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April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review August 20, 2008 / 19 Menachem-Av 5768

Chicken Salad with Asian Dressing

By Linda Gassenheimer


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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT) Here's a simple meal made with shiitake mushrooms, chicken, cashew nuts and an Asian dressing. It's perfect summer evening fare, warm or at room temperature.


Most supermarkets stock toasted sesame oil, which lends a nutty flavor. Steamed Chinese noodles can be found refrigerated in the produce department.


If you would prefer making the dish with ingredients on hand, angel hair pasta can be used in place of Chinese noodles, white vinegar diluted with a little water in place of rice vinegar, regular sesame or canola oil in place of toasted, walnuts in place of cashews and any sliced mushrooms in place of shiitake.


This meal contains 642 calories with 27 percent of calories from fat.



HELPFUL HINTS:


  • Any type of cooked chicken can be used.

  • Minced garlic can be found in jars in the produce section of the market.

  • A quick way to slice scallions is to snip them with a scissors
COUNTDOWN:

Place water for noodles on to boil.

Mix sauce.

Boil noodles.

Make salad.


SHOPPING LIST


To buy: 1 bottle toasted sesame oil, 1 bottle rice vinegar, 1 package steamed Chinese noodles, 3/4 pound cooked chicken breast meat, 1 red bell pepper, 1 small package shiitake mushrooms, 1 bag ready-to-eat romaine lettuce, 1 bunch scallions, 1 small package cashew nuts.


STAPLES


Low-sodium soy sauce, bottle minced garlic, salt, black peppercorns




CHICKEN SALAD WITH ASIAN DRESSING

  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1.5 tablespoons toasted sesame oil (divided use)

  • 4 oz pound steamed or dried Chinese noodles

  • 12 oz pound boneless, skinless, roasted or rotisserie chicken breast

  • * 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)

  • 1 cup sliced shiitake or portobello mushrooms

  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

  • Washed, ready-to-eat romaine lettuce (about 3 cups)

  • 2 scallions, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons cashew nuts
Place a medium saucepan filled with water on high heat.

Mix the soy sauce, vinegar and 1 tablespoon sesame oil.

When water boils, add the noodles. Cook 2 minutes and drain in a colander. Run cold water through them. Set aside.

Heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil in a wok or nonstick skillet over high heat. Add the chicken, garlic, red pepper and mushrooms. Stir fry 1 to 2 minutes.

Remove pan from the heat and add the noodles, sauce mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Toss well.

Divide lettuce between 2 dinner plates. Spoon noodle and meat mixture over lettuce. Sprinkle with scallions and cashews. Makes 2 servings.

Per serving: 642 calories (27 percent from fat), 19.6 g fat (2.9 g saturated, 10 g monounsaturated), 144 mg cholesterol, 53.7 g protein, 60.9 g carbohydrates, 8 g fiber, 742 mg sodium.

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