Thai Red Curry Shrimp

Serves 4 / By using light coconut milk and a low-sodium red curry paste, this curry recipe has all the flavor of takeout, without excess fat or salt. Prep tip: Make the brown rice ahead of time, and plan for extras; having it on hand makes fast dinners easy. View recipe.

Korean Barbecue Beef

Serves 4 / This popular Korean dish, called bulgogi, is often dished over rice. Prep tips: To keep beef strips from falling through the grill grate, you may need to use a grill pan or basket; or sear drained beef on the stove in a cast-iron skillet. View recipe.

Hot and Sour Soup with Chicken

Serves 6–8 / Full of immunity-enhancing ingredients like shiitake mushrooms, ginger, and garlic, this soup warms the soul and fights infection the natural way. View recipe.

Caramelized Tofu and Avocado Sushi Rolls

Serves 6 / A simplified, vegetarian version of fancy sushi rolls. Caramelizing the tofu adds a hint of sweet, smoky flavor. Prep tip: The sushi mat allows you to apply even pressure and create a long, even roll, but if you don’t have one, simply use a tea towel covered with plastic wrap, or a heavy, gallon-size ziplock bag (unopened). Serving tip: Dip into wasabi-spiked, low-sodium soy sauce, if desired. View recipe.