Category Archives: Souper Skinnies

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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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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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP WITH CHEDDAR AND CROUTONS

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Here’s a dish that proves you don’t have to give up your favorite “chef crushes” to lose weight, you just have to re-define your relationships: Skinny Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar and Croutons. The original recipe –which I used … 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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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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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY AND CREAMY LEEK SOUP WITH APPLEWOOD SMOKED BACON

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Here’s a new take on a springtime classic: Skinny and Creamy Leek Soup with  Applewood Smoked Bacon. It’s a perfect recipe for this time of year… Farmers markets are flooded with fresh leeks and cool spring showers give you a … Continue reading

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SOUPER SKINNY TASTE OF TUNISIA: KALE, CHARD AND CHICKPEA STEW WITH LAMB…OVER OH-SO-CLEVER COUSCOUS

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For most normal cooks, inspiration can come from just about anywhere…a restaurant, a cookbook, even a book club.  But one of the consequences of being a journalist who cooks is that, occasionally, I end up “cooking the news.” And, in … Continue reading

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“PLENTY” SKINNY: ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH INDIAN SPICES, YOGURT AND SEEDS ala OTTOLENGHI

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Staring at my winter squash this weekend, I had a mid-winter cookery crisis… though I still loved the sweet and gorgeous gourd, the thrill, it seemed, was gone… But timing is everything…and faster than I could Google “butternut blues,” there  … Continue reading

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WEIGHT LOSS ROCK STAR: SKINNY AND SPICED WINTER SQUASH SOUP ala STING

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So, I was having lunch at Sting’s castle one day… Wow, is that the most obnoxious sentence I’ve ever written? (Answer: Yes, yes it is…!)  Is it true?  Um, well…sort of… While I did have lunch at Sting’s castle one … Continue reading

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