Category Archives: Quickies

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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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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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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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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QUICK AND EASY: SHERRY-BALSAMIC STEAK OVER GRILLED ESCAROLE, PORTOBELLOS AND TOMATOES with FETA AND OLIVES

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Even as you “Ease Up on the Animal“ for weight loss and health, this gorgeous and delicious dish will satisfy your inner carnivore without a beastly calorie count: Sherry Balsamic Steak Over Grilled¬† Escarole, Mushrooms and Tomatoes with Feta and … 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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FIT FOR KIDS! GRILLED PERSONAL PIZZAS!

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This is another recipe designed for kids that might not win the James Beard award… But will win you kudos as the super fun mom who made a party activity and supper that’s much healthier and much more delicious than … Continue reading

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FIT FOR KIDS! FROZEN YOGURT BIRTHDAY CAKE…in a JAR!

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If you have kids, you have birthday parties… And even if your family is totally dedicated to eating in a smarter and skinnier way, what’s a birthday party without cake!?! So here’s a little concoction that has much less fat … Continue reading

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