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Category: Gluten-free

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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 […]

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 tablespoon 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 […]

Ethnicity > Italian 0

Celery and Radish Salad with Mackerel

When I need a quick, tasty and nutritious lunch, I’ll make this salad. It takes a minute and a half to throw together. It’s not what most people of when they think of salad. It’s more like what you’d get when you order antipasti at a restaurant in Italy. I figured, “Why not have their snack as my meal?” It’s […]

Gluten-free 0

Tomato and Quinoa Soup

This recipe has always reminded me of the alphabet soup I would eat as a kid. True, there may not be any letters to fish out, but if there were, they’d likely spell, “healthy and fast.” Of course you can use freshly chopped vegetables instead of frozen ones, but the latter makes this soup even easier and more convenient. Use […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

Huevos Rancheros – Mexican Ranch Eggs

Traditionally served for breakfast in Mexico, huevos rancheros piles crisp corn tortillas with protein-rich eggs, spicy salsa, and shredded cheese. Serve your eggs whichever way you like them best – with fresh tomato salsa, salsa verde, or both. You can also use white, yellow, or blue corn tortillas to change things up. Yields 4 servings 4 (6-inch) corn tacos Cooking […]

Ethnicity > Asian 0

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Cut the carbs by replacing tortillas with lettuce leaves in these sweet and spicy Asian-flavoured wraps. Use the large outside leaves from a head of green leaf lettuce, or overlap two smaller leaves. Makes 8 wraps. Serves 4. 2 tsp sesame (or canola) oil 1 lb boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves, cut into 1/4 inch (6 mm) strips 2 garlic […]

Gluten-free 0

Orange Quinoa Salad

Spicy dishes don’t have to be overpowering. In this citrusy quinoa, spicy chili paste blends perfectly with the flavours of soy, maple and orange for a nicely warming heat. Makes about 6 cups (1.5 L). Serves 6. 1/4 cup frozen concentrated orange juice, thawed 2 tbsp rice vinegar 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 tbsp maple syrup (or maple flavoured) […]

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Broccoli Rice and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Yields: 5 servings,, 1-1/2 cups per serving Approximate costs: $2.15 per serving; $10.75 to feed 5 people Ingredients: 1 cup brown rice, (measured dry) 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 stalks celery, (about 2/3 cup), diced Canola oil as needed 1 small yellow onion, (about 2/3 cup), diced 1-1/2 cups sodium-reduced chicken stock 1-1/2 cups water 3 cups fresh or frozen broccoli […]

Appetizers 0

Smoked Almond Stuffed Dates

20 whole smoked almonds 20 whole pitted dates Cut slits into each date. Wedge an almond in each date, running lengthwise. Set the nuts into the dates with the nuts resting lenghtwise on the dates. Don’t wedge the nut in too deeply; it should rest half in and half out of the date. Arrange filled fruit on a small serving […]

Breakfasts & Brunches 0

BLT Frittata

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (evoo) 3 times around the pan 1/4 pound sliced pancetta, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 bundles arugula, trimmed and chopped (about 3 loosely packed cups) 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained 12 extra large eggs 1/3 cup half-and-half (eyeball it) 1 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]