The heat concentrates the flavors and caramelizes the natural sugars. A touch of olive oil gives a crispy, delicious finish. (Eating Well, Winter 2004)
This is an easy and yummy alternative to steaming. Something about the oil and salt combination that makes this so good.
"Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good."-Alice May Brock of Alices' Restaurant fame.
Albiet no garlic in this recipe, but this is a refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-based coleslaw in a taco or on the side. To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Toss again to refresh just before serving. (Eating Well, June/July 2003)
To Make Ahead: The marinade will keep, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 days; bring to room temperature before using. The napa and bok choy can be shredded and kept in plastic storage bags in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours. (Eating Well, Spring 2003)
This popular potluck classic is lighter with a yogurt-based dressing. The original recipe called for 1/4 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayo, and 2 tsp sugar. But, I replaced it with 1/2 cup yogurt and 1 tsp Splenda. I had to make sure the waterchestnuts aren't dripping wet, otherwise the dressing will be watery. (Eating Well, Winter 2004)
Vietnamese use of fresh herbs, hot chiles, pickled vegetables, and a zesty dressing. This recipe refers to Pickled Carrot & Radishes, which makes 2 cups. Only 1/2 cup is needed here. (Eating Well, Summer 2003)
One of my favorite soups. It's tasty and easy to make.
From Williams-Sonoma Collection "Healthy First Courses": For a vegetarian version, replace beef stock with vegetable stock. For a creamier soup, puree half of it in a food processor or blender and stir back into the pot.
A refreshing low-calorie wrap with flavorful filling of tofu, veggies, fruit, and nuts. This recipe refers to the Chile-Garlic Dipping Sauce recipte. Recommend using a chopper. (Eating Well, Spring 2003)
Pan-fried patties with easy-to-make bean-and-salsa. Instant brown rice only take 10 minutes (included in cooking time). Suggested garnish: sour cream and scallions.
To make fresh bread crumbs, trim crusts from firm sandwich. Tear into pieces and process in food processor until coarse crumbs form. One slice = 1/3 cup of crumbs. (Eating Well. April/May 2005)