February 2013

Warm Shaved Brussels Sprouts

February 25, 2013

Dining at a favorite restaurant, my entree arrived with a light and fluffy vegetable side dish. It turned out to be little green ribbons of sliced Brussels sprouts. I had never seen Brussels sprouts sliced or shaved into thin ribbons before. It was brilliant. It’s become my newest way to enjoy this healthy cruciferous vegetable, a cousin of broccoli and cabbage.

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Quick & Crispy Chicken Quesadillas

February 17, 2013

With leftover roast chicken in the refrigerator, chicken quesadillas became the lunch solution at my house this week. Add a cup of soup, a green salad, and you have a satisfying dinner. Chicken quesadillas are quick and easy to make, and this version is gluten-free.

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Orange Ginger Creme Brulee

February 11, 2013

Creme Brulee – creamy, rich, and smooth, with a thin layer of  burnt sugar on top. Not many can resist the most famous of custard desserts. Even if you focus on a healthy diet, you don’t have to give up desserts like creme brulee. Keep it for special occasions and keep the portions small. Another tip, use big flavors so that just a few bites will satisfy. This version of creme brulee utilizes ginger and fresh orange zest for a delicious twist, made in mini [...]

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Seared Scallops with Orange Miso Sauce

February 9, 2013

With Valentines being mid-week this year, I wanted to share a recipe with you for an easy, special dinner that can be made when you get home from work. It uses one of my favorite seafood ingredients – big plump sea scallops. Scallops are fast and easy to cook and are versatile in terms of how you can serve them. Here I’ve created a tasty sauce with fresh orange juice and sweet white miso. Sear the scallops quickly in a hot pan and serve atop [...]

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