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BUTTERMILK AND HERB CHICKEN ON ARUGULA WITH GREEK YOGURT HERB SAUCE AND TINY TOMATO RELISH

When we were kids, the end of the school year was pretty simple, right? You hugged a few teachers, traded camp addresses with friends and cleaned out your locker. (“Hey! My tennis shoe! Ooo! Valentine’s candy! Uh-oh. Is that a … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: GENERAL TSO’S SKINNY CHICKEN AND STIR FRIED VEGETABLES

The list of cultural treasures that New York City has given the world is long: The Met and MOMA, Lady Liberty and Lady Gaga, alternate side parking and, of course, great Chinese food. And before you say, “New York didn’t … Continue reading

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SOUVENIR EATING: SWEDISH GRAVLAX WITH SKINNY MUSTARD DILL SAUCE

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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SKINNY SAN FRANCISCO CIOPPINO

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: LEMON AND DIJON MARINATED TURKEY BREAST SALAD WITH CAPERS AND CORNICHONS

After every holiday meal where a big bird is involved, there seems to be an inevitable avalanche of internet recipes to help you clear your fridge of that platter of poultry… (Turkey Soup! Turkey Hash! Turkey Tacos!) But if your … Continue reading

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ROASTED HERB PORK LOIN WITH BRUSSELS SPROUTS, FENNEL, APPLES AND MUSTARD SAUCE

As people on the East Coast continue to recover from the devastating storm that was Sandy, I wanted to offer up a family meal that’s perfect for fall but is now simplified as well as skinny-fied: Roasted Herb Pork Loin … 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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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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QUICK AND EASY: SKINNY EGG WHITE SCRAMBLE WITH SOY CHORIZO, GREENS AND BEANS

One of the secrets to losing weight and keeping it off, is to eat a breakfast that’s low in calories but loaded with protein and fiber so that you have the nutrition you need to wake up your metabolism and … Continue reading

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SKINNY QUINOA AND CAULIFLOWER RICE WITH ASPARAGUS, PEAS AND HERBS

If  you’re looking for a side dish that is beautiful, healthy and truly bursting with the flavors of spring for your Sunday buffet, this is it! Skinny Quinoa and Cauliflower Rice with Asparagus, Peas and Herbs. Though often referred to … Continue reading

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