I'm a long distance runner who is being forced to take a month off in January. I am looking to fill the time with some favorite hobbies and cooking is one of them. I cook often but usually am rushing to get a nice dinner on the table after work. So rarely seek out time consuming recipes. But, I'd like to tackle some more complex dishes and flavors during my period of "rest". The trick is that I'll not be running and have no interest in getting fat. So, while bread baking would be fun, that's out. Other super rich foods aren't ideal either. So, what recipes are complicated, worth the work (be that many steps, lots of chopping, or both) and provide a healthful delicious meal at the end?