fairly straightforward broccoli/cheddar soup that isn’t overpowered by cheese (modified NYT version)
Gallopinto (Nicaraguan Rice and Beans)
I wanted to work on my rice & beans and ran across this on SeriousEats.com – I think it’s simply one of the best, and simplest, rice & beans recipes I’ve ever sampled.
fregola with peas mint and ricotta
fregola on its own is fine – but this is pretty good
Iberian-Style Sausage & Chicken Ragù
This hearty sausage and chicken ragu was inspired by a fabulous stew Bruce Aidells enjoyed when he was traveling in Spain. Serve it over a heartier pasta, such as whole-wheat penne, or gnocchi. Garnish with grated sheep’s-milk cheese, such as Manchego.