MINI PAVLOVAS

Makes 18 mini pavs  These are kind of like strawberry shortcake, but with soft meringues instead of biscuits.  Because these are small, they don’t have to dry out in the oven for hours, like a regular-sized Pavlova.  But they do need an hour, and then some cooling time before serving, so plan accordingly. EQUIPMENT 3…

Simple Marinara Sauce

Makes enough for 4 servings of pasta Equipment Medium pot with lid  Measuring cup, measuring spoons Wooden spoon for stirring Cutting board and knife Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 cup diced onion 1 clove garlic, minced ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried oregano 1 bay leaf 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes  1…

Quick and Creamy Fettuccine Alfredo

Makes 4 servings Traditional Alfredo Sauce is loaded with butter and cream.  We found a healthier version that uses low-fat cream cheese and evaporated milk — and you make it in the microwave, so it’s really fast! Equipment: Large pot with lid, for boiling pasta Large sieve or colander for draining pasta 2 quart microwave-safe…

Simple Romaine Salad

Serves 6 This is just a simpler version of our Really Green Salad, for when you want something fairly basic — goes great alongside pasta or pizza. Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Blender Salad bowl Salad spinner or dish towels Garlic press or micro grater Cutting board, cutting knife Grater Ingredients Dressing 2 Tablespoons…

Vegetarian Pastitsio

This vegetarian version has silken tofu to boost the protein in the cream sauce, and uses 2% evaporated milk for added calcium. Makes 6-8 servings Kitchen Equipment Baking dish, 9 X 13 inches Kitchen scale (optional) Large pot and medium pot, with lids Large sieve for draining macaroni Grater Cutting board, cutting knife Wooden spoon…

Caesar Salad

Serves 6 Kitchen equipment Measuring cup, measuring spoons Whisk Small bowl Salad bowl Salad spinner or dish towels Cutting board, cutting knife Large skillet or wok Wooden spoon or metal spatula Ingredients Dressing 1/2 cup light mayonnaise 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogourt 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 anchovy fillets, minced (optional, but traditional – wash…