Archive for March, 2008

  • Sole Capri

    Sole Capri

    recipe ingredients1 cup clam juice1/4 cup dry white wine2/3 cup slivered fresh basil2/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil, slicedSalt and pepper, to taste4 Alaska Sole fillets (4 to 6 oz. each), fresh, thawed, or frozen1 Tablespoon butter1 Tablespoon olive, canola, peanut or grapeseed oilLemon wedges, if desiredrecipe directionsBring clam juice and wine to a boil in a large nonstick pan; stir in basil and tomatoes. Cook down slightly. Season with salt and pepper; remove and keep warm.Rinse any ice g...

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  • Bean Tacos

    Bean Tacos

    recipe ingredients1 tsp. olive oil1 cup diced onion1/2 cup diced red bell pepper1/2 cup diced green bell pepper1 Tbsp. chili powder2 tsp. dried oregano1 tsp. ground cumin1 garlic clove - minced1 cup canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained1/2 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained1 (8-ounce) can no salt added tomato sauce12 taco shells3/4 cup shredded iceberg lettuce3/4 cup diced tomato1/2 cup finely shredded reduced-fat sharp Chedda...

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  • Shrimp Bruschetta

    Shrimp Bruschetta

    recipe ingredients6 oz. (about 1 cup) diced, cooked shrimp1 cup shredded fat-free. mozzarella cheese3/4 cup chopped plum tomatoes (about 2 1/2 medium)3/4 cup chopped fresh spinach1/4 cup chopped scallions1 tsp. crushed fresh garlic1 tsp. dried oregano1 long, thin loaf French breadrecipe directionsCombine all ingredients except bread in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside. Slice bread into 24 1-inch slices. Arrange slices on a baking sheet and bake at 300 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until cr...

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  • Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

    Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers

    recipe ingredients3/4 cup fine, dry bread crumbs1 Tbsp paprika40 each whole pickled jalapeno peppers (about 3 jars)1 (8-ounce ) pkg. reduced fat cream cheese, softened1/2 cup low fat cheddar cheese, grated1/2 cup egg substitute recipe directionsCombine bread crumbs and paprika in a small bowl, set aside. Split peppers down one side. Carefully remove seeds and pulp. Combine cheeses. Stuff each pepper with 1 Tbsp cheese mixture. Dip in egg substitute, and roll in bread crumb mixture. Arrange on a ...

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  • Low Fat Hummus

    Low Fat Hummus

    recipe ingredients2 1/2 cups or 2 cans chickpeas (garbanzo)2 Tbs. low-sodium broth1 Tbs. lemon juice1/4 tsp. garlic powder1/2 tsp. dry parsley1 tsp. sesame oil1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaiserecipe directionsPut all ingredients in food processor and blend until as smooth as possible. Use a pulse mode if available or frequently stop and scrape down the sides. This may be done with potato masher or fork but is a long, difficult process. Chill until serving time.

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  • Stuffed Chicken with Wild Rice

    Stuffed Chicken with Wild Rice

    recipe ingredients3 cups nonfat chicken broth (2 cans)1 1/4 cups wild rice1 tablespoon grated orange peel2 cups red pearl onions (about 3/4 in. wide) or coarsely chopped red onions8 boned, skinned chicken breast halves (5 to 7 oz. each)1 package (about 5 oz.) garlic-herb-flavor Boursin or Alouette cheese3/4 cup orange marmaladeAbout 1 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper2 tablespoons minced fresh chives or green onionsSalt recipe directionsIn a 3- to 4-quart pan over high heat, bring broth, rice, and or...

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  • Chicken Enchiladas

    Chicken Enchiladas

    recipe ingredients1 cup chopped onion1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese1 cup bottled picante sauce3 oz. 1/3-less-fat cream cheese1 tsp. ground cumin or chili powder8 (6-inch) flour tortillas1 1/2 cups bottled green taco sauce recipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Spray a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat until hot. Add onion, and saute until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken, 1/2 ...

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  • Beef Lo Mein

    Beef Lo Mein

    recipe ingredients1 lb. lean beef boneless sirloin steak, about 1/2 inch thick1/2 lb. snap pea pods1 cup baby carrots, cut into 1/4 inch sticks1 pkg (9 oz) refrigerated fresh linguine, cut into 2 inch pieces2 tsp. cornstarch1 tsp. sugar2 tsp. cold water1/3 cup chicken broth1 Tbsp. soy sauce4 cloves garlic, minced2 tsp. minced fresh gingerroot1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion recipe directionsRemove fat from beef and cut beef into strips about 1 1/2 x 1/4 inch thick. Heat 2 quarts of water to boili...

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  • Ham Manicotti

    Ham Manicotti

    recipe ingredients8 each manicotti2 tablespoons margarine2 tablespoons all-purpose flour1/4 teaspoon pepper1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg1 1/2 cups skim milk5 ounces frozen spinach1 cup nonfat ricotta cheese3/4 cup ham cubes1 tablespoon fresh oregano1/4 cup parmesan cheese recipe directionsIn a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook manicotti according to package directions; drain. For sauce, in a medium saucepan melt margarine. Stir in flour, pepper, salt and nutmeg; add milk. Cook and...

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  • Roasted Vegetable Pasta

    Roasted Vegetable Pasta

    recipe ingredients1 medium zucchini, diced1 red or yellow bell pepper, diced1 large onion, thinly sliced1 Tbsp. olive oilsalt and fresh ground pepper to taste2 large tomatoes, chopped1/4 cup chopped fresh basil2 cloves garlic, minced8 oz. spaghetti or linguine1/2 cup feta cheese recipe directionsPreheat oven to 450*F. Put a large pot of water on to boil. In a large roasting pan or a large baking sheet with sides, toss zucchini, bell pepper and onion with 1 Tbsp oil. Season with salt and pepper. ...

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