Tag: cilantro

Zippy Northern Beans Salad

Zippy Northern Bean Salad is really tomato salad with a can of Great Northern Beans tossed in the bowl.  It takes no time at all to pull this simple low fat vegetarian salad together.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ll bet if I cooked up some brown rice or quinoa and tossed it into […]

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Mediterranean Baked Rice

HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 4 to 6 1 1/2 cups uncooked long-grain rice 2 3/4 cups water 1 roasted red bell pepper 1 tablespoon oil packed sun-dried tomato, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled 3 tablespoons black olives, chopped 3 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh […]

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Tomato-Rice Salad with Chickpeas and Feta

This simple vegetarian salad recipe is so good, my husband had TWO bowls.  I did, too.  There’s something about the fresh taste of tomatoes and feta cheese together that makes it hard to stop eating.  The chickpeas add a creamy texture while the zucchini stands in for the crunchy bites.  I’d have to say that […]

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Brown Rice and Spanish Lentils Salad

If you like salads with a tangy dressing, this brown rice and lentil recipe is right up your alley.  My husband was all over this dish and went back for seconds. Try this whole foods plant-based recipe and let me know what you think. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 6 2/3 cups dry Spanish Pardina Brown […]

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PB&Q: Pea, Beans and Quinoa Salad

I’m teaching myself to make more quinoa recipes for my family.  Quinoa is pretty tasty; it reminds me of rice, but it’s not a starch.  It’s a protein.  It can turn a simple side salad recipe into a light dinner. I pulled this light dinner recipe into existence with leftover black eye peas, black beans, […]

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Spinach and Quinoa Dinner

The first time I made this quinoa recipe, it was to be used for a stuffed bell peppers recipe.  My husband and I enjoyed the filling so much, we both agreed it was a meal on it own.  He said, “Next time, save yourself the trouble of broiling the peppers and just make the filling.” […]

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Broiled Red Bell Peppers Stuffed With Quinoa

This meatless recipe of red bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, spinach, onions, and carrots is absolutely dee-lish!  I wasn’t sure my husband was going to dig it.  It turned out, he totally grooved on it.  Said it was “fresh and fun”.  SCORE!!! OH! And I finally figured out the secret to making tasty quinoa that […]

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Yellow Split Pea Dahl

This is my first Indian dish.  And it’s not half bad. ;D  The whole reason I made it was to try the taste of yellow split peas.  I’ve not cooked any yellow split peas recipes before.  Yellow split peas, I’ve learned, are also called yellow lentils.  Lentils come in different sizes and colors: yellow, green, […]

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Zucchini Omelet with Cilantro

Low in carbohydrates, this quick breakfast recipe is good for folks looking for low calorie recipes and diabetic recipes. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 2 1 egg 4 egg whites 2 tbsp milk 1 tbsp fresh cilantro pinch of salt pinch of fresh ground pepper 1 tsp butter 1 cup zucchini, small dice In a […]

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Bok Choi with Northern Beans

Finding recipes for bok choi is a little disappointing.  Most everywhere I looked had bok choi served up as an Asian dish.  That’s cool; I like Asian cuisine.  I was just hoping to see it being used in a variety of recipes.  Stir frying seems to be the popular way of cooking.  But I can tell […]

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Smoky Black Bean Soft Tacos

This is the kind of food I could eat EVERYDAY and never grow bored.  I like this black bean taco recipe for its fresh and smoky flavors and that little kick of heat in each bite. AND, AND, there’s barely any cooking involved.  It’s just mix, mix, mix, set aside, warm, fill, and CHOW DOWN. […]

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Avocado and Black Bean Soft Tacos

When there’s so many fresh fruits and vegetables coming out of the farmers’ market and backyard gardens, it’s not hard to come up with healthy quick recipes.  Half of the ingredients were sitting in my kitchen window screaming, “Eat me!”  I felt like Alice with a craving for Mexican food. HERE’S ALL I DID to […]

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Holy Guacamole!

Oh yea, it’s as good as it looks and zesty too! I found this delicious and simple guacamole recipe in one of my favorite children’s books, Chicks and Salsa by Aaron Reynolds. Of course, I did alter it a bit to suit my fancy and it turned out beautifully and all the chicken’s said, “Ole!” […]

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