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Month: December 2017

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Asian Chicken Pasta Salad

A good choice for a luncheon, buffet or summer supper, this salad is wonderful served while still warm, though it can also be made ahead and served chilled. Makes 10 servings, 1 cup (250 ml) each 1-1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 1/2 cup unseasoned rice vinegar 1/4 cup sodium-reduced soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon minced gingerrroot 2 cloves […]

Vegetable Sides & Medleys 0

My Mother’s Scalloped Potatoes

To save time, I slice the potatoes and chop the onion in a food processor, and warm the milk in the microwave. Makes 8 servings 8 medium potatoes (such as Yukon Gold), peeled and thinly sliced 1 large onion, chopped 2 tbsp all purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon or less salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 cups hot low-fat milk […]

Poultry 0

Roast Chicken with Lemon Thyme Apple Stuffing

Makes 12 servings or 4 oz (125 g) skinless light and dark meat with 1/12 of stuffing. 2 chickens (5 lb/2.2 kg each) or 1 capon (9 lb/4.5 kg) Stuffing: 3 cups soft bread crumbs 3 apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 2 onions, chopped 3 stalks celery (including leaves), chopped 3 tbsp fresh thyme, chopped (or 2 tsp/10 ml dried) […]

Poultry 0

Make-Ahead Turkey Divan

This recipe is a good way to use up leftover turkey or chicken. Makes 5 servings 1 bunch broccoli 1 tbsp canola oil 1/4 cup all purpose flour 2 cups low-fat milk 2/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese Freshly ground black pepper 12 ounce sliced cooked turkey or chicken (about 3 cups/750 ml) Paprika […]

Poultry 0

Turkey Vegetable Casserole

This is a scrumptious way to use up cooked turkey or chicken and makes a fine dish for a buffet. Makes 8 servings 1 cup long grain rice 1-1/2 tsp olive or canola oil 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1-1/2 cups finely chopped carrots 1-1/2 cups chopped celery 1/2 lb mushrooms, thinly […]

Ethnicity > European 0

Skillet Sausage and Rice Paella

Hot and spicy Italian sausage is perfect in this easy rice dish. You can also use sweet (mild) Italian sausages, but then add more hot pepper sauce or a pinch of red pepper flakes. Makes 4 servings 3/4 lb extra-lean turkey sausage (hot or sweet), thickly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 sweet green or yellow pepper, […]

Beef & Pork 0

Chinese Pork and Vegetables

When my children were young they liked this dish without the hot red pepper flakes. Now that they are adults, they probably wish I would double the heat. You may want to add sherry, hot pepper sauce or chili paste, or perhaps more gingerroot or hot red pepper flakes to taste. Serve on a bed of fluffy rice. Makes 4 […]

Quick Breads 0

Oatmeal Carrot Muffins

Grated carrot adds flavour and helps keep the muffins moist. They are delicious in a packed lunch or for breakfast. Makes 12 muffins 1-1/4 cups buttermilk 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats (not instant) 1 cup grated carrots 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup canola oil 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 […]

Quick Breads 0

Apple Streusel Muffins

These moist cinnamon-flavoured muffins are perfect for breakfast or snack time. Makes 12 muffins 1-1/3 cups whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup oat bran 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon or less salt 1-1/4 cups chopped apple 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup low-fat milk 1/4 cup canola oil Streusel Topping: 2 tablespoons packed brown […]

Gluten-free 0

Chicken Waldorf Salad

THERE’S NO BETTER COMBINATION of salad mix-ins than sweet fruit and crunchy nuts, but this isn’t new news. With its mixture of apples and walnuts, the classic Waldorf salad, as originated at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, has been around for over 100 years. The traditional salad uses a creamy sweet mayonnaise based dressing. I have kept the […]

Quick Breads 0

Any Day Stuffin’ Muffins

MAKE ANY DINNER FEEL SPECIAL with these easy-to-make muffins made of stuffing! A quick saute of fresh vegetables combined with spices and green onion take packaged stuffing mix to homemade heights. Pack the mix into muffin cups to ensure quick cooking and easy portion control. These muffins rated a two thumbs up with my stuffin’ lovin’ boys. Makes 8 servings […]

Poultry 0

Chicken Enchilada Pasta Skillet

THIS PASTA DISH IS FUSION CUISINE at its best. Tender chicken, tomato-rich homemade enchilada sauce mingle with melted cheese and perfectly cooked pasta. You’re sure to be putting this one on your dinner menu often when you see how quickly it comes together and how delicious a Mexican-Italian combinaton can be. Family friendly? You bet! Makes 4 servings 1-1/2 cups […]

Poultry 0

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

GOURMET PIZZA DOESN’T GET MUCH BETTER THAN THIS Chicken Alfredo pie. Luscious alfredo sauce is the base for tender baby spinach, juicy chicken, sweet cherry tomatoes, and a double cheese topper, creating the ultimate in pizza dining. Serve it to your friends, and they may start calling you for delivery! Makes 8 servings 1 thin crust wheat pizza crust (like […]

Vegetarian 0

Sneaky Stuffed Shells

THIS RECIPE WAS INSPIRED by a recipe that didn’t come together quite as I hoped. While several parts of the dish failed, the delicious, creamy filling was not one of them, and thus it now graces these luscious stuffed shells. Pureed cauliflower makes the double cheese filling extra creamy, but you’ll never know it’s there. There’s no need to tell […]

Stews 0

Hearty Lasagna Soup

While many soups say they eat like a meal, this one truly delivers! Cheesy, beefy, and rich in tomato flavors, it’s quickly become a family favorite. Companelle pasta is more spoon-friendly, but lasagna noodles are fun, so I leave the choice up to you. To add even more cheesy goodness, mix 6 ounces of low-fat ricotta with a pinch of […]

Quick Breads 0

Raspberry Cream Cheese Muffins

THESE ARE BEAUTIFUL CAKEY MUFFINS. The addition of cream cheese blended into the batter keeps them incredibly moist, while bright red raspberries add a burst of color. I find they have the best texture and appearance when made with fresh raspberries, but frozen can also be used. If using frozen raspberries, do not them first, but mix them into the […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Pizza Frittata

THIS RECIPE OFFERS ALL THE DELICIOUS ELEMENTS OF A PIZZA – in a frittata! The first time I ever tasted eggs with pizza sauce, I fell in love with the combination, and I think you will too. Loaded with veggies and pepperonii, you get a generous portion (half of the frittata) for only 210 calories. As an added bonus, you […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Anyday Egg “Muffins”

WHEN YOU ARE FACED WITH A HECTIC MORNING, having these protien-packed “muffins” made and ready to eat could save the day. So, when time permits, make a batch, enjoy some for breakfasts, and pop the leftovers in the fridge or freezer for those crazy times when you’re running late but still want a breakfast that can get you through the […]