Chinese Takeout On A Diet?

Chinese food is one of the things I miss when on a diet, but if the rest of the family is eating Chinese takeout, do you suffer with your salad, or indulge and regret it later? Here is a way to eat Chinese – a full, satisfying plateful, and stay within bounds. Instead of rice, […]

Spaghetti Squash Three Flavors

We have previously enjoyed spaghetti squash as a Ratatouille Bake and with Egg, Cream Cheese and Marinara. Here are three more spaghetti squash variations: sesame noodles, parsley and parmesan, and chicken enchilada bake. Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles One half a spaghetti squash, seeds removed 4T light sesame ginger dressing Cilantro Cut squash in half, remove […]

Chinese / Oriental Chicken Salad

One of my favorite salad restaurants in Silicon Valley, Sweet Tomatoes, has a house salad that is my favorite Chinese chicken salad. This is very close but without any wontons and gets its crunch from the romaine and the carrots. The dressing I use is the excellent Newman’s Own Light Sesame Ginger that is only […]

Cabbage Soup And Romaine Fajitas

The infamous cabbage soup diet has given cabbage soup a bad name, but this version is really tasty and makes an excellent first course at lunch or dinner, reducing your appetite for the main course. This recipe uses a whole head of cabbage, but if that is too much soup, you can halve the recipe, […]

Cauliflower Rice With Chicken And Snow Peas

I had read several raves about cauliflower “rice” so I had to try it at the first opportunity and it’s every bit as good as the reviews. Texture and flavor are both very similar to normal rice, with just a hint of cauliflower taste that I enjoy, but you can cover that with a sauce […]