You can’t go wrong when the kids ask for Ariel’s recipes instead of carryout.

– Takisha R, Hyattsville, MD

Seasonal, worldly, and comforting. Family food that you can feel good about.

All recipes are approved by my own kids. I’ll work with you to create meals that work for you and your kids, ’cause ain’t nobody got time for kid-only meals.

We started with the curry last night. My daughter, who hates red sauce on pizza because it’s “spicy,” tried it, said she liked it, and this morning asked if she could have more tonight.

And we all ate the same dinner at the same time. This sounds simplistic but of course it’s really a meaningful milestone for our family.

– Anna B, Petworth, DC

Sample Summer Meals

Shrimp and Squash Tacos

with Corn Tortillas, Cotija, Lime, Beans and Rice

Italian Ribollita Soup with Basil Pesto

with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella (Caprese)

Red Lentil Chickpea Curry (Chana Dal)

with Basmati Rice, Chutneys and Pickles

Thai-style Chicken and Basil with Rice

with Red Curry Garlic Green Beans

Middle-Eastern Spiced Meatballs

with Smashed Chickpea Salad and Tzatziki Sauce

Sample Winter Meals

Southwest Shepherd’s Pie

with Corn, Beans, and Sweet Potato

Tomato Soup

with Grown-up Grilled Cheese

Portuguese Sausage and Potato Stew (Caldo Verde)

with Green Salad

Chicken Tikka

with Cumin, Cauliflower, and Potatoes

Pork Carnitas

with Lentil-Rice Pilaf

Feeling hungry?