The Huffington Post recently asked Chris Morocco of Bon Appétit to list out some of his favorite quick recipes. The author admits that he prefers a nice fresh salad after cooking all day. But he also lays out some quick recipes like a Steak with Asparagus and Peas, Marinated Mixed Beans, and Herbed Chickpeas. He expresses that cooking doesn’t need to be time-consuming every night, but presses upon the importance of balance.
I enjoy eating steak every so often as long as there is twice as much veg on my plate as meat. This recipe gets that ratio right, a modest amount of super flavorful steak with a skillet full of everything I want to be eating this time of year: asparagus, scallions, and peas.
At the end of my long days in the Bon Appétit test kitchen, I typically pull together dinner for my wife and me (i.e., cook all over again). What I usually crave at the end of a day spent trying virtually every dish made in the Test Kitchen, is fresh salad. Yet I can’t expect my wife to high-five me for putting some lettuce on a plate. The mix of textures and flavors in this fattoush hits the sweet spot between not-too-much work and very-friggin-delicious.
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