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Entries from February 2010

Seafood Paella Risotto

February 26th, 2010 · 21 Comments

The original recipe named “Seafood Paella” utilizes Arborio rice and is prepared much like a risotto; therefore, as our first update we have added “Risotto” to the recipe title. Thought about removing the “Paella” portion of the title since there is no sausage in the dish, but with the paprika and saffron the name persists.

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Tags: Recipes · Seafood · Weight Watchers

Manhattan Clam Chowder

February 25th, 2010 · 10 Comments

A little culinary magic was performed on this recipe…

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Tags: Recipes · Soups · Weight Watchers

Split Pea Soup Retooled

February 24th, 2010 · 14 Comments

the original recipe called for adding the ham at the end with the herbs and seasonings in step 3, we add the ham in our version in step 2 along with the chicken stock, split peas, and potato, thus extracting more of the salt and ham flavor into the soup during the one-hour or so of simmering.

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Tags: Recipes · Soups · Weight Watchers

Herbed Crusty Cloverleaf Rolls

February 23rd, 2010 · 13 Comments

Typically, when working with yeast-raised dough’s there is always a fermentation time for the yeast. Yeast need fuel to grow, and the sugar and water gives them a great place to start their magic, dissolving the sugar in the water first, then adding the yeast gives them the energy they need to come alive.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Recipes

Asian Pork Tenderloin Medallions

February 22nd, 2010 · 16 Comments

The recipe originally calls for sautéing the crushed red pepper and garlic first; I like to brown the pork first then add the crushed red pepper and garlic after, to prevent the garlic from burning. Also, since we like a lot of garlic I have doubled the original amount here, however, typically I will increase most garlic amounts in recipes by four times the original, personal taste preferences and your mileage may vary.

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Tags: Entrees · Recipes · Weight Watchers