Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Browned Butter

42 asparagus spears, rinsed and trimmed 1⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar Preheat oven to 400°F. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake 12 minutes. Melt butter […]

Roasted Asparagus Salad with Romaine and Cherry Tomatoes

1 lb. medium-width asparagus, bottoms snapped and stems trimmed with a peeler 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil Salad 8 cups torn romaine lettuce leaves 1 pint cherry tomatoes 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded 1⁄2 medium red onion, sliced thin 1⁄2 cup reduced fat Italian dressing 1⁄2 cup fat free croutons Preheat […]

Quinoa Tabbouleh

4-5 cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature 2 stalks celery, finely minced 2 large carrots, grated or finely minced 4 scallions, finely minced 2 cups finely minced fresh parsley 1/4 cup olive oil, preferably a fruity green, flavorful one 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, bottled lemon juice may be substituted but will flavor […]

Pumpkin Bran Muffins

1 large egg 3⁄4 cup packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 cups cooked, mashed pumpkin 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or raisins 1/3 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3⁄4 cup unbleached flour 3⁄4 cup whole wheat flour 1⁄2 cup oat bran or unprocessed wheat bran (miller’s bran) 2 teaspoons baking powder 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda […]

Provencal Lemon Chicken

4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves (about 1 1⁄4 pounds) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons olive oil 1⁄2 teaspoon salt 1 finely chopped garlic clove Trim the fat from the chicken. Make the lemon sauce by whisking the remaining ingredients (except garlic) until […]

Promise™ Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

2 cups quick or old fashioned oats ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup whole wheat flour 1 ½ tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. salt 6 Tbsp. Promise activ™ (can substitute Promise® Buttery Spread) 1 ¼ cups firmly packed light brown sugar 1 large egg ½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla extract ½ cup […]

Pear Oatmeal Muffins

1 cup all-purpose flour 1⁄2 cup whole wheat flour 3 Tbsp. rolled oats 3 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1⁄2 tsp. cloves 1⁄4 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. baking powder 1⁄4 tsp. baking soda Pinch of salt 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt 1 egg 1 egg white 1 tsp. almond extract 1 medium pear, peeled, […]

Pasta with Beans and Greens

1 cup chopped onions 5 to 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 pound of fresh greens, such as chicory, endive, escarole, Swiss chard, kale or spinach, well rinsed and chopped or cut in strips 3 cups cooked cannelli beans ( two 15-ounce cans with liquid) 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh basil, or […]