casseroles

planning a thin thanksgiving: creamed corn casserole

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, American, casseroles, cooking and recipes, Tudy, vegetarian on November 25th, 2009 by tudy – 5 Comments

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and as one of our last Thanksgiving recipes we have a delicious creamed corn casserole recipe for you. Usually creamed corn is made with a heavy cream so it turns out to be really unhealthy for you but with a few simple tricks this dish can really be made into something healthy and delicious.

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Creamed Corn Casserole: 1 ¾ cup soy milk 1 pound frozen corn kernels 1 teaspoon Splenda 2 1/2 teaspoons flour ¼ cup fat free yogurt 3/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese… continue reading planning a thin thanksgiving: creamed corn casserole | 5 Comments

planning a thin thanksgiving: delicious whole-grain stuffing.

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, American, casseroles, cooking and recipes, sides, Tali, vegetarian on November 20th, 2009 by tali – 2 Comments

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It isn't thanksgiving without stuffing.  When you think about it though, traditional stuffing really is a bunch of empty calories.  The base is usually white bread, and there's usually a ton of butter involved.  There's no reason why stuffing needs to be unhealthy.  This stuffing is made with whole-grain bread, a ton of veggies, a bit of olive oil, spices and some granny smith apple, which gives it an amazing kick and totally balances the flavors.  

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I absolutely love this stuffing just as it is, but if you'd like to use this recipe as a healthy base and personalize it with your favorite stuffing ingredients, I'm sure it… continue reading planning a thin thanksgiving: delicious whole-grain stuffing. | 2 Comments

Moussaka that’ll make ya’ talk’a

Posted in casseroles, cooking and recipes, Greek, ground turkey, Tudy on October 20th, 2009 by tudy – 5 Comments

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So tonight I decided to make a lighter version of a traditional Greek dish called moussaka and it surprisingly turned out fantastic! Moussaka is very similar similar to lasagna except the noodles are substituted for fried eggplant and you also use a custard bechamel sauce in addition to the meat sauce.  To make the dish lighter, I just sprayed the eggplant with cooking spray and baked it, instead of  frying it in oil. To continue lightening up the dish I only used 1 tablespoon of butter in the custard bechamel sauce instead of using a 6 or 7 tablespoons and used lean ground turkey instead of ground beef. Joey's aunt makes this dish… continue reading Moussaka that'll make ya' talk'a | 5 Comments

get your mac on.

Posted in a thin thanksgiving!, American, casseroles, cooking and recipes, sides, Tali, vegetarian on October 9th, 2009 by tali – 6 Comments
Mac n' cheese is one of my favorite foods.  If I knew it wouldn't make me gain an obscene amount of weight/give me a heart attack, I would eat it every day.  Sadly, it's one of those foods that I save for special occasions (and even then, I can't eat that much of it without feeling terrible about myself).  Since it's one of my faves, I obviously had to try to make a healthier version.  And I think I succeeded. DSC01784 This version uses cauliflower, butternut squash and almond milk for the "bechamel" sauce, so there's no butter or cream.  It also makes the most of healthier and low-fat cheeses.  I tend to think that low-fat cheeses are kind of gross (they never… continue reading get your mac on. | 6 Comments