Grain/Pasta Salad

Fantastic! And so versatile! I used farro instead of pasta, green olives I had on hand, sunflower seeds instead of pine nuts, and added grated zucchini to the mix. You could really put almost anything in this and it will be delicious. It also comes together pretty fast. A winner!

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-the-best-pasta-salad-without-mayo-244709

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3 Ingredient Stovetop Mac & Cheese

Delicious and so fast! And you can throw in whatever veggies you have lying around. I used up some green pepper and cauliflower I had, plus added some frozen peas.
1. Double the recipe. It only makes 2 servings.
2. If using, heat up and add frozen peas at the end. If you add them frozen to the mac and cheese, they get overcooked and turn a gross green color. For leftovers, just add the frozen peas directly to the tupperware containers.

http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/01/3-ingredient-stovetop-mac-and-cheese-recipe.html

Chicken Pelau

From Small Victories, page 176.

This was awesome! It turns into a thick, flavorful, and delicious rice and chicken dish. I didn’t have sweet paprika so I used smoked, and I also added in some cauliflower that I sauteed with the rest of the veggies (you can add a whole standard size cauliflower, it’s not too much). Yum! And I use butter beans because I couldn’t find black eye peas.