yunnan breakfast noodle soup
Yunnan breakfast noodle soup. Matt Taylor-Gross
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They say variety is the spice of life. And while we, as creatures of habit, tend to fall back on easy standbys—whether that’s wearing the same outfits every morning or cooking the same weeknight dinners—there’s something to be said for switching it up once in a while. We know that veering off the beaten path can be tough, so we’ve mapped out some one-dish adventures you can take from the comfort of your own kitchen.

From our favorite noodle soup upgrade to a lasagna bread we can’t get enough of, there’s something here for everyone. Take note, these recipes aren’t necessarily easy: some of our hardest recipes are also the most exciting. But what’s an adventure without some challenge? Go forth and discover your new favorite dish today.

If You’ve Mastered Curried Chicken, It’s Time to Go for Bunny Chow.

If You Like Ramen, You’ll Love Hot Soba with Chicken and Egg..

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Hot Soba with Chicken and Egg

Is there ever a bad time for soba noodles? Definitely not.

If You’re Over Regular Lasagna, Try Putting it in Bread

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Lasagna Bread (Scaccia)

Lasagna Bread (Scaccia)

Tired of the Same Simple Porridge? Try This Spicy Omani Chicken and Rice Version.

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Omani Chicken and Rice Porridge (Madrouba)

Fragrant with spices and soft from overcooked rice, this Middle Eastern porridge is perfect comfort food. Get the recipe for Omani Chicken and Rice Porridge (Madrouba) »

If You’re Crazy for Chicken Noodle Soup, Mix it Up with Mi Xian

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Yunnan-Style Breakfast Noodle Soup (Mi Xian)

Yunnan breakfast noodle soup

Love Grilled Cheese? Kick It Up a Notch With Khachapuri

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Georgian Cheese Bread (Adjaruli Khachapuri)

Georgian Cheese Bread (Adjaruli Khachapuri)

Take Hot Dogs to the Next Level: Go for Boerewors Instead.

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Grilled Farmer Sausage With Pepper Relish (Boerewors Rolls With Chakalaka)

Grilled Farmer Sausage w Pepper Relish (Boerewors Rolls With Chakalaka)

Love Spaghetti Carbonara? Try Tagliatelle with Yogurt and Fried Onions.

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Tagliatelle with Yogurt and Fried Onions (Rishta bi Laban wa Bassal)

Copious amounts of lightly caramelized onions are piled atop pasta and served with yogurt and herbs in this recipe inspired by Claudia Roden’s The New Book of Middle Eastern Food. Get the recipe for Tagliatelle with Yogurt and Fried Onions (Rishta bi Laban wa Bassal) »

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