17 of our simplest recipes — as you ease into whatever your fall routine looks like

Meals to turn to when you need at least one part of the day to be less daunting!

Meals to turn to when you need at least one part of the day to be less daunting!

(Photography, left: Betty Binon; middle and right: David Bagosy)

September's upon us (which kind of feels hard to believe, right?), and whether you're navigating the logistics of back-to-school, going back to the office, or just back to a non-summer schedule, it could be that you're facing a more complicated re-start than in other Septembers. So we've compiled a list of some of our simplest recipes to cook as you ease into whatever your routine may be this year. These meals are straightforward but they're satisfying (here are even more ideas to add to your meal plan). Scroll down for 17 dinners to turn to when you want at least one part of the day to be a little less daunting!


Overhead shot of a shallow bowl filled with kunde, black-eyed peas and tomatoes in peanut sauce. It sits on a dark grey surface.
(Photography by Khadija M. Farah & Jennifer May)

Savoury Margherita Dutch Baby

(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Cauliflower Tacos

Overhead shot of a white plate with 3 tortillas on it. The tortillas are topped with black beans, corn, Tomatillo Sauce, roasted cauliflower and cilantro.
(Photography by Betty Binon)


Cream of Tomato Soup

Overhead closeup of a white bowl of tomato soup topped with breadcrumbs, cheese and basil.
(Credit: Drake Devonshire)

Chicken Kanji

Overhead shot of a grey bowl of kanji, a white, porridge-like soup made with rice and chicken with oil, fried onions and chopped green herbs on top. A spoon sits in the bowl. The bowl is on a black marble table.
(Photography by Nik Sharma)

Asparagus, Prosciutto and Parmesan Turnovers 

(Photography by Marcella DiLonardo)

Celebration Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Dates

Closeup, overhead shot of roasted sweet potato chunks, dates, chicken thighs and drumsticks on a sheet pan.
(Photo credit: David Loftus)


Overhead shot of a bowl of Khichdi topped with red chili slices, cilantro and a dollop of yogurt.
(Photo: Shayma Owaise Saadat)

Cauliflower Fritters

An overhead shot of a white plate with three cauliflower fritters and some green sauce on it. A whole roasted cauliflower is sitting next to it.
(Photography by Betty Binon)

Jacket Potatoes with Shaved Vegetable Salad

(Photography by EE Berger)

Bacon, Hot Pepper and Arugula Pizza 

Radish Ceviche 

(Credit: Hungry Gap Productions Ltd.)

Quiche Lorraine with Gruyère Cheese and Onions

Overhead shot of a quiche made with bacon in a glass pie plate. It's sitting on a striped kitchen towel on top of a grey wooden table. A bowl of salad greens sits in the top left corner. Plates and forks sit in the bottom left corner.
(Photo: David Bagosy; Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Sheet Pan Shrimp and Pineapple Tacos

Overhead shot of a sheet pan on a wooden table. The pan has roasted shrimp and pieces of pineapple on it. 2 white plates with tortillas on them sit next to the pan.
(Photo: David Bagosy, Styling: Melissa Direnzo)

Brown Rice, Chicken and Butternut Squash Salad with Roasted Garlic Tahini Dressing

(Photography by Gabriel Cabrera)

Lobster Rolls

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