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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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  • Spring Rolls

    Spring Rolls

    recipe ingredients1 lb. chicken tenders2 cups orange juice1/4 cup fresh lime juice2 Tbsp. fish sauce (in Asian specialty section of food mart)1 Tbsp. peanut or vegetable oil2 tsp. grated fresh ginger1 tsp. sugar1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes12 round (8-inch) rice papers (in Asian specialty section of food mart)24 fresh cilantro leaves1/4 lb. peeled jicama, cut into thin strips, divided1 ripe mango, peeled and cut into thin strips, divided4 green onions, sliced, divided recipe directionsCombine chick...

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  • Grilled Pineapple

    Grilled Pineapple

    recipe ingredients4 slices fresh pineapple, cored and peeled8 tsp. brown sugar1/4 cup rumrecipe directionsMarinate pineapple slices in rum for 30 minutes at room temperature. Place on broiler pan in one layer and sprinkle with half of the brown sugar. Broil about 5 inches from heat for 3 mintues. Turn over and sprinkle with remaining sugar and broil another 3 minutes or until lightly browned.

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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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  • Stuffed Mushrooms

    Stuffed Mushrooms

    recipe ingredients24 large mushrooms, capped1/2 pkg. chopped frozen spinach, cooked & drained1 8-oz. pkg. fat free cream cheese, softened2 cloves minced garlic1/2 cup diced green onion1/2 cup bacon bits recipe directionsRemove stems from mushrooms. Set mushrooms aside. Dice stems and saute with green onion and garlic until tender. Add bacon bits and spinach to softened cream cheese. Fold in sauted onion mixture. Spoon heaping spoonful into each mushroom. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

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  • Pumpkin Custard

    Pumpkin Custard

    recipe ingredients1 3/4 cups 1% milk1/2 cup canned pumpkin1/3 cup packed brown sugar2 Tbsp. reduced calorie maple flavored syrup1 tsp. cinnamon1/4 tsp. ground ginger2 eggs4 egg whites1/3 cup raisins1/2 cup water2 Tbsp. reduced calorie maple flavored syrup recipe directionsPreheat oven to 350*F. Heat milk in a large, heavy saucepan until hot but not boiling, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Mix pumpkin, brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. syrup, cinnamon, ginger, eggs and egg whites in a large bowl unt...

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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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  • Smoked Salmon Canapes

    Smoked Salmon Canapes

    recipe ingredients1/4 cup finely chopped green onions1/4 tsp. dried whole dill weed1/8 tsp. ground white pepper1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese, softened1 tsp. fat-free milk16 party slices (1 1/2-inch-square) pumpernickel bread, toasted4-oz. package thinly sliced smoked salmonrecipe directionsCombine first five ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well. Spread 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture over each slice of bread. Top with one-quarter-ounce salmon.

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  • Fruit Compote

    Fruit Compote

    recipe ingredients1/2 cup fresh orange juice3 Tbsp. firmly packed dark brown sugar6 ounces mixed dried fruits3 small oranges, peeled and sectioned1 Tbsp. finely chopped crystallized ginger1/4 tsp. grated lemon zest1/4 tsp. vanilla extract recipe directionsCombine juice and brown sugar in a microwavable bowl. Stir in dried fruits. Cover and microwave on high for 4 minutes or until fruit is plump. Stir at least once half way through cooking time. Stir in remaining ingredients and let cool before s...

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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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