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.
Picnic perfect! This couscous with broccoli, peas, mushrooms and fresh tomato, plus garden-fresh herbs, tastes best at room temperature.
Perfect for Meatless Monday or any day, this pasta dish with Brussels sprouts in a white wine mustard sauce sounds fancy, but it isn't.
Combine orzo and shrimp with asparagus, bell peppers and some tangy feta cheese, for a picnic-friendly salad that's good at any time of year.
A template for all sorts of rice noodle stir-fry dishes, this one with beef and bell peppers.
A perfect "sweet" side dish to accompany stews, or roasted and grilled chicken or fish: couscous with dried fruit, in this case, raisins.
A classic Italian vegetarian soup, so easy to make at home, features pasta and beans in a tomato base.