Category Archives: low-cal

Seared Salmon with Caper Relish

I made this recipe up in my head at work today – but it involved tuna. The store didn’t have any, and I actually think the salmon I got instead may have worked even better. Pictured with Eggplant Orzo (recipe to follow).

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Cumin Chickpeas With Veggies and Couscous

A yummy meatless meal. I got this recipe from Cooking Light but adapted it slightly to add more veggies I had on hand.

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Seared Scallop Salad

There are a couple things about this recipe that may give you pause. Scallops and watermelon? Cooked cucumber? But trust me, it all comes together, and is really refreshing. Pictured with some grilled veggies and tomato bread.

Recipe note: I used my cast iron skillet rather than a grill.

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Poached Fish with Curry and Zucchini

I’m now halfway through the Bittman White Fish list. This was my first attempt in the poached category. Really tasty, though I made a couple of changes to the recipe.

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Beefy Broccoli Rabe

This is sort of a goofy recipe, but John kept talking about how good the rabe was last night (and this is when it had oven fries and BLTs for competition) so figured I’d post it.

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Stuffed Cabbage

I’ve actually never made stuffed cabbage before, and I’ve probably only eaten it once or twice. Maybe since we’re such a stuffed peppers-loving household. But between a head of cabbage from the CSA and half a head of another cabbage from the publisher’s garden, something cabbage-y had to be done. And I had a ton of leftover brown rice in the fridge. So there we go!

I used a mix of Wilbur sausage and ground meat substitute, which actually helped bring down the calorie count. This was ridiculously easy to make, and a good make-ahead dish – we’re baking it now to have for lunch/dinner later in the week.

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Shrimp, Beef and Greens

This dish was kinda inspired by Triple Delight, one of my favorite Chinese-American takeout dishes. Except it’s only a double delight. And it’s bok choy instead of broccoli. Oh, whatever, take it as you will.

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