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Lemon Grilled Chicken

Lemon Grilled Chicken

This chicken is incredible. Incredible, like this: There’s something magical about this combination of herbs and spices, with the lemon juice and white wine. And the beauty of it is, you probably have most of these things at home in your fridge right now, which makes it easy to keep chicken breasts in your freezer […]

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Meatballs with Whole Grains and Veggies

Here’s one way to sneak some whole grains and veggies into your diet! The quinoa also works to stretch your food dollar–more meatballs=more money saved on meat! 1 lb lean ground beef ¾ c quinoa, cooked and cooled to room temperature ¼ c finely chopped onions ¼ c grated carrots ¼ c grated zucchini 2 […]

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Mashed Cannellini Beans with Roasted Garlic and Herbs

Here’s a great low fat, high-protein, high-fiber alternative to garlic mashed potatoes! White beans are also rich in iron, magnesium, B vitamins, and zinc. Watch out for sodium though–canned beans can have a surprising amount, so make sure you get a variety of bean with no salt added (like Eden Organic). This recipe is great […]

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Bacalao

This a lower-sodium version of a traditional Puerto Rican fish stew. Mmmmm! 2 tbsp EVOO 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb flaky white fish, like haddok, tilapia, or cod, cut into 1 ½ inch pieces 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes 2 bay leaves 1 Anaheim or poblano chile pepper, chopped […]

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Beet-Walnut Latkes with Goat Cheese

I was raised Catholic. As such, I’ve never celebrated Hanukkah, but because Catholicism and Judaism share a lot of text, I learned about it during my 12 years of Catholic school (…that’s a story for another post. Or maybe a novel.) For those unfamiliar with it, Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights, an eight-day Jewish […]

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crab cakes

No Fry Crab Cakes

1 pound fresh crabmeat (2 cups), patted dry 1 cup + ½ cup Japanese panko (whole wheat, if you can get it) ¼ cup plain nonfat yogurt 1 large egg white, lightly beaten 2 tbsp lemon juice 1 green onion, chopped 1/3 cup finely diced green bell pepper 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 tsp […]

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Countdown to Thanksgiving: Yukon Gold Mash

Plain ol’ Thanksgiving mashed potatoes? Nah. Idaho Russets with heavy cream, while a popular classic, are not exactly a healthy option for a Thanksgiving side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes have a lot more flavor than Idaho Russets, and since their texture is much creamier naturally, they don’t require a lot of heavy cream to make […]

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Grandma’s Magical Stuffing

Grandma’s Magical Stuffing

I’m not kidding when I say this stuffing is magic. Any time a conversation turns to favorite Thanksgiving recipes, my Grandma Murphy’s cornbread stuffing is my input, hands down. She used to use a whole stick of butter, simmer the dried fruit in port, and add italian sausage, but we’ve discovered over the years that […]

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Cranberry-Apple Crisp

Cranberry-Apple Crisp

My great grandfather used to say, “I’ll eat any pie, so long as it’s apple.” I wonder if he would have been so enthusiastic about apple pie had he known just how much sugar and butter it usually has (and really, what the impact of these things is on our health). I like this recipe, […]

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eggplant-parmesan

Saucy Eggplant Parmesan

Typically, Eggplant Parmesan is not a healthy food choice. Eggplant is a thirsty little sucker. It soaks up a lot of oil when fried, and on top of that, the garden-variety Eggplant Parmesan is usually breaded. Then, after the frying and the breading, there’s the cheese—lots and lots and lots of cheese—which packs on even […]

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