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Month: October 2016

Beverages & Ices 0

Mexican Mocha Caliente

The Aztec people, native to central Mexico in the 14th, 15th, and 16th centuries, were the first to serve chocolate as a drink. They mixed it with hot chilli pepper to give it a kick. This version contains cayenne pepper, known to stimulate your metabolism and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol. See, chocolate can be good for you! Serves 2 x […]

Poultry 0

Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: quinoa is a powder food. It tastes like a grain but it a complete protein; it’s high in calcium and iron, and it’s a good source of vitamins B and E. This dish is a protein powerhouse, guaranteed to fill you up and help you stay that way until your next […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Sausage with Sloppy Peppers – Salsiccia Italiana con Peperoni Sporchi

This dish takes advantage of many varieties of peppers that you can find at some specialty grocery stores, ethnic grocery stores and farmer’s markets. If you aren’t able to find more of these varieties, you can substitute Anaheim, poblano, jalapeno or other peppers of your liking. This is a very sloppy, fun-to-eat dish! Servings 6 II Prep time: 15 minutes […]

Ethnicity > East Indian 0

Curry Kissed Chicken

A dusting of curry flavors this simple dish. Makes 2 servings 1-1/2 tablespoons curry powder 3/4 pound chicken tenders Olive oil spray Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup water 3 tablespoons apricot jam 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream 2 tablespoons scallions Place curry powder on a plate. Toss the chicken tenders in the curry powder, making sure all […]

Sandwiches 0

Turkey Cranberry Wraps

Turkey and cranberry sauce make a great combination any time of the year. Use leftover turkey slices or your favorite deli turkey for this simple wrap. Makes 2 servings 1/4 cup canned cranberry sauce 2 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise 2 10-inch whole wheat tortillas 6 ounce deli turkey breast, sliced 2 tablespoons broken pecan pieces 1 cup alfalfa sprouts Mix […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Po’ Boy Sandwich

The Po’ Boy sandwich is a New Orleans institution. Although there are many variations of this belived sandwich made with ingredients as varied as oysters and chicken, it seems that the classic New Orleans Po’ Boy is made with roast beef. The story goes the sandwich was developed during a transit strike in 1929 to fill a poor man for […]

Fruit 0

Plum Meringue

The meringue covers the plums like a golden cloud. It will end your meal with a smile. Makes 2 servings 4 plums, pit removed and sliced (about 2 cups) 2 tablespoons brown sugar, divided 2 large egg whites Preheat oven to 350 F. Place plums in a microwaveable bowl and mix with 1 tablespoon brown sugar. Microwave on high 2 […]

Fruit 0

Spiced Oranges

Cinnamon and cloves spice up orange slices for a refreshing quick dessert. Makes 2 servings. 2 medium oranges, peeled and sliced (about 1-1/2 cups) 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon broken walnuts Arrange orange slices on 2 dessert plates. Combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and water in a small saucepan. Bring […]

Fruit 0

Fruit Compote

Apples, pears, and raisins are poached in apple juice, flavored with cinnamon and vanilla, for this simple dessert. Makes 2 servings 1 medium Red Delicious apple 1 pear 2 tablespoons golden raisins 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice 1 cinnamon stick 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Wash, quarter, and core apple and pear. Cut into 3/4-inch pieces. Place fruit in saucepan. Add raisins, […]

Appetizers 0

Sweet and Spicy Nuts

If you like, use cashews, pecans, or almonds instead of walnuts. Although nuts contain heart-healthy fats, these crispy and spicy niblets can become addictive, so we recommend portioning them into a small bowl or resealable plastic bag so that you don’t eat them all in one sitting. Serve them with crispy apple slices or pear to complete the snack. 8 […]

Fruit 0

Baked Apples

Cooking these fruit-filled apples in the microwave oven saves time without sacrificing a bit of flavor – and provides a delicious, warm, low-fat dessert in the middle of winter. Active time: 10 minutes II Total time: 20 minutes Makes: 4 servings 4 large Golden Delicious apples (8 ounces each) 1/4 cup pitted prunes, chopped 2 tablespoons golden raisins 2 tablespoons […]

Beverages & Ices 0

Homemade Ginger Ale

Food writer: Tera Cashen, my daughter 1 piece of fresh ginger, about 3 inches in length 2 cups water The zest of 1/2 lemon, and the juice 1/3 cup honey Sparkling carbonated water or club soda Grate ginger and lemon. Add to saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat […]