Category Archives: Beautify the Bird

KOSHER FOR PASSOVER: SKINNY CHICKEN LIVER, CARAMELIZED ONION AND PORCINI PATE

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If you ask my Jewish husband, he’ll tell you that, until I married him, I “didn’t know from Jewish food.” And he’s right. As a girl who was raised a Southern Baptist in Texas, my experience with Jewish cuisine was … Continue reading

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FIT FOR THE FAMILY: EASY AND HERB-Y ROASTED CHICKEN WITH CRISPY SKIN

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To lose weight now and keep it off for life, the most important Skinny Truth to remember is to Eat More Things That Grow and Fewer Things That Walk. But “easing up on the animal,” doesn’t mean you have to … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: WARM DUCK BREAST SALAD WITH SPINACH, KALAMATA OLIVES, ROASTED PEPPERS, CANDIED WALNUTS AND FETA

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If you don’t think salad is a hearty enough meal for the dead of winter, this one will certainly change your mind… With a warm duck breast sliced atop a flavor packed mix of greens, vegetables, nuts and cheese, it’s … Continue reading

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BEAUTIFY THE BIRD: GRANDMOTHER’S GRAVY..THICK BUT THIN!

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If you’re worried that you have to give up your favorite tastes and traditions in order to lose weight during the holiday season, fret no more!  The reason The Skinny works as a way to slim down now and stay … Continue reading

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BEAUTIFY THE BIRD: PERFECT ROAST TURKEY

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I’m grateful for many things at Thanksgiving– family, friends, health, light traffic on the 405…all the usual suspects.  But as the person who hosts that gathering year after year, I am also grateful for this technique for a perfect dry-brine … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY CHICK & PEPPA FAJITAS

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As you face your busy week ahead, here’s a super quick, super easy and super skinny dinner for those of you who love to cook and those of you who break out in hives when you even think about making … Continue reading

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SKINNY SUPPER FOR SINGLES: ALMOST INSTANT ASIAN ALMOND NOODLES WITH VEG AND CHICKEN

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Remember The Skinny Truth, “Eat Like You Shop?” Well, here’s a recipe that proves a knock-off of a designer original can deliver a huge bang for your calorie buck. For years, when my family craved the taste and texture of … Continue reading

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STAR GRAZING: GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN AND SHRIMP A LA THE IVY

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There’s no place like Hollywood for star-gazing … And to catch a star grazing, there are few places better than the venerable Ivy on West Hollywood’s trendy Robertson Boulevard. Since this famed eatery opened its doors almost 30 years ago, … Continue reading

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SHANGHAI GIRLS SKINNY SHIITAKE CHICKEN

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Sometimes I’m inspired to “skinny-fy” a dish after a visit to one of  my favorite restaurants, or when thumbing through my hundreds of cookbooks. And, occasionally, I’m inspired by book club. This week, as I finished Lisa See’s moving and … Continue reading

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EASY AND AMAZING INDIAN GRILLED CHICKEN

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Once you start “easing up on the animal,” you’ll realize that when you do have meat, whether hoofed or feathered, you don’t want it to be just average. This is an Indian Spice and Buttermilk marinade for chicken that really … Continue reading

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