Calabaza is a squash from the West Indies with orange flesh that is moister and sweeter than pumpkin. It’s chock-full of nutrition – rich in Vitamin A, C, and potassum, and all for just 35 calories per cup. This Calabaza Risotto delivers rich buttery flavor and a symphony of fresh herb delights, but for only about one-third the calories of regular risotto.
A typical serving of risotto contains nearly 8 grams of heart-damaging saturated fat. That’s more saturated fat than two McDonald’s hamburgers. Our Pritikin Wild Mushroom Risotto has 0 grams of saturated fat, but loads of earthy Italian punch.
This Braised Fish With Marsala, Shiitake Mushrooms, and Tomatoes is a superb party dish. Who needs fat when your entree is infused with the deep rich flavors of Marsala wine and shiitake mushrooms? Excellent fish choices for this recipe are grouper, monkfish, halibut, cobia, or sea bass.
Here’s a fabulous fusion of tropical flavors, a colorful combination that’s sure to delight your dinner guests, and brimming with healthful nutrients.
Excellent fish choices for this exotic entree are halibut, cod, tilapia, and snapper. Banana leaves (the leaves of the banana plant) are large, flexible, and waterproof. Throughout the world, in countries like Thailand, India, and Mexico, they’re used as wraps for food. Steaming with banana leaves imparts a sweet flavor and aroma to dishes. Asian and Hispanic markets are your best bet for purchasing them. They’re also available online.
Crepes are typically packed with saturated fat-rich ingredients like butter and egg yolks. With our recipe, you get the silky pancake-style goodness of crepes without harming your heart.
Here’s a light yet creamy sauce to accompany desserts like our Baked Apples and Bananas Cornucopia, and so easy to whip up!
Think pastry-style desserts need to be loaded with fatty butters, creams, and sugar? What a lovely surprise these bananas in crispy cones will be! For an extra gourmet touch, ladle a little of Pritikin Orange Chiffon Sauce on each dessert dish and place the cones on top, garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.
Here’s a grand finale to your dinner party! Flambé means to ignite foods that have liquor added. Do use extreme caution.
While the ingredients can vary widely, a typical risotto is packed with artery-clogging cheese and calories. Not so with our Pritikin risotto! It retains all the goodness of traditional risotto — particularly the vegetables — and leaves the rest. This recipe also makes great leftovers. Just ladle some in a microwave-safe dish, spritz with a bit of water, nuke for a minute, and lunch is ready.