I love lentils for their versatility. Found this recipe in an old Cooking Light magazine and was taken by this unconventional treatment. Though I have not tried this one, I'm making it public now for all my Zaar buddies. Will update after trying it out.
This recipe originally appeared in the New York Times this past March. I love winter squash and paired with curry, chili and tomatoes, this seemed like it would be a hit in my kitchen. Though I have not tried it yet, I’m posting it here for sharing with my favorite foodies. I think this will make a terrific side with paired with Tandoori chicken.
Recently in the mood to make oatmeal cookies and was pleasantly surprised to find a recipe that used reduced fat margarine or butter. Adapted to suit my tastes, this cookie is soft and moist. For a crisper cookie bake at 325 degrees. Just know they won't stay crispy for more than a day, if they last that long.
I found this recipe while searching for new dishes to introduce for the Zaar World Tour of 2005. With the holidays coming up, I've decided to post it though it is as of yet untried. Use the shredding attachment on the food processor to quickly shred the apples. You can also grind or chop them. Don't refrigerate more than two hours before serving or the haroset will be too watery.
Recently someone gave me an ice cream maker and that has sent me hunting for frozen treats that are fruit filled and relatively healthy. Love berries so this one grabbed me. Planning to try it as a mixed berry frozen yogurt next. Be aware that nonfat frozen confections are best eaten fresh or after freezing for just a few hours. After a day or two they tend to get a bit icy. The original was found on fooddownunder.com.
Even as a child coffee was one of my favorite flavors in a dessert. Came across this recipe in one of the magazines you pick up at the supermarket. Posting here for safe keeping. According to the publication, these are 240 cal/0g fib/2g fat or 5 points. Cooking time stated is really chilling time.
Found the original recipe in one of those supermarket magazines. (Don't ask me why I still buy them despite the fact that I have hundreds of recipes saved in my cookbooks here waiting to try.) Easy to prepare and great results make this a winner for me. The original calls for conventional (out of the jar) ground corriander. I like to toast my seeds and coarsely grind them as it adds a nice toasty flavor and rustic look to the dish. Do what works best for you. Please note preparation time does not include 3-24 hour marinading time.
found this one on About.com in a collection of recipes using yogurt. These come out quite tender and moist and have a wonderful flavor from the generous use of thyme. I have contemplated, but not yet tried, adding a small amount of garlic powder.
Recently received this recipe from Weight Watchers and had to give them a try. These tiny crisp cookies are perfect for satisfying a sweet tooth. These are reminiscent of Roosie's wonderful Oataroons Recipe #97116, but with a buttery chewiness. 2 WW points per serving.
I was looking to make sugar cookies for an event and disappointed to not find a relatively healthy version here. So now I'm adding one. This one began as a Cooking Light recipe and includes my adjustments. Not your typical sugar cookie, the wheat germ gives these a pale brown color and a nuttiness that contrasts nicely with the lemon glaze. The dough needs to chill at least four hours and does best if chilled overnight, so you need to plan ahead with this one.
This adaptation has long been one of my favorite recipes and i was quite surprised to realize I had not posted it until now. I like to serve this over brown rice, but white rice works just as well. The original comes from "Chicken Light," a cooking bible for those of us who live on the lighter side. The small amount of peanut butter in the sauce gives this dish the luxuriousness of a traditional peanut stew without all the calories. I have tried to freeze this once and did not have good results; just means one needs to eat it all up.
Based on a Martha Stewart Everyday Food recipe, this is a quick dish recipe that has clean lines and flavors. Though baked, the chicken ressembles poached chicken The Mediterranean inspired ingredients couple well with couscous and a simple green salad.
Another tasty looking recipe that I found on a supermarket circular. The combination of figs and goat is such a pleasure, I'm looking forward to trying this. When I finally get around to making this, will probably look for some ways to reduce the oil in the dressing.
While visiting Los Angeles, I found this recipe on a card that you can pick up at the local grocers. This particular combination of meat and fruit had me intrigued so I brought it back for use at some later point. Filet mignon is pricey so this is certainly a special occasion food. Planning to serve it with roasted potatoes and maybe some nice asparagus.
After buying barley malt for one dish, started looking for others that would use this somewhat unusual ingredient. If you don't have barley malt, you could substitute rice syrup, but you will loose a bit of flavor. The original recipes comes from www.wholefoodsmarket.com, but this submission includes my tweaks.
Though I do love my morning bowl of oatmeal, there are days when I want to have something different. This promises all the benefits of a grain based breakfast with a twist in flavor. Found this untried recipe in an old stack of recipes clippings and posting it before I loose track of it again.
A recent trip to Cocso and I'm now the proud owner of a large stockpile of black beans. That has sent me combing my cookbooks for meal options using this healthful and versatile ingredients. Keeping what I find here for quick and easy access until I have a chance to try them. The original recipe for these delectable cakes included a tablespoon of chorizo, though I intend to make them vegetarian. These can also easily be made vegan with the use of a little soy yogurt. Serve these as a substantial appetizer or along with a lovely green salad as a light meal or lunch. With the chorizo, these are 3 points per serving. The recipe can easily be modified to be Core. The cakes also freeze well for reheating later.
These are my quick fix bran muffins. A little bit different from the wealth of bran muffins aready posted. These a light sweetness from the molasses and syrup that is nicely accented by the fruit. You can use any dried fruit you like in any 1/2 cup combination. My favorite is equal parts currants, apricots and plums (not prunes). Cranberries and apricots work well, or dates and raisins, or... You get the idea.