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An Energy-Boosting Salad
An energy-packed salad with spinach, chicken, chickpeas, oranges, and quinoa.
Arugula, Radicchio, and Fennel Salad
Arugula, radicchio, and fennel make for a simple, delicious winter salad.
Avocado Toasts with Veggies
These lemony avocado toasts with salad are my go-to healthy lunch at home.
Brussel Sprouts & Red Cabbage Slaw
A crunchy, colorful slaw that is delicious with roasted pork, chicken, or all by itself.
Butternut Squash Soup with Pears
A wonderful fall soup with creamy butternut squash and spiced pears.
Chicken Feta Sliders with Chimichurri
A summer NYC rooftop party with chicken feta sliders and plenty of rose.
Farro with Wild Mushrooms
Farro (a nutty flavored grain) and wild mushrooms are a match made in heaven.
Flatbreads with Broccoli Rabe Pesto
Rustic flatbread pizzas with homemade broccoli rabe pesto, sausage, and feta.
Fleur de Sel de Camargue
This coarse sea salt draws out the flavor in any food, from roasted fish to a simple salad.
Gluten-Free Blue Cornmeal Waffles
Crunchy and flavorful, you'd never know these waffles are gluten-free.
Hearty Sprouted Lentil Stew with Kale
This is my go-to healthy and hearty recipe for a cold, winter's night.
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
The best at-home cold remedy: homemade chicken noodle soup with spinach.
Israeli Couscous Salad with Grilled Chicken
A Mediterranean dish perfect for a picnic or cookout, or simple enough for a weeknight meal.
Quick & Healthy Turkey Chili
A great way to use up leftover turkey (or chicken), this spicy chili is a crowd-pleaser.
Quinoa with Fennel & Pomegranate
Yotam Ottolenghi's vibrant roasted fennel and quinoa salad is absolutely fantastic.
Roasted Branzini & Brussel Sprouts
A simple, healthy dish for your next dinner party (and it's easy, too!).
Roasted Eggplant Dip
This garlicky eggplant dip is reminiscent of the melitzanosalata I used to eat in Astoria.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Arugula
I love tossing roasted sweet potatoes with peppery arugula and Balsamic vinaigrette.
Tomato Chickpea Curry with Kale
A hearty vegan chickpea curry that's delicious with brown rice and kale.
Two Delicious Party Dips
A duo of healthy dips–Tuscan white bean and fava bean with mint–are a hit at parties.
White Bean Soup With Swiss Chard
I have been making this soup for years, experimenting with different types of greens.
Winter Squash Salad with Kale
My favorite fall/winter salad, with roasted squash, kale, and pomegranate seeds.
My name is Anna Watson Carl. In a word, I love food, I love France, and I love throwing dinner parties. Over the years, I've worked as a personal chef, taught cooking classes, edited cookbooks, written for magazines, tested and styled recipes, and traveled whenever opportunity has arisen. But at heart, there's nothing I love more than sharing a meal with friends around the yellow table.
For me, cooking has always been a way of life. As a (mildly precocious) ten-year old, I planned and prepared a four-course Valentine's dinner for my parents, birthing a lifelong passion for dinner parties. That was just the beginning. I've been cooking ever since, whipping up souffles at a chateau in Burgundy, searing filet mignon for a wealthy client's dog (bizarre, but true), butchering ducks for confit de canard in Paris, baking the night shift in Nashville, and bathing the floor of my NYC apartment in turkey brine...the story continues....more
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