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Month: April 2016

Beef & Pork 0

Grilled Pork Chops with Mango Sauce

A smoky, but still sweet, mango sauce adds brilliant, sunny color and a kick of flavor to these simply grilled pork chops. Active time: 20 minutes II Total time: 35 minutes II Makes: 4 main-dish servings 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 chipotle chile in adobo, seeded using tip of paring knife, and finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried […]

Beef & Pork 0

Balsamic-Glazed Pork Chops

Balsamic vinegar is very versatile; it’s not just for salad dressing. Here it’s turned into a sweet-tart sauce just made for tender pork. Total time: 35 minutes II Makes: 8 main-dish servings 8 boneless pork loin chops 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoons finely chopped shallot or onion 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup […]

Poultry 0

Chicken Thighs with Pear and Celery Slaw

This pan-seared chicken dish pairs skinless, boneless thighs with a warm pear-and-celery slaw and can be prepared on the fly! Total time: 20 minutes II Makes: 4 main-dish servings 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch-wide strips 1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 medium Bartlett pears, not peeled 2 stalks celery 2 tablespoons […]

Ethnicity > Mexican 0

Grilled Fish Tacos

Coat tilapia with a bold, Baja-style rub of cayenne and oregano and then char-crust it on the grill for taqueria-worthy tacos. Muy bueno! Active time: 15 minutes II Total time: 20 minutes II Makes 4 main-dish servings 1 large lemon 2-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1/2 teaspoon plus 1 pinch salt 2 ears corn, husked 1 avocado, cut in half and pitted 3 […]

Appetizers 0

Mustard Dipping Sauce

Serve with cooked shrimp, broccoli florets, or carrot and celery sticks, Makes about 1 cup In small serving bowl, stir 1 cup reduced fat sour cream, 3 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard, 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a dash of ground black pepper until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for up […]

Ethnicity > American 0

New England Clam Chowder

To slim this dish-by more than half the calories and cholesterol-we trimmed the bacon, swapped reduced-fat milk for cream, and added in flour in place of several starchy potatoes. Active time: 20 minutes II Total time: 55 minutes II Makes: 6 first-course servings 1-1/2 cups water plus more for broth 12 large cherrystone or chowder clams, scrubbed 2 slices bacon, chopped 1 […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Substitute cherrystone clams if you like; there’s no need to chop them. Active time: 30 minutes II Total time: 1 hour, 20 minutes II Makes: 12 cups or 12 first course servings 5 cups water 36 chowder or cherrystone clams, scrubbed 5 slices bacon, finely chopped 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 large carrots, peeled and finely chopped 2 stalks celery, finely […]

Snacks 0

Tin Roof Puffed Rice Treats

Just like their namesake sundae, these dressed up cereal treats are topped with melted chocolate and salted, Spanish peanuts. Indulge for just 135 calories and two grams of saturated fat per bar. Total time: 20 minutes plus chilling II Makes 16 bars 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter 24 large marshmallows 4 cups puffed rice cereal 2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Lemon Sauced Chicken with Asparagus

Serve this piquant chicken-and-vegetable stir-fry with whole-grain pasta. Serves 4; 1 cup per serving II Preparation time: 10 minutes II Cooking time: 12 to 14 minutes Sauce: 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon soy sauce (lowest sodium available) 1 teaspoon sugar Pinch ground black […]

Appetizers 0

Mexican Chunky Salsa

Fresh bell pepper, green onions, and cilantro embellish canned tomatoes to make this salsa. Use it with homemade corn tortilla chips, oven baked or grilled seafood or poultry, or even in place of salad dressing. Serves 8; 1/4 cup per serving II Preparation time: 7 minutes 14.5 ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained 1/2 medium green or yellow bell pepper, chopped […]

Beverages & Ices 0

Purple Slurp and Creamy Slurp

Feel like a child again with every “slurp” you take of this fun and fruity concoction. Serves 4; 1 cup per serving II Preparation time: 5 minutes 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen unsweetened mixed berries or whole hulled strawberries 1 cup pomegranate juice (blueberry-pomegranate preferred) 1 cup ice cubes 1-1/2 cups diet ginger ale In a blender, process the berries, […]

Salads 0

Melon Chicken Salad

Cantaloupe and flavoured yogurt set this chicken salad apart from the others. Serves 4; 1-1/4 cups per serving II Preparation time: 15 to 20 minutes II Cooking time: 7 minutes 12 ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast tenders, all visible fat discarded 1 large or 2 small cantaloupes, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 medium ribs of celery, sliced (about 1 cup) 2 tablespoons […]

My Recipes 0

Jewish Honey Orange Muffins

  Yields: 12 regular sized muffins Costs: Approximately $3.75 for the entire recipe Cooking utensils needed: regular 12-cup muffin tin lined with paper muffin cups 1 cup all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 large egg 1/4 cup skim milk 1/3 cup canola oil 1/4 cup liquid […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

  Serves: 3 meals Costs: About $4.15 per burger Can of pineapple rings Canola oil as needed 3 lean chicken burgers Sprinkling of barbecue powder, onion powder and salt 1 large green pepper, sliced into thin, round ringlets 1 small red onion, sliced into thin round ringlets 3 whole wheat Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns Low-fat Thousand Island salad dressing […]