Weeknight BBQ Chicken

This is an easy weeknight dinner and it is “finger lickin’ good!” The sweet and tangy BBQ sauce here comes from a recipe that Chef Alex Guarnaschelli attributes to her mom. Make a whole batch of this BBQ sauce and keep it in your fridge for lots of other meals, like wings, or burgers. If you don’t have time to make this BBQ sauce, you can always use one of your favorites.

Moo Shu at Home

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I remember ordering this at our local Chinese restaurant as a kid – it was so fun to spread the plum sauce over the pancakes and then add as much of the filling as I wanted to each pancake. This is a vegetarian version, which features crunchy veggies, a delicious Asian sauce and tofu or chicken, for some added protein. You can feel free to swap out the tofu for chicken or another protein. I don’t have time to make my own chineese crepes, so I use warmed tortillas, but you can also make these in lettuce cups… Let each eater shmear their tortilla with their favorite teriyaki sauce, fill with the veggie filling and roll up and enjoy!

Spiced Indian Lentils

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I love Indian food, when it is not too greasy and has authentic flavors -and these lentils meet those criteria. This great mix of traditional Indian warm spices stirred into the creamy lentils makes for a comforting meal with a twist. (Adapted from a recipe from Aarti Sequeira)

Indian Cauliflower and Potatoes

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Instead of grabbing Indian takeout, try this flavorful vegetarian recipe. This recipes has all the great spices you would find in your favorite Indian restaurant, but you can whip this up in a short time and adjust the spiciness to your eaters liking. Serve this with the spicy Indian Lentils, for a well rounded meal!

Egg Drop Soup

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My kids love egg drop soup! This one is healthy and fresh – and tastes nothing like some of the goopy versions you may have had at a Chinese restaurant. And the best part is that you can throw this together in a few minutes while you are preparing the rest of your dinner.

Asian Chicken Salad

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When you need a lighter dinner, try this amazingly flavorful chicken salad. It has a delicious dressing to keep the chicken moist and is packed with all kinds of bright veggies. Feel free to use any other veggies that you like to add color and crunch! (Adapted from Barefoot Contessa)
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Thinking of ordering Thai takeout from around the corner tonight? Try this sweet, spicy and all around delicious Thai chicken instead. It’s easy to make and the entire meal can be on your table in less than 30 minutes! Serve over brown rice with a side of steamed broccoli.