Tag: appetizer

Market Watch: Japanese Eggplant (and an Easy Eggplant Dip Recipe)

by in Farmers' Market Finds, September 12, 2011

eggplant spread
When tiny, cutie-pie eggplants turned up in my CSA box, they were a little small for eggplant parm, but that’s not where my eggplant options end.

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Market Watch: Cherry Peppers (and Cheesy Hot Pepper Poppers)

by in Farmers' Market Finds, August 30, 2011
cherry pepper poppers
Find hot cherry peppers and grill cheesy, spicy pepper "poppers."

Green peppers just don’t get the love they deserve! This time of year you’ll find all different kinds at the farmers’ markets including sweet bell, mild frying peppers and these little babies – sweet and fiery cherry peppers.

These tiny peppers just scream “stuff me.” They’re not as hot as jalapenos, but they still have a bit of heat. Try this grilled appetizer, a take on japaleno poppers made with seafood, cream cheese and salty Manchego. They make deluxe appetizers but only take minutes to make.

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Spotlight Recipes: Yummy Appetizers for Under 250 Calories

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, November 19, 2009

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
Most people don’t worry about calories around the holidays, but that’s no reason to blow an entire day’s worth before dinner even starts! Our top apps are easy to prepare and have less than 250 calories per serving. Add these to your holiday menu.

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Spotlight Recipes: No-Cook Party Nibblers

by in Healthy Recipes, No-Cook Choices, August 5, 2009

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
If you’re planning a summer party or need something for your next beach-side picnic, skip the stove. (Who wants to deal with that on a hot, sticky day anyway?) Here are some ideas for a party spread that will help beat the heat, not create more.

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Keep It Fresh and Light This Easter

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, April 8, 2009

Asparagus
In my family, Easter is a big holiday for spotlighting fresh foods. We toast winter (finally) ending and spring hitting full swing with seasonal faves. Here’s a lighter, simpler Easter menu you might want to try.

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Spotlight Recipe: Spiced Chicken & Grape Skewers

by in Healthy Recipes, January 24, 2009

Chicken Skewers

If you’re already prepping a menu for your Super Bowl bash, add these nibblers to your list. The zesty kabobs cook up nicely on an indoor grill pan and will leave your guests thinking of summer barbecues, not winter’s chilly temperatures.

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Spotlight Recipe: Marinated Feta & Olive Skewers

by in Healthy Recipes, January 17, 2009

Feta & Olive Skewers

I love cheese. Period. And feta ranks right up there at the top of my favorite cheese list. In this tasty appetizer, the Greek cheese gets an unusual twist — it’s marinated in a zesty orange juice blend before pairing up with its natural soul mate, the olive, cucumber and a bit of mint.

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