Family-Friendly Weeknight Dinner Recipes for January

Let’s face it: In the middle of winter, the most appealing dinner recipe is one that will be warm and hearty. We’ve got you covered with 22 spectacular, family-friendly dinner recipes that take less than one hour to prepare.

As always, Mondays are completely meatless so whether you’re vegetarian or just wanted to start the week off with a plant-based meal, our recipes will do the trick. The Roasted-Carrot Niçoise, pictured here, is the perfect example. The traditional version of this salad from the south of France is made with tuna but we swapped in roasted carrots; the rest of the accompaniments—haricot verts, hard-boiled eggs, and black olives—are total classics.

When temperatures are in the single digits for many parts of the country, stews are a staple. Our Black-Bean and Sweet-Potato Stew is packed with nutritious ingredients (and plenty of heat, too) including quinoa and garlic. If your New Year’s

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World cuisine: 10 best food cultures



food on a grill: Freshly baked French baguettes -- mouthwatering.


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Freshly baked French baguettes — mouthwatering.

We love to write about food and drink. We love to celebrate the good stuff and lambaste the bad. This is our take on some of the best food cultures and destinations, but of course it’s subjective.

It’s time to find out once and for all, which cuisine is king as you dream about where you’ll travel next:

10. United States

This may be because most of the popular foods in the USA originate in some other country. The pizza slice is Italian. Fries are Belgium or Dutch. Hamburgers and frankfurters? Likely German. But in the kitchens of the United States, they have been improved and added to, to become global icons for food lovers everywhere.



a slice of pizza on a plate: Souvlaki is paradise on a stick.


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Souvlaki is paradise on a stick.

Don’t neglect the homegrown American dishes either.

There’s the traditional stuff such

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Opinion | Why Your New Year’s Diet Is Doomed

Unfortunately, ultra-processed foods aren’t as readily condemned as tobacco. While we know that nicotine is addictive and that cigarettes deliver a range of carcinogens, there are many ways (yet no single way) that the standard American diet increases the risk of other causes of premature death. The interactions among calorie intake, exercise, fat accumulation, insulin resistance and genetic background, along with other environmental factors that cause diet-related diseases (such as stress and generational poverty), are variable and complicated.

What is indisputable is that a better diet leads to better health. And most people know that a “good” diet is one that cuts back on ultra-processed foods and substitutes relatively unprocessed plant foods. (You can tinker at the margins, but it’s pretty much that simple.) On this, all responsible global experts agree.

But knowledge and sound advice aren’t enough: When most choices are destructive, it’s hard to choose wisely. And between

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The Greatest Food regimen Based On Your Star Signal… And Why Carb

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