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Cooking Outside the Box with Chef John Archive

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Cooking fast, healthy and flavorful meals can be a challenge.


Too often busy families rely on pre-packaged ingredients to make a meal. But there are strategies to help even the busiest cooks prepare fresh, fast and delicious food.


Watch these short, one-meal lessons incorporating healthy ingredients and easy preparation tips. Learn how to improve your cooking techniques, or how to transform a favorite recipe into a healthier dish.



Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with
Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Recipe: Sesame Beef
Recipe: Greek Chicken with Fruited Couscous  Recipe: Firecracker Shrimp
Recipe: Quick Tuscan Chicken Recipe: Pan-Seared Salmon 
Recipe: Quick Pork Vindaloo Recipe: Fish Tacos
Recipe: Ginger Steamed Fish Recipe: Chicken Piccata
Recipe: Apricot Chutney Chicken  Recipe: Cornbread and Craisin Stuffing
Recipe: Warm Quinoa Roasted
Vegetable Stir Fry
Recipe: Eggplant Parmesan
 Recipe: Hamburger Casserole Recipe: Eggs Benedict
Recipe: Tuscan Chicken Salad Recipe: Fruit Soup
Recipe: Macaroni and Cheese  Recipe: Frittata