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Healthy Recipes: Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
Broccoli Salad with Creamy Feta Dressing

Finely chopped raw broccoli is tender and mild--here it’s tossed with a creamy dressing, meaty chickpeas and sweet bell pepper. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 20 minutes Prep Time: 20 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Ingredients: 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 8 ounces broccoli crowns, trimmed and finely chopped (about 3 cups) 1 7-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed 1/2 cup ...

Healthy Recipes: Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner. Walnut oil's distinctive flavor delivers a rich hit to the dressing. Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Total Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days. Blanch beans (Step 2) up to 8 hours ahead; store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag lined with paper towels. Recipe Ingredients: Dressing 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon red-wine ...

Healthy Recipes:Orange-Glazed Shredded Carrots

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments »
Orange Glazed Carrots

An orange glaze brings out the sweetness in one of the kid-friendliest vegetables around. With convenient pre-shredded carrots, there's no chopping required. Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup each Total Time: 15 minutes Prep Time: 10 minutes   Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1/2 cup orange juice 2. 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3. 1 teaspoon cornstarch 4. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 5. 2 10-ounce bags shredded or julienne-cut carrots 6. 1 teaspoon butter 7. 1/4 teaspoon salt Recipe Steps: 1. Whisk orange juice, broth and cornstarch in a small bowl. ...

Healthy Recipes: Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Moroccan-Rubbed Grilled Steak & Sweet Potatoes

A Moroccan-inspired spice rub coats the steaks and is tossed with the sweet potatoes as well. The foil-packet cooking method for the sweet potatoes yields excellent results (and fewer dishes). Make it a Meal: Sautéed greens, such as arugula, kale or spinach, and a glass of Zinfandel round out the meal. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 35 minutes Prep Time: 25 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 teaspoon ground allspice 2. 1 teaspoon ground cumin 3. 1 teaspoon ground ginger 4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt ...