Category Archives: Weight Loss

GOOD GRAIN: FARRO WITH KALE, SHIITAKE MUSHROOMS AND ONIONS

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Though summer is usually a time for cold and cleansing salads, we’ve had a deep “June Gloom” in L.A. this year and were craving something warm and hearty…but still fresh and skinny.  And here’s a recipe that uses a super … Continue reading

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SOUPER SKINNY: LIGHT AND LOVELY SPRING AND SPLIT PEA SOUP

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Who doesn’t love Spring? With days growing longer, buds turning into blooms and winter produce giving way to spring’s greens, it’s the season of re-birth and renewal. But in Southern California–with daily highs hitting 80 and nights dipping to 40–spring … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY QUINOA TABOULI

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Here’s a quick and easy take on a classic Middle Eastern salad that boosts nutrition while cutting calories: Skinny Quinoa Tabouli. Traditional tabouli (tabbouleh) is usually made with Bulgur wheat..which is a healthy whole grain (if you can eat wheat) … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP WITH CHEDDAR AND CROUTONS

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Here’s a dish that proves you don’t have to give up your favorite “chef crushes” to lose weight, you just have to re-define your relationships: Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Croutons. The original recipe –which I used … Continue reading

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EAT LIKE YOU SHOP! SKINNY CORN, CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD

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To lose weight now and keep it off for life, one of the most important Skinny Truths to remember is “Eat Like You Shop!”  By looking for bargains wherever you can, you’ll be able to eat the things you want … Continue reading

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YOU SAY “TOMATO,” I SAY “TOMAH-TO.” SKINNY TOMATO CONFIT aka TOMATO “SPLAT”

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For weight loss, taste and ease, you just can’t beat a late summer tomato.  Simply sliced, salted and sprinkled with a bit of balsamic, it’s a super snack or side dish with so few calories it’s not even worth doing … Continue reading

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SKINNY SWEET CORN CHOWDER WITH SPICY SEARED SEA SCALLOPS

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One of the great things about summer in New England is the abundance of fresh sweet corn and local seafood… And no dish celebrates that seasonal and regional deliciousness quite like a corn and seafood chowder. A few years (and … Continue reading

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THE MAINE EVENT: SKINNY LOBSTER SALAD and LIGHT LOBSTER ROLLS

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There is no place I’d rather be in the summer than the breathtaking coast of Maine…. And nothing I’d rather eat, anytime of year, than Maine lobster. But if you can’t get to Maine, here’s a way to experience the … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY AND SUPER SKINNY! CUCUMBER AND PEPPER PICKLES WITH WHOLE SPICES

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This is a recipe “re-do” of a long time favorite that’s now a smart weapon in my war against weight…and it’s not only skinny-fied, it’s simplified: Cucumber and Pepper Pickles with Whole Spices. The original recipe that I made for … Continue reading

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FOOD NEWS: LET’S TALK TURKEY… RECALL

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Five months after a salmonella outbreak killed a California man and sickened 76 other Americans in 26 states, meat giant Cargill announced today that it’s recalling 36 MILLION pounds of ground turkey…one of the largest recalls of meat in our … Continue reading

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