ready in about 45 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • penne
  • olive oil
  • olive oil
  • Greek spice
  • olive oil
  • olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • feta cheese
  • cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
You might need to buy:
  • dry lentils
  • sliced leeks or chopped onion
  • chopped red or green sweet pepper
  • margarine or butter
  • chicken broth
  • pepper
  • chopped cooked chicken or turkey
  • sliced carrots
  • quick-cooking barley

“Oh, and I left out the cornstarch and sugar and replaced it with honey. (nervous giggle) And I only cooked 2 chicken breasts, making 2 servings. Somehow, the ratio of meat to vegetables still turned out quite acceptable. And I found that only a handful of cashews was necessary, not 1 full cup as is indicated in the original recipe. "

You might need to buy:
  • medium-dry Sherry
  • soy sauce
  • Asian sesame oil
  • chicken breasts
  • honey
  • peanut oil
  • minced peeled fresh ginger
  • minced garlic
  • salted roasted cashews
You might need to buy:
  • olive oil
  • 14-1/2-ounce cans reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • sliced fresh mushrooms
  • packed torn fresh purple kale or spinach
  • refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
You might need to buy:
  • saffron-flavored yellow rice mix
  • olive oil
  • 14-1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 14-1/2-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • frozen baby sweet peas
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • sliced leek or chopped onion
  • finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • vegetable ravioli or herb chicken tortellini
  • fresh baby spinach leaves or shredded fresh spinach
You might need to buy:
  • chicken breasts with skin and on the bone
  • paper thin lemon slices
  • thyme or any fresh herb you like
  • Coarse grained salt and cracked black pepper
serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • chicken stock
  • peanut oil
  • sesame oil
  • chopped ginger
  • salt
  • five-spice powder
  • thin chinese egg noodles
  • roast pork tenderloin
  • cilantro sprigs for garnish
You might need to buy:
  • 8oz block cream cheese
  • rice or tortilla chips

Marinating the chicken in buttermilk makes the meat moist and flavorful. Chicken breasts cook faster than other parts, so fry them separately in the last batch. For fried chicken with less fat and fewer calories, remove the skin before marinating.

serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • low-fat buttermilk
  • Coarse salt
  • cayenne pepper
  • vegetable oil