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SOUTHWESTERN BAKED TILAPIA

Ingredients 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 4 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 lime, cut into wedges Directions Preheat oven to 450°F. In a small bowl, mix garlic powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne. Sprinkle evenly over both sides of tilapia. Coat a baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the oil. Arrange tilapia in a single layer on the baking sheet; drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of…

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LEMON BLUEBERRY CAKE

Ingredients: 1/4 cup canola oil, plus more for oiling the pan 2 tablespoons cornmeal 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice Finely grated zest of 2 lemons 1 egg plus 2 egg whites, lightly beaten 2/3 cup lowfat buttermilk 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 3 cups fresh or frozen blueberries Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray the inside of a Bundt pan and set it aside. In…

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CRISPY BAKED TILAPIA

  I really love the texture panko crumbs give coatings – I think it makes a huge difference in how crispy a coating gets! I love this fish and I serve it will mixed greens, lemon, and tartar sauce. It makes a very light and fresh lunch or dinner! Ingredients: 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan 2 teaspoons dried basil 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 (5-ounce) tilapia fillets Directions: Spread…

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EGGPLANT-GARBANZO BEAN DIP

Ingredients 2 large eggplants (about 1 pound each), halved lengthwise 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped, plus more for garnish 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers 3 tablespoons tahini 4 teaspoons lemon juice 1 clove garlic Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F. Place eggplants cut-side down on a baking sheet. Prick all over with a fork and bake until soft and collapsed, about 40 to 45 minutes. When cool enough to handle, scoop eggplant pulp into a food processor; discard skin.…

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CHIA PUDDING

Ingredients 2/3 cup chia seeds 2 cups unsweetened soymilk, almondmilk or ricemilk 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 tablespoons currants or chopped dried figs or dates 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes Directions Put chia seeds, almond milk and vanilla in a 1-quart glass jar with a lid. Tighten the lid and shake well to thoroughly combine. Or, stir together seeds, almondmilk and vanilla in a bowl. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, stir well. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit and coconut. Nutritional Info Per Serving: 280 calories (70…

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CRANBERRY-ORANGE TEA BREAD

Ingredients Tea Bread 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon non-aluminum baking powder 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup cranberries, chopped (fresh or frozen) Orange Glaze (optional) 1 tablespoon orange juice 1 cup sifted powdered sugar Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease the bottom only of an 8×4-inch or 9×5-inch loaf pan or use a non-stick loaf pan. Combine…

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GRILLED SALMON AND LEMONS WITH HERBS

Ingredients 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the grill 1 (2 1/2-pound) skin-on side of salmon, pin bones removed 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 lemons, halved 2 tablespoons mixed chopped herbs such as tarragon, marjoram, thyme and parsley Directions Oil grill grates, then preheat grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, brush salmon all over with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange salmon on grill, skin-side down and cook, gently flipping once, until golden brown on both sides and cooked to desired…

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CHOCOLATE GELT BUTTONS

Ingredients 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips (or finely chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate) 1/4 cup golden flaxseeds 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds 2 tablespoons poppy seeds 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar Directions Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt chocolate in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until almost smooth, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir until completely smooth. Using a spoon, drizzle chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet to form circles ranging from 1 to 2 1/2 inches wide. Generously sprinkle each with…

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GRAPE HARVEST CAKE

Ingredients 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for buttering the pan 2/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar 2 large eggs and 1 large egg yolk 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring the pan 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk 2 1/4 cup (3/4 pound) red seedless grapes Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch metal cake pan and line the bottom with a round of parchment paper. Butter the…

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SOUR CHERRY GLAZED HAM

Ingredients 1 (8.5-ounce) jar sour cherry fruit spread, about 3/4 cup 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 (7-pound) spiral-sliced ham Directions Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together fruit spread, vinegar and mustard. Place ham on the prepared baking sheet, brush lightly with glaze and roast 30 minutes. Brush with half the remaining glaze and continue to roast for 20 more minutes. Brush again with remaining glaze and continue roasting until browned and heated through,…

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RED LEAF SALAD WITH PLUMS AND ROASTED GREEN ONION DRESSING

Ingredients 6 green onions, white and light green parts only, halved lengthwise 1/2 cup silken tofu (about 4 ounces) 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds, divided 2 teaspoons reduced-sodium tamari 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 2 plums, sliced into thin wedges 1 head radicchio, torn into pieces 1 head red leaf butter lettuce, torn into pieces 1 bunch baby carrots, trimmed and halved 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and halved Directions Preheat the oven to 450°F. Roast onions on a baking sheet until tender and golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes; let…

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