Loads of crafts and recipes to help you celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 14, 2010.
This inventive take on a Chinese chicken salad combines zesty oranges and crunchy peanuts in a bed of nutritious Napa cabbage. Use lettuce if cabbage is a hard sell with the kids, and chopped almonds if there are peanut allergies in the family.
Crunchy golden egg rolls wrap around savory chicken, onions and peppers for a delicious dinner the whole family will love. Try baking instead of frying for a more calorie-conscious version.
Amp up the allure of veggies by marinating them in sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious and party-perfect served warm on skewers, they're also great as leftovers added to pasta sauces and salads.
This flavorful finger food will be gone in seconds. Store-bought wonton wrappers make prepping these delicious dumplings a snap. They can also be made ahead and stored in the freezer for up to a month.
This is a braise, of course, and so a warming and winterish meal--but it is brighter tasting than your usual pot roasts and stews, and so lends itself perfectly to this mildening of weather, this subtle shift from snow to sleet.
Nothing goes better with hot, spicy food than a cool cucumber salad. This Japanese version is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.
Get creative at your next outdoor get-together with this original pasta salad. The bright green edamame and shiny black beans provide complementary tastes and a nice color contrast that's sure to please everyone at the party.
Great as a main course or as an appetizer. This will become a go-to recipe.
The chicken is crispy-skinned and succulent, and the dressing is sharp and salty and sweet and enormously flavorful from the heaps of ginger and garlic.
Ah, the power of tofu. It's inexpensive, incredibly good for you, kids love it, and you can treat it like a blank canvas. The trick is to use tofu's mild sponginess to your own advantage. Here the tofu gets browned in a pan with soy sauce and lemon juice.
Getting kids to eat anything other than plain chicken can sometimes be near impossible, but this tangy sweet and sour sauce is such a kid-pleaser, it may just entice them to eat their vegetables, too.
Ramen noodles are a kid-favorite, but the take-out variety can be really high in salt. It only takes a few minutes to make your own. Try serving them in a glass for a fun presentation!