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16 Recipes That Give You a Break from Reality

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Now's the time of the year for denial: for pretending that you'll start on those your New Year's resolutions next week; that you just love the snow (or that it will eventually snow); that summer vacation isn't so far away; that if you don't look at your banking information it will resolve itself.

And perhaps the best way to continue living in an alternate reality is to spend a lot of time head-down in the kitchen, making pastas and puddings and salads and sorbets until it's no longer January.

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Therefore, recipes for every lie you're telling yourself this month. May the rejection of reality continue.

I'm practically a teenager!

Rice Pudding with Sesame Crumble and Blueberries

Rice Pudding with Sesame Crumble and Blueberries by Sarah Jampel

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo by Kenzi Wilbur

These ingredients are trendy!

Lobios Salad (Spiced Kidney Beans with Herbs and Feta)

Lobios Salad (Spiced Kidney Beans with Herbs and Feta) by Kenzi Wilbur

Green Beans and Mushrooms with Tehina, Lentils, and Garlic Chips

Green Beans and Mushrooms with Tehina, Lentils, and Garli... by Kenzi Wilbur

It's June—not January!

Chocolate Sorbet and Focaccia Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chocolate Sorbet and Focaccia Ice Cream Sandwiches by Kenzi Wilbur

Honey-Lime Strawberries & Lemon-Buttermilk Sherbet

Honey-Lime Strawberries & Lemon-Buttermilk Sherbet by Sarah Jampel

I've got all the time and ingredients in the world!

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and White Bean-Anchovy Sauce

Pasta with Broccoli Rabe and White Bean-Anchovy Sauce by Sarah Jampel

Everything I Want to Eat Quinoa and Lentil Salad

Everything I Want to Eat Quinoa and Lentil Salad by Sarah Jampel

It's impossible to get tired of squash!

ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash on Toast

ABC Kitchen’s Butternut Squash on Toast by Kenzi Wilbur

Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Coconut

Butternut Squash Soup with Miso and Coconut by Kenzi Wilbur

Gumming my food is just as satisfying as chewing it!

Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter

Green Lentil Soup with Curried Brown Butter by Sarah Jampel

Sean Brock’s Southern Grits

Sean Brock’s Southern Grits by Kenzi Wilbur

Man (and woman) can survive on carrots alone!

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata

Roasted Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto and Burrata by Kenzi Wilbur

Carrot and Radicchio Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Carrot and Radicchio Salad with Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette by Kenzi Wilbur

Braising is the new roasting!

Braised Onion Sauce

Braised Onion Sauce by Kenzi Wilbur

Olive Oil-Braised Broccoli Rabe

Olive Oil-Braised Broccoli Rabe by Sarah Jampel


Tags: what to cook now, january