Skinny Recipes

Fresh Figs + Dark Chocolate

September 14, 2013

I wish fig season lasted forever. No I don’t. Truth is, while I had previously lamented their short window of availability, I’ve concluded that it’s best this way. They get to maintain their mystique and allure while I am assured my palette will never lose its lust for them. The anticipation is an important component. […]

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Lemon-Caper Tuna Tartine

May 1, 2012

1/4 cup Best Foods or Hellman’s mayonnaise 1 large shallot, minced 2 large lemons – add all of the zest + 2 T juice 1/2 tsp sugar 1/3 cup capers [rinse if salt-packed] 2 [7oz] cans white albacore tuna kosher salt to taste 8 slices fresh baguette cut on a deep diagonal Maldon salt [optional] […]

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Chopped Muffuletta Salad

March 27, 2012

24 small pimento stuffed green olives, halved 1 cup of drained,water packed, roasted red peppers, finely diced 4 oz provolone piccante, finely cubed 1/2 cup drained pepperoncini, sliced into rings 2  heads romaine lettuce, chopped 4 oz dry salami, sliced into matchsticks [I used Cremenelli] 1/4 red onion, finely diced 1 pint cherry or grape […]

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Skinny Wild Mushroom Risotto

March 6, 2012

1 T olive oil 2 medium yellow onions, finely diced 1  1/2 cups arborio rice 1 cup white wine 1 T umami paste [optional] 32 oz chicken stock 1 pound mixed wild mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 T butter 2 T finely minced fresh thyme 2 T cream sherry [or dry sherry] 2 oz  Parmigiano, finely […]

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Chai + Salted Pistachio Morning Cake

February 27, 2012

1 cup flour 1/2 cup [packed] brown sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1 bag Chai Tea [regular or decaf] 2 T browned butter 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk 1  tsp vanilla 1 large egg, room temperature glaze: 1/2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 T milk or […]

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Chilled Penne w/Rotisserie Chicken + Currants

February 16, 2012

3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken breast  [about 3/4 pound] 8 oz penne pasta 1/4 cup roughly chopped Marcona almonds 7 oz container Fage 2% yogurt 1/2 cup dried currants 1/2 cup chopped flat leaf parsley 1 lemon [zest + 2 T juice] 2 T reserved pasta water salt + pepper to taste *Marcona almonds are […]

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Raspberry + Almond Breakfast Cake

February 10, 2012

1/2 cup sugar 2 T  butter, room temperature 2 eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup lowfat buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup almond meal 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1/2 cup halved fresh raspberries Glaze: 3/4 cup powdered sugar 1 T cream or milk – whatever’s in […]

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Slow + Low Bison Chili

February 3, 2012

1 T + 1 tsp canola oil 1 pound fresh bison meat, in 1 inch cubes 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 1 T tomato paste 1 tsp cumin seeds 2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo 2  14 1/2 oz cans fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 pint bottle Young’s Double Chocolate Stout [or any oatmeal […]

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Grilled Chicken Salad w/Gorgonzola + Basil Balsamic

January 15, 2012

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 1/2  cup balsamic vinegar, divided 4 oz fresh basil, divided [don't skimp here] 3 T olive oil 1 T water 1 clove garlic 1 tsp  Dijon mustard 1 tsp sugar 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted 3 oz Gorgonzola, broken into chunks 1 bag of mixed greens Serves 4. Calories 375. […]

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Albacore Tuna + Chickpea Salad w/Shaved Parmigiano

January 10, 2012

1 large clove garlic, finely minced 2+ inches anchovy paste zest of 1 lemon + 2 T juice 3 T olive oil 2 T sherry vinegar 1 T fresh thyme 1/2 cup pitted, chopped, dry cured black olives [do not sub!] 2- 5 oz cans albacore tuna in water, only one of the cans drained […]

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