Dandelion Salad

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Makes
2 servings

Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 166 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 212mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 vegetable.

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 cups torn dandelion greens or arugula
2 green onions or 1 medium leek (white portion only), thinly sliced
2 hard-boiled large eggs, sliced
1/2 cup grapefruit or tangerine sections
Dandelion blossoms, optional

Directions
1. In a small bowl, whisk oil, and lemon juice. In a large bowl, combine dandelion greens and onions. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat.
2. Arrange eggs and grapefruit sections over greens. If desired, top with dandelion blossoms.

Editor’s Note: Verify that dandelion greens haven’t been treated with lawn-care chemicals.
Editor’s Note
Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals.

Crunchy Tuna Salad with Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

Makes
4 servings

Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup tuna salad with 1 tomato: 280 calories, 16g fat (3g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 656mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

Ingredients
2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1 celery rib, chopped
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley or 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (12 ounces) albacore white tuna in water, drained and flaked
4 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges

Directions
1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, onion, celery, parsley, and pepper. Stir in tuna. Serve with tomato wedges.

Creamy Paprika Pork

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes
4 servings

Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup pork mixture: 320 calories, 23g fat (14g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 524mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

Ingredients
1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Hot cooked egg noodles or rice
Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions
1. Toss pork with flour and seasonings. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat; saute pork until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes.
2. Add cream; bring to a boil, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Cook, uncovered, until cream is slightly thickened, 5-7 minutes.
3. Serve with noodles. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.

Test Kitchen Tips
For a spicy kick, substitute hot paprika for sweet. Always store paprika in the refrigerator to keep its flavor fresh.

Creamy Chipped Beef Fondue

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.

Makes
about 4 cups

Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 75 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

Ingredients
1-1/3 to 1-1/2 cups milk
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 package (2-1/2 ounces) thinly sliced dried beef, chopped
1/4 cup chopped green onions
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cubed

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, heat milk and cream cheese over medium heat; stir until smooth. Stir in beef, onions and mustard; heat through. Transfer to a fondue pot or 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker; keep warm. Serve with bread cubes.

Country Fish Chowder

Total Time
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes
10 servings (2-1/2 quarts)

Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 250 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 598mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 15g protein.

Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
4 bacon strips, chopped
3 cans (12 ounces each) evaporated milk
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, undrained
1 can (6-1/2 ounces) chopped clams, undrained
3 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound fish fillets (haddock, cod or flounder), cooked and broken into pieces
Crumbled cooked bacon, optional
Minced chives, optional

Directions
1. In a large saucepan, cook onion and bacon over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. Add milk, corn, clams, potatoes, butter, salt, and pepper. 2. Cover and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.
3. Stir in fish and heat through. Ladle into bowls. If desired, top with bacon and chives.

Corned Beef Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes
4-6 servings

Nutrition Facts
1 each: 243 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 629mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

Ingredients
7 tablespoons canola oil, divided
3 tablespoons white vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups coarsely chopped cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/2 pound thinly sliced deli corned beef
Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions
1. In a small bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons oil, vinegar, sugar, celery seed, and salt until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
2. In a large skillet, saute the cabbage, carrots, and onions in remaining oil for 15-16 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in vinegar-oil mixture and corned beef. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until heated through. If desired, serve with rice.

Chicken Chiles Rellenos Strata

Total Time
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + standing

Makes
10 servings

Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 338 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 282mg cholesterol, 820mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 27g protein.

Ingredients
6 cups cubed French bread (about 6 ounces)
2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
12 large eggs
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Salsa

Directions
1. In a greased 13×9-in. baking dish, layer half of each of the following: bread cubes, chiles, Monterey Jack cheese, and chicken. Repeat layers.
2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, baking powder, and garlic salt until blended. Pour over layers. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove strata from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until puffed and golden at edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa.

Chewy Coconut Macaroons

Total Time
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch

Makes
32 cookies

Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 83 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract

Directions
1. In a bowl, toss the coconut, flour, and salt. Stir in milk and extract until blended (mixture will be thick and sticky).
2. Drop by level tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° just until golden brown, 18-22 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.