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Late-Summer-Greens Sauté

Bon Appétit | September 2011 by Ashley ChristensenPoole's Diner, Raleigh, NCChristensen's vinegary, buttery, barely cooked greens stay bright in color and flavor.Yield: Makes 8 servingsActive Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 30 minutes 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil1 cup thinly sliced shallots2 garlic cloves, crushed1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1 3/4 pounds assorted greens (such as kale and Swiss chard), stems removed and thinly sliced, leaves chopped1/4 cup apple cider vinegar3 tablespoons unsalted butterKosher salt, freshly ground pepper Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add shallots and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add red...

Beet and Fennel Soup with Kefir

Bon Appétit | January 2011 by The Bon Appétit Test KitchenThe product: Kefir is a drink that looks and tastes like yogurt, usually made from cow's milk or goat's milk. It's in the dairy section. The payoff: Body and tanginess in soups. Yield: Makes 4 servingsActive Time: 30 minutesTotal Time: 50 minutes 2 tablespoons olive oil1 cup chopped onion1 cup chopped fennel bulb1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seeds 2 large (2 1/2-to 3-inch-diameter) beets, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 cups low-salt chicken broth 1 cup unflavored kefirAdditional unflavored kefir Fennel fronds (for garnish) Heat olive oil in large saucepan over...

What Makes a Recipe “Healthy”?

Healthnotes Newswire (December 23, 2010)— Heart healthy. High-fiber. Low-carb. In the never-ending quest to “eat healthy,” a lot of terms get bounced around—but what exactly do they mean? To stick to a more healthful diet you need to know how to evaluate the nutrition facts on your recipes and packaged food labels. Keep in mind that “healthy” guidelines are not standardized across organizations: different groups may have different points of view.Healthy recipes definedThe following guidelines for evaluating the health impact of Aisle7 recipes was developed with a nutritionist and other health professionals. Our heart-healthy criteria are based on the American...

Healthy Turkey

One of the benefits of smoking a turkey is that it's almost impossible to overcook anything in a smoker. The temperature remains low and the cooking is slow, resulting in perfectly moist and tender meat with a rich, complex flavor. Smoked Turkey ToolsBesides a smoker, there are a few other things you'll need to smoke your turkey:A large panAn accurate meat thermometerWood chips--any kind of fruit wood, such as apple or cherry, complements turkey very well, but hickory, pecan, and maple will be equally goodIf you're smoking a whole bird, we recommended that you choose one weighing no more than...

Fill Your Super Bowl With These Guilt-free Snacks

January 25, 2009 By CONNIE FLORES For The Courier-NewsWhen it comes to dip ingredients, some say tomato, some say avocado, while others say artichoke. Growing up surrounded by many ethnic groups, my taste buds dance to a little bit of everything -- from salsa to white bean and artichoke dip. With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, I cajoled my mother-in-law, Mama Maria Perez, to share her widely coveted traditional recipes for fresh homemade Mexican dips: salsa, guacamole and pico de gallo. Joining us in my St. Charles kitchen was certified nutritionist Judeth Brown, owner of Health Plus! in Elgin. Brown...

Eggplant Pasta Salad

Adapted from “Real Simple” magazine, July, 2007 3 Tbsp. NOW Extra Virgin Olive Oil* 2 celery stalks, sliced1 eggplant, cut into 1/2-inch pieces1 pint grape tomatoes, halved1/4 cup tomato paste1/4 cup white wine vinegar1/4 cup water2 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt1/4 tsp. pepper1 Tbsp. sugar or a natural sweetener like NOW Xylitol* 2 Tbsp. capers1/4 cup NOW Pine Nuts* (optional) 1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped1 lb. penne pasta *NOW products available on our site. Check them out here: http://www.healthfitlabs.com/buy/106/natural_foods/ Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the celery and cook 3...

Broccoli, Mushroom, and Cheese Breakfast Strata

4 teaspoons olive oil 1 large onion, diced (about 2 cups) 3 garlic cloves, minced 3 cups (8 ounces) sliced mushrooms Cooking spray 1 whole wheat baguette, crusts removed, cubed (about 5 cups) 8 eggs and 8 egg whites 2 cups lowfat milk 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 10 ounces broccoli, steamed, cooled and chopped (or frozen, thawed) 1-ounce (1/3 cup) grated Parmesan 4-ounce (1 cup) part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes, reconstituted 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepperHeat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium...

Pear Ginger Crumble

Topping: 1/4 cup oat flour or whole wheat flour 2/3 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup canola oil Filling: 3 pounds firm but ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 tablespoons sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups reduced-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen vanilla yogurt, optionalPreheat the oven to 375 degrees F. For the topping: Combine the ingredients in a medium bowl and work together with a fork or with your fingertips...

Fit, Fabulous Fish - Delicious, Healthy Recipes

East Bay Newspapers -- Wednesday, May 2, 2007 EAST BAY - Imagine a food low in carbohydrates, fat and calories but high in protein. Imagine a food that improves heart health, reduces hypertension, boosts the immune system, helps fight autoimmune disease, improves mental health and cognitive performance and reduces the risk of certain cancers. Sound fishy? It is! Omega-3 powerhouse foods like tuna, salmon and sardines boast a lengthy list of health benefits, as well as amazing versatility and ease in the kitchen. "Salmon and albacore tuna are especially low in fat, contain high amounts of protein and have a...

Feel Like a Nut? Try Pecans for Dinner, Dessert

By Eileen Goltz For The Journal Gazette Celebrate National Pecan Month with sweet and savory dishes. April is National Pecan Month. Not necessarily a black-tie affair but certainly an occasion to learn a few new facts and try out a couple of new recipes. The written history of pecans can be traced back to the 16th century. The pecan is the only major tree nut that grows naturally in North America and is considered one of the most valuable North American nut species. The name "pecan" is an American Indian word of Algonquin origin that was used to describe "all...

Chicken Curry with Veggies on Whole-Grain Couscous

Editor's note: The recipe and introductory text below are from Bikini Bootcamp: Two Weeks to Your Ultimate Beach Body, by Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg. This tasty curry goes wonderfully on top of couscous and makes for a filling meal. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 1 tablespoon peeled and chopped ginger 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon turmeric 1 tablespoon curry powder 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 (5- to 6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, sliced into 1-inch pieces 1 floret broccoli, chopped 1 small floret of cauliflower, chopped 1 carrot, chopped 1 cup whole-grain couscous, prepared according...

Carrot-Apple Slaw with Cranberries and Pumpkin Seeds

Adapted from Delicious Living recipes, www.deliciouslivingmag.com A fantastic alternative to mayonnaise-based slaws, this colorful side dish is full of vitamins, fiber, and heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Serve cold or at room temperature. Serves 8 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup fresh orange juice, divided 1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled, cored, and shredded 1 pound carrots (about 4 large), peeled and shredded 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup NOW Raw Pumpkin Seeds* (item #7025), toasted 3 tablespoons NOW Extra-Virgin Olive Oil* (item #1830) Freshly ground black pepper 1. In a small bowl, combine dried cranberries...

Amansala Salad with Ginger-Sesame Dressing

Editor's note: The recipe and introductory text below are from Bikini Bootcamp: Two Weeks to Your Ultimate Beach Body, by Melissa Perlman and Erica Gragg. To read more about the book, see the related story. This fabulous salad is the most requested recipe in our Bikini Bootcamp repertoire! It works great with either grilled fish or chicken, and over the course of the program, you'll enjoy it both ways. It packs quality nutrition into very few calories, plus it delivers a hefty dose of healthy fiber to fill you up so you're never hungry. We guarantee that you'll be making...

Healthy Recipes for Dogs and Cats

GIVE-A-DOG-A-BONE MEATLOAFFrom The Good Food Cookbook for Dogs by Donna Twichell Roberts (Quarry Books)3/4 cup water1 carrot, peeled and diced1 celery stalk, diced1 3/4 pounds meatloaf mix*1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal1 egg, slightly beaten1 tablespoon ketchup*A combination of ground beef, ground pork, and ground veal (or chicken or turkey).1.Bring water to boil in a small skillet. Add carrot and celery. Reduce heat to medium and cook 5 minutes. Drain and let cool slightly.2.Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly to combine.3.Place meatloaf on foil-lined baking sheet. Form into a bone shape measuring approximately 9 inches long by 5...

Oatmeal Bread

Ingredients:1 1/2 cups soy milk1/2 cup honey2 tablespoons vegetable oil2 tablespoons liquid lecithin1 cup oat flour3/4 cup brown rice flour1/4 cup soy flour 4 teaspoons baking powder1 tablespoon arrowroot powder1 teaspoon sea salt1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1 cup rolled oats Directions:1 Sift together oat flour, rice flour, soy flour, baking powder, arrowroot powder, sea salt, and cinnamon. Stir in rolled oats. 2 In a large bowl, mix together soy milk, honey, oil, and lecithin. Stir in the flour mixture, and mix well. The batter will be stiff. Scoop batter into a lightly oiled 9 x 5 inch loaf pan, and smooth...

Buttermilk Chive Biscuits Recipe

courtesy of Gourmet Magazine 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives 2/3 - 1 cup buttermilkPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. In a bowl stir flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together with a fork. Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender or fingertips until mixture resembles very coarse meal. Stir in chives. Make a well, slowly pour in buttermilk while stirring with a fork until dough just holds together. All of the buttermilk may not be needed. Transfer dough...

Black Beans and Rice with Cilantro Pesto Recipe

1 pound black beans, picked over, soaked overnight and drained2 tablespoons canola oil1 Spanish onion, finely chopped2 cups long grain riceSalt and freshly ground pepper2 cups chopped cilantro leaves, plus 1/4 cup chopped cilantro, for garnish2 cloves garlic, chopped1 tablespoon pine nuts3/4 cup pure olive oil1/2 cup grated cotija cheesePlace soaked beans in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until cooked through, about 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if needed. Drain beans into a colander set over a bowl and reserve the cooking liquid from...

Make-it-Yourself Energy Bars

Cooking spray 1 cup quick cooking rolled oats 1/2 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ 1/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup dried apricots 1/2 cup raw almonds 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup pitted dried dates 1/2 cup powdered nonfat dry milk 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 large eggs Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9 by 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. Place all ingredients except the syrup and eggs in a food processor and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the syrup and eggs...

Thai-Style Halibut with Coconut-Curry Broth

2 teaspoons vegetable oil 4 shallots, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup) 2 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste*, or 2 teaspoons curry powder 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup light coconut milk 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1/4 teaspoon, plus more for seasoning 4 (6-ounce) pieces halibut fillet, skin removed Steamed spinach** 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 scallions, green part only, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Freshly ground black pepper 2 cups cooked brown rice, for serving *Available in the Asian section of most supermarkets **Steam or microwave 5 cups of washed baby spinach for 2...

Crunchy Wheat Drumsticks

8 chicken drumsticks 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1 large egg white 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs ½ teaspoon basil 1 tablespoon olive oil Preheat the oven to 375°F.Lightly grease a 15x10x1 ½-inch jellyroll pan. Remove the skin from the chicken drumsticks; pat chicken dry. Combine the mustard, egg white, and lemon juice in a shallow dish. Combine the breadcrumbs and basil on a piece of waxed paper. Dip the chicken pieces in the mustard mixture, turning to coat. Then, dip the chicken pieces in the breadcrumb mixture. Place the chicken on the prepared pan. Drizzle the chicken...

Cauliflower Mashed "Potatoes"

1 large head of cauliflower 1 (8-ounce) container of low-fat or fat-free sour cream 1 teaspoon onion powder ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup breadcrumbs Cut the cauliflower into golf-ball-size pieces.Place the cauliflower in a steamer over water, and cook until soft.Place the cauliflower in a large bowl and mash with a fork until smooth.In a medium bowl, combine the sour cream, the onion powder and the parsley.Add the sour cream mixture to the mashed cauliflower, and mix well.Spoon the cauliflower mixture into a baking dish.Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.Broil the cauliflower for 10 minutes or until the breadcrumbs begin to...

Healthy Porcupine Meatballs

Prep time: 30 minutes, Difficulty: Medium1/2 lb organic ground turkey meat 1/4 cup tomato sauce 1 egg white or egg white substitute 1/2 teaspoon of salt 1/2 cup cooked basmati or brown rice 1/8 cup bread crumbs 1/8 teaspoon crushed rosemary 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1) Blend all items and then add rice 2) Mix rice loosely with meat mixture and form 1 inch balls 3) Place steamer inside large sauce pan. put water in the bottom of the pan. 4) When water reaches a boil place meatballs in steamer 5) Keep meatballs in steamer for 10 minutes over medium...

Mixed Green Salad with Whole Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe

courtesy Michael Chiarello 2 lemons 1/2 navel orange or 1 small orange 1 shallot 1 1/2 cups pure olive oil 1 teaspoon gray salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 cups mixed young green lettuces Cocoa Nibs (available at specialty and gourmet food stores) Juice the lemons, orange, and shallot in a juice extractor. Put the juices in a bowl and whisk in the olive oil in a slow stream to form an emulsion. Season with the salt and pepper. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Whisk again, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You should have...

Zucchini Custard Bake Recipe

courtesy Paula Deen 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, melted 2 pounds zucchini, cut into small pieces 3 eggs 1/2 cup undiluted evaporated milk or light cream 2 tablespoons fine dry bread crumbs 1/2 cup onion, diced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce Dash hot pepper sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup grated ParmesanPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine melted butter and zucchini. Cover and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, set aside and let zucchini cool before adding...

Recipes for Fido

Set another place at the table for Fido – it’s dinnertime. Despite a cultural reluctance to spend more than 30 minutes making dinner, a growing number of Americans are happy to invest plenty of time – and money – cooking up gourmet grub for their domesticated partners.This is a long way from whipping up the occasional kitty treat or dumping table scraps into the dog’s bowl.This is about rejecting commercial animal foods and regularly preparing fancy people food for pets. And it’s a trend that has spawned its own industry of cookbooks, consultants, pet food bakeries, Web sites, even a...

Hummus is Hot and Healthy!

by Michele Thompson, MS Smooth, creamy, and delicious, hummus is fast becoming the health food and party food of choice. This exotic chickpea spread from the Middle East is high in fiber, folate, and the mineral molybdenum, contains no cholesterol, and -- when made with olive oil -- is a rich source of unsaturated "good for you" fats. When compared with the usual high-fat, high-calorie mayonnaise- and sour cream-based dips and spreads, hummus is a stellar alternative for chips, vegetables, and slathering on sandwiches. Traditionally, hummus -- the Arabic word for chickpea -- is a puree of chickpeas (garbanzo beans),...

Cooking Healthy: Chicken Dish Offers a Caribbean Trifecta of Flavor

By Jim RomanoffTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSChicken with mango barbecue sauce makes use of the unrefined sugar in the mango, which is also an excellent source of fiber and vitamins C and A. The most important thing to remember about healthful cooking - if it doesn't taste great, it doesn't get eaten.Of course, sweetening up a recipe is a surefire way to make it more appealing, but this tactic all too often gets a suspicious glance from healthy cooks, especially as studies increasingly link refined sugars to obesity.But that doesn't mean that healthy recipes can't have a sweet touch.Ellie Krieger, the host...

Healthy, Homemade Juices, Smoothies

NEW YORK, March 15, 2007(CBS) If you don't like to eat vegetables, or you like fruit but don't have time to prepare them, maybe you should drink them instead. Juices and smoothies are a great way to up your fruit and veggie intake. Cookbook author and cooking teacher Tori Ritchie shared some delicious, easy recipes in The Early Show's "Five-Minute Cooking School" Thursday, in the flagship store in Manhattan of specialty home furnishings retailer and The Early Show partner Williams-Sonoma. Juices and smoothies make it easier to reach recommended daily servings of many important nutrients. Fruits and vegetables are great...

Whole Wheat Capellini with Shrimp and Lentils

Steal this recipe for whole wheat capellini with shrimp and lentilsPenne Restaurant & Wine BarShrimp and Lentils is for a restaurant serving size of four while the Whole Wheat Capellini is for a serving size of eight. INGREDIENTS Whole Wheat Capellini4 oz unbleached all purpose flour12 oz whole wheat flour3 whole eggs1/2 plus cup warm water Shrimp and Lentils1/2 cup cooked lentils, (Chef Adamo cooks her lentils with 2 medium slices of carrot and celery, a clove of garlic and a bay leaf in chicken stock)1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil12 large raw shrimp cleaned and deveined1 clove garlic, finely...

Simple, yet Elegant Salmon

Here is a recipe that’s simple but elegant. And salmon is a food you want to eat more often. It contains the right kind of fat—omega 3 fatty acids, which offer a host of health benefits. Some studies have shown they are helpful in preventing heart disease and cancer. The mixture of olive oil, lemon and rosemary adds to the health quotient as well as to the luxuriant taste of this dish. Grilled Rosemary Salmon Olive oil spray2 tsp. olive oil2 tsp. fresh lemon juiceSalt and freshly ground pepper, to taste2 cloves of garlic, minced3 tsp....

It's Time to Salsa!

Relish Good Health with Salsa Step-aside, ketchup; salsa is winning the hearts and tastebuds of more Americans all the time. Salsa simply means “sauce” in Spanish. In Mexico, most meals are served with a simple fresh salsa made with tomatoes, jalapeno chilies and onions. Now, Americans are using salsa as a tangy condiment for foods like burgers, baked potatoes and eggs, or wherever else ketchup would go. And salsa’s uses far surpass ketchup’s, accompanying whole-grain pasta, soups, poultry and seafood.The traditional peppery fire of salsa is training our tastebuds to crave a zesty kick to our meals. Salsa can be...

Out of Africa, Into Your Kitchen

Revive your taste buds with a delicious plate of Chicken with Spicy African Sauce. This recipe probably originated in Africa, was touched up in the Caribbean and later peanut butter replaced some kind of nut paste in the U.S. “Natural” peanut butter is preferable. Habanero peppers are the hottest chile peppers available. The amount of hot pepper asked for in the recipe adds reasonable heat. Use more or less according to your taste. The wonderful, rich earthy flavor has survived all the revisions. Serve this dish on brown rice with a green...

A Secret Food: Flaxseed Contains Several Healthy Benefits

By Chris RosenbloomCOX NEWS SERVICEATLANTANever heard of flaxseed? Maybe it's time you did.Flaxseeds - which come from the same plant used to make linseed oil - can provide three key nutrients to our diets: healthy fats, a plant compound called lignan and fiber.The healthy fats include one from the omega-3 fatty acid family, called alpha linolenic acid, or ALA, and an omega-6 fat, called linoleic acid. Both these fats are essential nutrients, meaning that we can obtain them only through foods. Our need for these fats is small, ranging from 11 to 17 grams a day for linoleic acid and...

Creamy Porcini Barley Soup

EatingWell.com Makes 4 servings, about 1 3/4 cups eachACTIVE TIME: 50 minutesTOTAL TIME: 1 1/4 hoursEASE OF PREPARATION: Easy This grown-up version of creamy mushroom soup is rich with earthy porcini and white mushrooms and tender, nutty grains of barley. We stir in just a bit of reduced-fat sour cream at the end-hold the heavy cream. 1/2 cup pearl barley4 1/2 cups mushroom broth or reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms2 cups boiling water2 teaspoons butter1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 cup minced shallots (about 4 medium)8 cups sliced white mushrooms (about 20 ounces)2 stalks celery, finely chopped1 tablespoon...

Eat More Fish

By Patrice Stewartpstewart@decaturdaily.com Check every new cookbook and change-your-lifestyle-in-2007 book, and you’ll find they all have one thing in common: Eat more fish. Andrew Weil, M.D., author of “Eight Weeks to Optimum Health” and many other books, recommends that you “begin eating some fish if you do not already do so.” Fish, he says, are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which have beneficial effects on many body functions. The acids also are anti-inflammatory and reduce the risk of heart disease. He recommends “oily fish from cold Northern waters: salmon, sardines, kippers, mackerel” and says you can get the salmon...

Tips for Healthier Baking

Published January 26, 2007, From Lansing State Journal Fitness magazine makes your Valentine's Day indulgences a little bit sweeter with six quick and healthy fixes. Boost the fiber In cakes and cheesecakes: Instead of frosting, icing or whipped cream, top generously with seasonal fresh fruit. In cookies: Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats and subtract 1/4 cup all-purpose flour. Cut the Calories In cakes: Replace half of the fat (butter, margarine or oil) with unsweetened applesauce, then reduce sugar by about a spoonful. In cookies: Eliminate a quarter of the sugar and increase vanilla extract by 1/4 teaspoon....

Almonds Make Healthful Snack, Tasty Recipes

By Laura KurellaSturgis JournalI'm nuts about almonds, and no one was happier to hear that they are really good for your health.It was truly music to my ears when I heard that several existing almond studies revealed that the body of studies (as a whole) show that almonds have an amazing ability to lower total and LDL or "bad" cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.The study consistently showed that people who eat roughly one handful of almonds (1 ounce) a day may significantly reduce their total cholesterol.Another great piece of news is that all of the people in...

Tasty Kale Without Fail

Kale usually gets upstaged by its more popular cousin, spinach. Being less familiar, people often wonder how to cook it in a way that will please everyone. But this recipe will make you a fan of kale in no time. The garlic lends flavor along with phytochemicals called allycin, and the carrots add a pretty color contrast, plus a hint of sweetness. If the Indian spice coriander isn’t on your shelf, you’ll find it to be a welcome addition that brings fragrance and a subtle earthy tone to many dishes.Stir-Fried Kale with Slivered Carrots3/4 lb. fresh kaleBoiling water2 tsp. canola...

Immune-boosting Recipes

By Kelly Dickson, ColumnistWednesday, January 10, 2007 Did you know that eating certain types of foods can help prevent the flu by boosting your immune system?This week's recipes are loaded with Vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids and other essential nutrients to give you a fighting chance against the flu bug this winter.What foods do you cook to stay healthy during cold and flu season? Do you have any recipes that always make you feel better if you do catch a bug? Creamy Tomato-Balsamic SoupServe with a sandwich for a sensational midday meal.1 cup less-sodium beef broth, divided1 tablespoon brown sugar3...

Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichangas

Ingredients2 sprays cooking spray 1/2 pound uncooked ground turkey breast 16 oz fat-free canned refried beans 1 3/4 cup salsa 4 1/2 oz canned green chili peppers, mild, drained and diced 1 tsp chili powder 3 Tbsp scallion(s), thinly sliced 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese 8 large burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s) 1 cup salsa 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream InstructionsPreheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Coat a 13 X 9 X 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.Add turkey to skillet and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain...

Cheddar Chicken and Rice Skillet

Ingredients1/2 cup KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Reduced Fat Dressing 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.), cut into strips 2 cups MINUTE Brown Rice, uncooked 1-1/4 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cups small broccoli florets 1-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes 1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese 1/2 cup sliced green onions Instructions HEAT dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 min. STIR in rice, broth and broccoli. Bring to boil; cover. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 min....

Custard: A Treat That Won't Pack on Pounds

The good news is that research shows most Americans gain only a little over a pound over the holidays. The bad news is that those of us who have trouble with our weight to begin with are the ones most likely to gain more -- as much as 6 pounds. If you have to keep an eye on your weight through the year, it’s important to be vigilant during this Season of Constant Sugary Treats. I’m not suggesting you not indulge at all, just that you choose your indulgences based both on what you love the best and on what...

Baked Mozzarella Bites

Ingredients1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese 60 RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers 1 cup spaghetti sauce, heated InstructionsPREHEAT oven to 325°F. Cut cheese crosswise into 15 slices; cut each slice crosswise in half. TOP each of 30 crackers with 1 cheese slice; cover with remaining crackers. Place in 15x10x1-inch baking pan. BAKE 8 min. or until cheese begins to melt. Serve with the spaghetti sauce.

Six Layers and a Chip Dip

From Food Network Kitchens Ingredients2 cloves garlic 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1(15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups lowfat shredded Cheddar 2 ripe avocados, preferably Hass 1 jalapeno, stemmed, finely chopped, (with seeds for more heat) 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 1/2 cups nonfat yogurt, preferably Greek 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, leaves and some stems, roughly chopped, plus more for garnish 3 ripe medium tomatoes, diced 5 scallions (white and green), thinly sliced Baked tortilla chips, for...

Slimmed Down - Open-faced Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich

From Food Network Kitchens Ingredients2 bone-in skinless chicken breast halves, (about 1 1/2 pounds) 4 cups water 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoons Madras-style curry powder 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 3 tablespoons sliced almonds 1/4 fresh pineapple, diced (about 1 1/4 cups) 1 bunch watercress, stems trimmed 4 slices wheat bread or 2 whole wheat English muffins, toasted InstructionsPut the chicken in a saucepan along with the water and salt. Bring just to a boil then reduce to a...

Made-Over Deep Dish Brownies

From Food Network Kitchens Ingredients3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons canola or other neutral tasting oil 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 2 large eggs, cold 1 tablespoon cold brewed coffee 1/4 cup cocoa powder 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking sodaInstructionsPosition rack in the lower third of the oven and heat oven to 325 degrees F. Use an 8 by 8 silicon baking pan or line a similar sized metal or glass baking dish with foil or parchment paper...

Chicken Souvlaki Sandwich

Ingredients 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce 1 Tbsp honey 2 medium garlic clove(s), minced 2 tsp olive oil, garlic-flavored or extra-virgin 1 tsp dried oregano 1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, four 4 oz pieces 1/2 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1/2 cup cucumber(s), shredded 1 Tbsp dill, fresh, chopped 1/2 tsp garlic powder 4 large whole wheat pita(s), halved InstructionsPreheat oven to 400ºF.In a shallow baking pan, whisk together lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, oil and oregano; add chicken and turn to coat.Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 25 to 30...

Savory Leek and Ham Quiche

Ingredients 1 Tbsp. oil 3/4 lb. leeks (about 3 medium), halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (2-1/2 cups) 1/2 cup chopped OSCAR MAYER 96% Fat Free Smoked Ham 1 ready-to-bake pie crust (1/2 of 15-oz. pkg.) 1 cup KRAFT Shredded Swiss Cheese 4 eggs 1-1/2 cups half-and-half InstructionsPREHEAT oven to 375°F. Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add leeks; cook and stir 8 to 10 min. or until tender. Stir in ham. Remove from heat; set aside. PREPARE pie crust as directed on package for unfilled 1-crust pie using 9-inch pie plate. Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly...

Raspberry-Stuffed French Toast with Custard Sauce

Ingredients4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, 1/3 Less Fat than Cream Cheese, softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 eggs plus 2 egg whites 5 cups fat free milk, divided 1 loaf (1 lb./24 inches) French baguette, ends trimmed, cut into 18 slices, divided 1 pkg. (12 oz.) frozen unsweetened raspberries, divided 1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling InstructionsBEAT Neufchatel cheese, sugar, vanilla and cinnamon with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Gradually...

Must-Haves for a Healthy Lifestyle

A hectic lifestyle makes it easy to skip a meal or just grab less-than-nutritious food on the run. But a busy day doesn’t have to stand in the way of great health. A multivitamin is great insurance for days when you do miss a meal or two, but real food should always be your primary source of nutrients. Keep these 10 foods on hand at all times, and you'll be able to whip up a delicious meal or snack that will keep your energy up and your immune system strong. BerriesCitrusVegetablesWhole GrainsSalmonLegumesNuts and SeedsLean Proteins




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    Returning customers now have a fast tool. It is a shopping list from your prior orders. No more searching! Go to My Account, then click on My Products and a list of everything you ordered before will be ready to add to your shopping cart. Enter the quantity you want for each item, then add them to your cart.