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Asparagus Guacamole

Ingredients: 1 lb. asparagus 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tsp. lime juice 1/4 cup canned, chopped green chilies 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. onion chopped 1/2 cup tomato, chopped and seeded Directions: Cook asparagus. Drain well and place in blender. Add all ingredients except onion and tomato. Blend until smooth. Stir […]

Asparagus with Gremolata Sauce

Ingredients: 2 pounds asparagus (washed and trimmed) 2 tablespoons margarine (or butter) 2 teaspoons lemon peel (grated) 1 garlic clove (large, minced) 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh) Fresh chopped parsley Directions: Cook asparagus in a large pot of boiling water until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain: rinse with cold water to cool quickly, and drain […]

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh asparagus 8 to 10 strips bacon Directions: Wash and trim asparagus spears. Cut bacon strips in half crosswise. Wrap one-half strip bacon around each asparagus spear, leaving tip and end exposed. Lay on a cookie sheet with sides. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until […]

Pasta Salad with Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 pound pasta 1‐2 cups cooked asparagus 2‐3 cups seasonal chopped raw vegetables (radishes, bell peppers, green onions, tomatoes) 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup red wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley Directions: Cook the pasta according to package direction. Rinse in cold water. Chill. Cook […]

Asparagus with Tomato Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 1 pound large asparagus spears, trimmed 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup red wine vinegar Salt and pepper to taste 1 small tomato, finely chopped 1/4 green bell pepper, finely chopped 1 green onion, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon chopped parsley 1 hard‐boiled egg, finely chopped Directions: Cook asparagus using the method […]

Asparagus with Sole

Ingredients: 1 lb. asparagus, tough ends trimmed 1 lb. Sole fillets (4 pieces, approximately the same size) 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. grated lemon or lime peel 4 T. lemon or lime juice, freshly squeezed 1/8 tsp. black pepper 1 T. chives, finely chopped 1 tsp. mustard Directions: Preheat oven to 400ºF. Spray 1 9×13-inch […]

Chile-Spiced Asparagus

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 bunches asparagus, touch ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 Tablespoon water 1 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar Directions: Heat oil in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add asparagus […]

Basic Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken bouillon granules 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin pieces or small cubes 8 cups fresh or frozen vegetables, chopped 1 tablespoon minced ginger (optional) […]

Glazed Carrots and Green Beans

Ingredients: 6 cups water 1/2 pound fresh baby carrots 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add carrots; cover and cook for 1 minute. Add beans; cover and cook 2 minutes […]

Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients: 7 large sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and cubed 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground ginger Topping: 12 oatmeal cookies, crumbled 6 tablespoons butter, softened Directions: Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with […]

Cider Baked Squash

Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash 1/2 cup apple cider or juice 1/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground mace Directions: Place squash in a 15-inch by 10-inch by 1-inch baking pan. Pour cider over squash. Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and mace; sprinkle over squash. Cover with […]

Squash and Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 bacon strips, diced 1 large potato, peeled and diced 1 small onion, diced 1 medium zucchini, diced 1 medium yellow summer squash, diced 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill or 1 teaspoon dill weed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper Directions: In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a […]

Spaghetti Squash and Sausage Casserole

Ingredients: 1 spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds) 4 (about 12 ounce) Italian-style sausage links, casings removed 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons (salt-free) garlic and herb seasoning, such as Mrs. Dash 1 medium tomato, diced 1 cup chopped baby spinach Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9 by 13 baking pan with nonstick cooking […]

Spaghetti Squash with Lemon and Capers

Ingredients: 2 large spaghetti squash 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Salt and pepper 8 tablespoons sweet butter 2 tablespoons capers, drained 1/4 cup diced zucchini (rind only) 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 4 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves 1/4 cup tomato (peeled and seeded) Directions: Preheat the oven to 400°. […]

Gingered Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 1 small spaghetti squash cut in half, deseeded 2 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger Salt and black pepper to taste Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375°. Place squash on baking dish and add the butter, honey, ginger and seasoning. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes until squash is al dente. Do […]

Winter Squash Soup

Ingredients: 4 pounds sorted winter squash 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced 2 tablespoons minced shallots 4 to 5 cups chicken/vegetable stock 1 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg Salt and white pepper to taste Sour cream for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 325° and line a baking sheet with foil. Quarter […]

Stuffed Squash with Pears and Cheese

Ingredients: 2 medium acorn squash 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium pears (2 cups), cored 4 green onions sliced (1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 (15-ounce) container ricotta cheese 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup raisins chopped 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg […]

Sweet Southern Squash

Ingredients: 1 (12-ounce) package frozen butternut squash, thawed 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 egg whites Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 1-quart casserole dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients then pour into prepared casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 40 to […]

Fruit Pizza

Ingredients: 10 ounces roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough  1/8 teaspoon cinnamon  1 package (8-ounce) reduced calorie cream cheese  1/4 cup skim milk  2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 3 or 4 varieties of fresh fruit in season (enough to cover a 14-inch pizza)  1/2 cup all-fruit apricot jam or jelly  […]

Creamy Peaches

Ingredients: 1 can (15 ounces) sliced peaches in extra-light syrup, drained 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) fat-free cottage cheese 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed Sugar substitute equivalent to 1 tablespoon sugar  Directions: Thinly slice four peach slices; set aside for garnish. Place remaining peaches in a food processor; add cottage cheese. Cover and process […]

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