Long Reads

11 Comforting Recipes for Between Seasons

April 23, 2015

Every other Thursday, we bring you Nicholas Day—on cooking for children, and with children, and despite children. Also, occasionally, on top of.

Today: 11 of our favorite Dinner vs. Child recipes to make before spring produce really hits the market.

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Is there anything worse than despondently staring into the refrigerator, not knowing what to make?

There is not.

Which is why, when we're in a rut, we turn to Nicholas Day, who shows us recipes are just what we need in between seasons and otherwise: friendly, comforting, and delicious. Luckily, some of his best recipes are built for the waiting time just before late-spring and summer produce hit the markets. So go ahead: Let the warmth of these dishes take the evening's chill off. It won't be much longer now. 

Socca Waffles


Fruit-Laden, Whole-Grain Pancakes


Roasted, Spiced, Almond-y Cauliflower


Five-Spice Pickled Carrots


Chicken Soup with Onions and Garlic


Brussels Sprouts and Chickpeas


Weeknight Soy Sauce-y, Peanut-y Tofu


A Simple Homey, Coconut-y Red Lentil Dal


Aristotelian Rice and Peas (Risi e Bisi)


The Pantry Cookie


Dorie Greenspan's Custardy Apple Squares