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Indian-Spiced Chick-Pea Pancake Mix

This pancake mix recipe makes 4 cups. Each cup of the mix will make 6 pancakes. Store the mix in the freezer. To make 6 pancakes, measure out 1 cup of the mix and stir in 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest. In a small bowl, stir together 3/4 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of extra-light olive oil, and 1 large egg white. Stir the water mixture into the pancake mix until combined. Drop by 1/3 cup fulls onto a nonstick greased griddle or skillet and cook 1 minute per side or until done.

Blueberry-Apricot Shake

While fresh blueberries would be fine here, the frozen blueberries make the shake thick and icy.

Lasagna Arrabbiata

The Italian word "arrabbiata" indicates a dish with tomato or bell pepper sauce, and by tradition the sauce often includes a hefty measure of red pepper flakes.

Kohlrabi Gratin

Kohlrabi, a member of the turnip family, has a mild, sweet taste and a crisp, crunchy texture.

Skillet-Steamed Cod with Squash & Tomatoes

If you make this dish during tomato season and heirloom tomatoes are available in your area, choose them for this fresh tomato sauce. Other good options for fish to use in this dish are: red snapper, mackerel, bluefish, or tilapia.

Roasted Shiitake & Cheese Quesadillas

Spanish Manchego cheese, nutty and buttery tasting, is the perfect foil for earthy mushrooms and corn. If you can’t find flavored tortillas, substitute regular flour tortillas.

Sweet Potato Pancakes Stuffed with Apricot-Ginger Chicken

Just as sweet potatoes can be used in bread dough, so can they be employed in batter for pancakes, which here are rolled to enclose an exceptional filling of chicken in an apricot-ginger sauce.

Upside-Down Spiced Fruit Sundaes

The heat from a small amount of jalapeno pepper adds a subtle kick to these delicious fresh fruit sundaes. If blackberries are not available, substitute blueberries. If nectarines are used in place of mango, be sure they are as ripe as possible.

Fallen Mocha Soufflé Cake

Serve wedges of this delicious, dense (and low-calorie!!) espresso-flavored chocolate cake with a scoop of low-fat coffee frozen yogurt. If you’d like to really gild the lily, drizzle the yogurt with a little bit of chocolate sauce.