Lighter Spicy Mongolian Beef

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If you find yourself jonesing for take out from your favorite local, deep fryer-loving Asian joint, but goodness, you’ve already made so many healthy resolutions to distance yourself from cookies with fortunes, If you’re smitten with perfectly soy saucy beef meets caramelized brown sugar, but goodness, you want that lovely flavor combination to like you…

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Sesame Ginger Chicken Stir Fry

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One of the best things about sauces, is that they often can be thrown together quickly, and easily jazzed and juiced up in a trillion ways. They complement all sorts of starches and sides. It’s the surest way to add flavor to an otherwise bland whole grain, a simply steamed vegetable, or naked chicken. Here,…

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Easy No Cook Thai Peanut Sauce

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I love peanut butter. Creamy peanut butter and milk sweet from coconuts and toasted sesame oil and oh- the saltiness of saucy soy. But I love ‘easy,’ and I mean easy, heaps and gobs more.   I love breezy and quick and things that rhyme with simple. (I can only think of pimple and dimple…tell…

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Crispy Battered and Fried Tofu

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Yes, I battered and deep fried my tofu. I took health, good and proper gal that she is, dressed her scantily, and sent her to the swimming pool. When she came out her skin was crisp, deeply bronzed and glowing. She was more tender inside. Happier, somehow. And I loved her more. There are lots…

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Simple Coconut Curry Sauce

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If you don’t like vegetables, I’ll still love you. Less than Oprah, more than black licorice, and maybe equal to white chocolate. But love, all the same. The thing to keep in mind about vegetables is, they can be finessed and fancied in any way you like. If when you think of produce you see…

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Light and Healthy Vegetarian Lo Mein

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Chinese food was maybe the hardest of cuisines to reintroduce to my life after losing weight. During that year of losing 135 lbs, I eschewed General Gao, anything Kung Pao, and even my beloved crab rangoon. I learned quickly, through CalorieKing and browsing recipes, that there was no easy way to budget calories, or Weight…

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Thai Basil Turkey Meatballs

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Until last Friday, I had all but banished ground turkey from my life. Somewhere in the last two months, I realized it just wasn’t cutting the mustard- flavor-wise, texture-wise, you name it, turkey lacked it. So I did what any self-respecting eater would do: Wrote it a Dear John, sent it packing, and tried desperately…

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