Asian Chicken Sliders | The Novice Housewife

With Superbowl this Sunday and game day recipes doing the rounds, I too have a recipe to share with you today that’s perfect for this weekend and won’t be that waist damaging.

Minced chicken combined with asian flavors make some delicious chicken burgers and if you make mini versions of them they are perfect treat to serve up while watching the Superbowl. A serving of these asian chicken burgers is 360 calories, and will be less if you choose to make sliders instead.

The recipe is adapted from the asian chicken burgers recipe in the Best and Lightest cookbook.

The editors of Food Network magazine have taken their favorite dishes and “lightened them up” without compromising on the taste and given us The Best and Lightest: 150 Healthy Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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Whole wheat nankhatai | The novice HousewifeDuring the weekend we met up with our friends and one of them mentioned how she had made nankhatai for evening tea the other day. And that how quick it was. I was reminded how I had not made these eggless indian cookies for a while now and thought I should.

So yesterday I made them from a recipe that I posted 4 years back. The previously posted nankhatai recipe is now updated with a printable version and you can check it out here. A few people have used the recipe to give as diwali gifts too . Since diwali is not any time soon, you can just bake them for a nice evening time snack. The hint of cardamom combined with rich taste of ghee, make this cookies a great tea time treat. Generally made with all purpose flour, I use whole wheat to make them a little healthier.

Besides talking about nankhatai, we had a great weekend. V was out the whole week for work and came back on Saturday. Three of his Duke friends were also in town for the weekend and it was two days filled with drinking, eating and lot of fun.

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Chinese Style Chicken Salad | The Novice HousewifeChinese Style Chicken Salad | The Novice Housewife

I’ve been dying to share this Chinese chicken salad recipe. It has become one of my absolute favorite salads. Its quick to put together and the dressing, made with classic chinese/asian ingredients, gives a burst of flavor to the salad. Even the most hard core salad haters will enjoy it.

This chinese chicken salad is light and packed with veggies. Its a meal that you can have (and make) any night of the week, since its so easy to put together and tastes as good as any chinese take out. Plus, it doesn’t make you feel that guilty eating it. Since you make it at home you know the exact ingredients going into your body.

You can customize the salad to your liking- adding or omitting veggies you like and don’t like.

For a vegetarian version add tofu- you could marinate the tofu and grill it for added flavor.

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