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Toasted Sesame & Carrot Muffins

The heady flavors of dark sesame oil and cardamom give these muffins a decidedly Indian flavor.

Tuna-Tomato Salad

Tuna salad is one of those things that's hard to resist, so this recipe makes a single serving to help you with portion control. If you are making this for more than one person, just multiply the ingredients times the number of servings you need.

Lemon-Dill Beans & Peas

A very small amount of butter added to the dish at the end softens the lemon sauce and gives the beans a very rich flavor. However you can omit the butter for a tarter, more lemony sauce.

Pineapple-Peach Smoothie

Nectars are fruit juices that are thicker than most juices because they have pulp in them. They are also usually sweetened.

Chicken Curry with Wide Noodles

In this comfort food dish with an Asian flair, chicken, sweet potatoes, and carrots in a velvety curry sauce are tossed with noodles.

Gazpacho with Chick-Peas & Garlic Croutons

Gazpacho is a cool Spanish summer soup sometimes called "salad in a bowl." This easy version is based on tomato juice and topped with freshly made garlic croutons. Serve the soup ice cold, in chilled bowls.

Fresh Ginger & Lime Dressing

When shopping for fresh ginger, look for pieces that are smooth and plump, avoiding those that are dry or withered, as they won’t yield much juice. If you’d rather not grate and squeeze fresh ginger, look for bottled ginger juice and substitute 2 tablespoons for the fresh squeezed.

Broiled Tuna with Mango Vinaigrette

A nectar is a fruit juice that includes the fruit pulp and is invariably sweetened. It makes a nice basis for a quick, low-fat salad dressing. The yellow bell pepper is here because it has a mild, sweet flavor and contributes nice color to this dish, but you could just as easily use a red pepper.

Nectarine-Pepper Salsa

This fresh fruit salsa is sweetly spiced with Caribbean-style seasonings. Serve with broiled fish or poultry, or use it like a fresh chutney alongside a curried dish.