Valentine's day recipes with 400 or fewer calories added by professional chefs

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Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
4925 views
CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

CEVICHE! ~ Costa Rican Style

My buddy, Ed, of Puerto Rican descent, spent his time in the Air Force in Central and South America. Ed's favorite dish: ceviche! He tells endless…

Amos Miller
Jan 2012
Professional
7 votes
8869 views
Quick Organic Guacamole

Quick Organic Guacamole

Perfect guacamole for parties or whenever

dp
Dec 2009
Professional
6 votes
6247 views
Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

Everything Goes Oatmeal Coookies

This is an original recipe. I was making them, years ago, because my children wanted a "loaded" oatmeal cookie…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
5 votes
3239 views
BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

BEST EVER PEANUT BRITTLE

I never knew how good peanut brittle was until I made this and I also never knew how easy it was. You just need to make sure you have a candy…

Claudia lamascolo
Jan 2014
Professional
4 votes
1843 views
Garbage Salad (not really)

Garbage Salad (not really)

This salad will make the meal, or be the meal. Broccoli, oranges, almonds, raisins, mushrooms, onion & bacon - and a fabulous classic sweet & tangy…

Amos Miller
Dec 2011
Professional
3 votes
2362 views
Pâté with Bacon & Onion

Pâté with Bacon & Onion

A "pâté" (pah-TAY) is simply a paste of meat and a fat. It can be super fancy, or, as in this recipe, super simple. Guaranteed to impress your…

Amos Miller
Jun 2012
Professional
3 votes
1397 views
Dolce al Mascarpone

Dolce al Mascarpone

My luscious spring variation on Tiramisù, this one is made with a lemon syrup and fresh berries

Carmelita
Mar 2010
Professional
3 votes
1241 views
Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

For a romantic dinner, try this superb shrimp, sauteed in a buttery, garlic and lemon wine sauce. It doesn’t…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Feb 2012
Professional
3 votes
896 views
Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake - A treat for Valentine's Day!

Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake - A treat for Valentine's Day!

Fresh raspberries play a starring role in this appealing coffee cake. Baked in an 8" round pan, it will make 8…

Salad Foodie
Feb 2014
Professional
3 votes
3068 views
Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

There are many zucchini recipes, but this is one that I kinda made up. It is nourishing, a good Lenten dish…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jan 2014
Professional
3 votes
2218 views
Dazzling, Skinny Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake

Dazzling, Skinny Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake

Deep dark chocolate batter embraces chunks of ruby-colored cherries in this elegant cake. The light crimson…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Feb 2012
Professional
2 votes
701 views
Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

Incredible Chocolate Chip Cookies

We all know there are many recipes for chocolate chip cookies, with many things added to them. But for a soft,…

J. Gino Genovesi
Aug 2013
Professional
2 votes
1266 views
Chef Gino's Peanut Blossom Cookies

Chef Gino's Peanut Blossom Cookies

Peanut Blossoms were developed by Freda Smith from Gibsonburg, Pa. in a National Pillsbury Bake-Offf…

J. Gino Genovesi
Dec 2013
Professional
2 votes
1197 views
Canned Salsa Genovesi Style

Canned Salsa Genovesi Style

Salsa is the Spanish for sauce. Salsa is the combination of chilies, tomatoes, celery, cilantro and a variety of other ingredients, and has been…

J. Gino Genovesi
Aug 2013
Professional
2 votes
847 views