Chinese food minus the takeout menu? It's possible to produce satisfying results that keep sodium and calories in check. This recipe calls for tofu that's patted dry and sprinkled with cornstarch before baking, so it gets brown and crispy without deep frying.
Dal is a thick Indian lentil stew that's often served with naan flatbread. You can reduce the grams of carbohydrate by serving this dal with peeled and sliced jicama. It’s a crunchy, slightly sweet vegetable that looks like a potato.
Try making large batches of this sauce in summer and freezing or canning the excess so that you’ll have fresh, homemade sauce on hand all year long. If good-quality fresh tomatoes are not available, substitute approximately 24 oz good-quality jarred or boxed strained Italian tomatoes.
The combination of golden raisins, pine nuts and orange zest gives this cake a uniquely Sicilian flair. Keep in mind that those same flavors make a great addition to savory whole-grain rice pilafs as well.
This “recipe” is so simple, but it’s an easy, healthful and tasty way to cook fresh spinach. Vegetables of any kind—cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, potatoes and/or green beans—can be blanched until just tender, and prepared the same way.
This simple salad can be on the table in 15 minutes. No queso fresco? You can use feta cheese instead.
This cilantro-lime dressing pairs sweet honey and savory garlic.
No raspberries? Serve with strawberries or another fruit. When you want to enjoy a quick treat, a dessert like this mug cake with fruit is a good portion-controlled choice.
When you want dessert, this cake that’s made inside a coffee mug is a great way to enjoy a portion-controlled treat.
There’s no need to soak dry lentils before cooking. That makes this quick recipe ready in just 20 minutes.
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