Main Dishes

Find main dishes inspired by your favorite fiction books and so much more, including memorable quotes and discussion guides! Thanks for stopping by!

Falafel Recipe

Falafel Recipe

Once We Were Home is beautiful, moving story about the Jewish children who were displaced during the Holocaust and never returned to family, it is a little-explored area of WWII fiction.
Jennifer Rosner was kind enough to send us to a special falafel recipe that she loves. Since falafels have a tie-in to the novel (keep reading to find out more) and are a beloved Mediterranean dish, this was a perfect choice.

Chicken Makhani or Butter Chicken

Chicken Makhani (Butter Chicken)

The Vibrant Years is Sonali Dev’s newest novel and the first book from Mindy Kaling’s new imprint Mindy’s Book Studio. Yes, that Mindy Kaling.
Sonali Dev provided us with her favorite Chicken Makhani or Butter Chicken recipe. This recipe is a rich, creamy, and flavorful chicken dish that is a great introduction to Indian food if you are new to the cuisine.

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs Recipe

Soraya Lane, author of The Italian Daughter, was kind enough to provide a recipe to feature here on Book Club Bites. Her Italian Meatballs in a rich passata sauce with fresh mozzarella are the perfect Italian dish to pair with your book club discussion of The Italian Daughter! You’ll want to make a double batch for your book club.

Curried Sheet Pan Root Vegetables

Curried Sheet Pan Root Vegetables

With tons of flavor from rich spices, these curried sheet pan root vegetables are anything but boring. Inspired by Lisa Williamson Rosenberg’s latest novel, this is the perfect fall and winter dish. So if you are looking for ideas to spice up your root vegetables with an easy twist, keep reading!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and Dumplings

I’ve tried a lot of chicken and dumplings and, let me tell you, these rank at the top. The chicken, long-simmered, creates a flavorful, rich broth that makes a huge difference in this dish. The result is a hearty soup, layered with flavors, and topped by cooked-to-perfection dumplings.