This is a recipe I originally posted in 2010, but I’ve come back to make this a lot healthier. The trick is substituting Greek yogurt for half of the oil! It cuts down the calories in the muffins from 175 to 115 with way less fat. They’re just as moist, as well! The recipe originally had 1/2 cup of olive oil, and now only has 1/4 cup + 2tbsp of Greek yogurt. I think you’ll love them.
These muffins make a fantastic addition to any brunch, or a great side dish for pretty much anything. They’re incredibly versatile and I’ve also made this with zucchini, if you’re not a fan of spinach. They’re fluffy, hearty, and have a lot of flavour without a lot of work.
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Quiche doesn’t have to be heavy, soggy, or greasy. It’s possible to have a light tasting quiche that is also creamy and full of flavorful ingredients! This quiche is quite simple to make and excellent for any meal of the day. With fresh dill and feta, it really lightens up the flavor and is lower in fat than other types of quiche. Serve with a side salad and some bread for an elegant but simple meal.
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Pasta Alla Norma is one of Sicily’s most iconic dishes – a fresh tasting combination of pasta, crushed tomato, garlic, eggplant, basil and cheese. Pasta Alla Norma translates wonderfully to being a baked dish and tastes even better the next day. If you like eggplant parmesan, you’ll love this (and it’s lighter, too)! I’ve also included steps for the one true way to keep eggplant from getting bitter, and also a recipe for my own simple Italian pasta sauce. The key to a fresh tasting pasta recipe is to keep it simple and make things from scratch. It’s worth it!
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This dip is truly addictive. I made it for New Years Eve last night and the only detractors were the people who were upset that they couldn’t stop eating it. It is remarkably simple to make, and with a few healthier shortcuts, isn’t quite as unhealthy as some of the other dips out there! A fresh taste, fast preparation, and ingredients that won’t break the bank – you can’t ask for much more than that! It can be served with sliced cucumbers, wheat crackers, or even in a bread bowl or with sliced sourdough.
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Paneer fried rice is one of those “hmm what do I have in the fridge” concoctions that turned out spectacularly. Paneer is an Indian cheese, similar to halloumi or a solid ricotta cheese that can be cut into squares. This dish makes a great side for grilled vegetables or meats. If you want to make it vegan, use very firm tofu and a bit of additional salt.
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This is another one of those highly adaptable recipes I love so much. I’ve been making this for years in different incarnations and finally decided to take note of what I actually do. This makes a great topping for pasta, like a thick vegetable tomato sauce. Or if you choose to let it cook down and dry out a bit, it’s a great ratatouille that goes great with grilled meat, or even just some nice crusty bread. This recipe is structured so that it is relatively quick to make; There are some shortcuts in here that you can choose to use, or not to use. The point of this recipe is that it’s delicious, relatively healthy, and won’t take you all day to cook.
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