Letter from the Editor: Your Starter Pack for Cooking in the New Year
The recipes and know-how you need to start 2020 right
I think of the New Year less as a time to reinvent yourself and more as an opportunity to reboot. Maybe that means eating a bit healthier, learning a new technique (bread baking, anyone?), or simply ordering less takeout.
But let’s level for a minute: Getting through this part of winter is hard enough, without setting a lofty goal for a whole new you. Finding a way to cope with the long, grey days is a victory in itself. To that end, we’re here for you—because if there’s anything you can count on to make a dreary season brighter, it’s food. Embrace the season of soups, casseroles, and spiced beverages, and if you’re on a healthy kick, make it a satisfying one (you can’t start the year in a good mood if you’re perpetually hungry).
A sneak peak of what’s to come
This month, we’ve got healthy(-enough) recipes from breakfast through dinner and plenty of new techniques to learn—like how to put your juicer to good use, mastering the art of a stir-fry, and cooking chicken breast, the right way. And if you’re itching to infuse your weeknight recipe routine with new life, look no further. January is filled with new ideas, no matter how much time you have on any given day to get dinner on the table.
Recipes to get you started
In the spirit of the new decade, here are 20 recipes made in 20 minutes:
Veggie coconut curry
Kung Pao chicken
Zoodle salad with tahini dressing
Spanish-style garlic shrimp
Pulled chicken stuffed avocado
Catalan tomato and garlic bread
Italian power bowl
Poached eggs on avocado toast
Matcha smoothie bowl with chia seeds
Caramelized pear, radicchio, and blue cheese salad
Cacio e Pepe
Make bok choy and crispy tofu stir fry with Hanna
5-ingredient pork piccata with spaghetti
5-ingredient kimchi grilled cheese and simple salad
5-ingredient stir-fried udon noodles with spinach and beef
Published on January 1, 2020