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Asian Lettuce Wraps

By admin | July 24, 2011

These Asian Lettuce Wraps were a hit at a recent Kidney BEAN class presented by Kaiser Permanente.  During KIDNEY BEAN, RD Winnie Foley helps renal patients navigate the complex nuances of their diets.  And I, bring those recommendations to life with yummy recipes which we then eat. This basic recipe is the foundation for many [...]

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Basil Squash and Corn Fritters

By admin | July 24, 2011

  1 medium sized zucchini, coarsely grated 2 yellow squash, coarsely grated (minus the seeds) corn cut from 1-2 cobs 2 large eggs 1 scallion, finely chopped 1/4 cup basil leaves, chopped 1/2 cups all-purpose flour salt and freshly ground pepper Put the grated zucchini and squash in a colander set in the sink to [...]

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Mussels w Lemon and Sundried Tomatoes over Spinach

By admin | July 16, 2011

2 lbs mussels, de-bearded 1 onion, diced 4 cloves garlic,  minced zest and juice from 2 lemons 1/2 cup white wine 1 cup tomato juice, like low sodium V8 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes pinch cayenne pepper 1/2 bunch parsley, chopped 1 10-oz bag baby spinach leaves salt/pepper to taste In a pot, saute onions 3-4 [...]

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Pesto Tortellini Caprese Style

By admin | July 15, 2011

1 lb tortellini pasta cooked until al dente 4 oz basil pesto 4 oz fresh mozzarella cheese 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1 bunch fresh basil, chopped 1) Cook tortellini in salted water until just al dente.  Rinse under cold water. Toss w/ 1 Tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and refrigerate. 2) Meanwhile cut [...]

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Raw Corn & Black Bean Salad w/ Tomato Lime Vinaigrette and Flamenco Shrimp

By admin | July 15, 2011

corn cut from 6 ears of corn 2 18 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 2 scallions, chopped (greens and whites) 1 bunch cilantro juice and zest from 1 limes 1/2 cup low sodium V8 juice 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste) 1 Tbsp extra [...]

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