Spaghetti Squash topped with Ratatouille

Spaghetti squash topped with Ratatouille (serves 6)

Per 1 cup serving: 42 calories, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, 0.5 g fat      

1 medium spaghetti squash    

Using 1 medium spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, with seeds removed, place cut side up in an ovenproof dish with ½ inch water and cover with foil. Bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes, or until easily pierced with fork. DO NOT OVERBAKE. When squash is cool enough to handle, scrape with a fork ...

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Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti squash with meat sauce

Spaghetti squash is a good alternative to pasta, potatoes, or rice. The cooked squash flesh shreds into threads like thin spaghetti or vermicelli, hence its name. On average, a spaghetti squash measures about 12 inches in length and about 6 inches in diameter. The squash should be an even light yellow color and firm with no bruises. Store whole at room temperature up to 3 weeks. Spaghetti squash is available ...

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Stir-Fried Tofu with Ginger Broccoli

Stir-Fried Tofu with Ginger Broccoli (Serves 4)
232 calories, 8 g carbohydrates, 15 g protein, 17 g fat

Ingredients:
1 pound extra firm tofu 
2 tbsp. tamari (low sodium soy sauce) 
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. peeled and minced fresh ginger    
2 minced garlic cloves
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 red bell pepper cut into thin strips
1 tbsp. arrowroot or cornstarch
1 tbsp. dry sherry
½ tsp. cayenne or ¼ tsp. hot-pepper flakes
1 tsp. sesame oil
 

Slice tofu into cubes. Toss with ...

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Asian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs

Asian Pork and Pineapple Kabobs (serves 4)

1 lb. boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch cubes
3/4 cup teriyaki marinade, divided
2 cups pineapple chunks, about 1-inch
1 red pepper, cut into 1-inch squares 4 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/2 cup bottled Thai peanut sauce (optional)

Steamed rice                

Place pork in self-sealing plastic bag and add 1/2 cup teriyaki marinade. Refrigerate 2 to 4 hours. Preheat grill to medium high.

Thread pork, pineapple, red peppers and green onions ...

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Party Appetizer

Party Appetizer

This is a great appetizer or party food.  Most people eat it with baked tostito “scoops” but I also serve it with Melba rounds (the sesame or sea salt flavor) or you can eat it as a salad.  It is so fresh and satisfying.  I know the corn has the sugar but this sure is yummy.    

Ingredients:
1 – 16 oz. can corn or 2 cups fresh corn cut off the cob, raw    
1 large tomato, chopped    
1 red bell ...
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Spinich and Cannellini Bean Dip

Spinach and Cannellini Bean Dip (serves 4)
 
Ingredients:
2 cloves garlic
2 6 oz. bags baby spinach    
1- 16 oz. can cannelloni beans, drained and rinshed
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar    
1 tsp. sea salt or kosher salt    
1/2 tsp. pepper    

In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant (1 min.) and add 1/2 of the spinach and cook for 2 min. until wilted, let cool for a min. and ...

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Southwest Pepita and Pecan Mix

Southwest Pepita and Pecan Mix (serves 20)

This is a great appetizer or party food.  Most people eat it with baked tostito “scoops” but I also serve it with Melba rounds (the sesame or sea salt flavor) or you can eat it as a salad. 

The sweet and smoky aromas of the Southwest will fill your kitchen as you bake this zesty snack. Make it for a movie night at home or pack it into individual snack bags ...

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