For a low-salt, low-fat diet, coat pan with nonstick spray rather than using butter and use low-sodium bouillon powder, skim evaporated milk and skim milk. Please don't substitute canned for frozen peas; they taste awful in this. Cooking time also includes final 10 minutes off flame.
A curry-flavored dish that can be mild or hot depending on the type of curry powder you use. Ground lamb can be substituted for the cubed lamb. I think this dish is better made with white rice, but if you really prefer brown, you can use that.
This is a Julia Child recipe with the instructions rewritten slightly for concision. The preparation time does not include marinating time of at least 6 hours. Julia suggests serving with steamed rice, butter noodles, or boiled potatoes, French bread & Beaujolais, Mountain Red or rose wine.
A refreshing vegetarian fruit curry, medium hot, to be served over rice. "Barely ripe" bananas means newly ripe, or not so ripe that they're losing their firmness. I did not include salt, which many people will miss; if you want, you can add salt in an amount to suit your taste.
Curry translated into a Chinese dish--another old favorite from my well-thumbed copy of Jim Lee's Chinese Cookbook. The original recipe called for MSG but I don't use that so I've omitted it; if you want it anyway the amount is 1 tsp and it's in the marinade described in Step 1. The preparation time shown includes the 30 minutes for marinating the meat.
A slight variation on the popular cream cheese-Pickapeppa combination. It works fine with light cream cheese or regular. Amounts can be adjusted. Serve with crackers. To be truthful, I have no idea how to calculate number of servings, so I'm just guessing at 1 Tbs cream cheese per serving.
This was a great hit the couple of times I served it. Other liqueurs could be substituted for Kahlua, though I guess then you'd have to change the name of the recipe. If desired, you can reduce the fat content a little by using low-fat vanilla wafers, replacing half the light cream cheese with nonfat, and using 1/4 cup fat-free egg substitute in place of 1 of the eggs.
A Greek lemon-honey cheesecake-type dessert pie. If necessary, cream cheese can be substituted for Mizithra or Mascarpone, and other types of mild honey can be substituted for thyme or orange blossom. Cooking time does not include time to bake piecrust (presumably about 30-40 min). Good with a Mediterranean region sweet dessert wine.
Another of my pizza-for-one recipes that come in so handy. I use turkey pepperoni, part-skim mozzarella and no-salt-added tomato sauce, but you don't have to if you don't want. When I make the sauce, I usually quadruple it and keep the leftover sauce in the refrigerator to be used in subsequent days.
I've loved these since I first tried them a couple of decades ago. In more recent years I've used a combination of 1/2 cottage cheese and 1/2 cream cheese for a creamier filling. Time does not include time for chilling sauce. I have on occasion let the blueberry sauce cool only slightly and served warm; I like it better chilled, though--it's thicker.