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Poultry

Cashew Chicken

This homemade version of the Americanized Chinese food classic is fool-proof enough for a harried weeknight and delicious enough to make you happy you’re making the effort of cooking. Kids and adults wolf down the tender chicken, bite-sized chunks of bell pepper, cashews, and delicious sauce.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Dips

Pineapple Salsa

This is the perfect summer salsa thanks to diced fresh pineapple, which is much easier to slice into than I used to think. Red bell pepper and red onion add color, and cilantro, jalapeño, garlic, and lime juice add mouth-watering flavor.

Yield: 2 1/2 cups Total time: 15 minutes
Beef

Pressure Cooker Pepper Steak

Strips of flat-iron steak and chunks of bell pepper and onions are seasoned with garlic, ginger, Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, and sesame oil, and cooked in the pressure cooker for homemade Chinese food on a weeknight.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 50 minutes
Vegetarian

Volcano Noodles

Black rice noodles (which are really a lovely shade of dark purple), red bell peppers, bright green edamame, orange carrots, and purple cabbage, in a sesame-soy dressing, make a vibrant, rainbow-colored main dish.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Vegetables

Roasted Red Cabbage & Rainbow Pepper Slaw

Roasting the red cabbage and using cilantro and Italian parsley as more than just seasoning (here they’re salad greens!) fills this side dish with satisfying flavor.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Soups

Laure’s Crab & Corn Chowder

Vacationing with my cousin Laure usually means you’re in for some amazing food. Last week we stayed with her and her husband, Tim, in a cabin in Grand Teton National Park. Our first dinner at the cabin was this delicious and easy chowder, which smelled so good that a red fox peeked in the sliding glass door to see what was cooking.

Vegetables

Leesa’s Favorite Side Salad

Delicious salads must be made with the freshest ingredients that are chopped into bite-sized pieces (especially the greens!). This is my favorite side salad to serve at a dinner party, and contains green and red romaine, sugar snap peas, apples, avocado, slivered almonds, and a high-quality prepared dressing.

Total time: 15 minutes
Poultry

Asian Noodle Salad

Nostalgia for a childhood favorite (Ramen noodles) and the new habit of cabbage-based salads for dinner has introduced this to our dinner rotation. Cilantro, bell peppers, and a vinaigrette of ginger, lime, and jalapeño keep the salad fresh.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Pork

Shredded Pork Tacos

Purée onions, garlic, bell pepper, cumin, and chile powder. Pour over pork shoulder and cook in a slow cooker for 7 hours. Shred, and serve in tortillas with cabbage, queso fresco, onions, and cilantro.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 8 hours
Dips

Corn & Black Bean Salsa

Combine freshly shucked sweet corn, black beans, red onion, fresh jalapeños, bell pepper, cumin, and cilantro combine and enjoy with tortilla chips.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings Total time: 45 minutes