Vegetable Recipes

  • Complexity: medium

Asian Chicken Slaw

Part chicken salad, part coleslaw, this unique dish features a prepared mix, so it comes together quickly -- especially if you buy a roasted chicken. Serve it as a salad, as shown here, or in a sandwich wrap.

  • Complexity: medium

Chinese Chicken Salad

This Asian-style chicken salad, made with a delicious peanutty vinaigrette, is provided by In the Night Kitchen of San Francisco and is popular with adults and kids alike.

  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Mushroom and Chicken Soup

This comforting recipe, fortified with cream and chicken, is a flavorful alternative to a basic mushroom soup.

  • Complexity: medium

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

Here's a variation on chicken salad that has a bit of a kick, and a couple surprises, too -- grapes for a sweet accent and cashews for crunch.

  • Complexity: medium

Fajita Chop-Chop Salad

My kids love chop-chop salads, and this one -- a mix of familiar mild Mexican spices and additions, such as corn and black beans -- is a particular favorite. On nights when I need a shortcut, I substitute store-bought rotisserie chicken for the steak.

  • Complexity: easy

Grandma Lulay's Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are a perfect combo when you want a nice and hearty meal.

  • Complexity: medium

Japanese Chilled Tofu

Try this delicious Japanese Chilled Tofu recipe.

  • Complexity: medium

Japanese-Style Fried Chicken

Fried chicken gets a burst of Asian-inspired flavor in this easy-to-make recipe.

  • Complexity: medium

Pad Thai

Even when their flavors are complex, Asian dishes don't have to be difficult to make. Preparations for the simpler stir-fries that Thai families enjoy, such as Pad Thai, can be streamlined so that busy stateside families can enjoy them any night of the week.

  • Time: 80 min
  • Complexity: very easy

Potato Mice

These baked-potato mice are almost too gorgeous to eat! Makes 4 potato mice.

  • Complexity: easy

Roasted Tomato Soup

The flavor of the freshly roasted tomatoes in this soup makes it so much tastier than store-bought.

  • Complexity: medium

Sake-Steamed Shrimp

Try this delicious Sake-Steamed Shrimp Sushi Recipe.

  • Complexity: advanced

Shiitake Nori Rolls

This vegetarian take on sushi is bursting with shiitakes and soba noodles. Shredded cabbage brings cancer-fighting beta-carotene on board, while the nori -- sheets of dried seaweed -- supplies calcium, magnesium, and iron.

  • Complexity: advanced

Sushi Cake

Serve this sushi cake as a precursor to a light Asian-style meal, or alone with hot or cold sake. Since no raw fish is used -- only cooked shrimp and lump crabmeat -- the cake can be made ahead of time and chilled until ready to serve.

  • Complexity: easy

Taco Salad

A honey-lime dressing distinguishes this Southwestern creation, which is served in edible bowls that are easily made from baked tortillas. If you're in a hurry, simply serve the salad with tortilla chips.

  • Complexity: medium

Teriyaki Chicken with Roasted Scallions

Sweet and sticky, this chicken mixes kid-friendliness with sophistication. Scallions, a go-to ingredient in Japanese cooking, mellow when roasted.

  • Complexity: medium

Thai Chicken, Mango & Pineapple Salad

Grilled chicken and tropical fruits seasoned with a citrusy curry sauce give this colorful salad plenty of kid appeal. It makes a great lunch or a light dinner as is, or you can create a heartier meal by serving the meat and fruit with steamed rice and side salads.

  • Complexity: advanced

Vegetable Sushi

There's nothing tricky about rolling sushi, but you'll need an inexpensive bamboo sushi roller to make these.

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