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Szechuan Pork with Cabbage

I love take-out food, especially Asian. But I always feel terrible afterwards - the fried foods, the carbs, the too heavy sauces! This is my low carb spicy Szechuan Park dish that kills take-out cravings for good.

Cooking Light Seafood Linguini (Even Lighter)

Delicious and super fast seafood dish. Tastes like a million dollars for small calories!

Vegetarian 15 Bean Soup - Crock Pot Version

Delicious and filling vegetarian soup. Easy to make in a crock pot, or can be converted to the stove top. The beans are so delicious, nobody misses the meat. Goes great with a salad or grilled cheese sandwihes. Reheats great so make the whole batch.

Clean Cranberry Orange Relish

A super simple and tangy side dish for Thanksgiving or anytime.

Mediterranean Fish Fillets with Orzo Salad

So easy and fast - only 20 minutes until dinner!

CLEAN Mushroom Soup

I love mushrooms, and this soup really satisfies my cravings. I leave the soup chunky, but you could blend half and add it back into the soup to make it creamy.

Asparagus & Spinach Soup =- CLEAN Recipe

A VERY GREEN soup, next time I will back of on the spinach and only use half. It was a little overpowering. The white beans add a nice creamy texture.

Carrot Apple Ginger Soup - CLEAN

Delicious and easy soup any time of year. Comes out very creamy, a little sweet and zesty.

French Onion Soup with Sherry and Gruyere

This is the most frequently requested soup by my family! Great for Sundays at home or impressing at a dinner party. The toast and shredded cheese make it taste so decadent - a little goes a long way!
Adapted from "Oh So Good French Onion Soup" by Rachel Ray

Sizzled Shrimp Provencal

Fast and healthy for an elegant summer lunch or dinner. Add crusty wheat baguette if you like.

Hot and Sour Soup with Tofu

A very flavorful and light soup ready in 15 minutes. A perfect substitute for chicken noodle when you aren't feeling up to snuff.

Spring Lamb Stew (Alex Guarnaschelli)

Delicious and easy lamb stew perfect for March and April when the rain comes or the blustery days haven't quite warmed up yet. Serve with a salad and dijon dressing, and delicious country bread.

Very Good (7 ratings)
Creamy Light Coleslaw

I love creamy coleslaw with BBQ and tried every kind without mayo but kept coming missing the creaminess. This one satisfies my cravings! I shredd the cabbage myself and find it tastes so much fresher than buying the pre-shredded bagged variety. Try it and see.

Baked Italian Eggplant Stacks

With elements taken from Rachel Ray and Eating Well Magazine, these eggplant stacks are amazingly crisp and delicious. I passed on the greens,

South Indian Vegetable Curry - Nigella Lawson

A delicious vegetarian dish with mild heat from the curry paste. Very easy to make, even if you've never made INdian before. The fresh ginger is worth the effort!

Slow-Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken with Wild Rice Blend

Need to have something delicious ready at the end of the day that doesn't involve a can of soup? The lemon, garlic and herbs are the perfect combo. Recipe based on a Kathleen Daelemans combo.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Eggplant Maicotti - South Beach-ish

I love lots of South Beach Diet recipes, but some of them are a little too high in fat or sodium for my taste. I this Phase 1 basic, I've shortened the preliminaries and substituted fat free cheeses. Shhhhhh! No one will know! And it's still a great make-ahead dinner!

Light Mushroom Gravy

Serve with almost any kind of beef, from salsbury steak to filet mignon.

Warm Spinach Salad

A warm spinach salad for winter weekenights, goes great with everything. Superfast for when you are in a hurry! And who doesn't like bacon?

Roasted Fish Catalan (adapted from Eating Well Magazine)

Delicious and easy fish dish. The kalamata olives added a richness to the sauce that flavors the fish. All the plates were cleaned which is the real measure of success. This makes large portions.

Easiest Black Bean Dip

Just blitz it all in the blender or food processor and serve with your favorite veggies or tortilla chips. Perfect for tailgating or any gathering.

Roasted Garlic Hummus

This version of hummus is lower in fat and cholesterol and store bought, but just as delicious! Based on a recipe from Eating for Lower Cholesterol. Serve with cut up veggies, pita chips or one of my new faves, pretzel crisps.

Granola Even Your Kids Will Love!

Delicious high-fiber granola your kids will eat up. Great as a topping for yogurt or ice cream, or just as a healthy after school snack. You can add in almost any fun items for kids like chocolate morsels, M&M's or chopped dried fruit bits.

Clafoutis aux Pommes

This amazing French dessert defies the odds and brings the calories in under 150. Great for company or a casual Sunday supper.

The second time around I used Stonewall Kitchen Cinnamon Apple Jelly warmed in the microwave for a sauce, and topped with fat free cool whip.

Roasted Tomato and Shrimp with Feta

This superfast dinner goes great with crusty bread and a salad of baby greens. Takes only minutes!

Very Good (2 ratings)
Fresh Corn-Cilantro Salad

Wondering what to do with leftover corn on the cob? This is delicious if you like cilantro.

Very Good (8 ratings)
Feta and Fresh Basil Chicken Burgers

My husbands favorite new burgers! So delicious, no one will know they are good for you!

Indian Stuffed Eggplant

A unique appetizer for people who think they wouldn't like Indian spices. The tomato and onion in the stuffing is just delicous and a great starter. Use 4 baby eggplant instead of 2 small if available.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Feta Chicken with Zucchini Gremolata

This is one of the most delicious, simple weeknight dinners I've added to my menu planning. It is so easy to prep and the chicken and zucchini are so delicious! You have to try it!

Grilled Cajun Potatoes

Better than fries, these grilled and spicy potatoes are a healthy side for steak, burgers, chicken or whatever! Use any favorite seasoning blend to make them your own.

Crustless Veggie Quiche

The most versatile breakfast recipe ever! Swap for whatever veggies and chees you like. Make it on Sunday for a week's worth of breakfast.

Seafood Lasagna Florentine

You would never guess this recipe is lightened just by tasting. Perfect for company or a special occasion, your guests will be impressed and beg for the recipe. Use your favorite seafood for the haddock, can be shrinp, scallops or almost anything.

Serve with roasted asparagus and a lovely green salad dressed with a light vinaigrette.

Crab Cakes with Spicy Remoulade and Sweet Corn Salad

A delicious summer dinner when the temperatures soar. The Sweet Corn Salad is a great way to use a couple of ears of leftover sweet corn, I always seem to buy too many because they are local and perfect for such a short time!

Lighter BLT Nibbles

I made this yesterday to tide everyone over between lunch and dinner and it was a HUGE hit. Will definitely make over and over. I had planned ona photo, but they were gone! I count 2 per person but I know they had more yesterday! This is a lighter version of a Recipezaar appetizer by KeyWee.

Grilled Trout with Herb Butter

The simplest recipe for grilled fish, and you just can't go wrong. Serve with your favorite grilled veggies, but start the veggies first!

Grilled Portobello-Goat Cheese Pitas

So delicious! A great casual weeknight dinner idea, takes only minutes to make. The cheese gets so creamy! Awesome with a bowl of warm soup. Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe Aug 2004.

Roasted Garlic Soup with Parmesan Cheese

This is an amazingly mild restaurant quality soup, excellent for a formal dinner. Adapted and lightened from Bon Appétit February 1999

Roasted Salmon with Leeks and Potatoes

This recipe is perfect for entertaining, easy but dramatic and delicious. Perfect paired with Chardonnay.

Pasta alla Formiana

Easy weeknight dinner and one that the kids love! Serve with a salad of romaine and whole wheat baguette. Based on a recipe by Giada DeLaurentis, I've reduced the olive oil and added parmesan cheese. Buon Appetito!

Creamy Spinach Gratin

A delicious and easy take on creamed spinach, that won't break your calorie bank. And a big emphasis on "this could not be easier"!

Blastin' Banana-Blueberry Pudding

An easy dessert recipe for weeknights or anytime, uses up those ripe bananas. The recipe calls for it to be chilled, but my kids and DH gobbled this up immediately. The desserts are really big and you could also make them half as big to serve 8. A healthier version of a Southern Living recipe.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Ligurian Fish Stew

Delicious and easy Italian fish stew, perfect for cool evenings with a salad and whole wheat baguette.

Very Good (4 ratings)
Easy Tortilla Chip Casserole

An even easier version of the Mexican Casserole in other cookbooks. Awesome for family meals or leftovers for the next day. Yummy!

Pina Colada Smoothie

A quick snack-sized smoothie with very refreshing flavors.

Borscht with Roasted Beets, Beef and Greens

A healthier take on my Grandmother's borscht, I've made an easy and more nutritious soup that's a meal.

Incredible! (1 rating)
Lightened Fishouse Baked Oysters

Amazingly easy to prepare and tastes like a fancy restaurant dish. Makes four servings as a main course, eight as an appetizer.

Leftover Salmon Cakes

A great recipe to use leftover salmon, or you can substitute canned. For a tasty entree or appetizer, for a first course make them smaller.

Roasted Pears with Honeyed Cinnamon and Cloves

Such an easy and elegant dessert, cooks while you are eating the main course. Courtesy of Aida Mollenkamp

BLT Salad

A very satisfying salad for almost any occasion. I'm making it today for a football party!

Giada's Chicken Vesuvio

Adapted from Giada's simple Vesuvio dish, this one is just as easy but much lighter. Perfect for cold-weather comfort food.

Creamy Salmon Spread with Horseradish

Delicious and easy salmon spread to use as a dip with veggies, on bagels or crackers. I also used it as the center of an omelet, so good.

Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic, Blue Cheese and Herbs

Delicious and easy side dish for a weeknight dinner that tastes like the weekend. My husband doesn't even realize these are healthy!

Sherried Mushroom Soup

I love mushrooms but had searched in vain for a mushroom soup recipe that tasted rich and creamy but wouldn't max out my daily calories - or need a special trip to the gourmet grocery store. So, I made my own from ingredients at the regular grocery store, and it tastes great to me.

Hearty Split Pea Soup with Sherry

With extra veggies and the special touch of sherry wine, this soup makes a memorable impression. To serve as a meal add a lightly dressed side salad and crusty wheat baguette, toasted.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Scallops in Buttery Wine Sauce

Special enough for a romantic dinner, and easy enough to make you look brilliant.
Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture before searing. This step ensures a nicely browned exterior.

South Beach Taco Salad

Great combination of flavors and a fun take-to-work salad. I've made a few changes to the original South Beach Diet recipe but it's still close.

Very Good (1 rating)
South Beach Black Beans and Stewed Tomatoes

An easy and delicious side dish for lunch or dinner. I even had some as a bed to a poached egg. Keeps well in the fridge for a few days.

Homemade Wheat Crust Pizza

Delicious home made pizza that's healthier for you but your family will still eat it! My teen-age son invites his friends over for pizza night to try it.

Salmon Frittata

This is a great recipe for leftover salmon that pretty much everyone will eat. And the leftovers from this meal I ate for breakfast the next day!

White Ragu (chicken) with Spinach Toasts

Swapping chicken for beef gives the ragu an unusal and sophisticated flavor. Excellent comfort food when beef just isn't on the menu.

Rigatoni with Butternut Squash

Butternut squash makes a rich tasting and silky sauce to fill any tubular pasta.

Stir-fried Salt & Pepper Shrimp

A very easy and delicious stir fry. Exchange asparagus for other vegetables of your choice, but just use fresh.

Chicken with Israeli Couscous (Slowcooker)

Craving Mom's chicken and rice? Try this dish for old fashioned flavor and more health benefits.

Silky Cauliflower Soup

Really delicious soup, excellent for any day or special occasions.

Spiced and Super Juicy Roasted Turkey

Based on a Nigella Lawson recipe

Chicken & Asparagus Creamy Dijon Sauce

Sophisticated flavor and easy to make. Excellent choice for entertaining.

Zucchini Parmesan

A delicious vegetarian comfort-food entree for any time of year. Adapted from a Cooking Light recipe.

CLEAN Mango Cardamom Blast Smoothie

CLEAN Recipes by Jenny Nelson

South Beach Provencal White Bean Soup

From the South Beach Supercharged book, this soup is simple and satisfying.

Jamie Oliver's Ceasar on the Light Side

Food & Wine March 2011. Chefs discuss how they keep their weight under control while surrounded by food 24/7. Jamie goes for big flavor and uses greek yogurt in this delicious salad dressing.

Portugese Fish Supper (Rachel Ray)

Easy make-ahead supper, just add fish when you warm it up instead of earlier. Serve with crusty bread.

Zuppa de Zucca (Roasted Butternut Squash Soup)
Amazingly rich and creamy soup - with no cream at all! This was so easy and the golden color is just so fall. You just have to try it!

Proscuitto-Wrapped Scallops with Romesco Sauce

Wow, what an easy and delicious appetizer! Romesco is a classic Spainish sauce and this will make more than you need to top the scallops. It's great on grilled veggies or fish. Bon Appetit June 2010

New England's Best Lobster Pizza

This is an amazing WOW! of a gourmet pizza. It works as an appetizer or an entree, but is very rich. I've tried a few different ways to lighten it up, but wasn't always happy with the trade off in quality, so the heavy cream is still in there! Again sorry no photo, it was GONE!

Goes excellently with an herb salad and lemon based vinaigrette and white wine with heft such as New Hampshire based Jewell Towne Vineyards Cayuga White Table Wine.

Chica Iced Tea (Ingrid Hoffman)

Recipe courtesy Ingrid Hoffmann, 2008
Show: Simply Delicioso with Ingrid HoffmannEpisode: Everglades Picnic

Easy and delicious with or without rum! Great for picnic or backyard cookout!