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QUICK AND EASY: COLD POACHED ASPARAGUS WITH SKINNY BASIL MAYONNAISE

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: SKINNY QUINOA TABOULI

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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STAR GRAZING: GRILLED VEGETABLE SALAD WITH CHICKEN AND SHRIMP A LA THE IVY

There’s no place like Hollywood for star-gazing … And to catch a star grazing, there are few places better than the venerable Ivy on West Hollywood’s trendy Robertson Boulevard. Since this famed eatery opened its doors almost 30 years ago, … Continue reading

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SKINNY AND SMART BURGER? NO BULL. IT’S BISON!!

Here’s more delicious proof that living The Skinny does NOT mean living without the foods you love…it just means making them in a skinnier and smarter way. This two-fisted burger, for example, is not only less fattening and tastier than … Continue reading

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GREEN CURRY FRIED MAGIC WILD RICE WITH PORK

This is a dish that is so crazy delicious–and gorgeous–that you can proudly serve it to your any of your ‘food snob” friends  (you know we all have them!), without any of them ever realizing how skinny it is! And, … Continue reading

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SWEET SALAD! SKINNY MAPLE-BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE

When we first started eating more greens, I missed the sweet and tart salad dressings that I, and my kids, used to love. But then we discovered this upside down version of a long time favorite. My old recipe called … Continue reading

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A MEMORIAL DESSERT: A BERRY SKINNY TRIFLE

Who doesn’t love a Memorial Day, 4th of July or Labor Day garden party with good friends, cold drinks, a hot grill and a festive dessert? And there is no dessert more festive for the beginning, or end, of summer … Continue reading

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YOUR FRIEND FIBER: BROWN RICE PASTA PRIMAVERA

When it comes to pasta and weight loss, remember, brown is the new white. White pasta is made with (no surprise) white flour, which has been stripped of its bran and germ during processing. But whole grain pastas–from wheat or … Continue reading

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ARTICHOKE AND SUN-DRIED TOMATO ALMOST-ORZO

I’ve served the original white pasta version of this gorgeous dish at parties for years, but now find it’s not only skinnier, it’s also much easier to make in this new way. The old version required a vat of boiling … Continue reading

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IT’S CHINATOWN, JAKE: CRISPY CANTONESE TROUT

This is one of those skinny dishes that is truly “knock your socks off” delicious, takes no time to make, and is impressive enough to serve at a dinner party. If the weather is warm and you want to grill … Continue reading

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