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Healthy Recipes: Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 45 minutes  Total Time: 1 1/4 hours Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, divided 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 large bone-in chicken breast, (10-12 ounces), skin removed, trimmed 1/3 ...

Healthy Recipes: Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Cranberries add a particularly pleasing tartness and color to pears. Fresh ginger, lemon and vanilla brighten up the pears, while reduced-fat sour cream adds flavor to the biscuit-dough crust. 10 servings Active Time: 1 hour  Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Ingredients Filling 1/3 cup pear nectar, apple juice or water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 8 slightly underripe pears, preferably Bosc or Bartlett, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 ...

Healthy Recipes: Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

Chicken turns this Greek-inspired salad into a substantial main course. Feel free to substitute other chopped fresh vegetables, such as broccoli or bell peppers, for the tomatoes or cucumber. Use leftover chicken, store-roasted chicken or quickly poach a couple boneless, skinless chicken breasts while you prepare the rest of the salad. Serve with pita bread and hummus. 4 servings, about 3 cups each  Active Time: 25 minutes / Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1/3 cup red-wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra-virgin ...

Healthy Recipes: Pacific Sole with Oranges & Pecans

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
Pacific Sole with Oranges & Pecans

Not so long ago, Dover sole meant an overcooked fillet swimming in butter, dotted with tasteless dried herbs and soaked in too much lemon juice. But sole deserves a comeback: it can become a satisfying, sophisticated, one-skillet dinner with very little effort. The recipe can easily be doubled. 2 servings Active Time: 20 minutes  Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 orange 10 ounces Pacific sole, (see Note) or tilapia fillets 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 1 medium ...