Month: October 2007

  • Javanese Chicken Soup

    I’ve been waiting for a co-worker (this means you, Walt) to set me up with some delicious Indonesian recipes but got impatient, so we adapted the following from a recipe in the old standby, Great Bowls of Fire. I’m not sure how close it is to traditional recipes, but we both really enjoyed this soup […]

  • Shepherd’s Pie

    From Fitness Food comes this lower-fat version of an old favorite. Ground beef, vegetables, and herbs are baked in a casserole with a mashed potato “crust”. Delicious! Chris says: We should have invited Damon over for this; he loves Shepherd’s Pie. Lisa says: You’re right, we should have! This is good, I like that you […]

  • Mediterranean Swordfish Cioppino

    Tonight I made a cioppino from Great Bowls of Fire. I love the combination of the swordfish and the shrimp in the tomato and fish-stock based broth. The recipe calls for a quarter cup of dry red wine — the one we used was so dark it almost gave the broth a purplish hue! Chris […]

  • Huzzah! Best Saag ever!

    I’ve always wanted to make Chicken Saag at home; it has been and remains one of my all-time favorite Indian dishes. I tend to judge every Indian restaurant by this dish — but this version gives the local joints a run for their money, and it’s lower in fat. The recipe is based on a […]

  • Southwestern Corn and Potato Soup

    This soup also comes from the Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites Book. It’s rich and creamy, and the corn and potatoes give it a sweet taste, with just a touch of heat from serrano peppers. Lisa says: You know what my favorite part of this soup is? The sweet — it reminds me of one of […]