Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecorino and Almond. P. 146
Roasted brussels sprouts (which are incredibly delicious on their own) are too often weighted down under an abundance of rich, assertive flavors. This salad is a relief - three ingredients, clean and balanced. Very good cold, leftover too. Good picnic dish.
Lentil, Farro and Controne Bean Soup with Pancetta p.117
This recipe makes a gigantic pot of soup. Make room in your freezer for leftover storage. I was worried it would be too heavy with two kinds of beans plus the grain, but i think cooking each component separately with its own aromatics is the key here. I also like the partly pureed technique.