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Scrambled Eggs and

Helen Aunspach, Trinity Center, California 2 cups regular-strength chicken

broth 1 cup bulgur (cracked wheat) 1 tablespoon butter or margarine 1 medium-size (5 to 6 oz.) onion,

thinly sliced 1 medium-size (about 6 oz.) red or

green bell pepper, stemmed,

seeded, and thinly sliced 4 large eggs

Salt and pepper

Grated parmesan cheese

In a 1 - to 1 1/2-quart pan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Stir in bulgur. Cover tightly; let mixture stand until liquid is absorbed, 5 to 10 minutes.,

In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan, stir 1 teaspoon butter, onion, and bell pepper over medium-high heat until onion is lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes.

In a small bowl, beat eggs to blend with 1/4 cup water. Add remaining butter to frying pan; turn heat to medium-low. Add eggs and cook, gently lifting cooked portion to allow uncooked portion to flow underneath, until eggs are softly set. Place 1/4 of the bulgur and egg mixture on each of 4 dinner plates. Add salt, pepper, and cheese to taste. Makes 4 servings.

Per serving: 254 cal.; 12 g protein; 9 3 g fat (3.6 g sat.); 32 g carbo.; 127 mg sodium; 220 mg chol.

Wilted Waldorf Salad

Holly Kaslewicz, Stanford, California 1/3 cup slivered almonds or chopped

walnuts 6 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 large (about 1/2 lb.) tart apple 1 tablespoon salad oil 1 large (about 1/2 lb.) onion, thinly

sliced 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed 4 cups (about 9 oz.) finely shredded

red cabbage


In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat, stir nuts until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan; set aside.

In a bowl, mix 1/4 cup vinegar and the sugar. Core apple and cut into 1/2-inch cubes; stir into vinegar mixture.

Add oil, onion, garlic, and caraway to frying pan; stir over high heat until onion is limp, 4 to 5 minutes. Add cabbage and remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar; stir until cabbage barely wilts, about 2 minutes. Pour into a shallow bowl. Top with apple mixture and nuts; mix. Add salt to taste. Serves 6.

Per serving 115 caL; 2.2 g protein; 5.5 g fat (0.6 g sat.); 17 g carbo.; 5.8 mg sodium; 0 mg chol.

Hominy and Pork Chops

Frances P. Thoman, Grants Pass, Oregon 4 shoulder pork steaks (about 2 lb.

total), fat trimmed 1 cup regular-strength chicken

broth 4 large (about 1 lb. total) carrots,

thinly sliced 1 can (15 oz.) golden hominy,


Pink onions (recipe follows)

Chopped parsley

Salt and pepper

Place pork in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan; cover tightly. Cook over medium heat for 20 minutes. Uncover; cook over high heat, turning pork occasionally until liquid evaporates and meat browns, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat.

Add broth, carrots, and hominy. Cover and simmer until meat is tender when pierced, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer pork and hominy mixture to a platter; top with pink onions and parsley. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4. Per serving: 435 cal.; 32 g protein; 18 g fat (5. 9 g sat.); 36 g carbo.; 359 mg sodium; 106 mg chol.

Pink onios. Thinly slice 1 medium-size (about 6 oz.) red onion; rinse well. Mix onion with 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, and 1/3 cup water. Cover and chill 30 minutes to 1 hour; drain.

Popcorn Granola

Sue Hill, Palmer, Alaska 3/4 cup honey 1/3 cup (1/6 lb.) butter or margarine

teaspoon vanilla 3 cups unseasoned popped corn 6 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1 cup sweetened flaked dried

coconut 1 cup bran cereal 1 cup crushed shredded wheat

cereal 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup sesame seed

In a 12- by 15-inch roasting pan, combine honey, butter, and vanilla. Place in oven and turn heat on to 350 . Meanwhile, whirl corn in a blender or food processor until finely ground. When butter is melted, in about 5 minutes, add to pan the ground corn, oats, coconut, bran cereal, wheat cereal, raisins, and sesame seed; mix well.

Bake in a 350[degrees] oven, stirring often, until richly browned, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool; serve. If made ahead, store airtight at room temperature up to 3 weeks. Makes 11 cups, 11 to 22 servings. Per 1/2 cup: 216 cal.; 5 g protein; 7 g fat (3.2 g sat.); 50 g carbo.; 56 mg sodium; 7.4 mg chol.

Green Tomatillo Chicken

Gale Noble, San Diego 4 whole chicken legs with thighs

attached (about 23/4 lb. total) 2 tablespoons salad oil 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husks

removed, cored and chopped, or 2 cans (12 oz. each) tomatillos,

drained and coarsely chopped 1 large (about 1/2 lb.) onion,

chopped 2 large (about 1 1/2 oz. total) fresh

jalapeno chilies, stemmed and

chopped 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro (coriander)


Salt and pepper

Remove chicken skin. Pour oil into a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken and brown, turning as needed, 8 to 12 minutes. Add tomatillos, onion, chilies, and garlic. Cover and simmer, turning chicken occasionally, until meat is no longer pink at thigh bone (cut to test), about 30 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm.

Boil sauce, uncovered, over high heat until most of the liquid evaporates, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serves 4.

Per serving: 322 cal.; 38 g protein; 14 g fat (2.6 g sat.); 9.1 g carbo.; 156 mg sodium; 143 mg chol.

Berry Yogurt Cheese

Linda Strader, Amado, Arizona 1 quart unflavored nonfat yogurt 1 envelope (2 teaspoons)

unflavored gelatin 2 cups (1 lb.) nonfat or low-fat

cottage cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel 2 tablespoons lime juice

Graham crust (recipe follows) 2 cups sliced strawberries

Pour yogurt into a cloth-lined strainer set over a deep bowl. Cover and chill at least 12 hours or up to next day In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan, combine gelatin and 1/4 cup water; soften 5 minutes. Stir over low heat until gelatin dissolves. In a blender or food processor, whirl drained yogurt, cottage cheese, sugar, peel, juice, and gelatin mixture until smooth. Pour into crust. Cover and chill until firm, at least 4 hours or up to next day.

Top pie with berries. Serves 8. Per serving: 332 cal.; 16 g protein; 9 g fat (4. 7 g sat.); 46 g carbo.; 480 mg sodium; 26 mg chol.

Graham crust. In a 9-inch pie pan, mix 1 1/3 cups graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons sugar, and 1/3 cup (1/6 lb.) melted butter or margarine. Press evenly over bottom and sides of pan. Bake in a 350[degrees] oven 10 minutes. Cool.

Compiled by Linda Lau Anusasananan
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Author:Anusasananan, Linda Lau
Date:Mar 1, 1992
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