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    Oh My ZaarStars !

    A collection of my recipes with 5 or more reviews. This will be used for play in the new ZaarStars game hosted by Bayhill.
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    Nothing is better in the summer than a frosty frozen fruit treat. Even better when its is light and luscious like this one. The lime heightens the natural sweetness of the mango while the whipped egg whites make the dessert light and airy. I ran across this one in a local newspaper and recently decided to try it in my ice cream maker. The directions and preparation time here are for conventional freezer preparation without an appliance.

    Recipe #123861

    I was looking for poppy seed recipes as part of my personal pantry challenge and found this one on the Cooking Light website. Looked yummy enough to share.

    Recipe #105912

    An Indian rice pudding served warm or cold and garnished with nuts. The inclusion of cardamom pods makes this global dessert distinctive. Kheer is more milky than rice puddings served in the US. This recipe is untried and submitted for 2005 'Zaar World Tour.

    Recipe #136370

    New York is apple country and this cake recipe is courtesy of the state's apple growers group. I am tucking it away to make for Thanksgiving but thought I would share it in the meantime. My own version will probably include less sugar as we don't like things quite so sweet. Please note the preparation time include an hour of soaking time.

    Recipe #227242

    The proverbial statement "You know you are a Weight Watcher when..." could easily be completed with you have heard of or tried chicken simmered in a sauce made of equal parts ketchup and diet cola. While I love the dish for it's simplicity, I find it too sweet for my tastes. Inspired by Recipe #219157 and the addition of onions to add a savory note, I decided to play with the classic and developed this version. Though there are a few more ingredients, it is just as easy to prepare as the original. (WW 4 points per serving and Core)

    Recipe #303856

    Wanted to try Recipe #188721 but needed a way to make the calories and fat work out a bit more in my favor. Though keeping some of the chocolate makes this a wee bit of an indulgence, it certainly makes this a better option for low fat folks like me or diabetics. Have not tried the original, but I think this captures the it's flavors. Thank you Annacia for sharing your recipe and helping to create this one. :)

    Recipe #210434

    Based on Lynne Rossetto Kasper's improvisation of a classic combination she learned from Ron Bechtol, a gifted cook who divides his time between San Antonio and Mexico. Recalling the Mexican stew using the same flavors, I was instantly drawn to this recipe. Below is my rendition.

    Recipe #237424

    Recently made this for a family dinner and it was enjoyed by all (until they found out it was healthy that is). It is moist and light yet chcocolatey enough to satisfy your cravings. The secret to this cake is the moist and fluffy "frosting." Not only does it make a nice contrast to the buttermilk cake it keeps the dish from having that dry quality characteristic of non-fat baking. For that reason, it is best to let your finished cake fully chill, overnight if possible. The tablespoon of oil is optional and makes this a low fat not fat free option. The nutritionals given for this cake without the oil are 156 calories, 1.3g fat, 1.4g fiber, and 0g cholesterol.

    Recipe #147224

    Though these are reminiscent of the traditional Greek or Italian cookies of the same name, the recipes originates in the US south and traces its roots to Africa. Nutty toasted sesame seeds are included in the dough as well as serving as the crispy coating. They are now commonly served at Kwanzaa celebrations. I have not tried this yet but am posting for ZWT 3.

    Recipe #230390

    After wondering how Recipe #224699 would work with chicken, I began experimenting and came up with this dish. This is serious comfort food with a Tex-Mex twang. Small serving cooking means grabbing bits of leftovers in the fridge, so I've included a couple of ingredient options.

    Recipe #225241

    I have not tried this one yet but the recipe comes from a reliable source with positive feedback from other home chefs. Posting it here because I will never find it again otherwise.

    Recipe #258417

    As the weather turns chilly, my tastes immediately turn to comforting stews and thick soups. Though I am not a vegetarian, I enjoy having meatless meals a couple of times a week. Saw this one on cooking Light and wanted to post it for future reference. For those on the WW Core program, the stew is Core plus points for the feta garnish.

    Recipe #142323

    An Alice Medrich recipe. A lighter version. 8/22/05 Just adopted this recipe and will try my hand at it this weekend. Never had an Alice Medrich creation that wasn't divine so I'm looking forward to this one. TG

    Recipe #98582

    While browsing my cookbooks, I found this recipe from the Culinary Institute of America. Have not tried this yet but wanted to keep it here so that I don't forget it. Looks just yummy. (4 points)

    Recipe #152594

    Planning to make this for Christmas this year as it includes flavors that truly capture the season. Though the recipe is from a diabetic cookbook, it can be made with or without sugar. The use of yogurt and a parsimonious amount of butter keeps this cake moist without being too heavy. According to the source, prepared with the blend the cake has 165 calories and 26g carbs. With sugar, its 187 calories and 34g carbs. (These nutritionals are with water not orange juice.) Added note: as with most lower fat baked items, take good care not to over bake as the results quickly suffer. Better to go a minute or so less than you think the cake needs to be done.

    Recipe #149263

    Inspired by the flavors of North Africa, this vegetarian stew replaces the tagine with the crock pot. The combination of saffron, ginger and cinnamon give of a wonderful aroma and flavor. It would tempting to substitute canned chickpeas here but you will get a different result. In this dish the chickpeas while tender have greater firmness than the canned type. Time saving tip: Prepare the ingredients the night before, placing the cubed squash, carrots, onions, tomato paste, garlic and ginger in one sealable bag or covered container, the lentils and dried spices in another. In the morning add the contents of both bags/containers, the soaked chickpeas and broth to your crock pot, turn it on and go.

    Recipe #217244

    This recipe is adapted from a Cooking Light recipe and refined with changes in the seasonings to enhance the flavor of the otherwise bland chicken breast. It is delightfully easy to prepare and results in a dish with full complex flavors. Recipe serves two but can be doubled with no trouble. Reheats well for lunch the next day.

    Recipe #104265

    I was looking for a lighter cookie to make for my office's holiday party and found this on the Cooking Light web site. These looked appealing for taste and presentation and lots of good reviews from CL subsribers.

    Recipe #106098

    I have been trying lots of recipes from "The New American Plate" a wonderful cookbook that features dishes that are lower in saturated fats and high in flavors. This is my own rift on one of their many salad dressings. Whether you are concerned about calories or not, you're gonna enjoy this one.

    Recipe #114805

    Recently came across this on the Internet and want to try it soon as I love sweet/spicy combinations. Note actual nutritionals are not adjusted for discarding the marinade. Total time does not include marinading time. Posting for the 2005 'Zaar World Tour.

    Recipe #136875

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