Recipes With Course: Side Dish

Easy Creamy Pasta Salad

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While shopping at a supermarket, I passed a display of boxed pasta salad by a major U.S. food manufacturer. It was called Creamy Italian even though I had never seen anything like served in Italy. The boxed pasta salad was not even complete. You had to add mayonnaise. Although boxed ...

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230 Calorie High Protein Turkey & Mushroom Chili


High Protein Turkey & Mushroom Chili provides almost as much protein as beef chili for 25% less calories and 40% less saturated fat. Low calorie mushrooms give this chili a meaty texture. One cup of High Protein Turkey & Mushroom Chili provides twice the protein of protein bars for about the ...

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Pan-Fried Zucchini

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Pan-fried zucchini takes an American favorite and cuts calories by up to 60 percent. This is accomplished by reducing the amount of breading and pan-frying versus deep frying. Americans love affair with zucchini began in the 1980’s with the introduction of deep fried zucchini as an appetizer. Most Americans will ...

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Reduced Calorie Tartar Sauce

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Full-fat tartar sauce has 100 or more calories per tablespoon. My original tartar sauce recipe made with reduced fat mayonnaise has about 95 calories per 2 tablespoon serving. The number of calories can be reduced even further by replacing half of the mayonnaise with low-fat (2% fat) Greek or natural ...

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Caramelized Onions

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Restaurants can charge a premium for a side of caramelized onions. Caramelization, brings out the natural sugars in onions, converting pungent, sulfurous onions into a melt in your mouth, sweet delicacy. The same is done by roasting garlic. Cooking not only makes many foods more digestible, but also more flavorful. ...

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Cranberry and Almond Couscous

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Couscous is coarsely ground semolina wheat the same wheat used to make many dried pastas. Unlike pasta that can take 10 or more minutes to cook, couscous is ready in about 3 to 5 minutes. Cooking couscous is similar to cooking quinoa or rice. Couscous is added to seasoned boiling ...

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Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable


Potatoes are inexpensive, one of the best sources of potassium, and provide many other essential nutrients. Boiled Potato Salad or Side Vegetable is very low in calories compared to fried potatoes, potato chips, mashed potatoes, and other prepared potatoes. You get the health benefits of potatoes without the calories and sodium. ...

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Meatloaf Meal

Easy 5-Minute Homemade Gravy

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Packaged and prepared gravies are convenient, but have additives and preservatives in addition to lots of sodium. In about the time it takes to make gravy from a mix, you can make this homemade gravy recipe. Easy 5-minute homemade gravy tastes best when made with pan dripping from roasting meat ...

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Saffron Rice

Saffron Rice


A little saffron turns plain white rice into pale to bright yellow saffron rice. Saffron also adds a mild flavor to rice. Using white rice is essential for the color to be absorbed into the rice. Saffron rice can be served with any recipe that called for white rice. Saffron ...

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Beef and Turkey Meatballs

Beef and Turkey Meatballs


You can use Beef and Turkey Meatballs in any recipes calling for meatballs like spaghetti and meatballs, meatball sandwich and meatballs served with tomato or other sauce. Small meatballs (1/2 to 3/4 inch) are perfect in soups, as a pizza topping or served as an appetizer. Replacing pork with 93% ...

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