Recipes

In this calorie-slashing collection, Susan Irby offers recipes for switching up ingredients that keep calories to a minimum. Complete with serving-size suggestions and “Skinny Secret” shortcuts to trim calories in little ways, here you’ll get expertly crafted recipes that include offerings for every meal of the day!

Quinoa and Chicken Soup

Quinoa Soup

This super high protein soup combines superfood quinoa with chicken and vegetables for a delicious family meal. Make a large batch on Sunday and serve during the week for lunch or dinner. Soup travels easily in to-go containers for work and are easily re-heated in the microwave. Dining in can save loads of fat, calories, and sodium because YOU control what … [Read more...]

Marinated Chicken Tenders

Marinated Chicken Tenders

Marinades are a great (and easy) way to wake up foods like chicken, pork, beef, and even seafood. Apple cider vinegar is whisked together with orange, lemon, and lime, spices of dry mustard and fresh herbs of parsley and cilantro. Marinate for up to one day or a few hours. Perfect for weekends or quick mid-week meals. Citrus Marinated Chicken … [Read more...]

Sugar Snap Peas

Spring Means Sugar Snap Peas

Sugar Snap Peas are a legume or fruit similar to Snow Peas but their pods are more rounded as opposed to flat. Best planted in early Spring and they love sunlight. In this simple and delicious recipe, snap peas are blanched and tossed with a lemon vinaigrette, yellow squash, red onion and mixed greens for a refreshing salad. Packed with nutrients like … [Read more...]

Oscar® Worthy Appetizers

Chocolate Oscar Lollipops

Oscar® Worthy Appetizers - Now, that's a lot of food!  And this is just a portion of the delicious cuisine by Wolfgang Puck that celebrities and guests will be enjoying after the 87th Annual Academy Awards  presentation on Sunday, February 22 at the coveted Governors Ball in the Nokia Theatre ballroom. For the 21st consecutive year, famed and … [Read more...]

Diageo presents the OSCARS® Scot’s Pear Cocktail

Scot's Pear cocktail

Diageo presents the OSCARS® Scot's Pear Cocktail The premiere cocktail of The Academy Awards® 2015, Diageo presents the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky Scot's Pear cocktail. This golden cocktail will be the signature cocktail to be sipped and savored at the Governor's Ball which takes place immediately following the 87th Annual Academy Awards presentation on … [Read more...]

Spicy Sake Pickles

Spicy Sake Pickles

Spicy Sake Pickles - the perfect party food whether you are hosting or attending! This tasty recipe is from the new Tommy Bahama cookbook - Flavors of Aloha. If you can't dine at Tommy Bahama, bring the restaurant into your home. This Flavors of Aloha: Cooking with Tommy Bahama cookbook is the first in a new series of culinary adventures featuring … [Read more...]

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Quinoa

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Quinoa

Lemon Pepper Chicken with Quinoa is served with steamed broccoli. A simply delicious and highly nutritious meal the whole family will love.  Quinoa is pre-cooked and placed in an oven-proof baking dish with chicken, onion, fresh thyme leaves, paprika and dry mustard.  This easy-to-prepare dinner is ideal for single mom's, mom's on-the-go, working moms... … [Read more...]

Sea Buckthorn Bars from Dr. Weil

Sea Buckthorn Bars (604x363)

Recently, I sat down with Dr. Andrew Weil after his cooking demo at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach to get his insights and opinions on some of today's most talked about health food topics. One item of discussion was high antioxidant foods. On Dr. Weil's list of hot, new ingredients, sea buckthorn juice. Sea buckthorn juice comes from the sea buckthorn … [Read more...]

Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama

Coconut Eggnog

Coconut Eggnog Martini from Tommy Bahama ‘Tis the season to splurge! Okay, I'll admit, this cocktail recipe is NOT going to help your bikini figure at all, but it is so rich that your tastebuds will be happy with just one. So, if you figure you will forego the three or four glasses of wine you may usually have at a holiday party and replace it with just … [Read more...]

Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs

Baked Turkey Spinach Meatballs Who doesn't love a good meatball? Meatballs can be made as many different ways as the imagination can dream. Here is a delicious recipe that will also keep you looking and feeling lean and healthy as well as energized. Making spaghetti and meatballs at home - your kids will love these, too! In fact, get your kids to help … [Read more...]