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Turkey-Ricotta Burgers With Leeks and Dill

A "meat lite" turkey burger might seem like an oxymoron but isn't: a mixture of ground turkey lightened with plenty of milky ricotta cheese is folded through with soft leeks and garlic, accented with fresh dill and fries up crispy-but-juicy in a cast-iron pan. More

Meat Lite: Pork and Mustard-Cream Cabbage

Most people think that if you're serving a chop of any kind, one per person is the rule. It's certainly customary, but in most cases that 8- to 20-ounce monster is a multiple of the portion you should probably be eating. Chops don't usually lend themselves to a meat-lite supper, but with an ample serving of a hearty vegetable side, you won't wonder where the other half of your dinner went. In this case, sharing really is caring. More

Smoked Turkey and Bean Nachos

[Photograph: Tara Mataraza Desmond] Friends and I were snickering at a well-known cooking show personality and her game day menu episode that ran recently as a prelude to this weekend's Super Bowl. It was complete with detailed instructions for... More

Meat Lite: Pinto and Pork Tacos

[Photograph: Joy Manning] Almost every week when I do my grocery shopping at Whole Foods, I marvel at how little I spent. I guess that's because I'm constantly hearing people complain about the prices at "Whole Paycheck," as it is... More

Resolution: Eat Less Meat

[Photographs: Tara Mataraza Desmond] Related What's Your New Year's Food Resolution? » Do You Have a Food Project for 2010? Joy and I have been around here for a while as authors of the Meat Lite column, offering recipes that... More

Meat Lite: Nutty Pasta

Philadelphia food writers Joy Manning and Tara Mataraza Desmond drop by each week with Meat Lite, which celebrates meat in moderation. Meat Lite was inspired by their book, Almost Meatless. —Editor [Photograph: Joy Manning] This dish has been a weeknight... More

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