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Thursday, February 26, 2015

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Asian Avocado Mashersasian avocado masher

•1 whole Avocado
• 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
• Rice wine vinegar
• Toasted sesame seeds
• Chopped cilantro

Sprinkle half an avocado with ½ teaspoon each low-sodium soy sauce.
Mash with a fork and eat out of the shell

Nutrition stats: about 120 calories
Courtesy of foodnetwork.com

Salmon with Spinach and ChickpeasSalmon
• 3/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley
• 1 garlic clove, chopped
• 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
• 4 boneless, skinless salmon fillets, preferably wild sockeye (5 ounces each; 1-inch thick)
• Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
• 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
• 5 cups baby spinach (6 1/2 ounces)
• 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut out four 12-by-17-inch pieces of parchment; fold each in half crosswise to form a crease, then open.
2. Pulse parsley, garlic, and oil in a blender or food processor until a paste forms. Season each salmon fillet with 1/8 teaspoon salt and the red-pepper flakes.
3. Rub fish with paste. Divide spinach and chickpeas evenly among 4 parchment pieces, arranging mixture on 1 side of each crease to form a rectangle the size of a salmon fillet; season each pile with 1/8 teaspoon salt and some pepper. Lay 1 fillet on top of each. Fold parchment over ingredients; make overlapping pleats to seal.
4. Bake on 2 baking sheets (2 packets per sheet), 9 to 10 minutes for medium-rare or 11 minutes for medium. Unwrap.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield Serves 4
Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living, March 2011, www.wholeliving.com

Apricot Canapesapricot


• 16 dried apricots
• 8 teaspoons crumbled blue cheese
• 2 ounces chopped shelled pistachios
• 1/2 teaspoon honey
• Freshly ground pepper


1. Top each apricots with 1/2 teaspoon cheese. Sprinkle with pistachios and drizzle with honey; sprinkle with pepper.

Per piece: 64 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 2 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 20 mg sodium; 170 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Protein, potassium, calcium.
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat

Makes: 16 pieces
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Courtesy of EatingWell.com
Last Modified on Tuesday at 4:30 PM