Weight Management

Curried Lentil-Sweet Potato Soup

Curry powder works beautifully with slightly sweet ingredients, like sweet onion, carrot juice, and sweet potato. The vegetables' sweetness brings out the complex flavors in the spice blend.

Indian-Style Baked Cod

Serve this dish with basmati or jasmati rice and a small dish of mango chutney. The marinade for this baked cod would work equally well with grouper or snapper.

Baked Fennel with Garlic & Herbs

Raw fennel is a wonderful addition to salads, but when you bake it, it becomes a meltingly tender side dish. The celerylike stalks attached to most fennel bulbs are too woody to be edible, but occasionally you’ll find some tender enough to eat. Test the stalks to see, and any that aren’t too tough can be baked along with the bulbs.

Onion Broth

This broth gets its flavor from two members of the onion family, Spanish onions and leeks. Be sure to wash the leeks well, since they often come with quite a bit of sandy soil hidden among the green leafy tops.

Sesame Asparagus & Snow Peas

Toasted sesame seeds and toasted sesame seed oil give a rich, dark flavor to this steamed vegetable dish.

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.