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Ultimate Beef Chili

Offer garnishes, such as reduced-fat sour cream and grated Cheddar cheese (about 1 tablespoon each per person), chopped scallions and chopped fresh tomatoes. Serve with warmed corn tortillas and a green salad topped with orange slices.

» Ultimate Beef Chili

Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon

Tilapia, a relatively plentiful fish, has the unfortunate reputation of being dull. All it needs is a spice rub, a familiar barbecuing technique that works just as well indoors. You could also use this rub on chicken breasts or toss it with lightly oiled shrimp before cooking.

» Chili-Rubbed Tilapia with Asparagus & Lemon

Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-marinated grilled chicken strips.

» Thai Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

This banana quick bread is full of chocolate chips and toasted heart-healthy walnuts so you get a taste of nuts and chocolate in each bite. This version reduces the fat substantially and uses nonfat buttermilk to make the results extremely moist and tender.

» Banana-Nut-Chocolate Chip Quick Bread

Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean pork tenderloin to create a soup that's satisfying and quick to make. Smoked paprika gives the soup a Spanish flair so some warm bread and sliced Manchego cheese would go well on the side.

» Pork, White Bean & Kale Soup

Squash Rounds with Shallot-Cider Sauce

A richly flavored caramelized shallot-cider sauce turns baked butternut squash rounds into a beautiful starter or side dish for a fall party.

» Squash Rounds with Shallot-Cider Sauce

Curried Scallop-Apple Salad

Curry complements seared scallops, tart apples and sweet dried cranberries while toasted almonds add crunch in this quick fall dinner salad. Serve with toasted whole-wheat baguette and a glass of sauvignon blanc.

» Curried Scallop-Apple Salad


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Soups

Making soups may have once been an all-day affair, but here...
Evaporated fat-free milk is the key to this slimmed down...
Kale is matched up here with white beans and chunks of lean...
Offer garnishes, such as reduced-fat sour cream and grated...

Salads

Curry complements seared scallops, tart apples and sweet...
This Cobb salad is true to the original with all the good...
Here's our take on a traditional chef's salad,...
This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was...
This streamlined version of a northern Italian idea is...
For this sweet and tart salad, wheat berries are blended...

Appetizers

Grilled eggplant is pureed along with garlic, lemon juice...
This roasted eggplant and feta dip gets a kick from a fresh...

Side Dishes

Simmering a garlic clove with the potato infuses it with...
This is how our Test Kitchen Manager's mom prepares...
Coated with olive oil and baked in a hot oven, these fries...
This healthful and comforting vegetarian casserole is...
Roasting plentiful summer green beans with sweet bell...
A richly flavored caramelized shallot-cider sauce turns...

Main Dishes

Instead of batter-dipped, deep-fried nuggets, we coat...
Tilapia, a relatively plentiful fish, has the unfortunate...
Here's a recipe that packs a wallop. The bold...
These festive wheels of steak, Boursin cheese, spinach and...
Kids love this combination of refried white beans and...
This recipe gets added depth and a pretty finish from a...
Making a pocket in the chicken breast to hold the stuffing...
Great news—crunchy, flavorful fried chicken can be healthy...
Cheese steaks are a Philadelphia tradition: thin slices...
Although you can use any firm-fleshed fish, such as halibut...
In this healthy turkey burger recipe, lean ground turkey...
Spicy peanut sauce is the perfect match for these Thai-...

Desserts and Drinks

With plenty of protein from both tofu and soymilk, this...
This banana quick bread is full of chocolate chips and...
This frothy delight is a great summer treat when the summer...
Nothing says spring like rhubarb. Quick-to-prepare, single-...

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