I'm going through an old church cookbook I got many years ago, and found this. I'd made it back when I was a new wife and hadn't many "tried and true" recipes or many cooking skills. It's been years since I made it, but to my recollection it was easy and tasty.
This is a quick and easy side that can complement almost any meal. I served this at an Italian themed Christmas Dinner with Recipe #120737, Recipe #228972, along with veggies (zucchini and asparagus) and a green leafy salad. Everyone went crazy over this bread, even the kids. From "Every Day Italian" on Food Network.
From Martina Navratilova's book "Shape Yourself". I have not tried this yet. Makes a single serving, but is easily multiplied to as many servings as you like. Time to make is a guess, since I haven't made it yet, but includes 30 minute marinating time.
From Real Simple magazine. Easy and delicious. I use pork loin, which is a leaner cut of meat than originally called for (boneless pork shoulder), but stir all the juices back in and serve with sour cream, guacamole and/or salsa and no worries about it being too dry.
Here is a nice technique for grilling fries that is pretty low calorie and also tasty. The whole family liked these, and next time we want "French Fries" I will probably make these. They are easier and healthier and yummier. From Bobby Flay and "Boy Meets Grill" on Food Network. I don't have "ancho chili powder", so I just used regular chili powder.
I found this at the MyFoodDiary.com forums, but originally it comes from SELF magazine. The original salad used radishes, but I substitute green onions instead. Healthy fats in this salad, but I've also reduced the amount of oil in the dressing. Sometimes I eat the leftovers in a tortilla as a sort of veggie or salad wrap.
There are already a lot of fish taco recipes on Zaar. But this one is a little different than the others. I found this recipe on the Internet somewhere. We really like it. I serve it with Recipe #232299, instead of the cabbage and sauce that are suggested.
Adapted from one of Emeril's recipes, where he did an episode with "crazy tacos". We like to make this and serve it in the fish tacos. I don't use Emeril's fish taco recipe, though. Instead I serve with Recipe #232309. I've change the propotions a bit and added some extras like cilantro and carrots. I really like the onions. Update 6/6/07: I made this tonight and measured everything as I made it, so I've updated the amounts (usually I don't measure, but just eyeball it).
Adapted from Bon Appetite magazine. Plantains are those big bananas in the supermarket. Often used in Caribbean cooking. They are a starch and must be cooked before eating. In this recipe they are an alternative to mashed potatoes. The original recipe basically had more butter and sour cream. Increase those if you want a richer dish.
From Eating Well magazine, one of my favorite salads. The flavors blend so well and compliment and the textures are marvelous. If you have the white cheddar with a red pear, the colors are nice. When I get a green pear I just use yellow cheddar.
A very yummy, quick and easy and NOT low-cal recipe I got from the MyFoodDiary.com forums. Different from cornbread. This is soft and served out of the pan with a spoon. Too soft to cut into squares and eat out of hand. Eat with a fork.
Amazing pie, from the cover of Bon Apetite Magazine, April 2007. From their R.S.V.P. column. This recipe comes from Jamie's Restaurant in Pensacola, FL. I served it at Memorial Day family get-together, and everyone said it was amazing. I agree. A bit time consuming to put together, but SO worth it! Time to make is an estimate (I didn't really keep track.) Freezing times are included in the "passive cooking time".
Sweet potatoes mashed with butter (or peanut oil) and spicy chiles and seasonings. From "Everyday Vegetables" by Jack Bishop. A zippy little side, different from the usual sweet potatoes. Vegan if you use the peanut oil instead of the butter.
Basically a very creamy mango smoothie type of beverage. From Food Network and Bobby Flay's "Boy Meets Grill" show. This was a Cuban food episode with a couple of different types of burgers and some grilled potatoes. The whole family liked these, even my son who doesn't care for mangoes. Even he said that this is a "Make again".
This is a fabulous quinoa pilaf that pairs well with grilled or broiled meats, or could even be a main vegetarian course. I like to have leftovers for breakfast with a fried egg on top. From the Eating Well magazine. Super healthy and yummy. If you use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth it is a vegan recipe.
Adapted from Cooking Light. A healthy and different way to eat sweet potatoes, and one of my favorites. Goes well as a side with grilled meats or sandwiches. I like this because it is quick, easy, tasty, and excepting the cilantro I almost always have all the ingredients on hand. On top of all that, it's healthy and low-calorie. What's not to like?
This is a simple and low calorie topping/compote, as told to me by someone in the MyFoodDiary.com forums. You can use it as a topping/mixin for plain yogurt, top ice cream with it, put it over toast (with cream cheese?), stir it into oatmeal, eat it with a dab of whipped topping or just plain. Sweet and tart yummy treat.