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Parmesan Dijon Chicken

This is my take on Chicken Dijon; the ever popular potluck staple of chicken in creamy Dijon mustard sauce. Instead of using the traditional calorie-laden sauce, I coat the chicken with mustard and Parmesan cheese before baking. The result is moist, flavorful chicken with just the right amount of cheesiness in each bite. Serves: 4 I Serving size: 1 chicken […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Turkey and Lentil Bolognese

Every Italian cook needs a go-to recipe for Bolognese, and this is mine. Ground turkey is much leaner then the traditional mix of beef, pork, and veal, and turkey’s milder flavor is complemented by bright vegetables like bell pepper, carrot, and celery. I also add a generous helping of earthy lentils to my Bolognese to cut the fat content add […]

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Turkey and Quinoa Meat Loaf

This play on a traditional meat loaf quickly became a favorite in our house. In this recipe, quinoa (a gluten-free grain) takes the place of breadcrumbs to bind the ingredients together and lock in moisture. Fresh vegetables add natural flavor and a satisfying texture to each bite of this dish. For easy weekday meals, combine the ingredients ahead of time […]

Fruit 0

Raspberry Nice Cream

This easy and delightful dessert is refreshing, bright, and creamy. Makes 3 servings 2 cups frozen, sliced, overripe bananas 2 cups frozen or fresh raspberries Pinch of sea salt 1 to 2 tablespoons coconut nectar or 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup In a food processor or high-speed blender (see note), combine the bananas, raspberries, salt, and 1 tablespoon […]

Diabetic Baking 0

Apple Crisp

This light, healthful apple crisp is quick and easy to prepare. For a tasty variation, try substituting a portion of the apples with an equal amount of pears. Try it with a small scoop of nondairy ice cream or dairy-free yogurt. Makes 4 servings Fruit Mixture: 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice or pressed apple juice 2 tablespoons coconut nectar […]

Diabetic Baking 0

Easy-as-Pie Baked Apples

This is such a fun way to prepare baked apples! Instead of baking them whole, we cut them in half, then add toppings. They are easy to make and look impressive when served to guests. Makes 4 servings 4 medium apples, cored and cut in half horizontally 2 teaspoons lemon juice 16 pitted dates 1/4 cup almond flour (or tigernut […]

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Salted Caramel Sauce

This sauce is unbelievably simple yet tastes sublime. Try it over desserts, as a dip for fruit, or even as a sauce for waffles, pancakes, or fruit parfaits. Makes 4 servings (3/4 cup) 1/2 cup packed dates 2/3 cup low-fat nondairy milk 1 tablespoon almond of cashew butter (optional) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean powder (or 1/2 […]

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Strawberry Chia Pudding

This pudding can be made any time of the year using frozen berries-and very quickly, too. The chia seeds are pureed with the berries for a creamy, smooth texture. Makes 2 servings 1-1/2 cups frozen whole strawberries 3 tablespoons white chia seeds 1 tablespoon coconut nectar or pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon lemon juice Pinch of sea salt 1/2 cup […]

Salads 0

Macaroni Salad

Why this recipe works: What makes this cookout and barbecue staple so appealing is the cool and creamy dressing and the crunchy vegetables, which contrast nicely with the tender pasta. We had no problem keeping the vegetables (we preferred a simpler dish, with just red onion and celery) in our made-over macaroni salad. But the dressing – a generous amount […]

Stews 0

Classic Corn Chowder

Why this recipe works: Corn chowder is a summertime favorite, since it tastes best when fresh corn is plentiful and bursting with flavor. But though it sounds like a healthy meal, most versions are weighed down with pork and cream, making them decidedly unhealthy. To make over this classic, we started with the bacon. Just one slice was all that […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Chicken Fried Rice

Thick soy sauce is thickened with molasses. Restaurants frequently rely on it add flavor to fried rice and noodle dishes. Serves 4 2 large eggs 2-1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce, divided 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 5 to 6 tablespoons oil for stir-frying 2 stalks celery, trimmed and diced 1/2 cup chopped onion 4 cups cold cooked rice […]

Beef & Pork 0

Oyster-Flavored Pork with Noodles

Bok choy and red bell pepper add extra colour to this tasty dish, and the sauce flavors the egg noodles wonderfully. Serves 2 to 4 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided 1/2 pound fresh Chinese or Italian egg noodles 1/2 pound lean pork cut into 1-inch cubes 1-1/2 tablespoons light soy sauce 2-1/2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil, divided 18 teaspoon ground […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Wonton Soup

This recipe calls for ready-made wontons you can buy at your local Asian grocery store, but you can also try making your own. Serves 4 Water for boiling wontons 24 filled wonton dumplings 6 cups chicken broth or stock 1/2 cup shredded Napa cabbage 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 medium green onion, trimmed and thinly sliced […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Mandarin Orange Chicken

My version of the classic orange chicken requires no deep-frying, so you save time, effort, and calories. I use frozen orange juice concentrate, which blends exceptionally well with the spicy hotness of chilies. If you don’t like chiles, you can omit them. Seperately stir-frying the snow peas and using them to ring the chicken makes a very nice presentation for […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Chinese Chicken with Mixed Garden Vegetables

You can use many kinds of vegetables for this dish, but I like this particular mix because the colors are bright and the flavors combine well with the chicken. Since there is no soy sauce in this recipe, the colors of the vegetables and the chicken shine right through. Serves 3 to 4 1 tablespoon cornstarch 2 teaspoons Chinese rice […]

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Bananas with Blueberry Sauce

Serves: 5 servings; Yields: 1-1/4 cups Costs: Approximately $1.05 per serving; $5.25 for the complete recipe, provided the blueberries are in season. Blueberry Sauce: 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, mixed with 1 cup cold water 1 cup blueberries, washed and picked over 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon light butter spreadables made with canola oil or olive oil 5 small bananas, sliced […]

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Orange Soy Milk Frappes

Light, frothy and filled with natural goodness, this creamy orange smoothie takes just a few ingredients… but makes a wholesome morning eye-opener. – Taste of Home Test Kitchen Makes: 2 servings; Start to finish: 10 minutes 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk 1/2 cup orange juice 5 ice cubes 2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Dash of salt In a […]

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Strawberry Mango Smoothies

Sometimes artificial sweeteners make food tastes exactly that, artificial. But that’s not the case with these smoothies. They’re delicious adn creamy with lots of strawberry and mango flavor – Taste of Home Test Kitchen Makes: 4 servings; Prep time: 10 minutes 1 cup fat-free milk 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries 1 medium mango, peeled and chopped […]