Chicken and Pepper Stew

I often seek out recipes from Martha Rose Shulman, food columnist at the New York Times, because she is an expert at adapting traditional recipes into more healthy fare.  Here she offers a pepper-packed classic French dish, poulet Basquaise, aka chicken and pepper stew. Chicken thighs are simmered in a “pipérade,” which is French for a combination of onion, bell peppers and tomatoes. […]

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A Man and His Hungry Poodle

In the 1933 short film “The Fatal Glass of Beer,” W.C. Fields said, “It ain’t a fit night out for man or beast!” (W.C. wasn’t a slave to proper grammar, especially after a few of those aforementioned brewskis.)  Tonight, in the midst of an ice storm in the American Midwest, we couldn’t agree with W.C. more. […]

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Healthy Banana-Blueberry Muffins

In her new cookbook Oprah writes that “food is supposed to be about joy, not suffering.”  So far she has lost 42 pounds on her journey with Weight Watchers and she’s reveling in her “new way of being.” Oprah suggests that we eat consciously and well, and in that spirit I offer a muffin recipe from Martha Stewart […]

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Lemon Chicken and Broccoli

  It’s January and I need to lose the few pounds I gained last month eating … you name it.  What we could all use right now is a dinner entree that won’t make us feel like we’re dieting (Perish the thought!) Enter this time-honored Weight Watcher recipe that’s been an online favorite for years. Lemon Chicken […]

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New Year’s Resolutions

There’s an old adage that says, “New Year’s resolutions are promises that go in one year and out the next.” Statistics show that most of us abandon our resolutions shortly after the new year begins. Case in point: ever been to a fitness club in early January? You can’t find an empty treadmill. Return in […]

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