One of the iconic dishes of San Francisco is the seafood stew known as cioppino. In this version, all the flavorful vegetables, herbs, spices are there. But, I've bumped up the usual ratio of vegetables to seafood, so the result is lower in calories
Coating fish with nuts and baking it is an easy, foolproof way to cook it elegantly. And it is especially nice with a mild white fish like cod or halibut. The spinach turns a little yellowy because it's cooked with the acidic lemon juice
My recipe for Miso-Glazed Black Cod offers a good example of how you can cook smartly at home by creating meals that feature healthful ingredients while also enjoying delicious foods
The batter, bite-sized morsels, and dipping sauces for tempura are very easy to prepare in advance. Everybody loves the crispy, flavorful results. Serve a steady flow of tempura, and your guests will feel they've really had a memorable holiday party
This salmon teriyaki recipe holds to the Japanese home cooking tradition -- lightly glazed and deeply flavorful, it's made with just four ingredients
I love to make this sophisticated recipe for a quick dinner for family or friends. The tangy tomato sauce, with just a touch of vodka flavor, complements the seared, crisped scallops
I think of this recipe as clam chowder revisited. No flour, nor is it soupy -- just the essential clam chowder flavors coming together in a fresh approach
One of the most enjoyable meals I can think of to sit down to on a relaxed, sunny day is a flavorful mixture of seafood brimming with summer vegetables, fish fillets, and steamed clams and mussels
A light Asian-style miso and cucumber sauce complements this salmon recipe just right. Serve this with a simple rice pilaf for a satisfying quick dinner
Capers have been coveted both as a cooking ingredient and medicine for thousands of years. Capers are sure to enliven any dish and give it a gourmet twist along with a dash of health as in the following Broiled Salmon with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette recipe
I think you will appreciate the unexpected topping on this bruschetta recipe. If you can find fresh shrimp, you will be rewarded with a double dose of deliciousness. If not, ask your fishmonger for the best-quality shrimp available
Chinese five-spice powder makes this combo recipe of shrimp, corn, snap peas and bell pepper sublime. Serve with quinoa or brown rice
Fresh herbs make all the difference in this light bean salad that in turn makes an aromatic bed for the easy grilled shrimp.
Some fish tacos are made from fried fish, but I like mine grilled with a spice-rub. This recipe is just that -- it's packed with flavor
This quick-cooking, healthy dinner recipe is a simple combination of zucchini, shrimp and pasta flecked with plenty of fresh basil
It's sweet and spicy, salty from the soy sauce and melting in the middle. It's certainly not the prettiest dish, but it's fast, easy and delicious
This Baked Fish, Spinach and Tomatoes recipe is a good template for any type of baked fish. Closing everything up in a packet steams the fish and vegetables while keeping them moist
I came up with this chowder as a light yet comforting weeknight dinner. The broth skips the usual milk or cream and is instead thickened by pureeing cooked potatoes and aromatics into a flavorful base studded with chunks of white fish and vegetables
This Pan-Seared Fish Fillets with White Bean Ragout and Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette recipe makes a spectacular main course for a casual dinner party or a family supper alike
This terrine is delicious as a first course or a light main course. It can be served in overlapping slices on a large platter with crisp crackers. You can also serve it on individual plates with mixed greens
Part of the beauty of this recipe is that the prep is in your kitchen while the fire heats up outside. Then, you just pop outside to brown the fish briefly on all sides on the grill
Use American crayfish in this Italian-style preparation for a supremely delicious combination of Italian flavors and domestic ingredients
This fish sticks recipe is just one of the oven-frying recipes we've created with great success here. You can make these homemade fish sticks in about the same amount of time it takes to bake a box of the frozen kind, but you'll only be eating a fraction of the fat
With this recipe, I smear the salmon skin with butter and sear it skin-side down. The result is not only crispy but also a lovely brown -- it's just delicious
Wild salmon is so flavorful, it only needs a little olive oil and salt and pepper and it cooks in minutes. It's at the height of the season now. Give the following Wild Salmon with Asparagus and Roasted Pepper Penne Pasta recipe a try
A touch of heavy cream, a few garlic cloves and thyme sprigs round out the flavor of tender braised leeks with chicken in this recipe. The rich, silky sauce is wonderful over whole-wheat egg noodles or mashed potatoes
Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very hot oven -- perfect for a quick healthy chicken dinner. Serve this recipe with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese
Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow cooker. Here we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables, with just the right amount of bacon for added savoriness
In the depths of winter, it feels like summer and its many eating pleasures are a long way off. But then, I remind myself that cooking just the right recipe can change one's spirits as is the case with this Viennese Fried Chicken
Here's a fun way to serve oven-fried chicken: Put it on a stick. Unlike the usual fried fare, however, this recipe is light and heart-healthy
This Mexican-style pesto blend is a lovely combination of toasted pumpkin seeds, assertive cilantro and Italian parsley that adds just the right flavor to Chicken Paillard
My mother took a cooking class with Giuliano Bugialli and learned how to make this dish. This Chicken and Artichokes in Wine Sauce recipe is deceptively simple
Flautas are complete comfort food. They're just corn tortillas filled with seasoned meat, rolled and deep-fried to perfection or baked if you are virtuous
I got the idea that Chicken Cordon Bleu had the makings of a great sandwich. And with that, my Chicken Cordon Bleu Croque Monsieur love child was born
These spicy and crunchy pecan-crusted chicken nuggets are paired with a quick, creamy ranch dip. If you can't find coarse breadcrumbs, substitute Grape-Nuts cereal instead
This White Chicken Chili recipe is really good right off the stove, but it keeps getting better if you are willing to wait. Use a heavy hand when you season -- now is not the time to cut back on salt, be sure to grind in plenty of black pepper
This chicken wings recipe avoids the deep fryer and instead the wings are broiled or grilled, which turns them super crispy. A soy and honey glaze makes them sweet, sticky and salty. These wings are simple to prepare
Chicken Marengo is an amazing Italian dish. Serving this over polenta also makes this comfort food to the max. The flavors are over the top, and you will love how moist the chicken becomes
Bingo! Master Cleanse chicken! It's sweet, it's spicy, and most importantly, it's full of delicious chicken flavor
Posole is everything we love about southwestern cuisine. The fact that everyone gets to choose their own garnishes makes this soup a fun family meal or dinner party entree
Everyone has a favorite comfort food. Mine is creamy chicken and broccoli casserole. That's why I was thrilled when we got the chance to create this healthier version
Pulled chicken is just as easy as its beef and pork counterparts, but it takes less time and is lighter in fat and calories
Instead of a traditional recipe that's loaded with fat, I use this healthier version of Chicken Potpie to satisfy my comfort-food craving without the extra calories and fat
I can't think of a better dish to serve than this crispy duck breasts recipe. Easy to prepare for a novice cook, duck breasts are the best combination of a crispy duckling and the meatiness of a good steak
This Baked Chicken with Bacon recipe is a big dish of food, smoky, garlicky and tender, with extra flavorful sauce to save and pour over pasta or rice later. It's a family dish, one that children should love unreservedly
We've simplified this low-calorie, low-cholesterol dinner recipe to a one-skillet dish and lightened it by increasing the vegetables, omitting the butter and using less cream
Making curry from scratch may seem like a daunting prospect for a weeknight supper, but this easy recipe only calls for a handful of ingredients. Plus, this recipe is easily adaptable to vegetarians
The spice mix in this recipe combines pungent fresh cilantro with slightly bitter cumin and is rounded out with warm, sweet, paprika and peppery cayenne and black pepper notes
One of my new favorite recipes is Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Cream Sauce. First off, it's a recipe for two -- perfect for my household, but it can easily be doubled
If you add a colorful toss of diced tomato, cantaloupe and cucumber to this, you'll cover all your nutritional bases in this Smothered Caribbean Chicken and Rice dish
I've created this Chicken Potpie recipe that is classic and true to the one I remember eating in London. First, chicken breasts are roasted until tender. A thick sauce is made with butter, onions, flour and stock, to which hearty vegetables and the cubed chicken is added
Make your own rotisserie chicken. It's so easy. After all, how do you think supermarkets make so many of them? Do you ever see a chef there carefully tending to each chicken? Of course not! Once you get it going, the rotisserie does all the work
This Pork Chops with Peppers and Capers recipe is in the style of the zingara or Gypsy. The name -- Cotolette alla Zingara -- must be because of the colorful components of this fiery, festive dish. It's the perfect weeknight meal
As part of the Pork Medallions recipe, I include quickly wilted spinach, which adds a vegetable side that also serves to soak up the sauce. Serve some rice pilaf or potatoes along with it and you have an incredibly elegant main course
Everybody needs a few good recipes for a crowd, especially for parties. These Slow-Cooked Hoisin Pork wraps are a delicious recipe with terrific flavor, yet it takes less than a half-hour of work to put it all together
This pork cutlet recipe is perfect for family dinners. Kids seem to love them because they are mild and can be flavored to their liking. They also take a very short time to cook, which means they will not turn into rubber
This Thai recipe is an unassuming bowl of slippery noodles sprinkled with crispy pork and crushed peanuts. However, one spicy-tangy-sweet forkful is all it will take to fall in love
Is there a way to enjoy juicy pork chops with less fat? Yes! Follow these simple tips for cooking juicy pork chops every time
This marinade combines the fermented soy bean hoisin sauce with orange flavored honey, fresh ginger, chili paste with garlic and rice wine vinegar for an Asian-style glaze that is a fun twist on classic sweet American barbecue sauce
This pre-cooked ham is heated and glazed with complimentary mustard pineapple sauce. If your family enjoys ham for Easter dinner, they will certainly like this recipe and be thrilled to have plenty of leftovers for the rest of the week
Want something spicy, hearty and easy for dinner this week? Whip out your slow cooker and make this five-ingredient green curry pork. It takes 15 minutes to set up, and when all is said and done you'll have tender, rich and spicy pork curry
One of the best ways to draw everyone to the table is to send out wonderful aromas from the kitchen. My recipe for Pork Chops with Sherry Vinegar Sauce will do exactly that, while being remarkably quick and easy
Strawberries and mango are enhanced with anise seed in this simple yet flavorful salsa. The fruits' sweetness provides the perfect balance to the savory, buttery flavor of the pork tenderloin
This Skinny Pork Chop Scaloppini recipe is simple and elegant, easy to prep and plate, and full of flavor bursts and complementary textures -- and pretty enough for company!
This recipe combines a simple meat and cheese pairing with spring ingredients. Look for fresh peas, and use them quickly so they retain their sweet flavor
A rich spice blend gives this grilled pork tenderloin recipe an antioxidant-packed flavor boost
In this recipe the tenderloin is marinated in a wonderful combination of thyme, lemon zest and juice, garlic, and mustard. Thyme, a preferred herb for roasting, brings out the best flavors in the meat
I'm happy to share one of my favorite recipes for barbecued pork, which will provide a good three hours of happy outdoor cooking. No matter your experience level, you should find it fairly easy to achieve great results
Pork chops are perfect for quick meals since they don't take long to prepare. They come from the loin portion of the pig and are available boned and with the bone attached. The following Braised Pork Chops with Apricot Cranberry Sauce recipe is quite the satisfying main course
Whenever I discover a recipe that can be made in advance, I tag it for entertaining. Nothing is more reassuring when you have company than knowing that a dish -- especially a main course -- can be assembled ahead and that it requires no last-minute attention. Braised Pork Chops with Rosemary, Tomatoes and Mushrooms definitely falls in this category
Onions contain a lot of natural sugar. If you cook the onions gently and slowly, those sugars will caramelize while the more bitter elements become less harsh. The result is a fragrant, sweet, almost delicate vegetable that anyone can love.
The simplicity and speed of this traditional Austrian-inspired recipe gives you the opportunity to get creative with seasonings, sauces, and accompaniments for the pork chops
Rack of Lamb Persillade is a favorite. Persillade is a mixture of bread crumbs, parsley and garlic moistened with olive oil. Patted onto the lamb and quickly browned under the broiler, the crumbs create a crisp, golden brown crust
One of my favorite preparations of braised lamb is a dish of lamb shanks with leeks and grapes. Use a rich grape, like Concord, to bring a sweetness to the meat. Cook slowly and you can't go wrong
This lamb shanks braised in red wine recipe is inspired by a fabulous meal I had at one of my favorite restaurants
In the depths of winter, few dishes are as satisfying as a rich, meaty ragu. It's such a treat poured over fresh pasta or fragrant rice. This particular recipe for rich lamb ragu is not hard to make, but you still get the benefits of long, slow cooking
With this recipe we explore Far Eastern flavors with a classic red meat recipe from my Asian fusion restaurant, Chinois: marinated lamb chops
This take is what a Greek meatball should be about -- half ground lamb and half ground beef, while a lively combination of fresh mint, dried oregano and ground cinnamon round out the flavoring
Here's a fresh-tasting, delicious summer vegetable saute that goes perfectly with grilled or sauteed meat like the lamb featured here, poultry, or seafood. You'll find the flavors, textures, and colors so fresh, sweet, and appealing that you'll want to make it again and again
Lamb loins offer a tasty, low-fat change of pace from beef. Orange juice gives the marinade a sweet, fresh taste, and rosemary -- one of the best herbs to use when cooking lamb -- perks up the recipe.
I thought it would be especially fun to share with you one of my favorite, easy recipes from China: Stir-Fried Garlic Lamb in Lettuce Cups, something you can cook not only in honor of Chinese New Year but also share with the one you love on Valentine's Day
Grilled until slightly charred outside and rosy pink within, the burgers were delectable topped with a yogurt sauce
Provence has beef daube, a Mediterranean-style stew with bright flavors influenced by the cooking of Italy and North Africa. This stew might not be as well known as beef Burgundy, but it's amazing in it's own right
I prefer not to roast, fry or bake. Often, I don't brown my meatballs at all. Instead, I cook them directly in a bubbling sauce for about half an hour until they're soft and succulent. Here's the secrets of a tender meatball
Most of us think of sliders as tiny burgers with grilled onions served on little buns. I thought it would be fun to use meatballs instead of burgers and the result might be an improvement over the traditional burger slider
Simple yet special dinners with the immediate family or with a couple of friends call for recipes like this. We took the comforting flavors of French onion soup and turned them into an easy bistro-style steak dinner
Let me intrigue you with a main dish that gets its distinctive character from pumpkin: Austrian-Style Boiled Beef with Pickled Pumpkin. It's a recipe inspired by a dish by renowned chef Heinz Reitbauer
The simple two-step strategy of cooking the meat for this recipe enables you to spend a little extra time giving it exciting flavor
This recipe is a cross between my mom's brisket and the best pot roast you'll ever taste. This comforting potted beef braises slowly atop an onion, leek and beer compote, heightened with the addition of whole braised garlic clove
In this recipe, a seasoning paste creates a crispy crust as well as extra flavor. I prefer horseradish cream, but I also include a simple sauce for those who must have their gravy. I like to serve this with mashed potatoes and braised spinach for a memorable holiday dinner
How we prepare our food is at least as important as the foods we choose. And turning down the heat may save your meat dishes from accumulating toxins that pose health risks
Roasted beef with the famed Argentine chimichurri sauce is a classic combination. The sauce in this recipe is one I have served for years
True to French style, this Beef Daube recipe includes an entire bottle of wine. But to make this stew authentically Provencal, you'll need garlic, tomatoes, olives, herbs and spices
Think of the New York strip steak as beef's equivalent of the tuxedo, clean-lined and elegant. This large, boneless steak comes from the top loin section. Full of rich flavor and with a firm yet tender texture, it has a long, uniformly thick shape that makes it perfect for pan-roasting
This is a 2-hour recipe, no more -- a very reasonable amount of time for a weekday supper. It even comes with its own vegetable: Snappy carrots, cooked until tender but still bright, perked up with fresh thyme
Our version of beef Stroganoff tops seared flank steak with a rich-tasting sauce made with a touch of cognac, reduced-fat sour cream and plenty of portobello mushrooms
With this Slow Cooker Peppered Beef Shan I match the robust taste of this beefy cut with red wine, a lot of beef broth, and a bit of balsamic vinegar for acidity
Some foods are better suited to the slow cooker's talents than others. Tough cuts of meat, like those from the shoulders or rump, are excellent. The long cooking gives the muscle fibers plenty of time to break down and become amazingly tender as in the following Slow Cooker Beef Ragout with Rosemary recipe
I love making short ribs at home. They're easy to prepare, and your reward is a very flavorful dinner everyone loves. However, I never cook short ribs and serve them right away. I usually make them in the morning or put them away until the next day
I've fallen for Santa Maria-style barbecue made from tri-tip, a flavorful, triangular cut of beef from the bottom sirloin
I have made these healthy fruity quinoa stuffed peppers several times now, experimenting with different ingredients, and this version is the winner. Nutrient-rich colored bell peppers are the vessel for a flavorful and textured quinoa stuffing
A quinoa and black bean salad makes an easy, wholesome lunch or a good side for supper. Gluten-free and vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, it's also an ideal dish to share at potlucks and other gatherings
If it's winter, I must be cooking broccoflower. I've sauteed, roasted, stir-fried and quick-braised broccoflower, but it's very cold here today and I thought the following Broccoflower, Carrot and Leek Ragout recipe would be satisfying
Feta, spinach and dill flavor these tofu patties. Slice some lemon wedges and pick up some whole-wheat pita bread to serve with this Greek-inspired meal
This fried rice and vegetable recipe features sliced Brussels sprouts and parsnips, but feel free to use whatever is fresh and in season. This recipe works best in a wok
Typical green bean casseroles bathe ingredients in a heavy cream sauce and top them with buttered breadcrumbs or cheese. Our healthier version saves about 160 calories and 12 grams of saturated fat compared to a traditional recipe
Mushrooms on toast is a classic British dish, usually served with tea after work or as a light supper. I did play with it a little in this version, which gussies things up with a splash of wine, some creme fraiche and fresh thyme
Bust out of the boring wrap rut with this sweet and savory combination: sweet potatoes coated with pesto, rounded off with caramelized onions, roasted cherry tomatoes and parmesan
These mini vegetarian shepherd's pies recipe feature lentils, carrots and corn, crowned with a velvety mashed potato topping. The recipe can also be made in a broiler-safe casserole dish
Asparagus, chives and fontina cheese top this easy spring pizza recipe. Serve with baby greens tossed with vinaigrette and pecans
For this soup recipe, I swapped ginger for assertive chipotle chilis in adobo sauce. Smoky, fiery chipotle chilis are the perfect antidote to boring butternut squash soup. With cilantro, onions and cumin, this soup has a decidedly Southwest flair
Whatever the combination, I encourage you to give this Three-Colored Vegetable Loaf recipe a try for your next dinner party, or just for a family meal when you have a little extra prep time. Make it a classic in your own kitchen repertoire
If you have resolved to eat more dark leafy greens this year, you should know that you can get your daily dose any time of day with this delicious green smoothie
Sure, the slow cooker's great for stews and soups, but it also happens to make a mean lasagna! In this ingenious slow-cooker recipe, all you have to do is chop your veggies, then layer the ingredients (raw) into the crockpot
Lentils seem to go with just about anything, and here they play well with a collection of greens and some cumin and coriander to add a gentle spicy note to this soup recipe. The result is a hearty winter soup with layers of flavor
After visiting Cornwall earlier this year, I was determined to bake up my own version of the iconic pasty. When winter squash hit my farmers market, I knew what was going to fill that buttery shortcrust
Here's a vegan entree that's perfect for Thanksgiving. Stuffed Delicata squash is a rich, flavorful, elegant dish that goes beautifully with many of the usual Thanksgiving sides
Now is the season for spaghetti squash. Pick one up and make this super simple Spaghetti Squash Salad with Dried Cranberries and Hazelnuts recipe. It's easy enough to make even on a busy weeknight
Adapt the kale pesto recipe in spring with spinach, a mix of greens in summer and once fall and winter come around again try all those hearty greens like kale, chard, collards and rapin
By all means, play with the recipe. Butternut squash also loves sage. Just season squash with salt and pepper and add a handful of fresh chopped sage in the last few minutes of the cooking time. Or try fresh chopped rosemary or thyme
This delicious rustic recipe makes a great vegetarian dinner or a pretty side dish. It also happens to be simple to put together: Yellow squash is layered in a jumble with sliced red potato and goat cheese. No cream is needed at all
What makes this recipe really come alive are the Mediterranean touches like a sprinkle of urfa biber, a drizzle of gorgeous pomegranate molasses, and a bit of good feta. Elegant but not complicated, this dish is just the thing
This recipe is inspired by the Greek-style beans I used to eat at my favorite Greek restaurant. The wine brings out summery flavors in this warm dish, and they turn out soft but not mushy, firm but not crunchy
If you have ever visited Viet Nam, or happen to live by a large Vietnamese population, you may have experienced the wonders of banh mi -- baguettes filled with pickled carrots and daikon, fresh cilantro, and tofu
Spread it on sandwiches, toss it with pasta, or, yes, treat yourself a single happy spoonful, but definitely absolutely positively make pesto any chance you get
A staple in Asian cuisine, bamboo has been eaten by the Chinese for more than 2,500 years. Yet, in this country, bamboo is most recognized for its non-culinary roles in construction, furniture and textiles
This Vietnamese roll recipe uses a mixture of red pepper, radishes, cucumbe, and carrot, rolled up with cellophane noodles
Many Italian-Americans on the East Coast refer to tomato sauce that is cooked with meat (pork and/or beef) as 'gravy.' To make it correctly takes hours, and where I grew up, every Italian-American woman with any pride started the gravy early enough to be ready for Sunday dinner
Most people have a repertoire of about a dozen most often eaten meals. If your mealtime is suffering from a lack of culinary creativity, infuse your favorite recipes with new life. The right topping can change a humdrum dish into a culinary feast fit for a king. Here are a few ideas to inspire you
As winter wears on, we count on cooking not just to keep the chill at bay, but to lift our spirits as well. Days may still be short and the skies may still be gray, but stirring a hot pot with flavors from around the world can transport your table to balmier, more exotic climes. Recipes for Mediterranean-Style Fish Stew, Oven-Braised Pheasant, Spirit Braised Chicken follow
Butter and white wine ... already you know this is good! Beurre blanc -- French for 'white butter' -- is a traditional sauce with simple ingredients. This version, full of garden flavors, is quite elegant and versatile for many dishes
Here in California, we get great fresh salmon from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and I find the richly flavored fish a perfect companion to good steak. Substituting salmon for lobster in my California-style surf and turf also has the advantage of making the cooking easier
Think outside the box by using this sweet fruit as a spicy dip or meat accompaniment.
Gravy goes on nearly everything on my plate at Thanksgiving dinner. The most important thing about gravy is that it be lump-free. The secret to lump-free gravy? What do you do if lumps form anyway?
What dish can you cook once -- and eat five different ways on five different nights? Answer: braised short ribs. The initial one-pot meal takes less than an hour to prepare, followed by three hours of slow cooking in the oven. But if you double the recipe, you'll have enough left over to create four more ideal meals
I have perfected my favorite casserole and use what I've learned to make others flawlessly too. Here are the secrets I've discovered to making perfect casseroles
Take your homemade pizza to a whole new level by cooking it right on the grill. The intense heat of the grill bakes pizzas to crispy perfection in just a few minutes while simultaneously infusing them with smoky flavor. These pizzas are rustic, full of summer flavor, and incredibly fun to make.
Although traditional pizzas made with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella remain a mainstay for many, more inventive pies with creative toppings are gaining in popularity. Take, for example, the rustic pizzas featured here today. In taste, color and texture, they easily rival conventional pizzas.
I'd like to share with you a variation that stays close to tradition: the calzone. A cross between a pizza and a turnover, the calzone encloses and seals the filling inside a half-moon of dough. I love making them. For the recipe I share with you here, I've stuck to classic Italian ingredients -- artichoke hearts, porcini mushrooms, garlic, herbs, and mozzarella and fontina cheeses
Calzones and grills may not seem like the most likely of friends at first glance. But between laying a calzone on the sizzling hot grill and lifting the lid a few minutes later, something truly magical happens. Here's three wonderful calzone recipes you can try at home
Pizza can, fairly easily, fit into a healthy diet. The next time you're in the mood for a hot, cheesy slice, first check out these tips to help keep your health in mind
I love something green on my pizza, but I'm not a big fan of broccoli, and I also don't like weighty toppings. The idea of a big mound of kale chips on top of the pizza -- salty, crispy, virtuous -- sounded perfect. And the Italian tomatoes are key; they add a lot of flavor
Pizza, healthy? Start with chicken breast strips, which have minimal saturated fat, making them a more nutrient-rich choice than sausage and pepperoni
I've chosen a really easy and delicious recipe that will make your Oscar night pizzas a snap. Even better, you can prepare the pizza dough up to a couple of days in advance, and then have the toppings ready to spread on the rolled-out dough in just moments. After just 10 to 12 minutes of baking, the pizzas will be ready to enjoy
Whether you need an easy last-minute snack or some kid-friendly hors d'oeuvres for your next get-together, these little bite Mini Pizza Spirals will fit the bill
Before you plan to serve the pizzas, preheat the oven with a pizza stone or baking tiles to the specified temperature. Unwrap the frozen or refrigerated pizzas and continue baking until they are hot, browned, and bubbly. The results will be so delicious that your family and friends are sure to award you the gold medal for cooking!
Plus-size burritos seem to be the norm these days. However, burritos are full of inherently healthy ingredients so there's no reason they have to weigh you down. Fortunately, the Eating Well Test Kitchen used three tricks to make a stuffed steak burrito that clocks in at 471 calories and is a whole lot healthier
Try this quesadilla recipe with a fruity habanero salsa. The sweet pineapple, mango and kiwi contrast pleasingly with the spicy green onions and fiery habanero. Plus the acidic lime juice helps to temper the chili's heat. It's a quick mid-week meal or easy party dish.
Quesadillas, those puffy 'little whims' as the Mexicans call appetizers, are a tortilla that is filled, folded over and lightly fried or baked to brown the outside. These Mexican sandwiches are a staple for Seriously Simple cooks because they are so easy to prepare and offer big taste results
Filled with fiber, calcium and protein, quesadillas are a snap to make anytime. Leave the skin on the pear for more nutrients and fiber. Any pear variety works great -- Bosc, Bartlett and Anjou. Try different varieties of cheese, too. Just make sure it's reduced fat so saturated fat is kept under control
Feeding kids healthy and nutritious meals is not as hard as you might think. The trick is to follow two basic rules. First, serve only quality meals. They won't know what they're missing -- i.e., junk and processed food -- if they never had it. Secondly, give them what they want. Yes, its that simple.
Like many American citizens who came here from somewhere else, I've always loved adopting not only the traditions of my own new country but also those that have been brought here by other immigrants. That's why I find Cinco de Mayo, the celebration next week on May 5 of a historic victory in the fight for Mexico's independence, so much fun.
Although Americans tend to serve eggs as breakfast fare, other countries elevate them to star status later in the day. Such dishes make an inexpensive and delicious main course for dinner. Take for example the Potato and Chorizo Tortilla Recipe featured here.
For the overworked cook looking to make an easy one-pan main course, you can't do better than a frittata. Frittatas can be served for brunch, lunch or supper. This Frittata recipe is adaptable to whatever ingredients you enjoy. Swap out bacon for ham, cooked pasta instead of potatoes, try goat cheese instead of cheddar. For vegetarians, omit the bacon and add a pound of sliced mushrooms.
Your morning java may give you that quick jolt to get you on your way, but if you want that get-up-and-go feeling to last throughout the day, there's only one reliable way to get it: take the time to have breakfast like the following Huevos Rancheros recipe.
A perfect omelet to make for a family dinner is a frittata, the Italian-style flat omelet. It's incredibly fuss-free, since you can make enough for four people in a single skillet, there's no flipping of the wrist to fold the omelet over the filling, and most of the cooking takes place in the oven, without any direct involvement on the cook's part.
The classic Italian frittata is a flat, open-faced omelet cooked over low heat until firm on the bottom and then finished in the oven. This version, which has potatoes, leeks and spinach tucked inside, can be decorated with sun-dried tomatoes, dollops of sour cream and shredded basil. You can be as inventive as you wish.
I like to make my own cheese quesadilla by sandwiching three different kinds of cheese between two tortillas and then frying it in a little olive oil. The result is a uniformly golden-brown quesadilla that delivers the full nutlike flavor and crunchy texture of the tortillas. I serve it with a classic version of guacamole ...
Mexican scrambled eggs (or Huevos Revueltos a la Mexicana) are flavored to suit local tastes. All variations start with a mixture of fresh tomato and chilies
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