Every year we promise ourselves that we’ll cook more in an effort to eat healthier and save on restaurant dining, but it’s not our fault that we have a palate for fine cuisine. Boxed spaghetti simply won’t do any longer.
With at least one solid blizzard already behind us, we’re craving delicious, savory food that helps us leave our snow-slogged apartment behind. Inspired by exotic flavors ranging from the Middle East to Mexico to Eastern Europe, we’ve compiled our favorite far-out dishes to warm up the winter.
All of these dishes cost under $15 and take less than about 30 minutes of active preparation time. Although many of them require significantly longer to simmer or bake, there’s plenty that you can do during passive time. We’ll understand if you catch up on phone calls to old friends rather than updating your budget. While you’re at it, invite those friends over for some osso bucco or vegetarian dahl.
Check out the recipes that will have you dreaming in savory cumin for all of next week.