The days are getting longer and it’s warming up which means I want to be outside with my kids, not slaving away in the kitchen. But we gotta eat and we don’t do take out. So I’m becoming a minimalist; minimal ingredients, simple dishes. And since I don’t plan on sacrificing flavor I’m turning to a few Asian and Italian recipes. Keep reading for 10 of our favorites…
Peanut Noodles 1 of 10This recipe calls for regular ol' wheat spaghetti that you transform into peanutty asian noodles.
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Lemon Pepper Pasta 2 of 10Simple and delicious. The recipe would go perfectly with a green salad.
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Asian Noodle Bowls with Steak and Snow Peas 3 of 10This may look complex, but you will have it ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
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Lemon Pepper Papparadelle with Chicken and Leeks 4 of 10Ok, this recipe calls for more like 8 ingredients, but 2 of those are oils for sautÃ©ing. This recipe is just too good and too easy not to include.
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3 Ingredient Fettuccini Alfredo 5 of 10Only 3 ingredients, crazy! I say add some shrimp for a flavor and protein boost.
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Tortellini with Peas 6 of 10Tortellini is one of my favorite pastas, my kids too. This is a dish the whole family would love (I would add some pancetta for a flavor sensation).
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2 Minutes Noodles with Bok Choy & Oyster Sauce 7 of 10Anything with bok choy gets put on my must make list.
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Veggie Laksa 8 of 10Coconut milk based noodle soup. Can you say yum?
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Hokkien Noodles with Tofu 9 of 10A vegetarian option with the added protein from tofu. If you've never made these noodles, look for them in the refrigerator section near the won ton wrappers or use wheat spaghetti.
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Honey & Soy Rice Noodles with Chicken & Lime 10 of 10A wheat free noodle option recipe using rice noodles.
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