Detox Cred: Citrus and fresh herbs add clean, fresh flavor to foods, so you don't need to use much (if any) salt. Cilantro lends more than a little zing here: the vibrant herb contains healing phytonutrients and has antimicrobial properties.
This recipe was adapted from "Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body's Natural Ability to Heal Itself" (HarperOne, 2009). It makes two servings -- you can share with a friend, keep one portion for the next day, or halve the recipe.
In restaurants, stir-frying is done in extra-large woks over very high heat. To approximate the effect at home, don't crowd the meat in the pan, and make sure the wok and oil are nice and hot before you add the chicken.
Steaming this popular Chinese vegetable with chile, garlic, and ginger spices up its otherwise subtle essence. We love baby bok choy for its small size and tender leaves, but this recipe can also be made with regular bok choy sliced lengthwise into 1 1/2-inch pieces.
Dumpling wrappers -- Chinese wonton or Japanese gyoza skins are the same thing -- are now widely available in the frozen-food section of most markets.
From the book "Mad Hungry" by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).