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Hilary Meyer's Blog (Page 38)

June 9, 2009 - 4:36am

When it comes to chicken, there’s no denying that chicken breast is the ultimate quick, healthy convenience food. Since I haven’t had much time to cook lately, I tried some new chicken breast recipes last week and was pleasantly surprised. With the help of a savory sauce or spice rub, chicken breast can deliver tons of satisfying flavors.
Here are a few of my new favorite chicken breast recipes:

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry: Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice.

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June 5, 2009 - 4:36am

Last week when the temperature hit 90 degrees, I was in my kitchen baking strawberry rhubarb pie. I know that doesn’t sound like a logical thing to do on a hot day, but if you’d ever tried a few of my crazy-delicious summer pie recipes, then you’d understand my insanity. But don’t make the mistake I did—bake them early in the day if you can. That way the oven is off before the summer heat reaches its peak.

Here are a few of my favorite summer pie recipes as well as a few fresh summer tarts that require less time in the oven.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: Rhubarb and strawberries go hand in hand, and what better way to honor the combination than in this classic summer pie. The lattice top...

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May 29, 2009 - 4:36am

I never really tasted a strawberry until I spent a summer visiting my grandmother on her family’s tiny island off the southeastern coast of Norway. Sure, I had eaten strawberries before. They usually came from a plastic container, picked out of season, underripe and shipped from some distant location. But after tasting the sweet real thing, I could hardly consider those strawberries anymore. Now, whenever berries are in season, I buy cartons of them (or pick them myself). I love to eat them fresh, but I also have a few great strawberry recipes that I go back to again and again.

Here are a few of my favorite savory and sweet strawberry recipes:

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May 18, 2009 - 4:36am

Memorial Day and burgers on the grill go hand in hand, but burgers can often be grease-laden calorie bombs—not so appealing for those of us who want to get the summer off to a healthy start. So here at EatingWell we’ve come up with a suite of Healthy Burger Recipes that are sure to please the palate without plumping your waistline. The key is to think outside the box and experiment with your ingredients. That way you can enjoy a juicy burger on Memorial Day, and many days ahead.

Here are a few of my favorite healthy burger recipes:

Inside-Out Cheeseburgers: Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it just melts off? Instead, form the burger around the cheese so you can...

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May 11, 2009 - 4:36am

After a long day of work, it’s easy to let healthy eating slide. I would much prefer to go out to dinner than come home and start worrying about what to make for dinner. But I’ve found a secret to making quick, easy and healthy weeknight meals: I plan ahead. On Sunday, I make a list of meals for the week, I shop for them all at once, and post my menu on the fridge to stay on track. It’s a lot harder to justify a restaurant meal when all my ingredients for a healthy, home-cooked dinner that can be done quickly are right in front of me.

Here is what’s on the menu this week:

Monday: Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce—Steak kebabs get a...

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