Thursday, May 23, 2013
Once upon a time, my cookbook Lean & Luscious sold 1.5 million copies, and finally, after 20 years, it’s back! I’ve wanted to resurrect Lean & Luscious for a few years now (read The Cookbook Comeback), and after some minor bumps in the road, I can now say my dream has come to life. This fall, Lean & Luscious 3rd Edition will be available!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
An old family standby for years, no backyard cookout is ever complete without it. Your guests will rave!
Makes 8 servings
1 small cabbage, thinly shredded (4 cups) I even buy the pre-shredded cabbage & carrots!
1 medium carrot, grated
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup reduced-calorie mayonnaise
3 tablespoons plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons vinegar
Freshly ground black pepper
Monday, May 20, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
In a society that is really in love with fast food, those of us who want healthy foods for ourselves and our families are sometimes at a loss when it comes to finding healthy burgers and sandwiches. Here are three simple ways to prepare sandwiches and burgers that are both easy and nutritious for picnics, backyard barbecues or when you are on the go.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Mango makes everything refreshing and sweet. This is a take from my Pineapple-Black Bean Salad. This refreshing salsa can be served on tacos, with tortilla chips, or piled into a pita for a delicious sandwich.
1 1-pound can black beans, rinsed and drained (This will yield approximately 10 ounces of beans.)
1 8-ounce can mango slices (packed in juice), drained (Reserve ¼ cup of the juice.)
½ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
½ cup thinly sliced green onion (green and white parts)
2 teaspoons vinegar
½ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped, seeds and inner membranes discarded (optional)
Monday, May 13, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Mother’s Day is this weekend, and I have a great breakfast planned for all the moms out there. Mom deserves to eat Lean & Lusciously too! These recipes are great for breakfast in bed, or for a fantastic family breakfast that everyone can enjoy!
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Makes 4 servings
2 medium, pink grapefruits, cut in half crosswise
2 teaspoons margarine, melted
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 tablespoon firmly packed brown sugar
Monday, May 6, 2013
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday, which means fun fiestas! Just because this one of my favorite food holidays, doesn’t mean I can’t eat Lean & Lusciously. I have many recipes that will give you the Mexican fix you are looking for, without the guilt.