Category Archives: Skinny Salads

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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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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QUICK AND EASY: COLD POACHED ASPARAGUS WITH SKINNY BASIL MAYONNAISE

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Of all the spring vegetables, asparagus is one of the easiest to prepare…simply grilled, oven roasted or shredded raw as a salad, it needs little more than salt and lemon to qualify as a side dish. But if you’re looking … Continue reading

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QUICK AND EASY: OVEN ROASTED HARICOT VERT (GREEN BEANS) WITH PISTACHIO AND PARMESAN GREMOLATA

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Whether making a holiday meal or just a quick weeknight supper, finding a veggie side dish that packs a flavorful punch without a lot of fat or calories (and little effort or clean-up) is sometimes a mystery….so here’s one of … 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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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: 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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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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