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Coconut milk, cumin, garam masala, curry powder and cilantro balance the sweetness of the roasted red kuri squash, creating this aromatic Indian inspired soup. Serve this with a piece of garlic naan and you have yourself a meal.

Roasted Red Kuri Coconut Curry Soup

The scent of Garlic + Rosemary + Baked Bread is absolutely intoxicating to me. Seriously, my stomach starts to growl just thinking about it. I've always been more of a savory girl; I can bake a dozen cupcakes and not eat one, but place a batch of these biscuits in front of me... different story.

Easy Rosemary Garlic Parmesan Biscuits

Creamy buttermilk mashed potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper and fresh chives. A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving turkey, roasted chicken, pork chops n' apple sauce or garlic lover's roast beef.

Skinny Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes with Chives

Mashed sweet potatoes with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a caramelized brown sugar crust. Sweet potatoes are a must for Thanksgiving and this dish will be a hit on your Holiday table.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes Brulee

Tilapia filets topped with crushed pumpkin seeds, panko and seasonings, then baked until golden. This is super easy to make and is ready in less than 30 minutes.

Pumpkin Seed Encrusted Baked Tilapia

Sweet coconut milk and spicy green curry paste are blended with shrimp and basil to create a comforting Thai curry dish in less than 10 minutes! Serve over Jasmine rice or cauliflower rice to make it a meal.

Thai Green Curry Coconut Shrimp with Basil

Strands of roasted spaghetti squash are layered with marinara sauce, mozzarella and ricotta cheese, then baked in the oven until the cheese is melted and all the flavors bake together. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

If you like thin crust pizza, you'll love these super easy Lavash flatbread pizzas! Kids love them and they take only minutes to prepare.

Lavash Flatbread Pizzas

This quick marinara is my favorite go-to recipe when I need to whip up a quick sauce.

Quick Marinara Sauce

Healthy Breaded Shrimp

Fresh raspberries, strawberries, blueberries and blackberries baked in low-fat whole wheat muffins. Perfect for breakfast or to enjoy as a snack.

Mixed Berry Whole Wheat Muffins

A quick, fabulous side dish made with teeny tiny mini potatoes and fresh garden herbs such as rosemary made on the stove or roasted on the grill. Minimal effort with excellent results.

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Rosemary

Sweet summer corn roasted in the oven and topped of with a light compound butter using fresh cilantro and a pinch of chipotle pepper and cumin.

Roasted Corn with Cilantro Butter

Tomato Mozzarella and Arugula Tower

A great tasting hearty seafood and shellfish soup made with halibut, littleneck clams and shrimp. Serve this with a crusty piece of bread and you have yourself a complete meal.

Halibut and Shellfish Soup

Chilled Calamari Salad with Lemon and Parsley

Roasted Snapper Fillet and Sustainable Seafood

Rice, black beans, tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and lime juice, every bite of this colorful side dish will feel like one big fiesta in your mouth! Use leftover rice and this side dish comes together in minutes.

Fiesta Lime Rice

This spicy red salsa is made with fresh tomatoes, roasted jalapeño, garlic and cilantro, pureed in a blender then simmered until the tomatoes deepen in color. Serve with your favorite baked chips and Sinless Margaritas!

Salsa Picante Roja (Spicy Red)

Skinny Red Wine Tomato Vinaigrette

A light Spring pasta dish the whole family will enjoy; baby shells are tossed with chopped asparagus and a light marinara sauce. Quick and easy, perfect for vegetarians or meatless Fridays.

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce

This ranch dressing was lightened up with Greek yogurt, low fat buttermilk and light mayonnaise along with cucumbers, Spring chives, parsley and a hint of lemon. If you don't like mayonnaise you could replace it with more buttermilk and yogurt.

Skinny Cucumber Ranch Dressing

Asparagus and Poached Eggs over Pasta

Seared Scallops, Grapefruit, Arugula and Spinach Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Low Fat Baked Onion Rings

Papaya, avocados, lime juice and cilantro – this luscious tropical salad will make you feel like you are in the sunny Caribbean.

Papaya Avocado Salad

The aroma that fills your kitchen while cooking this Cuban rice and black beans dish, arroz congri, will make you want to pump up the salsa music and grab a mojito!

Arroz Congri (Cuban Rice and Black Beans)

With Superbowl around the corner, these lightened up Jalapeño Poppers will make the perfect party appetizer. Jalapeño peppers stuffed with cheese, coated with seasoned panko, then baked not fried. You won't miss the full fat version!

Skinny Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Get your Latin groove on with these Cuban inspired black beans, loaded with mucho sabor (lots of flavor)! Easy to make and ready in twenty minutes, but don't let that fool you, there is plenty of flavor in these beans. Low fat, super high in fiber, vegan, gluten free, inexpensive and delicioso!

Quick and Delicioso Cuban Style Black Beans

Skinny Artichoke Dip