Category: Main Dishes

Chili Lentils Over Baked Potatoes

Chili Lentils Over Baked Potatoes – AWESOME.  Have you ever tried chili or barbecued pinto beans over a baked spud? It’s like being at a cook out without having to get out the grill.  If you have the time, bake the potatoes in the oven to get the skins crispy and that authentic baked potato […]

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Vegan Green Enchiladas

Vegan Green Enchiladas were born on the whim one crazy night and have been a family favorite dinner ever since.  If you’ve not tried tempeh, yet, start with this recipe.

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Smoky BBQ Soft Tacos

Smoky BBQ Soft Tacos was inspired from a recipe out of The Starch Solution by Dr. John McDougall.  I tried making exactly as directed in the book but I didn’t have all the same ingredients and had to wing it.  You know how that goes, right? The original recipe called for 3/4 cup barbecue sauce, I […]

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Corny Tex-Mex Casserole

Make this Corny Tex-Mex Casserole when you’re in the mood for black beans, cornbread and lots of spicy tomatoes.  My family had no problems take this casserole down. It made a great leftovers-lunch the next day, too.

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Tex-Mex Lentil Tacos

Tex-Mex Lentil Tacos are WAY BETTER than traditional beef tacos.  Trust me. You don’t have to mess with raw, potentially-contaminated-with-e-coli-meat, draining off heart clogging fats, wasting paper towels, wiping down grease splatters all over the stove top, no lingering smell of cooked greasy meat in the house.  None of that. Lentils takes a quick 20 […]

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Brown Rice Pasta in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

I totally recommend this roasted red pepper sauce recipe to everyone that does NOT care for traditional tomato pasta sauce recipes.  As an added bonus, traditional tomato sauce lovers will dig right in to the smoky sweet flavor that clings to their favorite healthy pasta.  The first time I made this sauce, I served it […]

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Italian Lentil Meatballs

I went flying by the seat of my pants on this recipe.  Taken from my experiences with baking real meat meatballs and baking meatless meatloaf muffins, it was pretty easy coming up with a good Italian vegan meatball recipe.  After baking in the oven for 15 minutes, these vegan meatballs turn out crispy on the […]

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Meatless Meatloaf Muffins

I double-dog dare you to serve these Meatless Meatloaf Muffins to the meat-lovers in your family.  These protein packed morsels have all the flavors of Monday night’s meatloaf without all the fat and cholesterol.  Plus, they freeze well, too.  I like to double this recipe and put the extras up in the freezer for the […]

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Bake Veggies, Pasta in Creamy Tofu

This has become one my family’s favorite vegan dinners.  We eat it every week.  I love that I can change it up each week by substituting pasta for rice, or leave it out all together.  Sometimes I use collard greens, other times spinach is the big green.  My son’s favorite combo is broccoli and sweet […]

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Chili Bean Tacos

Back in the day when having a cassette player in your car was BIG TIME, I grooved on drive-thru dining.  My favorite drive-thru foods were tacos and fish sandwiches.  Whenever I had a few extra bucks, I’d hit a drive-thru for dinner and thought I was getting a good meal.  I was so naive.  Also, […]

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Creamy Vegetable Casserole

Save this creamy vegetable casserole recipe for those days when you’re in the mood for something comforting like a chicken pot pie, but you don’t have the time to build a chicken pot pie. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serves 10 1 (16-ounce) box whole wheat pasta, like macaroni, penne or bow tie 1 large yellow […]

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Broccoli & Mushroom Lo Mein

Stir-fry dinners rock in my book.  I can’t take any combination of veggies, stir them around in hot skillet, drizzle on any variety of zippy sauces, then toss it all together with cooked rice or noodles and dinner is ON!  Can I hear an ‘Amen’? For me, stir-fry sauces and barbecue sauces live in the […]

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Smoky Vegetables Over Pasta

I came up with smoky vegetables over pasta on the fly.  After coming home from the farmers’ market totally famished, I stir fried a few veggies in my cast iron skillet and seasoned them with liquid smoke and fresh herbs. Having leftover pasta in the fridge was a plus to making this a super quick […]

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Curried Chickpeas & Tomatoes with Peas

Have you ever unintentionally made the best meal ever from leftovers?  It happens to me when I’m not paying attention to measurements and going only on by what I see and smell.  The only time I cook like that is when I’m trying to come up with a fast dinner with all the leftovers and […]

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Garbanzo Beans n Swiss Chard n Tomato Sauce

Garbanzo Beans n Swiss Chard n Tomato Sauce is a meal for anyone wanting heart healthy recipes without salt and full of flavor.  I’m so glad this simple vegetarian recipe serves 6.  I was able to go back for seconds knowing I would have enough for tomorrow’s lunch, too. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES serves 6 […]

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