooker chicken curry with sweet potatoes, tomato and raisins

Slow cooker hoisin chicken, bok choy and sesame brown rice bowl

Slow cooker honey-Sriracha beef stew

Slow cooker Italian pot roast with sun-dried tomatoes and olives

Slow cooker lemon-garlic chicken and white bean stew

Slow cooker lentils with chicken sausage, spinach and feta cheese

Slow cooker Middle Eastern garlic chicken

Slow cooker Sindhi beef curry

Slow cooker Southwestern beef brisket

Slow cooker spicy pinto bean chili with corn and kale

Slow cooker tandoori pulled chicken

Slow cooker Thai green curry chicken with broccoli and mushrooms

Slow cooker Thai red curry turkey

Slow cooker turkey, black bean and squash chili

Slow cooker turkey breast stuffed with ricotta, tomato and basil

Slow-roasted tomato macaroni and cheese

Smoky pumpkin and brown rice enchiladas (with or without turkey)

Smoky turkey, black bean and corn chili

South End deep-root chili

Southwestern spicy pulled pork

Spaghetti squash with cashew basil pesto and white beans

Spaghetti squash with spicy marinara sauce and chickpeas

Spiced lentils with squash and raisins

Spicy green beans

Spicy peanut noodles

Spicy pesto soba

Spicy rice noodle stir-fry

Spicy skirt steak

Spicy Thai chicken curry

Steak salad with Green Goddess dressing

Stir-fried curried beef with tomatoes and peas

Stuffed cabbage

Sweet potato and black bean stew

Terikayi turkey meatballs with cabbage and ramen noodles

Teriyaki tofu wraps

Tex-Mex penne

Thai chicken curry

Thai green curry turkey with spinach, green pepper and cilantro

Thai red curry tofu and broccoli with basmati rice

Thai tofu and winter squash

Three-mushroom risotto

Tofu and green bean stir-fry with spicy peanut sauce

Tofu stir-fry with cabbage and cashews

Tofu with peanut sauce

Tortellini and shrimp salad

Tuna Nicoise-ish

Turkey burgers with yogurt and feta sauce

Turkey "fridge dump" soup

Turkey-green chile chili

Turkey meatballs with pasta

Turkey meatloaf with fig gravy

Turkey, spinach and feta meatloaf sliders with lemon sauce

Turkey tacos

Turkey taco salad

Vegan brown rice salad with asparagus, avocado, pecans, and pesto dressing

Vegan squash or pumpkin stew with chickpeas and carrots

Vegetable fried rice

Vegetable paella with spicy garlic sauce

White beans with shrimp, basil and slow-roasted tomatoes

White chili

Whitefish Hungarian style

Whole wheat macaroni and cheese with mushrooms and thyme

Whole wheat orzo with cucumber, mint, feta, olives, and zahtar vinaigrette

Whole wheat penne pasta with Greek red lentil, feta and olive sauce

Whole wheat penne pasta with sausage, fennel, tomato and olives

Wild rice salad

Zanzibar tandoori grilled turkey breast

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