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OVEN ROASTED POTATO AND GREEN BEAN SALAD WITH SKINNY BASIL PESTO

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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SOUVENIR EATING: SKINNY SALMON TARTAR

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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QUICK AND EASY AND SUPER SKINNY: SOUTHWESTERN SPICED SALMON WITH BLACK BEAN, CUCUMBER AND MANGO SALSA

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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EAT LIKE YOU SHOP! SKINNY CORN, CUCUMBER AND TOMATO SALAD

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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YOU SAY “TOMATO,” I SAY “TOMAH-TO.” SKINNY TOMATO CONFIT aka TOMATO “SPLAT”

For weight loss, taste and ease, you just can’t beat a late summer tomato.  Simply sliced, salted and sprinkled with a bit of balsamic, it’s a super snack or side dish with so few calories it’s not even worth doing … Continue reading

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THE MAINE EVENT: SKINNY LOBSTER SALAD and LIGHT LOBSTER ROLLS

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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FIT FOR KIDS! GRILLED PERSONAL PIZZAS!

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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SUPER SUMMER KICK-OFF: SKINNY MEMORIAL DAY MENU

Memorial Day is almost here… And whether you’re hosting your own BBQ to kick-off  summer…or contributing to a friend’s party, here are some festive (but easy) menu ideas that will please your pals and your pants!

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QUICK AND EASY: BUTTERMILK CHIPOTLE GRILLED CHICKEN

If you’ve read The Skinny Truths about how my family lost so much weight (and kept it off), without being hungry or bored, you know it’s key to Eat More Things That Grow and Fewer Things That Walk… But when … Continue reading

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COWBOY CONFETTI: SKINNY SOUTHWESTERN RED LENTIL AND CHOPPED VEGGIE SALAD

Forgive me, Whole Foods, for I have sinned…. It’s been 2 months since my last confession…of taking one of your best dishes and taking out more than half the calories… But before you make me count a dried bean rosary–or … Continue reading

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