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Saffron Rice, Slow-Cooker, with Chicken Sausage, 176

Salads
Asian Radish Slaw, 84
Beet, Olive, and Kale, 90–91
California Lettuce Cups, 149
Chicken, Easy-Peasey, 169
Cucumber, Herbed, 72
Eggplant and Zucchini Scapece, 79
Farro and Arugula, 92
Fusilli, with Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette, 95
Grilled Caprese, 76
Grilled Panzanella, 83
Grilled Stone Fruit, with Orange-Herb Vinaigrette, 82
Herb, with Yogurt Dressing, 72
Hummus, 88
Lentil, Niçoise, 202–3
Lentil and Carrot, 93
Orzo, with Fresh Citrus and Red Onion, 94
Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts, 89
preparing ahead, 86
Quinoa, Fiesta, 223
Raffy’s Holiday, 90
Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa, 154–49
Roman Caprese, 77
Shaker, 86
Shaved Vegetable, with Goat Cheese Vinaigrette and Walnuts, 81
Tomato and Feta, Lamb Chops with, 194
Tuna, White Bean, and Bitter Greens, 153
Wedge, Better, 80
Whipped Ricotta with Greens, 75 winter, ideas for, 88
Winter Kale, Herbed Striped Bass with, 159

Salami, Chocolate Dessert, 295

Salmon
Burgers, Pan-Seared, with Fennel Slaw, 178
Campfire, in Packets, 182–83
Make-Ahead Cioppino, 107
Pan-Seared, with Year-Round Succotash, 181
wild-caught, about, 184

Salt, Smoky Fennel, 300

Sandwiches
Greens, Eggs, and Ham Wrap, 18
Monte Cristo, 249

Sauces
Frank’s Bolognese, 233
marinara, buying, 138
Parmesan Marinara, 121
Yogurt, 194

Sausage(s)
Chorizo Risotto, 142
Fourth of July Pizza, 238
Hot Italian, –Stuffed Dates with Lemon-Basil Crema, 58
“House” Soup, 103
Pizza Bianca, 66
Slow-Cooker Black Bean and Pork Stew, 106
Spinach, and Apple Strata, 26
Spring Pasta Timbale, 135
Stovetop Clambake, 237

Sausage(s), Chicken
and Mash, 171
Slow-Cooker Saffron Rice with, 176

Savory Breakfast Crepes, 28

Seafood. See Fish; Shellfish

Semifreddo, Rose Eton Mess, 289

Sesame Bok Choy, Spicy, 220

Sesame Green Beans and Kale, Spicy, 219

Shellfish. See also Shrimp
Deconstructed Clams “Casino,” 187
Make-Ahead Cioppino, 107
Mussels with Fennel and Italian Beer, 185
Noodle Paella, 257
Oysters with Prosecco Mignonette, 260
Pasta e Fagioli with Mussels, 116
Steamed Lobster with Lemon-Parsley Aioli, 240
Stovetop Clambake, 237

Shrimp
Buffalo Grilled, with Goat Cheese Dipping Sauce, 62
Make-Ahead Cioppino, 107
Noodle Paella, 257
Sautéed, Cocktail, 63
Stir-Fry, Alex’s, 187

Simple Syrup, Ginger, 298

Sleep, importance of, 162

Slow cookers, benefits of, 104

Snacks & small plates. See also Dips
Artichoke Arancini, 57
Asian Sesame Chicken Wings, 53
best cocktail party foods, 59
Blini, 261
Buffalo Grilled Shrimp with Goat
Cheese Dipping Sauce, 62
Chicken Marsala Meatballs, 55
crostini bars, 60
Crudités with Walnut Butter, 38
Focaccia with Tangerine and Fennel, 66
Fresh Fruit Leather, 40
Goat Cheese Toasts, 60
Green Mint Tea Ice Pops, 49
Hot Italian Sausage–Stuffed Dates with Lemon-Basil Crema, 58
Lemon Popcorn with a Kick, 44
Margarita Chicken Wings, 52
Mediterranean Chile Chicken Wings, 50
Mini Eggplant Parmesan, 69
New, Improved "Puppy" Chow, 42
Oysters with Prosecco Mignonette, 260
Parisian Sweet and Salty
Popcorn, 44
Pizza Bianca, 66
Pumpkin Spice Latte Popcorn, 44
Ricotta and Cinnamon Meatballs, 56
Roasted Acorn Squash and Gorgonzola Pizza, 65
Roasted Mushroom and Kale Pizzette, 67
Sautéed Shrimp Cocktail, 63
Soy Citrus Turkey Jerky, 41
trail mix, preparing, 41
Warm and Spicy Popcorn, 43

Snapper, Fennel, in Parchment, 156

Sole with Lemon Caper Sauce, 177

Sorghum, about, 223

Soufflé, Cheese, 190

Soups
batch-cooking, 102
Chilled Watermelon-Basil Gazpacho, 99
Curried Cauliflower, Pressure Cooker, 109
Detox, 147
Lentil, Kale, and Mushroom, Slow-Cooker, 104
Pastina, 100
Quinoa and Ceci, Aunt Raffy’s, 98 Red Pepper, Chilled, 108
Spicy Tomato and Lentil Gazpacho, 98
White Bean, Pancetta, and Tortellini, Italian, 100

Spinach
about, 184
Alex’s Shrimp Stir-Fry, 187
Cool Green Smoothie, 9
Detox Soup, 147
Fourth of July Pizza, 238
Green Strata, 27
Lentil and Carrot Salad, 93
and Mushroom Lasagna, Creamy, 131
Pesto, 118
Roasted Cauliflower and Quinoa Salad, 154–49
Sausage, and Apple Strata, 26
Savory Breakfast Crepes, 28
Superfood Fudge Torte, 160

Squash. See also Zucchini
Acorn, Citrus-Chile, 209
Acorn, Roasted, and Gorgonzola Pizza, 65
Butternut, and Marjoram, Gluten-Free Pasta with, 119
Kabocha, and Beef Stew, Slow-Cooker, 105 Kabocha, Risotto, Spiced, 141
Pasta Primavera with Summer Vegetables, 115
Persimmon Pumpkin Pie, 252
Pumpkin Ginger Chocolate Muffins, 270

Stews
Beef and Kabocha Squash, Slow-Cooker, 105
Black Bean and Pork, Slow- Cooker, 106
Make-Ahead Cioppino, 107

Strata
Breakfast, 26
Green, 27
Sausage, Spinach, and Apple, 26

Strawberry(ies)
and Almond Butter Muffins, Mini, 272
Fresh Fruit Leather, 40
Jade’s Spa Water, 147
Ricotta and Chocolate Hazelnut Calzones, 274
Ricotta Toast with, 21
Rose Eton Mess Semifreddo, 289

Striped Bass, Herbed, with Winter Kale Salad, 159

Struffoli, 258

Sweet Potatoes
about, 210
Herbed Striped Bass with Winter Kale Salad, 159
Salt-Roasted, 211

Swiss Chard
Braised, with Curried Bread
Crumbs, 215
Italian White Bean, Pancetta, and Tortellini Soup, 100