Category Archives: Skinny Snacks

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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SOUPER SKINNY: LIGHT AND LOVELY SPRING AND SPLIT PEA SOUP

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Who doesn’t love Spring? With days growing longer, buds turning into blooms and winter produce giving way to spring’s greens, it’s the season of re-birth and renewal. But in Southern California–with daily highs hitting 80 and nights dipping to 40–spring … 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: MINI BEEF AND PORCINI BURGERS WITH VEGAN CHEDDAR AND SKINNY RED PEPPER REMOULADE

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Here’s a recipe re-do of one of Wolfgang Puck’s most popular post-Oscar appetizers that cuts calories and fat in half without sacrificing taste or texture: Mini Beef and Porcini Burgers with Vegan Cheddar and Skinny Red Pepper Remoulade. Made with … 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: 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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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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