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Recipes I've Shared:
A lighter Stroganoff that's strong on flavor
I received this recipe over 30 years ago from a South African friend, it s not low cal, but its filling and makes a delicious dessert or snack , you can add nuts or chocolate chips if you like
A mild but flavorful chicken chili that is delicious as is or used in burritos or quesadillas
A versatile side dish that can easily be adapted for different tastes or to what you have on hand . I like to switch the celery for red bell pepper and the zucchini for spinach and add a little feta and pine nuts for a Mediterranean meal. or use basil or fresh oregano for another variation Just make sure you have the proportions right and it should turn out perfect every time.
A lighter version of traditional Suizas( Swiss style ) enchiladas using Greek yogurt in place of sour cream and fat free half and half in place of cream with a low fat cheese blend.
It's like potato leek soup on steroids , Parsnips, celery root and fresh thyme add sweetness and depth .
A simple soup with complex flavors. Butternut, perfection or delicata squash all work well in this soup with oriental spices, adapted from the China Moon cookbook by Barbara Tropp
a warm twist on Bruscetta
This mild yellow curry mixed with naturally sweet vegetables will win over children and curry haters alike. If you like more heat add 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper with the spices. Serve over rice and provide a variety of condiments to sprinkle on top . I like to use chopped peeled cucumber, green onions, cilantro and chopped toasted almonds. You can also use toasted peanuts and coconut , golden raisins or diced peeled seeded tomato
Sam Choys recipe , makes a great dressing for spinach , cabbage or pasta salads , you can add chili peppers and garlic for a spicy version or a squeeze on grilled fish is also good
Asian seasonings that work well with broccoli ,
A carrot ginger soup with zip!
this is a basic chopped salad , start here and add as many other ingredients as you like the main thing is to chop everything roughly the same size, cutting juicy ingredients last and blanching harder veges like the carrots, green beans , corn then chilling them before mixing in this salad works well with a creamy dressing or a vinaigrette
By adding extra veges ,rice , chicken, sausage and shrimp to a packaged jambalaya mix , it cuts the sodium back a bit and makes a substansial main dish, I like to serve with a chopped salad for a complete meal
Billy Star prepared this on the Ming Tsai show . It's so delicious and pretty to look at too. The calories and sodium look high because it includes all ingredients, even though you don't consume them all most of the marinade is discarded ,. I love the hot sauce drizzle but it's optional and even though I try to make less I usually end up with way more than I need to get the proportions right .
Adapted from China Moon Cookbook
Mediterranean flavors with a kick , a great way to use up leftover couscous, very adaptable , if you don't have spinach try add diced zucchini or green beans instead, for richer flavor add some feta cheese or pine nuts
Sauteed mushrooms and onions added into turkey give a flavor and nutritional boost to these burgers
Traditional Thai dish lightened up a bit but still packed with flavor , I like to serve on a bed of finely shredded cabbage for a change from rice
A Chinese take out favorite with less fat and salt and more flavor
I like to use this herbal potato salad as a base for Nicoise salad, as shown in the photo, but it's tasty enough to stand alone, best served as soon as it's made or at room temperature.
Rice and orzo with fresh veges, herbs, feta cheese and pine nuts make a flavorful bed for grilled chicken ,fish or vegetables
A pretty and flavorful side with Asian flavors great with fish or chicken
A lighter take on classic Chinese street food adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe
Sweet and satisfying without adding any sweeteners
a nice sauce for pasta dishes
Chicken is marinated in a creamy mustard sauce then rolled in seasoned Panko and baked to golden brown perfection
A little goes a long way . Delicious on baby greens or as a quick topping for grilled chicken
A lighter alternative to a french dip sandwich
Cooks up in a jiffy but tastes like you spent all day
This is a layered enchilada without a lot of sauce, it cuts into neat firm portions and is delicious with fresh salsa nad diced avocado on the side .
I use this on a salad made with baby spinach, tart apples and scallions
My family loves this soup , To make it a meal in a bowl, add rice, freezes well
Recipes I've Rated:
- Alton Brown's French Toast
- Arroz con Pollo
- Pasta with Tuna, Arugula, and Hot Pepper
- Healthier Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower
- Alton Brown's Granola
- sweet and spicy green beans
- Stephen's Korean BBQ w Chicken
- Baked Ziti Chicken Sausage Spinach Tomato
- Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Edamame and corn salad
- Miso Chicken