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Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa

(Adapted from a recipe in “The Great Salsa Book” by Mark Miller, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, California). Yield: about 2 cups Heat Scale: 5 or 6 (0 = no heat, 10 = extremely hot) Ingredients: 1 pound fresh tomatillos (about 15 medium sized) 1 large clove garlic ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon sugar 4 chiles …

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Cooking with artichokes 1

Cooking with artichokes

How do you properly prepare fresh artichokes? I’ve eaten canned and frozen artichokes and I’ve always wanted to try to cook them when they come in season, but they seem complicated. Springtime and early summer are just the season for a surprise package of low-calorie, high-fiber eating from the California coast. Artichokes are edible flower …

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Turkey and Bean Burritos 5

Turkey and Bean Burritos

Regular, full-fat burritos are delicious but not diet-conscious. For those of you who love Mexican food, this slimmer version — which substitutes turkey and reduced-fat cheese for ground beef and high-fat Cheddar — can become a staple. Serve it with Black Beans and Rice for an authentic, but healthful, meal. Makes: 10 servings Per serving: …

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Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup 6

Easy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Trying to get vegetables into my three kids as they were growing up was a major challenge. But if I added cheese in some way, they usually approved — with everything but broccoli, that is. So I got sneaky: I found that if I processed this noble vegetable into soup, added cheese, and gave it …

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Hawaiian Fried Rice 7

Hawaiian Fried Rice

Popular throughout Asia, fried rice is a flavorful way to use up leftovers. The only drawback is that it’s often high in fat. To come up with this skinny version, we cut back on oil and used egg substitute instead of whole eggs. Extra health benefits: Lower cholesterol; stronger immunity Times: Prep: 10 min.; Cooking: …

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Cheese Tortellini Soup 8

Cheese Tortellini Soup

Slimming strategy: Cut down on calorie consumption at dinnertime by starting off with a bowl of soup. In one study, a bowl of tomato soup, served as an appetizer, reduced later calorie intake by 25 percent. Other starters, including cheese on crackers and fruit, didn’t fare nearly as well. Using ready-made cheese tortellini for this …

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