Elegant New Year’s Eve Menu

Featured Article,Healthy Recipes and Nutrition,Nutrition
December 27, 2011

Looking for a five-star menu to serve up for New Year's Eve for a fraction of the calories and cost? Try one of these recipes.

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Avoid the crowds and ring in the New Year with an elegant home-cooked dinner. Mix and match a menu from these decadent but surprisingly healthy suggestions.

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Mussels in Red Wine with Herbs and Roasted Shallots

The rosemary brings this dish together, but it’s deliciously surprising how well the smoky flavor of the shallots pairs with the mussels’ briny sweetness.

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Crusted Pumpkin Wedges with Sour Cream

These satisfying wedges make a perfect veggie main course for Christmas, as the crust is a bit like stuffing.

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Eggplant with Buttermilk Sauce

This rustically elegant starter pairs well with a robust white bread or pita.

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Green Bean Salad with Mustard Seeds and Tarragon

This salad offers a good balance of clean freshness from the beans with the punchy complexity of the herbs and spices.

Maple-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Add tofu to make these Brussels sprouts a main dish.

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Moroccan Roasted Chicken

Cinnamon, cumin, ginger and allspice flavor this whole roasted chicken.

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Broiled Pears with Orange and Honey

This memorable side dish is a particularly nice partner for seafood of all sorts.

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"As You Wish" Mini Pies

These are called “as you wish” pies because each individual pie’s filling can be different, though the pies all bake at once. Each pie needs about ¼ cup of filling, and that filling is up to you!

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