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There was one time my mom and I were chatting on the phone about something she was planning to cook. I don’t honestly remember what it was, maybe a marinade, or a dry rub, or a dressing. It could even have been some kind of side dish, really I don’t remember. But that’s not the […]

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Not much to say here except that this is yummy. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. I mean, how likely is it that a low-fat cheesy pasta is actually going to taste good? But, it was, in fact Adam and I were vying for the leftovers the next night!

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Holy cow this is yummy. And there isn’t even any cow in it! Ha, ha, I know I’m not really that funny. Actually the “funny” part of this recipe is that when I found it in the alli book I was immediately drawn to it because I’ve become a real fan of ginger in the […]

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One of the things I’ve been enjoying on the Alli food plan is that there is no food or food group that is demonized. You can eat carbs and meat and fruits and veggies and even fats in balance without having to feel bad about it.

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You know how some recipes evolve every time you make them? Well, this one evolved over the course of one single preparation. I happen to love mushrooms, tomatoes, and pasta so the idea of a spaghetti sauce made with mushrooms was instantly appealing to me. It was the second Alli recipe I tried and I […]

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Asparagus Soup

This soup was such a lovely surprise. I was looking for something low-fat that would contribute to a soup and sandwich lunch and I think I found something that’s a lot more.

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Soft Shell Crab BLT

Bacon. Focaccia. Rosemary aioli. Soft shell crabs. Tomato. Lettuce. Do I need to say more?

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This salad is simple, lovely, full of bright flavor, easy to make, low in calorie and fat, and generally just all around great. Not really sure what else to say other than that I served it along side the crabcake sandwiches at my birthday dinner last weekend and it rocked. I guess, that’s all.

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This may be the single simplest salad imaginable. I got the idea for it, from, of all things, one of Beverly Clearly’s Ramona Quimby books. (Evelyn and I have been reading these lately.)

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Summer is a grand ole time and I never tire of finding new ways of avoiding heating the kitchen. Sometimes, I’ll be honest, that means not cooking altogether. But other times it’s just about finding recipes that don’t require heat. This one fits the bill.

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