Category Archives: Beautify the Bird

OVEN ROASTED POTATO AND GREEN BEAN SALAD WITH SKINNY BASIL PESTO

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This is a dish that is perfect for all of the endless “end-of-school-year” pot luck dinners or for BBQs all summer long: Oven Roasted Potato and Green Bean Salad with Skinny Basil “Pesto.” Real pesto–which is made with basil and … Continue reading

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BUTTERMILK AND HERB CHICKEN ON ARUGULA WITH GREEK YOGURT HERB SAUCE AND TINY TOMATO RELISH

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When we were kids, the end of the school year was pretty simple, right? You hugged a few teachers, traded camp addresses with friends and cleaned out your locker. (“Hey! My tennis shoe! Ooo! Valentine’s candy! Uh-oh. Is that a … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: GENERAL TSO’S SKINNY CHICKEN AND STIR FRIED VEGETABLES

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The list of cultural treasures that New York City has given the world is long: The Met and MOMA, Lady Liberty and Lady Gaga, alternate side parking and, of course, great Chinese food. And before you say, “New York didn’t … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: LEMON AND DIJON MARINATED TURKEY BREAST SALAD WITH CAPERS AND CORNICHONS

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After every holiday meal where a big bird is involved, there seems to be an inevitable avalanche of internet recipes to help you clear your fridge of that platter of poultry… (Turkey Soup! Turkey Hash! Turkey Tacos!) But if your … Continue reading

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GOOD GREEK! SKINNY QUINOA WITH TOMATOES, CUKES, OLIVES AND HERBS

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In the last few years, Quinoa has become the “It Girl” of the food world–popping up in so many restaurants, magazines, books and blogs you’d think its last name was Kardashian. (Don’t tell Bravo…or Andy Cohen will give it its … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY BACK TO SCHOOL SUPPER: GRILLED PORK TENDERLOIN TACOS WITH SKINNY CABBAGE AND FENNEL SLAW

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Though I’m a big fan of seasonal cooking, cooking seasonally isn’t just about using the most abundant and freshest local ingredients you can find, it’s also about the time you can find in any given season to turn those fresh … 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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SUPER SUMMER KICK-OFF: SKINNY MEMORIAL DAY MENU

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Memorial Day is almost here… And whether you’re hosting your own BBQ to kick-off  summer…or contributing to a friend’s party, here are some festive (but easy) menu ideas that will please your pals and your pants!

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QUICK AND EASY: BUTTERMILK CHIPOTLE GRILLED CHICKEN

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If you’ve read The Skinny Truths about how my family lost so much weight (and kept it off), without being hungry or bored, you know it’s key to Eat More Things That Grow and Fewer Things That Walk… But when … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY AND CHINESE-Y: SKINNY STIR FRY OF BROCCOLINI, SHIITAKES AND CHICKEN

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We’ve all read the stories about how bad Chinese take-out is for anyone trying to lose weight.. But as someone who lived in New York and now lives in L.A., a life without Chinese food just doesn’t seem sustainable…or fair! … Continue reading

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