Recipes by Topic - good for leftovers

Mayonnaise, Revisited

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We’ve already touched on mayonnaise, but we also realized that mayo is so versatile and delicious that it’s worth revisiting and reiterating how simple it can be to prepare at home. Add to that the fact that healthy store-bought mayonnaise is not something that exists at the moment; all of them are prepared…

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Brisket Chili

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Got some leftover brisket? Give it a whole new life as a chunky, hearty chili to gobble down right now, freeze for later, or both. If you don’thave any leftovers, you can still get in on the action: just toss some raw brisket into a slow-cooker with all the other…

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Cream of Zucchini Soup

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It’s zucchini season! In the store, it’ll be cheap, but if you have a garden, you probably already have more than you know what to do with: zucchini is one of those crops that appears in a burst of abundance and sends you scrambling around to press huge baskets of…

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Texas-style Beef Brisket

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Brisket isn’t the easiest cut of meat to approach, but done right it pays you back with a delicious, budget-friendly dinner. The trick is managing all the cartilage and connective tissue, which can easily turn tough and gristly if it’s undercooked. That’s actually a great health benefit – it provides…

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Baked Greek Chicken

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Baked with Greek herbs, olives, and a creamy eggplant topping, this chicken is equal parts delicious comfort food and easy one-pot dinner. And if you can’t get enough, it’s also good as leftovers the next day, on top of some more salad greens, or maybe with a big bowl of…

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Asian Pulled Pork

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There’s something about really good pulled pork – the way it almost falls apart in your mouth, and the depth of flavor that it picks up from cooking so long over low heat. As soon as you take one bite, there’s another little pile of tender meat sliding onto your…

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Slow-Cooker Barbecue Ribs

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For intensely flavorful ribs that practically melt off the bone into your mouth, this recipe is a must. Under low heat for hour after hour, the gelatin and connective tissue in the ribs breaks down to a velvety smoothness, and the barbecue sauce soaks deep into the meat: even barbecue…

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Kansas City BBQ Wings

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Here’s an easy crowd-pleaser to add some flavor to a weekday dinner: oven-baked wings in a quick and simple barbecue sauce. You can adjust the recipe to feed however many mouths you have (just add more chicken wings if you need them), and if you have any leftovers, just stash…

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Orange Glazed Ham

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Honey-glazed ham can get a little too sticky-sweet once you’re not used to a lot of sugar all at once, so here’s a more savory variation to fill your table for Sunday dinner. It’s not overwhelmingly sugary, especially since baking the ham with sage first gives it an underlying woodsy…

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Ground Beef Tacos

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To follow up with a delicious use for some Paleo tortillas, here’s a basic taco recipe that you can adapt almost endlessly to suit your personal tastes. As long as you’ve got your taco shells and meat ready, the choice of toppings is practically unlimited. Go traditional with bell peppers,…

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Cauliflower Tortillas

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Need a wrap? Taco shell? Breakfast burrito? Calzone pocket? With this quick and versatile cauliflower “tortilla,” you’ve got an all-in-one shell to fill with whatever you like. Give your imagination free range and enjoy experimenting: you can even add some spices to the crust itself to match whatever you’re filling…

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Melon Salsa

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Crunchy and juicy, with just a little snap from the red onions, melon salsa is a refreshing topping for chicken or steak, or even piled over a burger. It’s equally good on fish or other seafood; why not try it over some tuna steak or cod? Or maybe with shrimp?…

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BBQ Meatballs

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Have you been poring over the weather forecast every day, waiting for that first, miraculous Saturday above 70 degrees? Or throwing longing glances at the grill every time you walk past it waiting patiently in the garage? Those last few weeks of chilly weather are the hardest weeks of all…

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Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

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Nobody knows for sure who made the first Sloppy Joe, but over the years they’ve become a favorite picnic lunch, campfire dinner, and hollow-leg-filler for anyone with a powerful appetite. So here’s a Paleo recipe for enjoying that perfect mix of meat and tomato sauce, minus all the junk that…

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Balsamic Steak Rolls

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Quick, colorful, and all wrapped up for your convenience, these juicy steak rolls are packed with vegetables and finished off with a tangy-sweet balsamic glaze. Adding basil and oregano without a pile of tomatoes gives them a very fresh Italian flavor. Pile a few of them on your plate for…

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Coconut Macaroons With Lemon Curd

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With a more intense flavor than jam or jelly, curd is a traditional spread for cookies, tea cakes, and other delicate sweets. Here, the airy lightness of coconut macaroons is the perfect base for a generous dollop of lemon curd in the center, and the temperature contrast just makes everything…

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Homemade Ham

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You knew you could cure your own bacon, but did you know you can make your own ham as well? It’s actually very easy: all you need is a fresh pork leg, some curing salt, honey, and pickling spice. It’s the perfect solution if you love ham but can’t find…

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Frozen Easter Eggs

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Want something cute and colorful to go with your Easter grass, but not so thrilled with cheapo drugstore candy? Try these easy frozen treats instead: they’re creamy, fruity, and delicious, perfect for celebrating the season without a pile of sugar. And with just two ingredients, they might take even less…

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Pork Loin Braised in Coconut Milk

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A coconut-milk gravy infused with the woodsy freshness of rosemary and sage adds smoothness and a subtle, aromatic flavor to the meat in this simple but delicious pork loin recipe. If you’ve ever gotten impatient with a pork roast and then had to suffer the leathery consequences, you know the…

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Skillet Rosemary Chicken

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Want a classic roast-chicken flavor without hauling out all the heavy equipment? Here’s a very simple recipe for oven-roasted chicken that lets you brown the meat and roast it all in the same skillet, so there’s only one pot to clean afterwards. As well as being very convenient, if you…

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Pad Thai Salad

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What’s faster and tastier than ordering Pad Thai on a busy evening? Making it yourself! This recipe is so quick that it’s ready well before your restaurant food would have arrived, and turning the classic Pad Thai flavors into a salad makes it a much healthier option. With a creamy,…

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