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seasonal indonesian-inspired tempeh & veggie stir-fry

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 21, 2017  |  2 Comments
I played a little party game when creating this recipe. Fun, fun! This month’s Recipe Redux theme was “Grab a Book and Cook”—and the goal was to makeover a recipe found on any combination of page “2017.” So, I grabbed my nearest cookbook, which was the 2005 edition of Nigel Slater’s The Kitchen Diaries, and turned to page 102. There I found the instructions for Stir-Fried Mushrooms, Spring Leaves and Lemon Grass. That provided loose inspiration for this “tasteovers by jackie” recipe. I transformed the concept of a spring stir-fried veggie dish into a seasonally-versatile stir-fried vegan entrée. You’ll find an Indonesian flavor twist as well as the addition of tempeh for a plant-based protein boost. I used to love...
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asian sprouted tofu “stir-fry” sheet pan dinner

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 21, 2017  |  2 Comments
Dinner doesn’t get much easier than tossing all of the ingredients together and roasting on a pan … unless you just order takeout. But there’s no need for carryout when you can simply whip up this homemade “stir-fry” on a sheet pan. It’s loaded with plant-based goodness. It’s delicious. And clean-up is a breeze! Plus, it’s perfect timing since “Sheet Pan Meals” is the Recipe Redux theme this month. Plan to enjoy it on Meatless Monday (and beyond!). Why it’s better for you? It’s 100% plant-based and contains no added sugars!
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sesame soba noodle bowl

by Jackie Newgent  |  June 25, 2012  |  3 Comments
Makes 4 servings: 2 cups each Surprisingly, the biggest caloric issue with sesame noodles is often not the sesame oil or the peanut butter … it’s the actual noodles. So here’s how I solve this quandary. Bell peppers basically become part of the noodles to provide fewer calories and bigger flavor. You’ll cook the bell peppers right along with the noodles; so there’s no extra cooking step required either. This cool meal-in-one is a definite winner (for lunch, dinner or a picnic) for my eyes and palate. It was for my summer intern, Sarah Gelman, too (who helped me test this recipe). Hoping you fall in love with this delicious dish like we did. Please let us know what you...
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sweet and sour napa cabbage salad

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 14, 2012  |  1 Comment
Makes 6 servings: 4 cups each When I was back in Ohio for Christmas, my sister, Rebecca, handed me a recipe that she requested I personally make-over for her. Since diabetes runs in our family, she was concerned about the calories—especially the sugar calories—in the salad. (It can always be surprising how many hidden calories can be found in a seemingly healthful salad!) Her recipe is an adapted version of the popular Gruner Salad from Good’s Wine Cellar Restaurant. If you want to try the true, decadent original, check it out if ever in Kewanee, Illinois. But if you’d like to try my delightful version, here you go. I promise it’ll spectacularly please all of your tastebuds! Calories Saved: 180
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