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Bowl filled with vegetables, rice noodles, crispy tofu and tamarind dipping sauce

Spring Roll in a Bowl

Spring rolls are really simple to make, but they’re not something I want to prepare on a weeknight. Instead, I skip the rice paper wrapper, toss all ingredients into a bowl and use a simple dipping sauce as the dressing. Deconstructed spring rolls! It’s so much simpler and just as delicious.

Simple Shrimp Pad Thai

Simple Shrimp Pad Thai

Pad Thai on a weeknight, no take-out necessary! This easy, approachable recipe comes together in about 30 minutes using familiar ingredients. Traditional Pad Thai calls for tamarind paste, but to minimize extra ingredients I’m showing you how to make a flavorful Pad Thai sauce using ketchup (trust me!) and a few other pantry staples as […]

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Perfect Coconut Rice

If you’re looking for a coconut rice recipe that is perfectly balanced and not too coconut-y, this is the one. It cooks up perfectly in about 20 minutes and pairs really well with Asian-style dishes, like stir-fries and curries. Be sure to use light coconut milk which keeps the flavor mild and the rice fluffy, […]

A tabletop display featuring a bowl with rice, greens and slow cooker beef roast with pickled vegetables, Banh Mi style.

Slow Cooker Beef Banh Mi Bowls

Fall is on the horizon, and while you might not be ready for soups and stews, I’d say it’s time to bust out the slow cooker! Brimming with fresh produce, this fun spin on the Vietnamese classic Banh Mi sandwich is the perfect transition recipe as we gear up for cooler months. To cut down on […]

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Weeknight Beef Pho

Spice things up this week with Beef Pho, a traditional Vietnamese soup, without spending hours in the kitchen. With a handful of simple ingredients and store-bought short-cuts, you can bring all the flavors of this classic Asian comfort food to the table in about 20 minutes. 

Potsticker Salad

Potsticker Salad

20-minute dinner PSA! I have been making a version of this Potsticker Salad since our pre-kid days and it’s still a weeknight dinner rotation regular. To cut down on prep, opt for pre-cut matchstick carrots and ready-to-eat bagged sugar snap peas.

Brussels Sprouts and Carrot Teriyaki Stir-Fry

Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

I’m perfectly content to nosh on these Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts and Carrots over a pile of brown rice and call it dinner. My family may be asking where I hid the meat. Feel free to embellish this with any protein you like, or keep it vegan and call it Meatless Monday, or Meatless Wednesday, or […]

Serving pork lettuce wraps on a sheet pan

Easy Everyday Pork Lettuce Wraps

This is really the only time my boys get excited about lettuce on the menu. These everyday go-to Pork Lettuce Wraps are totally adaptable to whatever vegetables lurk in the crisper drawer, or sub in frozen mixed vegetables in a pinch. This filling is mild and perfect for kids, but you can kick up the […]

White plate with rice topped with beef and vegetable stir fry

Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry

Wondering what to do with the ground beef you bought on special, aside from the usual meatballs, meatloaf, meat sauce regulars? Try it in a stir-fry! This Quick Sweet Chili Beef Stir Fry is on the table in 20 minutes, thanks to minimal prep, a 3-ingredient sauce, and frozen vegetables. Problem solved.

Plate with Salmon Patties and Steamed Sugar Snap Peas

Asian Salmon Patties with Teriyaki Mayo

Spiked with soy sauce, orange zest, and ginger, these Asian Salmon Patties taste like weekend party food on a weeknight time and energy budget. And speaking of budget, wild caught Alaskan canned salmon is your answer to affording this nutrition powerhouse any night of the week.

Asian Spring Roll Bowls

Asian Spring Roll Bowls with Peanut Sauce

Asian Spring Roll Bowls – all the flavor of spring rolls without the fuss of actually making them! Combine your favorite spring roll fillings in a bowl atop cooked rice noodles or quinoa, and finish with a super simple peanut sauce you’re going to want to pour on just about everything.

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

Thai Chicken Noodle Soup

This Thai Chicken Noodle Soup is a surprising twist on the classic, and may just become a fam-fave in your house. It’s creamy, rich, and warmly spiced, thanks to coconut milk and Thai roasted red chili paste (easy to find nowadays in your grocery’s ethnic or Asian aisle). And, bonus, it comes together faster than […]