I love risottos but the restaurant versions are loaded with butter, cream or cheese. This risotto is easy to make and has little fat and few calories by comparison. For a more elegant risotto try substituting truffle oil for the olive oil.
Enjoy this classic comfort food—without the guilt. I often make it and freeze individual servings in plastic containers, which are perfect for lunches. It's kids' favorite pasta dish, and when they... Read More
Better than any packaged version of beef and pasta. The combination of the meat and cheese sauce is fantastic.
I love a good old traditional beef lasagna. But often the fat and calories are enormous due to the fat in the meat, the tons of cheese and the béchamel (white cream sauce). I use lean ground beef... Read More
Soba is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour. It has a nutty flavor and firm texture and goes beautifully with this peanut-tahini sauce and sautéed vegetables.
Fettuccine alfredo, better known as heart attack on a plate. The sauce in this version, however, uses stock, evaporated milk and light cream cheese, and it's really delicious.
Couscous has to be the fastest food to prepare—it only takes 5 minutes. The key is not to boil it, but rather to add it to boiling stock and then let it sit (off the heat) for 5 minutes.
Israeli couscous is a small, round semolina pasta, different from the tiny, yellow North African couscous. It's often referred to as pearl pasta because of its shape and texture.
Wheat berry is a husked whole kernel of wheat with its nutritious bran intact. It has a chewy, nutty texture. I buy it in bulk and keep it in my freezer.
Orzo is a rice-shaped pasta that cooks in about 8 minutes and makes for a quick, easy meal. It suits a tomato and cheese-based sauce.
Fried rice in asian restaurants is often made with lard or excess oil, adding enormous amounts of calories and fat. In my recipe I use a stock-based sauce that only uses 1 Tbsp of flavored sesame... Read More
Enjoy this classic comfort food without the fat and calories. I often make it and freeze individual servings in plastic... Read More
A delightful pasta dish for family gatherings and Friday night dinner parties! This succulent lasagna uses the perfect... Read More
This is a beautiful salad to serve as part of a buffet meal. The sweet orange dressing goes so well with the dried... Read More
Soba is a type of thin Japanese noodle made from buckwheat flour. It has a nutty flavor and firm texture and goes... Read More
Instead of making the usual lasagna, in which leftovers often seem to go to waste, I opted for this version. I love the... Read More