Coquilles Saint Jacques – 374 Cal

Can you have an exotic French dish like Coquilles Saint Jacques while on Dad’s Diet? Of course! One seashell serving is 374 and although it’s not filling alone, combined with a nice salad and maybe 50z of white wine, you’ve got a meal worthy of a romance novel for under 550. That’s perfect for one…

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Yorkshire Stew (451 Cal)

451 Calories I first made this for my Dad to satisfy his Irish hunger pangs at Christmas. I always used leftovers from the big Christmas dinner and made it for his birthday on Boxing Day. It was always a big hit, and secretly, I liked it better the next day anyway; the meat had time…

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Perogies in Wine and Tomato Sauce

In a past life, I lived with someone of Eastern European heritage. The family loved traditional foods such as Cabbage Rolls, Halushki, and of course, Perogies. But if you didn’t serve the latter with butter, onions, bacon and sour cream, it was sacrilege. Upon leaving that household, I decided that the delicious little dumplings deserved…

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Romantic Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

  Not sure why it’s called romantic chicken but the combination of artichoke heart marinating juice and a dry white wine is, at the very least, swarmy. It’s served with buttered linquine and sauteed broccoli. INGREDIENTS 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsn olive oil 2 tbsn butter 1…

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