I love love love cilantro. Swap out basil for cilantro and then replace pine nuts with smoked almonds!
Leftover baked (not boiled) potatoes are a huge time saver. No roux, slurry or béchamel required for this super easy bowl of happiness. Each person can still customize flavor toppings as if personalizing his or her baked potato.
Smoked paprika pushes the otherwise standard hummus recipe over the top!
This minestrone-like veggie, bean and pasta soup gets its red color from tomato paste. Jackson coined the name for this soup at age 3, which is admittedly easier than veggie-white bean-pasta soup…so it stuck.