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Quick & Healthy 'Better-Than-Take-Out' Recipes by Larissa

by Larissa, posted to Food & Drink

Here are some easy, 30-minute, mostly Asian recipes I make after a long day at work and don't feel like ordering take out.

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Basic Fish Tacos

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 Every recipe looks great. It's just what I needed to get out of a terrible rut. Thank you.

Jennifer Wright:

 I am going to try making a few of your recipes. Thanks for the helpful list. I'll let you know if I manage to make them look as good as the photos!