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SUPER BOWL SMACKDOWN: SKINNY NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER

Whether you’re a die hard football fan who can’t wait for the biggest match of the year –or a football widow (or widower) who’s dying from joy because it’s the end of the season–Super Bowl Sunday is cause for celebration. … Continue reading

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SKINNY INSALATA DI RISO

If you have as many chef-crushes as I do, you’ll be happy to know that you don’t have to break up with them to get skinny and stay skinny… You just have to re-define your relationships…. Of the more than … Continue reading

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CHURCH LADY GERALDINE’S BORN AGAIN POTATO SALAD

I grew up in Texas, a part of the world where folks love food almost as much as they love Jesus. As a child, when summertime rolled around and church picnics were a regular event, feasting at the huge table … Continue reading

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SKINNY DIPPIN’: TEXAS CAVIAR AND THE COWGIRL HALL OF FAME

Though I was born and raised in Texas, I’d never actually heard of “Texas Caviar” until 1991 when I moved to New York and discovered The Cowgirl Hall of Fame–a true Southern Fried, Tex-Mex and BBQ food Mecca in the … Continue reading

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YOU NEED TO KNOW BEANS: MAGIC BLACK BEANS

When I first began living The Skinny–and was losing 2 pounds a week–I quickly figured out that having bean dishes in my fridge inventory, at all times, was an important key to my success. Rich in fiber and disease fighting … Continue reading

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YOU NEED TO KNOW BEANS: SKINNY HUMMUS!

If you love Hummus–the classic Middle Eastern mash of chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon and olive oil–I have a little good news/bad news/good news to share. The first bit of good news is that chickpeas are one of the world’s healthiest … Continue reading

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A SKINNY SALUTE TO SANTE FE AND CAFE PASQUAL’S: GRILLED SALMON BURRITO WITH MANGO/CUCUMBER SALSA

When the weather is warm, and your grill is hot, there is no easier way to throw together a simple supper for 2 or a dinner party for 12 than tossing a load of vegetables and a few pieces of … 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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SKINNY SHRIMP CEVICHE WITH MANGO

Ceviche, which relies on an acid–like lemon or lime–to “cook” raw fish, is already a fairly low calorie dish. But since boiled shrimp still have about 200 calories a cup, I wanted to see if I could make it even … Continue reading

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