Kyotofu: Uniquely Delicious Japanese Desserts

Written by by Nicole Bermensolo with Elizabeth Gunnison Dunn.

Kyotofu: Uniquely Delicious Japanese Desserts
KYOTOFU introduces recipes using delicious, healthful, longevity-boosting ingredients traditionally found in the Japanese diet by applying them to familiar, Western dessert formats. Kyotofu stands for dessert as part of a balanced, holistic approach to eating. ( Check out a few of the recipes from the cookbook)

Cinco de Mayo

Written by Brian Strauss.

Cinco de MayoCelebrate Cinco de Mayo with Living Well Magazines favorite Margaritas and other party starters. 

More Yummy Recipes

Written by Brian Strauss.

Cajun ChickenCajun Chicken 

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
1/2 cup chopped celery
6 Garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons of whole wheat flour
1/2 pound Andouille Sausage or Kielbasa (Slice into 1/4 inch)
1 pound Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 Bay leaf 
12 ounces of chicken stock or vegetable stock
1/2 cupChili sauce
2 tsp. Hot Sauce   (use according to your own personal taste, using more or less)
1 can of fire roasted diced tomatoes 
1tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Cayenne pepper   ( to taste, start with less, you can always add more)
1/2 tsp. Sweet smoked paprika 
1 tsp fresh basil 
1/2 tsp.fresh oregano
1/4 tsp.ground thyme
Salt and pepper to taste 

Recipes from "A Change of Appetite"

Written by Diana Henry.

A Change of AppetiteA Change of Appetite
Where healthy meets delicious
By Diana Henry
Photography Laura Edwards

The cookbook chronicles Diana Henry on her year-long culinary journey towards lighter and healthier but no less delicious food.

What happened when one of today’s best-loved food writers had a change of appetite? Here are the dishes that Diana Henry created when she started to crave a different kind of diet—less meat and heavy food, more vegetable, fish, and grain-based dishes—often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, and also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia.  These are dishes packed full of unusual flavors that are that just happen to be healthy.

Holiday Indian Flavors

Written by Rinku Bhattacharya.

Great Ham recipe
Pineapple and Ginger Spiced Ham

Ham is a holiday meat that works exceptionally well with Indian flavors. I tried many a variation on this recipe
and ultimately settled for this version. It looks quite beautiful with its vivid colors, and the meat tastes moist
with just the right amount of bite!

Grandmom's Potato Latkes

Written by Grandmom.

latkes

Sure we know that traditionally Potato latkes are served during Hanukah, but these babies are so good We eat them all year 'round.. and why not? Grandmom said they were good for you!..Don't forget to add a little extra love! As I just added this recipe, a smell memory just filled my head.. I guess i will make these for dinner tommorrow nite..  I am not sure about your family, but when it comes to latkes, there are never enough!..

Potato Latkes

10 large potatoes, peeled
2 large onions
1 carrot
6 eggs
2/3 cup flour
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup oil for frying
salt & pepper

Use a 10” skillet
Servings: 6 to 8 people ( or not)
Grate the potatoes, onions and carrot in a food processor or in a blender with a bit of water.  ( Grandmom did these by hand,and sometimes I think they may taste better)

Strain through a colander, pressing out the excess water.
Add eggs, flour, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well.
Heat the oil in a skillet on medium heat.
oil a 1/2 cup measuring cup.
fill with batter and carefully drop batter into pan. you should be able to place 4 to 6 into the pan at a time.
Cooking time is approximately three minutes per side, or until brown on each side. remove from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels to remove excess oil.
repeat until batter is gone.
traditionally  served with applesauce, sour cream or jelly.
 

Julie Benz's Low Calorie Crimson Crush w Maker's Mark

Written by Brian Strauss.

Crimson CrushCrimson Crush
2 oz. Makers Mark 
1 tsp Agave
1 oz. Fresh Cranberries
1 Cinnamon Stick
Splash of Cranberry Juice
Splash of Soda Water
Muddle cranberries and mix in all ingredients
Total Calories: 102

Summer Vegetable Rice Medley

Written by Brian Strauss.

Summer Vegetable Rice MedleyIngredients
½ Zucchini, diced
¼ yellow summer squash, diced
3 baby bella or white mushrooms, sliced
½ cup long grain rice
1 cup water
1 tbsp olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Procedure
Dice the zucchini and yellow squash, and slice the mushrooms.
Place all ingredients into the *Lékué Rice Cooker with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Cook in the microwave for 16 minutes at 800 watts.
Remove from the microwave and let sit for 1 minute. Enjoy.

Grilled Pound Cake with Berries

Written by Brian Strauss.

Grilled Pound Cake with Berries1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
5 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 tablespoon minced fresh mint
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

QUINOA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

Written by Brian Strauss.

QUINOA CHOCOLATE TRUFFLESfrom: Sodium Girl's Limitless
Low -Sodium Cookbook by Jessica Goldman Foung
Makes 8 mini truffles.
Put quinoa and 3/4 cups of water into a pot and bring to a boil. Then, lower heat so water is gently simmering and cover the pot. Cook for 10 minutes. Turn off heat and remove cover. Stir the quinoa and add a pinch more water if any of the grains are stuck to the bottom. Quinoa should be cooked but crunchy. Set the pot aside.
Turn the oven broiler on low. Spread quinoa on a cookie sheet and put into oven. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes, or until quinoa is crispy.

Sheet pan Suppers

Written by Brian Strauss.

Sheet pan SuppersAll Recipes from:
Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert
120 recipes using fresh ingredients and easily prepared and placed on a sheet pan to cook to perfection. Not just for supper either, recipes include breakfasts, desserts, and snacks.


Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

Written by unknown.

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 cup light brown sugar

3 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 large egg

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1-3/4 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1-1/2 teaspoons instant espresso coffee powder

1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Cream the butter with the sugars using an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy (approximately 30 seconds)

Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract for another 30 seconds.

In a mixing bowl, sift together the dry ingredients and beat into the butter mixture at low speed for about 15 seconds. Stir in the espresso coffee powder and chocolate chips.

Using a 1 ounce scoop or a 2 tablespoon measure, drop cookie dough onto a greased cookie sheet about 3 inches apart. Gently press down on the dough with the back of a spoon to spread out into a 2 inch circle. Bake for about 20 minutes or until nicely browned around the edges. Bake a little longer for a crispier cookie.

Yield: 2 dozen cookies

 

We recommend tripling the recipe. These are the best cookies!

Julie Benz's Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Written by Julie Benz.

Julie BenzBenz loves to entertain guests and always prepares her sought-after
signature Roasted Carrots & Parsnips—it's the perfect side dish for any
meal. Quick to prepare and easy to make, this low-cal dish looks and tastes
like you were in the kitchen for hours!

Roasted Carrots & Parsnips
2 ¼ pd Medium parsnips trimmed peeled and cut into sticks

10 Fresh Vegetables for the Grill

Written by Brian Strauss.

10 Fresh Vegetables for the Grill
  1. Green Beans - use grill basket olive and salt
  2. Eggplant 1/4 in think planks marinate in balsamic vinegar, garlic, basil.
  3. Zucchini- same marinade but change the basil to mint (mint is great on Zucchini) olive oil, cook to slightly charred.
  4. Bell Peppers- leave whole or skewer them put on grill until slightly charred.

RICH CHOCOLATE PUDDING

Written by Brian Strauss.

RICH CHOCOLATE PUDDINGA featured recipe taken from the Biggest Loser Premier Membership meal plan.

1 cup 1% low-fat milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Roasted Chicken with Spring Vegetables

Written by Brian Strauss.

Ingredients
4 pounds skin-on, bone-in chicken
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 lemon, halved
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 teaspoon smoke Paprika
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound fingerling or other small potatoes
2 bunches radishes
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch baby carrots
1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
1 teaspoon of fresh rosemary chopped

Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. Rinse the chicken and pat dry. Season with salt and pepper, garlic, fresh rosemary,paprika then place skin-side up on a rimmed baking sheet. Squeeze 1/2 lemon over the chicken and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Roast 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cut the potatoes and radishes in half and cut the scallions into thirds. Toss the potatoes, radishes, carrots and the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a bowl; season with salt and pepper.
Remove the chicken from the oven and scatter the vegetables around it. Continue to roast until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is golden and cooked through, about 20 more minutes. Squeeze the remaining 1/2 lemon over the chicken and vegetables. Top with the dill and season with salt.
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