Showing posts from May, 2013

Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-ups
with Fresh Veggies

You know how summer rolls are kinda sorta totally finicky to roll, those soft Asian rice papers and all? Enter deli turkey, the protein-packed easy-to-roll substitute. (And hey, deli ham works too!) I've rolled these with a mix of red pepper, cucumber, asparagus, avocado and mango but the choices are limited only by your imagination. Easy Skinny Turkey Roll-Ups are quick to make with easy on-hand ingredients. Better yet? They're good for you too. Each roll is just 50 calories and one Weight Watchers point – and yet totally fresh and filling. I think you'll love these, I know we sure did! Hey! What happened to spring?! It seems we were blessed by three whole days of it, Easter Sunday in March, one day in April and another early this week. Then whomp, summer hit and the AC went on. So here it is, mid-May and already it’s full-on summer.The only compensation? I a-d-o-r-e summer food! It’s why I started “Summer Easy” – my collection of easy summer recipes – awhile back. The pr…

Mexican Mango Trifle (Ante de Mango)

Aw, creamy fruit desserts, who doesn't love 'em? This one's a conversation-stopper, layers of bread and a mango pudding studded with sherry-soaked raisins, much like an English Trifle but simpler. The recipe comes from Seasons of My Heart, the cooking school in Oaxaca, Mexico, where it's called "ante de mango" or "layered mango pudding" or "mango charlotte". That's a lot of names for a dish that makes up in minutes and is surprisingly low in calories! Everyone’s heard of Cinco de Mayo but what about Cinco de Abril? Ha – that’s the 5th of April and the date selected for a few friends to gather for dinner earlier this month. Our clever hosts, Denise of the food blog Eat Laugh Love and her husband Craig chose the theme and assigned courses.We got dessert, challenge on!We checked Diana Kennedy and Rick Bayless cookbooks before hitting upon the obvious but inspired choice, perfect for spring: a mango pudding we first tasted in Oaxaca, Mexic…