All Posts By Robin Miller

Eggplant, Your Summer Friend

by , June 8th, 2012

Use eggplant for more than just eggplant parm.

Eggplant is often relegated to two things: eggplant parmesan and ratatouille. Don’t get me wrong, I love both (and I’m sure I’ve blogged about and written recipes for both), but there&#...

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Quesadillas, Revamped

by , May 28th, 2012

Make cheesy quesadillas at home; they'll have much less fat, calories and sodium than the ones served in restaurants.

Not a week goes by when we don’t have quesadillas in our house. Breakfast, lunch or dinner – quesadillas are perfect fo...

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Tilapia Cooked on a Cedar Plank

by , May 21st, 2012
cedar plank tilapia

Robin's Cedar Plank Tilapia With Fresh Chimichurri

I thank Kyle, my 10 year-old son, for introducing me to cedar planks. If it weren’t for his palate, I wouldn’t have made a desperate dash to get the planks and learn how to cook with ...

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Spinach Dip, Made Over

by , May 14th, 2012
spinach dip

Cool, creamy spinach dip, all lightend up.

Indoors or out, spring and summer parties call for dips. Creamy concoctions intended for dunking get folks fired up. It hardly matters what’s on the side – fresh vegetables, crackers, tortilla chips – ...

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“Fried” Calamari the Healthy Eats Way

by , May 7th, 2012
baked calamari

Robin's crispy, baked calamari: packed with nutrients, but not fat and calories.

A basket of calamari is, no doubt, one of the most delicious ways to start a meal. Nutritionally speaking, calamari (Italian for squid) is crammed with copper (one 3...

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Fresh Mozzarella: The Good Stuff

by , May 1st, 2012
mozzarella salad

Fresh Mozzarella Salad With Grilled Pineapple, Mixed Fruit and Balsamic

Why do I say “the good stuff?” Because I want to differentiate fresh mozzarella from the mass-produced part-skim and fat-free cheeses that tempt healthy cooks. First,...

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Okey Dokey Artichoke-y

by , April 23rd, 2012
stuffed artichokes

Baked, stuffed artichokes, from Robin's book, Quick-Fix Meals.

I adore artichokes. Every part of them, from the outer leaves to the tender hearts. They remind me of being a kid because my mom always stuffed and baked them for my birthday. Tender ...

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Get to Know Fennel, Plus a Recipe for Salmon With Tomato-Fennel Salsa

by , April 19th, 2012
salmon with fennel

Top roasted salmon with a quick tomato-fennel salsa.

Fennel is underutilized by many home cooks. I’m not sure why because it’s fresh (ever seen canned fennel?), uniquely flavored and super nutritious. Maybe some Fennel 101 will get you stoked...

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Kid-Friendly Mac and Cheese, and a Grownup Way to Use the Leftovers

by , April 9th, 2012
macaroni and cheese

Turn kid friendly mac and cheese into adult (and kid) friendly mac and cheese cakes.

People constantly confess to me that their biggest diet pitfall is nibbling on their kid’s leftovers. French fries, macaroni and cheese, burgers, pizza. Things you...

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Chicken and Turkey Sausage – A Healthy Choice?

by , March 30th, 2012
sausage meatloaf

Turkey Meatloaf With Italian Turkey Sausage

Can you say Healthy Eats and sausage in the same sentence? Yes you can. Look at the numbers: Pork sausage has 290-455 calories and 23-38 grams of fat per link. Turkey and chicken sausage have 140-160 calori...

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