Category: Main Dishes

Spinach Hummus Tostadas

I posted this photo on facebook and someone commented that I should be careful eating outside. Apparently, I got grass on my lunch. Hardy har har. Spinach Hummus Tostadas are this week’s lunch wonder hit.  I totally dig the warm, crispy whole wheat tortilla and spinach hummus together topped with zesty onion, bright cherry tomatoes […]

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Spinach Hummus Quesadillas

Spinach Hummus is not just for dipping.  I dig spreading between to toasted whole wheat tortillas with fresh bean sprouts and carrot.  OH! I didn’t think of it until just now – red bell pepper would make these rock!  I wish I had thought of it when I put these together.  It’s okay.  I have […]

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Supreme Layered Bean and Veggie Enchiladas

I called these Supreme Bean and Veggie Enchiladas for a reason.  My family CHOWED DOWN on these bad boys in a matter of minutes.  They were fun to eat, too, I must admit.  It was like we had our own Tex-Mex pizzas.  When you look closely at the photo above, you’ll see two supremes without […]

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Quick Black Bean Dinner

When I have NO TIME to cook, I still cook, only faster. I ALWAYS have canned beans in the pantry to pull off super quick meals. Black beans are our favorite rush hour staple. They’re so versatile for soups, salads, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, and stir-fry meals. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES serves 4 2 (14.5 ounce) […]

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ROCKIN’ Vegetable Lasagna Recipe

Served this up at my husband’s 40th birthday party to a houseful of meat-lovers. EVERYONE was floored by its awesomeness.  I can’t wait to make it again. Enlist a kitchen helper to put this ROCKIN’ vegetable lasagna recipe together.  There’s nothing complicated about pulling it together, but it does take some time to get everything […]

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Dairy-Free Alfredo Pasta Dinner

For everyone who knows their way around Simple Daily Recipes, y’all know that I have ALWAYS offered up recipes with commonly found ingredients.  This is not one of them.  In fact, I could go so far as to say this is SDR’s first uncommon ingredients recipe posted since 2007.  Times are a changin’, my friends. […]

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Zucchini and White Beans in Balsamic Sauce

Zucchini and white beans seasoned with garlic and balsamic vinegar is different, in a good way.  It’s a nice change from eating a bean salad seasoned in sugar, oil and vinegar.  Well, vinegar remains in this simple bean recipe, but a deep, oaky balsamic has an extremely different flavor from distilled or cider. The photo […]

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Black Eye Peas, Carrots and Collards

This is one of my family’s  favorite plant-based meals.  We have it once a week, well actually twice a week.  My husband and I enjoy the leftovers for lunch.  Anyhoo.  I typically whip up black eye peas, carrots and collards in the pressure cooker.  I’ve had several folks ask me how to make the wonderful […]

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Black Eye Peas, Carrots and Collards from a Pressure Cooker

I made something very similar to this not too long ago, but it didn’t have carrots in it.  Oh let me tell you, my friend, carrots with black eye peas, onions and collard greens are a match made in heaven.  A cornbread pancake on the side makes the meal just that much more fun.  My […]

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Randy’s Purple Hull Peas with Collards

Last night, I felt like eating something down-home and simple.  I searched through the freezer and found a couple of bags of Purple Hull Peas.  These were not just any old peas from the store.  They were special.  These peas came from my neighbor’s garden last summer.  My sweet neighbor-friend, Randy, LOVED sharing his garden […]

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Tirunelveli’s Veri Veri Teriyaki Chickpeas and Rice

Veri Veri Teriyaki Chickpeas and rice is one of those dishes that is really popular in party’s, a lot of catering companies have this dish available, Elegant Touch Catering was one of the first companies to ever introduce veri veri teriyaki to the market and ever since is a dish that makes you say, I […]

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Broccoli Ricotta Sauce over Whole Wheat Pasta

Despite my efforts to photograph this healthy broccoli recipe in an appetizing light, it is truly a great tasting dish.  My 11-year old son, who happens to like broccoli, practically inhaled his first bowl then went back for seconds.  We were surprised by the creaminess of the broccoli ricotta sauce.  It doesn’t look smooth, but it […]

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Spicy Cabbage Dinner

Never in my days have I come across a cabbage recipe that had a Mexican flare to it.  My husband and I have always known cabbage cooked with sausage or tossed into stir-fry meals. Eating it cooked with tomatoes, beans, sweet corn, onion, cumin and chili powder was a whole new yummy experience.  We were […]

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Bean Burrito Casserole

This is my family’s ABSOLUTE FAVORITE DINNER.  It’s so easy to make that both of my kids can build the dish on their own.  All I have to do is pop the pan in the oven.  Give it try.  Let me know what you think. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 (52 ounce) can of pinto […]

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Garbanzo Beans and Zucchini Dinner

This simple dinner recipe took hardly any time to pull together.  It’s full of fresh flavors with a little kick of good chili powder.  I’ve had access to plenty of fresh picked zucchini lately and I’m trying to find new ways to cook it up.  This recipe is like the Yellow Peppers and Chickpeas recipe […]

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