Game Hens with Sage and Rosemary
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Game Hens with Sage and Rosemary

It’s the time of year when we begin to get cozy at home, staying in to cook seasonal meals and enjoy old favorites. I’ve always liked game hen because they’re so tender, and they take on the flavor of other ingredients so easily. These luscious little hens are plump and bursting with rosemary, sage, three kinds of onions, and the zing of fresh oranges.

Onion Ring Salad
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Onion Ring Salad

Maybe the problem is that we eat onion rings with burgers and steaks and other foods that aren’t heart-healthy, but how about some world-class onion rings presented on a bed of yogurt-based, lightly dressed mesclun salad? Isn’t that a main course to indulge in, guilt-free?Finding the balance between what you’ve always loved to eat, and what you think you should eat to be healthy is worth the effort. Because after all, food is more than sustenance, it’s one of the great pleasures of life.

Green Tomato Gratin
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Green Tomato Gratin

This beautiful recipe, adapted from the Malibu Farm cookbook, is a perfect brunch buffet dish. The green tomatoes provide an acidic counterpoint to the potatoes, and it’ll feel familiar to you, because tomatoes and cheese are gustatorial soulmates. It’s colorful and hearty and bursting with the flavors of late summer.

Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nuts
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Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nuts

Salmon is a heart-healthy fish and so we eat it a lot, but it’s easy to get in a rut of the same couple of recipes over and over again. So let’s start fresh: pan-fried instead of baked or broiled, pine nuts, capers and olives instead of mustard or dill sauce. Voila! A delectable main course that’s healthy and kinda elegant, considering that you just did it in about 15 minutes. Enjoy!

Cauliflower Pizza
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Cauliflower Pizza

Okay, so a cauliflower pizza is hardly a new idea, but I was skeptical of a pizza crust made of cauliflower. Sounds more like the pizza box you throw away – cardboard with a smell of tomatoes clinging to it. But a cauliflower pizza is very healthy, and with the addition of cheese it turned out to be a beautiful thing.