Category Archives: Feeling Fishy

OSCAR IMPOSTER: SKINNY CRAB LOUIS WITH CUCUMBER TOMATO RELISH, AVOCADO AND GREENS

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There’s nothing quite like Oscar Night: the films, the fashion, the stars and, for those who attend, the spectacular food at Wolfgang Puck’s Governor’s ball. (For many of those stars who haven’t eaten in days, I’m guessing–even if they won–that … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: SKINNY SALMON TARTAR

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When souvenir eating in Sweden, one thing I didn’t expect was the abundance of “tartare” (also spelled “tartar”) dishes on the menus. We had herring tartar, squid tartar and (sorry, Rudolph!) even reindeer tartar. But one of my favorites was … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: SWEDISH GRAVLAX WITH SKINNY MUSTARD DILL SAUCE

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Once in a great while, I come across a spectacular dish that needs little tinkering to skinny-fy or simplify because it’s already perfectly healthy and incredibly easy…like Swedish Gravlax with Mustard Dill Sauce. Not the same as the smoked salmon … Continue reading

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SKINNY SAN FRANCISCO CIOPPINO

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Whether or not you’re trying to lose weight, here’s a hearty but super healthy one pot dish that’s perfect on a cold night: Skinny San Francisco Cioppino. An iconic seafood stew that evolved in the late 19th century when Italian … 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 AND SUPER SKINNY: SOUTHWESTERN SPICED SALMON WITH BLACK BEAN, CUCUMBER AND MANGO SALSA

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In other places in the world, September is the month that the heat of summer gives way to the welcome chill of fall.  Sadly for those of us in L.A., September is just a cruel extension of August…but with more … 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: GINGER SOY SALMON WITH ASIAN CUCUMBER AND PEPPER SALAD

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Here’s another dish that is a “smart weapon” in the war against unwanted weight…not only because it’s super low in calories, but because it’s quick and easy: Ginger Soy Salmon with Asian Cucumber and Pepper Salad. It’s a great way … Continue reading

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