serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • dried hot red chiles such as cayennes or chiles de ├írbol
  • vegetable oil
  • brown or black mustard seeds
  • black peppercorns
  • ground cumin
  • ground coriander seeds
  • turmeric
  • packed fresh cilantro sprigs
  • Laxmi's fresh coconut milk or canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • Accompaniment: cooked white or brown basmati rice
  • Garnish: sliced scallion greens
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger root
  • large garlic cloves
  • medium onion
  • jumbo lump crab meat
You might need to buy:
  • white flour
  • rye flour
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • rolled oats
  • buttermilk
  • dark molasses
  • dried cranberries
  • chopped walnuts
You might need to buy:
  • medium yellow onions
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • sprouted wheat berries
  • sprouted lentils
  • water
  • shiitake mushrooms
  • dark sesame oil
  • rice vinegar
  • spinach
You might need to buy:
  • large egg whites
  • cream of tartar
  • powdered sugar
  • almond extract
  • ground blanched almons
  • grated zest of 1 lemon
  • bittersweet or sweet chocolate

If Kabocha squash is unavailable, use buttercup, Hubbard, or acorn — butternut is too bland

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • medium yellow onions
  • olive oil
  • butter
  • salt
  • vegetable or chicken broth
  • Arborio rice
  • Marsala
  • white wine
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • parmesan cheese

We have these for breakfast almost every day, with a little maple syrup, lots of unsweetened applesauce, cinnamon, and walnuts!

ready in about 10 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • whole wheat flour
  • instant powdered milk
  • salt
  • sugar
  • powdered eggs
  • baking powder
  • water
  • canola oil

My own invention and correspondingly genius yum. All ingredient amounts approximate.

serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • milk
  • sugar-free instant vanilla pudding
  • pumpkin puree
  • cinnamon
  • ginger
  • ground cloves
  • nutmeg
  • ice cubes
You might need to buy:
  • peeled plum tomatoes
  • water
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • bay leaf
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • tortilla chips
  • vegetable oil

Great with chips or over grilled chicken.

You might need to buy:
  • serrano chiles
  • sugar
  • salt
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • peeled plum tomatoes
  • water
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • bay leaf
  • chopped fresh cilantro
  • tortilla chips
  • vegetable oil