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Month: March 2017

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Chinese Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken

Serve this dish on a bed of fluffy brown rice so you don’t miss a single drop of the fantastic sauce. Serves 4 8.5 ounce can pineapple chunks in their own juice, drained with juice reserved 1/2 cup jellied cranberry sauce 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate 2 tablespoons plain rice vinegar or cider vinegar […]

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Country-Time Baked Chicken

As this nicely seasoned chicken bakes, it releases juices to reduce into a rich-tasting sauce. Serves 6 Cooking spray 6 skinless chicken breast halves with bone (about 6 ounces each), all visible fat discarded 3/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil 3 […]

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Crispy Baked Chicken

Remember when you didn’t want to fry chicken because it was such a mess to clean up? Now you have two good reasons to cook this chicken – no pan to wash and the fact that it’s really moist low-fat “fried” chicken. Serves 4 Cooking spray 1 cup fat-free milk 1 cup cornflake crumbs 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1/8 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Chicken Stufino

The taste of chicken slowly oven-braised in a tomato-rich sauce with vegetables will end your day on a comforting note. Serves 6 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into large cubes Olive oil spray 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup dry […]

Ethnicity > American 0

Cajun Chicken Jambalaya

Capture the flavors of Louisiana with this casserole. Your family will love the taste and you’ll love the taste and you’ll love the simple preparation. Serves 4 Cooking spray 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth 1 cup dry white wine (regular or nonalcoholic) 1 large onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped 2 medium ribs of celery, chopped 1/4 […]

Ethnicity > Caribbean 0

Caribbean Grilled Chicken Breasts

An important part of this delicious blend of flavors, bananas are easier to handle on the grill if they’re slightly underripe. Serves 4 Marinade: 2/3 cup pineapple juice 2 tablespoons minced onion 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon red hot-pepper sauce ~~~ 4 boneless chicken breast […]

Gluten-free 0

Southwestern Pork Salad

Serves 6 2 cups cubed cooked pork tenderloin, cooked without salt 1 cup canned no-salt-added black beans (about 1/2 15.5-ounce can), rinsed and drained 4 medium green onions, finely chopped 1/2 medium green or red bell pepper, chopped Dressing: 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley 1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons canola or corn oil 1-1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons olive […]

Gluten-free 0

Curried Chicken Salad

Chill this salad and serve over a bed of lettuce, or heat it gently and serve it over cooked rice or noodles. Serves 6 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons plain rice vinegar or white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 4 cups cubed cooked skinless chicken […]

Salads 0

Zesty Corn Relish

Serve this corn and bell pepper combination on leaf lettuce as a salad, or use small portions as a condiment with ham or turkey. Serves 8 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 medium red bell pepper, finely diced 1/4 cup minced red onion 1/2 medium fresh jalapeno, seeds and rib discarded, minced 2 tablespoons dry […]

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Cucumber and Mango Salad with Lime Dressing

Cucumber and mango combine to make a crunchy, sweet salad with an unusual mix of flavors. Serve this refreshing salad with grilled salmon or shrimp. Serves 6 Salad: 1 large mango, thinly sliced 1 large cucumber (English or hothouse, preferred), halved lengthwise and crosswise, seeded, and cut into thin strips 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/4 cup snipped […]

Ethnicity > Greek 0

Greek Pasta Salad

Feta cheese and fresh dillweed enhance this pasta-vegetable combination. Serves 8 Salad 12 ounces dried tricolor rotini 1-1/4 cups frozen petite green peas, thawed 1 medium red bell pepper, diced 2/3 cup unpeeled seeded and diced cucumber 4 medium green onions, thinly sliced 4 ounces fat-free feta cheese, crumbled Dressing 1/2 cup fat-free cottage cheese 1/2 cup fat-free plain yogurt […]

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Curried Tuna Salad

A quick lunch for four, this salad features a mild tuna mixture seasoned with a sweet curry mayonnaise and crunchy celery, water chestnuts, and red bell peppers. Clusters of seedless red grapes make an attractive accompaniment. Serves 4 Tuna Salad 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons curry powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne 2 5-ounce cans […]

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Chicken Vegetable Salad

Serve this crunchy mixture over salad greens or in a pita pocket. Serves 6 2 cups diced cooked skinless chicken breast, cooked without salt 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and diced 1 medium rib of celery, diced 1/2 cup sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 medium green bell pepper, diced 2 medium green onions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped pimiento, patted dry 1/4 […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Asian Chicken and Rice Salad

Made in a ring mold, this salad is a worthy centerpiece for a luncheon. Serves 8 Salad: 3/4 cup uncooked rice 1-1/2 pounds diced cooked skinless chicken breasts, cooked without salt, all visible fat discarded 10-ounce package frozen green peas, thawed 4 medium green onions, sliced 1 medium rib of celery, diced 2 tablespoons diced green bell pepper Dressing: 1/4 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Double Spinach Tortellini Salad – Doppio Spinaci e Insalata Tortellini

For double the flavor, combine spinach tortellini and frozen chopped spinach. Serve this hearty salad with colorful fresh fruit. Serves 6 9-ounce package fresh spinach-and-cheese tortellini 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, thinly sliced 1 large yellow or red tomato, diced Dressing 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium […]

Ethnicity > Chinese 0

Quick Sweet-and-Sour Chicken Soup

Whenever I was sick, my mother would give me a bowl of chicken soup to warm me up and make me feel better. This soup has all the benefits, but loads more flavor. Serves 4 3 shallots, chopped 5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon shrimp paste (balchan) 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 1-1/4 quarts chicken stock 1 tablespoon chopped fresh […]

Ethnicity > Greek 0

Greek Fassoulada

Chock full of vegetables and beans, this Greek soup is a wonderful main-course soup for a really cold day-and as a bonus, you just toss everything in together. Serves 4 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 2 carrots, sliced 2 leeks, sliced 2 celery ribs, sliced 4 garlic cloves, sliced 14 ounce can chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 bay […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Italian Panzanella

This delicious Tuscan salad traditionally makes use of up to 3-day old bread – soaked in water and squeezed dry before being added to the salad-but I prefer to use fresher bread, rubbed with garlic and grilled for an added crunch. Serves 4 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 (1/2-inch) thick slices ciabatta 3 garlic cloves, 2 of them […]

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Peruvian Chicken Kebabs with Garlic and Orange Salsa

Inspired by a recipe I found in a Peruvian cookbook. Simple, quick, tasty – what more do you need? Oh, and it’s pretty good value for money, too, and perfect for the grill. Serves 4 6 garlic cloves 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 4 tablespoons cilantro leaves, half of them […]

Beef & Pork 0

Slow-Cooking Pork Chops with Lentils and Cider

Pork, sage, and apples are a great partnership. I use old British breeds, such as Gloucester Old Spot. This may be hard to find in America, so go with your local’s oldest breed: old breeds, more flavor. Serves 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 pork chops, about 6 oz each, rind and most of the fat removed 1 onion, chopped […]