For a sensational summer salad, toss shredded Napa cabbage and sliced green onions with toasted ramen noodles, slivered almonds and sesame seeds, then dress with an aromatic blend of oil, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce.
Tiny ovals of orzo pasta, toasted golden brown in butter, is cooked in bouillon with long-grain rice to make an easy and versatile side dish. Try tossing with chopped parsley and a grating of Parmesan cheese before serving.
You can make this salsa as fiery as you like by adding more or less peppers. But whatever you do, don 't leave them out. And because everything goes into the food processor, you can make the salsa chunky or smooth with just a flick of the switch.