28 Delicious Things To Cook In February

Source:  http://www.buzzfeed.com - Christine Byrne - BuzzFeed Staff

Face it, February is rough. Eat to make it better.

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WHAT’S IN SEASON: (This will vary depending on the time of the month and where you live.)

Brussels sprouts Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Chicory Clementines Cranberries Grapefruit Kale Leeks Lemons Oranges Parsnips Pears Persimmons Pomegranates Shallots Spinach Sweet Potatoes Tangelos Tangerines Turnips Winter Squash

1. Sweet Tea-Brined Hot Chicken Wings

Perfect for a Super Bowl party, equally delicious for a fun dinner. Recipe here.

2. Garlicky Winter Greens and Chickpea Salad

Recipe here.

3. Lemon Bars

Tangy, delicate, and totally perfect. Recipe here.

4. Vegan Cauliflower Fettuccine “Alfredo”

Far healthier than the original, and possibly equally delicious? Recipe here.

5. Brussels Sprout and Carrot Salad with Cara Cara, Avocado, and Orange Tahini Dressing

Recipe here.

6. Polenta Fries

Recipe here.

7. Quinoa, Persimmon, and Almond Porridge

Waking up is hard to do, especially when it’s below freezing. Fresh, colorful fruit makes things a little easier. Recipe here.

8. Pork and Kimchi Noodle Stir Fry

Better than takeout. Recipe here.

9. Miso Shiitake Soba Soup

Hearty without being heavy. Recipe here.

10. Toasted Pistachio and Pineapple Muesli

Recipe here.

11. Barley, Cauliflower, and Herbs with Burrata

Christopher Baker / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

12. Cinnamon Infused Hot Chocolate

Recipe here.

13. Asian Oven Roasted Pulled Pork

The perfect set-it-and-forget-it weekend dinner (with leftovers for days). Recipe here.

14. Crispy Delicata Rings With Currant, Fennel, and Apple Relish

Recipe here.

15. Pomegranate, Kale and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta

A not-too-healthy way to take advantage of seasonal produce. Recipe here.

16. Chicken Khao Soi

Ditte Isager / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

17. Chocolate Panna Cotta with Spiced Pepita Brittle

Con Poulos / foodandwine.com

To really impress your valentine. Recipe here.

18. Pot Au Feu

Braised beef, classic French style. Recipe here.

19. Grapefruit Curd Stuffed Donuts

I’ll never be sick of lemon curd, but it’s nice to change things up every once in a while. Recipe here.

20. Winter Squash Carbonara with Pancetta and Sage

Christina Holmes / bonappetit.com

Recipe here.

21. Roasted Sunchoke Soup with Caramelized Shallots

If you’re getting a little bit tired of winter squash soup, this sunchoke version is nice little twist. Recipe here.

22. Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake

Ellie Miller / foodandwine.com

Further proof that everybody needs a slow cooker. Recipe here.

23. Grown-Up Tater Tots

Not really all that similar to the tater tots of your cafeteria dreams. Better, actually. Recipe here.

24. Shaved Brussels Sprout, Lentil, Bacon and Pear Salad

Recipe here.

25. Grapefruit Old Fashioned

Unique enough to feel special, simple enough to be your go-to cocktail this month. Recipe here.

26. Roasted Salmon with Butter

Romulo Yanes / marthastewart.com

Recipe here.

27. Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

Recipe here.

28. Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic and Herbs

Recipe here.

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