Vegetables / Side Dishes

Chickpea Stew with Orzo and Spinach

Three days till Christmas and I’m already done with rich foods. Enter this simple meat-free stew that’s quick, low in points and best of all, delicious. After eating this for dinner Champ made coffee, went straight to the Christmas cookies and dug in with impunity. I sipped my coffee with just one of the whole-grain cookies I recently posted, […]

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Fall Vegetable Curry

I don’t celebrate Meatless Mondays religiously, but I do enjoy a vegetarian main course every now and then. After last week’s Thanksgiving feast I’m more than ready to go meatless. While we’re at it, something that doesn’t have a zillion calories would be a welcome (what an understatement!) relief. This vegetable curry from Cooking Light is a healthful change of pace […]

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Pasta with Ratatouille

  I’m a sucker for ratatouille, as you can tell: Ratatouille with White Beans, Ratatouille with Butternut Squash, Grilled Chicken with Ratatouille, Classic Ratatouille. Here’s yet another spin on my favorite combination of summer vegetables. And this recipe, my friends, from the newest Weight Watcher cookbook, Dinners in a Flash, is nothing less than rock-star ratatouille. I don’t know […]

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Tomato, Zucchini, Onion and Parm Bake

I overdid it at the farmer’s market (which, I suppose, is better than overdoing it at the Cheesecake Factory), and bought way too many zucchini and summer tomatoes. A Google search provided this recipe from Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz’s daughter and co-host of ABC TV’s, The Chew. Daphne calls it her grandma’s “world-famous summer zucchini-tomato-onion-parm bake.” It couldn’t […]

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Roasted Eggplant with Basil

There is truth in truisms and here’s an example: sometimes the simplest ideas turn out to be the best. Take this eggplant recipe. When I first saw it on Martha Stewart’s web site, I didn’t think much of it. You cut up some eggplant, toss them with olive oil, roast them and then sprinkle on […]

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