Magret de Canard (Seared Duck Breast w/ Honey, Orange, & Thyme). Fancy enough for date night, and as easy to cook as a steak.
Paprika Shrimp with Cheesy Polenta: warm, comforting, to fill bellies and hearts.
This pork and cider sauce makes the house smell enticingly of Christmas. The cider reduces down into a sweet thick gravy.
Wild mushroom risotto - you put the love in, you definitely get the love out.
Imam bayildi ('the priest wept') is one of the all time great, most delicious ways to eat aubergine/eggplant.
Rolled chicken stuffed with cherries - when you’ve had one of those messy weeks and need to reconnect, light candles and use napkins.
An easy paella recipe - rustic food that is so much fancier than the sum of its parts.