Too often we plan a meal around the protein and forget that delicious sides can stand alone… Jacques demonstrates a step-by-step recipe of Risotto with Vegetables that can make a perfect vegetarian meal. Other dishes include traditional Darphin Potatoes , sometimes known as Rosti potatoes, and an all-American Skillet Sweet Potatoes  recipe. Then, in the blink of an eye, Jacques stirs together a very flavorful Middle Eastern Green Couscous . He follows this with a Corn Polenta with Mushroom Ragout, a meal that even meat lovers will love.
(Only the linked recipes are available online. Other episode recipes are available by purchasing Jacques’ book, Essential Pepin .)