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Roasted Asparagus Salad

Ingredients 8 medium asparagus spears, trimmed and patted very dry 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts 2 teaspoons light balsamic vinaigrette Pepper, to taste (coarsely ground preferred) Instructions...

Tabbouleh Salad With Pomegranates And Pine Nuts

Add texture and flavour to this favourite Middle Eastern grain by combining pine nuts and pomegranate. Ingredients 3/4 cup (175mL) fine or medium bulgur 3/4 cup (175mL) boiling water 2  ripe plum...

CHOCOLATE CHIP-BANANA BREAD

1/4 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup Splenda granulated 2 large eggs 3/4 cup low-fat sour cream 1 cup fully ripe mashed bananas (usually around 3 bananas) 1 cup white whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup garbanzo...

FRUIT AND VEGGIE CHICKEN STIR-FRY

1 tbsp olive or coconut oil 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into bite-size chunks 2 cups fresh sugar snap peas, trimmed 1 large red bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces 3 garlic cloves,...

COLORFUL OVEN VEGETABLES

1/3 cup butter* 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 3 cups cauliflowerets 2 cups broccoli florets 6 medium carrots, julienned 3 small onions, quartered Place butter in a shallow 3-quart...

Spinach with Garlic, Raisins and Peanuts

Ingredients 1 tablespoon peanut oil 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced A pinch dried hot red pepper flakes 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut into thin strips 2 pounds fresh baby spinach*,...

Five-Star Cookies

This recipe uses healthy barley flakes, which are slightly crisper than oatmeal. They are available from most health food stores. Ingredients 2 tablespoons hazelnuts, finely chopped 2 tablespoons...

Mocha Ricotta Tiramisu

Instead of layering the ladyfingers with whipped high-fat mascarpone cheese, a light and creamy mixture of sweetened ricotta cheese and yogurt is used. A sprinkling of grated dark chocolate is the...

Vanilla Angel Food Cake

This dessert is made using egg whites only, no yolks, and during baking develops a delicious golden crust that hides the tender, pure white interior. Here it is served with creamy low-fat yogurt and...

Creamy Baked Custards

Take care not to overcook the custards — they should be just set when you take them out of the oven. This dessert is perfect for dinner parties because the custards can be prepared ahead of time...