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Healthy Recipes: Chicken & White Bean Salad

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chicken & White Bean Salad

Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Vinaigrette 1 medium clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salad 1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white ...

Healthy Recipes: Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Radishes add a burst of color to this easy snow pea stir-fry and cooking them tames their spiciness.   4 servings, about 3/4 cup each      Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (see Note) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 cups snow peas (about 9 ounces), trimmed 3/4 cup trimmed and quartered radishes (about 1 bunch) 4 scallions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons unsalted cashews, toasted (see ...

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 ...