Country French Beef Stew

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS COOK: 1 HR 55 MINS STAND: 1 HR         Ingredients 1/2 cup dry navy beans or one 15-ounce can white beans,* rinsed and drained 4 cups water 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 pounds boneless beef chuck pot roast, cut into 1-inch pieces 3… Read More

Pork and Poblano Stew

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 1/2 CUPS MAKES: 6 CUPS PREP: 15 MINS COOK: 24 MINS       Ingredients 2 teaspoons hot chili powder 1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4- to 1-inch pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 fresh poblano chile pepper, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces 1 large… Read More

Irish Stew

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS COOK: 10 HRS TO 12 HRS (LOW) OR 5-6 HOURS (HIGH)         Ingredients 1 pound lean boneless lamb 1 tablespoon cooking oil 2 1/2 cups peeled turnip cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2 medium) 1 1/2 cups carrot cut into 1/2-inch pieces (3 medium) 1 1/2 cups… Read More

Mustard-Rubbed Pork Loin with Rhubarb Sauce

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS ROAST: 45 MINS 350°F         Ingredients 1 2 pound boneless pork top loin roast (single loin) 1/4 cup Dijon-style mustard 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 6 – 12 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups sliced fresh rhubarb (about 1… Read More

Baked Sweet Potatoes (Camote)

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS PREP: 15 MINS BAKE: 55 MINS 375°F         Ingredients 4 large sweet potatoes (2 to 2-1/2 pounds total), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces 1/4 cup honey 1/4 teaspoon ground canela (Mexican cinnamon) or cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Sliced fresh… Read More

Japanese 7 Spice

MAKES: 38 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 TEASPOON MAKES: 6 TABLESPOONS PLUS 1 TEASPOON START TO FINISH: 5 MINS         Ingredients 2 tablespoons dried orange peel 4 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds 2 teaspoons black sesame seeds 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper… Read More

Orange-Braised Carrots with Raisins

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS HANDS ON: 15 MINS TOTAL TIME: 30 MINS         Ingredients 1 pound small or medium carrots, scrubbed, peeled (if desired), and halved if large 3/4 cup fresh orange juice 1/3 cup golden raisins 1 3 inch cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon chopped fresh… Read More

Crudites with Goat Cheese Herb Dip

MAKES: 10 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 TABLESPOONS DIP AND 1/2 CUP VEGETABLE DIPPERS PER SERVING PREP: 15 MINS CHILL: 30 MINS TO 8 HOURS       Ingredients 1 6 ounce carton plain fat-free Greek yogurt 1 4 ounce package goat cheese (chevre), softened 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon snipped fresh basil 1 tablespoon… Read More

Granola Garbage Sticks

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1 BAR MAKES: 8 BARS PREP: 25 MINS CHILL: 15 MINS STAND: 15 MINS       Ingredients 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 1/3 cup honey 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 2 cups granola, large clusters broken up 1/2 cup dry roasted sunflower kernels 1/2 cup… Read More

Mushroom & Cheese Sourdough Toasts

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS HANDS ON: 30 MINS           Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 6 cups sliced assorted mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 eggs 4 1/2-inch thick slices rustic sourdough bread 2 cups sliced semisoft… Read More

Ginger Soy Shrimp

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS PREP: 30 MINS BAKE: 20 MINS 350°F         Ingredients 8 ounces uncooked Israeli couscous 1 pound fresh or frozen peeled and deveined large shrimp (24 count), tails intact if desired 2 carrots, cut into thin bite-size strips 1 large yellow or red sweet pepper, cut into thin bite-size strips… Read More

Wrap-and-Roll Basil Pinwheels

MAKES: 24 SERVINGS           Ingredients 3 7 inches flour tortillas 1 5.2 ounce carton Boursin cheese or one 5-ounce container semi soft cheese with garlic and herbs 12 large fresh basil leaves 1/2 7 ounce jar roasted red sweet peppers, cut into 1/4-inch wide strips 4 ounces thinly sliced cooked roast… Read More

Pizza Pretzels

Servings: 12 Prep 20 mins Bake 400° 15 mins to 20 mins         Ingredients 1 20 ounce ball whole-wheat or multi-grain pizza dough 1 cup sliced low-fat turkey pepperoni, quartered 1 cup finely shredded part-skim mozzarella 1 cup prepared pizza sauce Extra-virgin olive oil Make It Let pizza dough sit at room… Read More

Spicy Tomato Dip

Makes: 10 servings Carb Grams Per Serving: 15           Ingredients 1 15 – ounce can no-salt-added tomato sauce 1 14 1/2 – ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup) 1/2 6 – ounce can no-salt-added tomato paste (1/3 cup) 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed… Read More

Party Potatoes with Creamy Aioli

Makes: 8 servings Serving Size: 2 tablespoons aioli and about 4 potato pieces each Carb Grams Per Serving: 24         Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 2 pounds tiny new potatoes 1 red onion, cut into thin wedges 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika or regular paprika… Read More

Spicy Seafood Stew

Makes: 4 servings Serving Size: 1 1/3cup Carb Grams Per Serving: 15       Ingredients 8 ounces fresh or frozen skinless fish fillets (halibut, orange roughy, or sea bass) 6 ounces fresh or frozen peeled and deveined shrimp 2 teaspoons olive oil 2/3 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped carrot 1/2 cup chopped… Read More

Chicken Salsa Chili

Makes: 6 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 20 mins         ingredients 1 16 – ounce jar thick and chunky salsa 1 15 – ounce can yellow hominy or garbanzo beans (chick peas), rinsed and drained 1 15 – ounce can dark red kidney beans or black beans, rinsed and drained 1 14… Read More