Yellow Squash Noodles (“Squashetti”)

Cook's notes: Make the vegetable "noodles" with a spiralizer device (I use a KitchenAid attachment) or a julienne peeler. Saute lightly in olive oil for a few minutes until tender. Season to taste with salt and pepper. You can serve spiralized veggie noodles with any sauce you would put on regular pasta. Resources: The Slender …

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Chickpeas

Cook's notes: Modified from a Minimalist Baker recipe. I usually cook sweet potatoes in the microwave for convenience, but you really can't beat the caramelization of the sweet potato when they roast in the oven. The chickpeas are delicious. This dish goes well with sauteed spinach or a salad. 2 large sweet potatoes, scrubbed with peel …

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Healthy Makeover: Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cook's notes: I made this cake for a friend who loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I couldn't bring myself to make the original Texas Sheet Cake, which has a huge amount of sugar in it. The cake turned out terrific, and several people asked for the recipe. Note that the cake is …

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