Contributed by David Vartanian of the Vintage Press Restaurant, named one of America’s Best Chefs* Lemon Curd: 9 large egg yolks 3 large eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice   Phyllo Cups: 6 phyllo sheets 2 ounces[...]

Contributed by Robyn and Douglas Kalajian at The Kalajians at have been experimenting with some of their favorite traditional recipes to reduce fat and cholesterol. Here,[...]

Contributed by David Vartanian of the Vintage Press Restaurant, named one of America’s Best Chefs* Ingredients: 4 large artichokes, trimmed 3 cups breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 cup melted butter 1/2 cup chopped parsley 4[...]

Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups flour 2 cups packed freshly shredded carrots 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1 cup sugar 1 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup unsalted melted butter or apple sauce 4 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons fresh[...]

Ingredients: 1 pound lean beef (or lamb) stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes, seasoned with salt and pepper, tossed in flour 4 tablespoons olive oil (or unsalted butter) 1 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup yellow[...]

Ingredients: 5 cups loosely packed green leaf lettuce, spinach or arugula, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 cups cherry or heirloom tomatoes, halved 1 cup finely diced cucumber, seeded 1 cup garbanzo beans, washed and drained 1 cup finely[...]

Ingredients: 5 large carrots, washed and trimmed, cut into 1/4-inch slices (or 3 or 4 cups packaged shredded carrots) 1 1/2 cups finely chopped flat-leaf parsley, sprigs removed 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, cut in half 1 (15-ounce)[...]

Ingredients: 5 cups fresh spinach, washed, drained, torn into pieces 4 tablespoons olive oil (or unsalted butter) 2 cups fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/2 pound spiral, bow tie, or small shell pasta (or carrot, squash or zucchini noodles) 1[...]

Ingredients: 1 large onion, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 large carrots (or 1 1/2 cups of baby carrots), peeled and diced into pieces 2 medium zucchini, sliced in rounds 2 medium yellow squash, sliced in rounds 1 each medium yellow and[...]

Ingredients: 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) 2 1/2 cups sugar 5 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup sour[...]

Ingredients: 4 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded 1 quart plain Armenian or Greek yogurt 1 medium onion, finely minced or sliced thinly 2-3 cloves garlic, finely grated 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons chopped chives (or scallions) 2[...]