Recipes

Cumin Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad

by Janelle 06.05.2012
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My favorite dish at popular NYC eatery ABC Kitchen is without a doubt their Cumin Roasted Carrot & Avocado Salad. This light yet satisfying starter is a diverse combination of bright colors, contrasting textures and bold flavors. The carrots are roasted in the oven with a spicy blend of cumin, garlic and fresh herbs and […]

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Lemon Dijon Herb-Crusted Grilled Pork Tenderloin

by Janelle 05.17.2012
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This is my second post this season on grilling (yes, summer hasn’t even started!) and I’m thrilled to share this recipe for marinated grilled pork tenderloin. With a hearty dose of fresh thyme and rosemary, this recipe takes on many flavors that all blend together perfectly. If you like mustard and tangy sauces, this one […]

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Whiskey Barbecued Chicken & Lemon Kale Salad

by Janelle 05.08.2012
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It’s starting to feel like summer, so that means it’s time to bring out the grill. My boyfriend and I wanted to try out our brand new roofdeck, so I prepared a simple barbecue to get us in the summer spirit. I decided to make my own barbecue sauce for the first time, and it turned out so good […]

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Roman Stracciatella Soup

by Janelle 04.19.2012
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Considered a “peasant food” in Italy, Stracciatella soup has been around for ages and originates from Rome. Stracciatella is simply an Italian version of egg drop soup. In this recipe, I made a few small modifications from the traditional recipes, including adding escarole and orzo to make it a full, albeit light, meal. It’s simple, […]

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Chocolate Chip Banana Bites

by Janelle 04.13.2012
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If you are looking for the perfect home-baked, bite-sized, sweet snack, you are in luck with these adorable Chocolate Chip Banana Bites. This is actually a Weight Watchers recipe that I tweaked and modified just a bit. Made in mini muffin pans, these banana bites are low in fat since they do not contain any […]

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Happy Easter!

by Janelle 04.08.2012

Wishing all a very Happy Easter!  I just baked this traditional Italian Easter pie and had to share. With layers of flaky, buttery phyllo surrounding a creamy ricotta center, flavored with fresh orange zest, vanilla and pine nuts. Check out the recipe for this delicious pie here, courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis.

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Boneless Chicken Mole

by Janelle 04.03.2012
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A Mexican favorite, mole sauce is an explosion of vibrant flavors and textures. I have always found the addition of chocolate into this savory recipe fascinating so I had to try it out? I wanted to keep the ingredients as traditional as possible, but use boneless, skinless chicken breasts to keep the fat and calories […]

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No Butter Fluffy Spring Vanilla Cupcakes

by Janelle 03.27.2012
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I wasn’t looking to reinvent the cupcake – after all, it is perfect the way it is. But being cupcake-obsessed and someone who watches her calories, I had to bake something to satisfy both. I had a couple of things in mind when setting out to bake a healthier version of a cupcake today – […]

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It’s a Raisin Bran Muffin Makeover!

by Janelle 03.06.2012
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If you are looking for a hearty muffin without all the fat (or in this case, ANY fat!), then give these made-over Raisin Bran Muffins a try. Check out the recipe below – I hope you enjoy! 

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A Chocolate Chip Cookie Shake-up: Toll House Marble Squares

by Janelle 02.29.2012
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If you love chocolate chip cookies, you will go crazy for Nestle’s Toll House Marble Squares. With all the same ingredients you love in chocolate chip cookies –rich brown sugar and fudgy chocolate chips– these squares are essentially cookie batter baked in the form of a cake in a sheet pan. The squares are a bit thicker […]

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