The deep flavors of this marinade—which combines smoky chipotle peppers with orange juice, ketchup, and allspice—are well suited to strongly flavored meats, such as the flank steak here, but you could also try it on duck or lamb brochettes.
This tastes like a hot peach pie without the crust. Serve the fruit with a dollop of low-fat yogurt. You can sweeten the yogurt with some artificial sweetener or just a bit of sugar, depending on how strict you are being. This makes a single serving, but just multiply the ingredients if you are cooking for others.
Hot and sweet at the same time, this is a very refreshing summer drink. If you like, stir the ginger syrup into water and freeze in ice cube trays, then use the ginger ice cubes to flavor other cold drinks such as cranberry juice or fruit nectars.
You can make this dessert year round because it uses frozen strawberries. But you can make the mousse with fresh strawberries when they are in season. You make need to taste the puree and add extra sugar, because some fresh strawberries can be pretty tart.
Instead of just your garden-variety cocoa, this comforting drink mix is boosted with calcium (from the nonfat milk powder) and high-quality protein from the soy protein powder (which you can buy at health-food stores and many supermarkets. The amount of fat and calories in the hot cocoa will depend on what type of milk you use, ranging from 167 calories and 1.1 grams of fat for fat-free (skim) milk, to 215 calories and 6.7 grams of fat for whole milk.
The reason for scraping out the gills of the mushrooms is that they turn into a black, slightly gritty liquid when the mushrooms are cooked. It doesn't harm anything to leave them on, but the dish will be nicer if you scrape them out.