Andalusian Gazpacho. Worth reading the backstory and not just the recipe - really fascinating preparation rationale and associated chemistry to get the most out of of a small number of ingredients. The fact that there's no cooking (no heating anyway) means a really good olive oil is very worthwhile for once.
What we've got here is a stovetop mac and cheese recipe that's only about 10 percent more cumbersome to make than the blue box (the only extra step is measuring a few ingredients) but tastes far, far better.
Super popular both at restaurants and at home, oyakodon (Japanese chicken and egg rice bowl) is sort of like the pizza of Japan—if pizza were the kind of soul-satisfying comfort food that's easy to make at home, with minimal ingredients, in about 20 minutes. With the intense heat we've been getting on the Peninsula, and my equally intense schedule lately, this kind of quick and easy one-pot rice bowl has been a huge time-saver for me in the kitchen.