This can be chilled or served warm at room temperature (which was really delicious.)

serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • sesame oil
  • soy sauce
  • washed baby spinach
  • Pepper to taste
  • roasted sesame seed
  • rice wine vinegar
  • honey
You might need to buy:
  • banana
  • plain soy milk
  • ice cubes
  • * optional 2 tbsp peanut butter - sounds weird but is delicious & adds more protein
  • 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
Belongs to kylerhea ALEX'S SALAD 
You might need to buy:
  • white sesame seeds
  • sea salt
  • soy sauce
  • toasted sesame oil
You might need to buy:
  • finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • Dijon mustard
  • sugar
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • For salad::
  • Champagne vinegar
  • For dressing::
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Serve w/ Pita

serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • quinoa
  • low-sodium or homemade vegetable stock or broth
  • finely chopped mint leaves
  • finely chopped tomatoes
  • finely chopped red bell pepper
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

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You can find wonton wrappers in most supermarkets. Sometimes they’re in the produce section in the cooler with the tofu. Use either round or square wrappers for these; make them ahead if it’s more convenient and freeze.
Advance preparation: The wontons can be made ahead and frozen. Once they freeze on the sheet pan, transfer them to freezer bags. They will keep for a month. Add directly to the simmering broth and allow a few extra minutes for cooking.

Nutritional information per serving (6 servings): 217 calories; 7 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 4 grams polyunsaturated fat; 2 grams monounsaturated fat; 19 milligrams cholesterol; 26 grams carbohydrates; 3 grams dietary fiber; 388 milligrams sodium (does not include salt to taste); 12 grams protein

You might need to buy:
  • dry sherry
  • sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • sesame oil
  • minced fresh ginger
  • sesame seeds
  • minced cilantro
  • chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped cilantro and sprigs for garnish

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serves 8
You might need to buy:
  • For the meatballs:
  • turkey sausage
  • parmesan cheese
  • milk
  • egg
  • thick slice bread crumbled
  • vinegar
  • For the soup:
  • onions or leeks chopped
  • chopped carrots
  • chopped celery
  • chicken stock
  • Salt and red pepper to taste

GREEN CURRY PASTE The inspiring recipe called for a whole three tablespoons of green curry paste. I’ve learned from experience that (1) different brands vary in “heat” and (2) tolerances for heat vary too! I started off with just one teaspoon and then later added another two teaspoons. That was “perfect” heat for me, taste-wise, and for my three male taste-testers as well.
SWEET POTATOES If cooking on the stovetop, cut the sweet potato cubes quite small so they cook more quickly and evenly.
LENTILS Red lentils are the softest lentils, they “melt” into whatever you’re cooking. Brown and black and green lentils would work too but the texture would be considerably different.
ROASTED PEPPERS Roasted red peppers can be every-so-pricey in every-day grocery stores. I stock up at Trader Joe’s and, for St. Louisans, at Global Foods in Kirkwood. You could also roast your own, either in the oven or on a gas stove.
SPINACH Baby spinach cooks so quickly, add it at the very last minute. I take the time to slice off the stems but this is mostly for aesthetics. If you use regularly curly spinach, it takes longer to cook so add it with the roasted peppers.
SLOW COOKER vs STOVETOP Regular readers know that I like the “idea” of slow cookers but am often disappointed by the bland, mushy-texture results. NOT HERE! In fact, I liked the slow cooker version a tiny bit better than the stovetop version, the flavors really melded together with longer, slower cooking.
NUTRITION INFORMATION Per Cup: 209 Calories; 3g Tot Fat; 1g Sat Fat; 1mg Cholesterol; 486mg Sodium; 37g Carb; 6g Fiber; 9g Sugar; 10g Protein. WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS: WW Old Points 3.5 & WW PointsPlus 5 CALORIE COUNTERS 100-calorie serving, 1/2 cup; 50-calorie serving, 1/4 cup.

ready in about 510 minutes
You might need to buy:
  • olive oil

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serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • finely chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • champagne vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • almond oil
  • quinoa
  • thinly sliced mint leaves

Winter 2012 issue 35 gr CARB 1 chicken breast half and 1 cup rice mixture/serving 344 calories/serving Exchanges: 1 vegetable 2 starch 3.5 lean meat

ready in about an hour and 50 minutes; serves 4
You might need to buy:
  • butter
  • coarsely chopped onion
  • coarsely shredded carrot
  • chopped sweet red pepper
  • reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • uncooked long grain brown rice
  • water
  • no-salt-added tomato paste
  • recipe Tandoori Spice Mixture
  • butter
  • Snipped fresh cilantro
  • Tandoori Spice Mixture::
  • yellow curry powder
  • garam masala
  • ground ginger
  • ground cumin
  • coriander
  • cardamon
  • cinnamon
  • salt
  • black pepper