Friday, February 16, 2018

Recipes

Put Alaskan king crab leg shells to work in a creamy, dreamy bisque

Put Alaskan king crab leg shells to work in a creamy, dreamy bisque

Nothing says indulgence like noshing on some seriously giant Alaskan king crab legs. They’re not just tasty, they’re a low-fat source of protein: One leg has about 25 grams of protein and a host of vitamins and minerals (including sodium, incidentall...
Published: 02/15/18
Avocado toast gets a persimmon twist

Avocado toast gets a persimmon twist

You’ve likely seen persimmon in the grocery store and then shied away from it, not quite sure what to do with it. The most common variety in the United States is the fuyu persimmon, also called Japanese persimmon, and it looks similar to a slightly f...
Published: 02/15/18
Creamless White Bean and Garlic Soup big on protein, fiber and flavor

Creamless White Bean and Garlic Soup big on protein, fiber and flavor

White bean soup with garlic is a classic comfort dish in the Mediterranean region. Usually, it’s loaded with heavy cream, which also loads up the fat and calories. My version uses no cream at all, getting its body from adding extra garlic plus a lone...
Published: 02/02/18
North African Carrot and Chickpea Salad exotic, easy

North African Carrot and Chickpea Salad exotic, easy

By Melissa D’ArabianI first tasted harissa when I was 19 and traveled on a lone adventure to Tunisia after spending a semester abroad in France. I browsed the open markets, with their appealing drapey white cotton clothing. I was particularly drawn t...
Published: 02/02/18
Tasty Weeknight Thai Curry Chicken packs a protein punch

Tasty Weeknight Thai Curry Chicken packs a protein punch

Boneless skinless chicken breasts save the day for so many busy folks who want to get a lean, protein-filled, affordable dinner on the table in a hurry. I always have a package or two in my freezer. I buy them when they are on super-sale and freeze t...
Updated one month ago
Easy yet classy: Shrimp and Pineapple Brochettes

Easy yet classy: Shrimp and Pineapple Brochettes

After all the cooking and shopping that the holidays inspire us to do, I’m looking forward to pulling out some easy recipes that use pantry ingredients I keep on hand. One of my favorite items to keep in the freezer is frozen shrimp. I keep both cook...
Updated one month ago
Smoky (Vegan) Lentil Soup full of nutrition, flavor

Smoky (Vegan) Lentil Soup full of nutrition, flavor

Rich bean soups are classic winter comfort food. They are filling, healthy and inexpensive, making them a worthy addition to the menu rotation. The downside to dried bean cookery is the time it takes to soak and then cook the beans. Canned beans are ...
Updated one month ago
Lightened Shepherd’s Pie comforting, quick

Lightened Shepherd’s Pie comforting, quick

When the weather gets cooler, we want to tuck into comfort food in our home. Doing a recipe makeover on a tasty-but-less-than-healthy dish is one of my favorite challenges. Today, I’m taking on a wintertime classic with my Lightened Shepherd’s Pie. T...
Updated: 2 months ago
Green Salad With Pumpkin Vinaigrette celebrates holiday season

Green Salad With Pumpkin Vinaigrette celebrates holiday season

By MELISSA D’ARABIANSummer may officially be the season of green salads, but wintertime versions have advantages that make them worth exploring. The cooler weather seasonable greens are hearty and darker green, which makes them nutrient-rich. And, th...
Updated: 2 months ago
Indulge in Orange and Raspberry Tart

Indulge in Orange and Raspberry Tart

During the holidays, we could all use a fantastic tart recipe in our hip pockets. Tarts are a perfect festive end to any dinner party, and they make a lovely gift for a neighbor. If the thought of making homemade crust intimidates you, or if you jus...
Updated: 2 months ago