Posts Categorized: the lighter side

The Lighter Side: Couscous Salad with Summer Veggies

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Couscous Salad

To counterbalance all of the baking I’ve been doing lately, I prepared some “healthy” meals for lunch and dinner this week. On the menu: Couscous Salad with Summer Veggies, Beef  and Veggie Stir-Fry served with brown rice and Oven Roasted Tomatoes with Pancetta, Breadcrumbs and Garlic. Now, you know I’m one to improvise, but I didn’t have much… more »

The Lighter Side: Artichoke Gratin

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As I was thumbing through (okay, more like salivating over!) Food Network magazine’s January issue (“The Light Issue”), I came across a side dish recipe for Artichoke and Pea Gratin. I’ll admit, I’ve always loved Potatoes Au Gratin, but they aren’t exactly waistline friendly. So, I was thrilled to discover that I could get a similar flavor from artichoke… more »