One-dish meals ease dinner stress

Tight schedules need not trump a good meal. You can make healthy, easy dinners and still have enough time to get in everything else on your list. "The Simpler The Better: Sensational One-Dish Meals" is the third cookbook in "The Simpler the Better" series, created by Leslie Revsin in an effort to help her busy daughter feed her family well. Co-author Rick Rodgers was invited on "Today" to share these spring and summer one-dish recipes.

This chunky salad needs no greens, although you could serve it on top of a handful of mesclun, if you like.  It has a kind of simplicity that is reminiscent of certain Asian dishes, even though its flavors are firmly in the French realm. 

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Thai cooking has bright flavors, but you don't really need to get authentic ingredients to create a spicy stir-fry in that cooking's tradition.  Of course, if you have access to Thai fish sauce, holy basil, and chiles, you can use them.  Otherwise, use supermarket groceries, just as I often do, and you will be perfectly happy with the results. 

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Excerpted from "Simpler the Better: Sensational One-Dish Meals" by Leslie Revsin and Rick Rodgers. Copyright © 2005. Excerpted by permission of John Wiley & Sons. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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