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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Braised Garlic Tomato Sauce and Roasted Cauliflower

2020-02-27T15:17:59-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

As I write this column it is late January of the New Year and the new decade.   Many of us have made some New Year’s resolutions that are still intact. Among the top resolutions is—no surprise here—eating healthy.  If you’re still in healthy eating mode for 2020, then this recipe for baked spaghetti squash is [...]

Beaujolais Poached Pears

2019-11-09T11:21:02-05:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: Cooking Light, Desserts, Desserts, Food Columns|Tags: , |

Elegant and festive, these deep ruby red beauties are the perfect seasonal dessert to have on hand, especially when you’re craving lighter fare. The pears are prepped and then poached in a sumptuous red wine elixir. I just love the intoxicating aroma of Beaujolais and warm spices that permeate the house while the pears are [...]

Salade Nicoise

2019-08-26T11:02:23-04:00August 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Fish, Food Columns, Salads, Vegetables|Tags: , |

A Salade Nicoise is a classic French composed salad.  The salad has its origins in Nice, a city in the Provencal Region of southeastern France. Many of its ingredients such as tuna, tomatoes, green beans, olives, anchovies and capers are indigenous to the region. Because Salade Nicoise is composed and not chopped or tossed, its [...]

Grilled Hamburgers with Fireworks Coleslaw

2019-08-25T17:59:16-04:00July 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Fourth of July, Meat and Poultry, Side Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , , |

We Americans are an independent lot.  Imbued with free spirits, we embrace  individuality, creativity and self reliance. Since we so admire the self-made, do-it-yourself attribute, a burger bar is the way to go for your July Fourth festivities.   Essentially, you will provide your guests with burgers and all the fixings, so that they can create [...]

Citrus Grilled Halibut with Quinoa and Confetti Corn Timbales

2019-08-25T17:43:43-04:00June 1st, 2013|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Side Dishes, Vegetables|Tags: , , |

Halibut is my go-to fish for grilling season.  It is a mild white fish with a firm, meaty texture that holds up well on the barbecue.  I marinate the halibut in a soy honey mixture infused with citrus juices, and brush on the reserved marinade to glaze the fish while grilling.  I like to serve [...]

Asparagus Mimosa

2019-08-25T18:00:38-04:00April 1st, 2013|Categories: Appetizers, Cooking Light, Food Columns, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: |

Asparagus mimosa is a simple dish of blanched asparagus, sprinkled with the sieved yolks and whites of eggs and drizzled with a lemony mustard vinaigrette.  This dish gets its name from the bright yellow of the sieved egg yolks, which is reminiscent of the beautiful yellow mimosa flower.  To make the asparagus vase, use a [...]

Grilled Chicken Paillard on a Bed of Mixed Spring Greens Salad

2019-08-12T14:13:45-04:00June 1st, 2011|Categories: Cooking Light, Food Columns, Meat and Poultry|Tags: , |

June is upon us!  We’re in high spring with summer just around the corner.  It’s time to fire up the grills!  Here’s a recipe for grilled chicken paillard that may very well become your go-to recipe for grilling season.  Paillard is a technique that involves flattening or  pounding the chicken cutlets until they are very [...]