Who doesn’t love a one-dish dinner? This family favourite featuring crowd-pleasing chicken and potatoes gets a lift from lemon—in the oven and in the yogurt sauce—briny olives, garlic, and onion. This weekday wonder can be enjoyed as is or with a simple side salad.
Beauty fruit focus: Lemon
Lemon brightens up this dish but can be replaced with any citrus you love. Try mandarins, yuzu, or lime.
Preheat oven to 400 F (200 C).
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper (if your baking sheet is prone to sticking, otherwise skip this step).
Add chicken, potatoes, onions, whole lemon pieces, olives, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper to prepared baking sheet. Toss everything very well to coat, and spread into a single layer with chicken skin side up. Roast for 40 to 50 minutes, turning potatoes and onions halfway through, until chicken has an internal temperature of 165 F (75 C) and potatoes are tender when pierced with knife.
For sauce and assembly, while tray bake is cooking, add all sauce ingredients to small bowl and whisk well to combine. Remove lemon pieces from tray bake and discard. Drizzle tray bake with yogurt sauce (or enjoy on the side), sprinkle with cilantro and sumac and additional salt if desired, and serve.
This Asian-inspired stir-fry takes full advantage of the crunch Brussels sprouts achieve when they’re heated quickly. The sweet-and-sour sauce delivers a tangy edge, and tempeh offers plant-based protein and a blast of umami. If you want meat in the dish, you can replace tempeh with ground pork. Ready, set, go Stir-frying is a cooking method that thrives on speed. That means you want to have all of your ingredients prepped and ready to go into the pan. That also means no chopping on the fly.
Two fall stalwarts—rutabaga and Swiss chard—team up to bring seasonal flavour to these baked savoury cakes. A topping of velvety cashew cream adds a little extra spark. Rutabaga burgers, anyone? You can also prepare these cakes burger-style in a skillet. Simply form rutabaga and chard mixture into burger-sized patties and cook in greased skillet over medium-high, until golden brown on both sides.
If you’re feeling a bit burnt out when it comes to your typical morning repast, consider pivoting to this bowl of nutrition and quintessential fall flavours. It might just be the cozy sweater of the breakfast world. If you need extra energy to power your day, you can scatter on some crunchy granola. The sweet potato mixture can be made a day or two in advance and reheated in the microwave before serving. Pick of the crops For sautéing purposes, you want to use pears that keep their shape when heated. Bosc and Anjou are two good options. Fuji, Cortland, Honeycrisp, and Empire are excellent apple choices for heating in the skillet, as they won’t turn too mushy.
A plant-based spinoff of shepherd’s pie makes an ideal use for those surplus starches. Flavour-rich shiitake mushrooms and saucy lentils meet creamy potatoes in a protein-filled and satisfying comfort meal packed with nutrition and perfect for any cool-weather dinner. Mash it up Do you have other kinds of leftover mash on hand? Any mash befits the top of this comfort food. Try substituting potatoes with mashed sweet potatoes or yams. For lower carb options, try celeriac or cauliflower mash!