Roasted Butternut Squash with Shallot Soup

Yield : 6     |     Difficulty : Super Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 4 cups (1-inch) cubed peeled butternut squash (about 1 1/2 pounds) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 large shallots, peeled and halved 1 (1/2-inch) piece peeled fresh ginger, thinly sliced 2 1/2 cups fat-free,…

Saffron Fish Stew with White Beans

Yield : 6     |     Difficulty : Super Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup prechopped onion 1 teaspoon ground fennel 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 thyme sprig 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh orange rind 1/4 teaspoon saffron threads, crushed 1…

Marbled Chocolate-Banana Bread

Yield : 1 Loaf    |    Difficulty : Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup xylitol sweetener 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana (about 3 bananas) 1/2 cup egg substitute 1/3 cup plain low fat yogurt 1/2…

Lahmacun, The Turkish Pizza

= INGREDIENTS = For the crust 5 cups of all-purpose flour 1.5 cup of milk (or water – the reason for me to use milk is for the bottom of the crust to get a nice golden colour) 1/4 cup vegetable oil 3 tsp salt 1 tsp xylitol sweetener 1.5 small package of insant yeast (10…

White Bean and Turkey Chili

Serve : 8    |    Time : 45min Difficulty : Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 cups diced yellow onion (about 2 medium) 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3 (15.8-ounce) cans Great Northern beans,…

Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables

Serve : 4    |    Time : 40min Difficulty : Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 4 ounces uncooked ziti 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups chopped yellow squash 1 cup chopped zucchini 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cups chopped tomato 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella…

Spanakopita, Greek Spinach and Feta Pie

Serve : 8    |    Difficulty : Medium         = INGREDIENTS = 2 lb. fresh spinach, washed, dried, trimmed, and coarsely chopped 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch scallions (about 3 oz.), white and light-green parts only, trimmed and finely chopped 2 cups crumbled feta cheese 1/2 cup finely grated…

Chicken Verde Stew with Hominy

Serve : 6    |    Time : 1hr 20min Difficulty : Medium         = INGREDIENTS = 2 Anaheim chiles Cooking spray 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth, divided 2 tablespoons olive oil,…

Jerk-Rubbed Catfish with Spicy Cilantro Slaw

Serve : 4    |    Difficulty : Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 3 cups cabbage-and-carrot coleslaw mix 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped habanero or serrano pepper Cooking spray 4 (6-ounce) catfish…

Grilled Goat Cheese Sandwiches with Fig and Honey

Serve : 4    |    Time : 15min Difficulty : Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 2 teaspoons honey 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind 1 (4-ounce) package goat cheese 8 (1-ounce) slices cinnamon-raisin bread 2 tablespoons fig preserves 2 teaspoons thinly sliced fresh basil Cooking spray 1 teaspoon powdered sugar    …

Malaysian-Style Pan Fried Stuffed Squid (Sotong Sumbat)

Serve : 4    |    Difficulty : Pretty Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 8 medium-size squids (cleaned) 2-3 eggs 1 slice soft tofu (mashed) – optional little fresh shrimps (chopped) – optional 1/2 large onion (chopped into cubes) – optional some white pepper powder 5 shallots (blended) 2 cloves garlic (blended) 1 tbsp dried…

Grilled Squid

Serve : 5    |    Time : 33min Difficulty : Easy         = INGREDIENTS = 3 pieces medium to large squid, cleaned 1 cup soy sauce 1 large tomato, diced 1 large sweet onion, diced 3 pieces dried Thai chili ½ piece lemon or 2 pieces calamansi salt and ground black…