Tag: bell pepper

Bright Crunchy Lunch Salad

The salad.  Commonly thought of as an appetizer or side dish.  Seriously underestimated as a source of protein and super nutrients.  Rabbit food.  Who needs it when we can easily take a multi-vitamin for the same vitamins and minerals? You can get them all at TropicalOasis.com. Turns out, I need big salads in my life. […]

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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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Roasted Bell Pepper and Potatoes

I could eat a whole plate of oven roasted vegetables and call it ‘dinner’.  Couldn’t you?  The other night, I had a icebox full of leftovers that didn’t quite go together, like leftover stir-fry veggies, baked yellow squash, and pinto beans.  It didn’t help that I had a hankering for fried potatoes.  That’s when I […]

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Chickpeas and Lentils Lunch Salad

This Chickpeas and Lentils Lunch Salad recipe is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes.  It really hits the spot when you’re so hungry you could eat a horse.  If you have any leftover rice or quinoa, toss it in and you’ll have a well rounded meal in a bowl. Like all great salads, this healthy […]

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Three Bean Salad Recipe For Lunch

I watched the food documentary Forks Over Knives two times this week. What a great show! I am TOTALLY on board for eating more fruits and vegetables, and i now know which are the best tools I can use, amazing !! just check out the knives from www.selfdefenseknives.co and you won’t regret it.  I already […]

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Spanish Lentils Cooked My Way

Lentils are relatively a new thing for me.  I’ve known of them for years, and off and on I’ve tried lentil recipes that worked out.  My biggest problem with them is getting the texture right.  I don’t care for the blown out, mushy results I typically get when I cook up a bag.  I’ve told myself every […]

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Orange White Bean Salad Recipe

This low fat salad recipe is very good because all the ingredients are fresh.  It’s a very mild salad that’s packed with all the nutritional winners, fiber, protein, vitamins.  Toss in a little cooked quinoa or whole wheat orzo pasta and you’ve got lunch. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 (15-ounce) can cooked Great Northern Beans or […]

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Red Bean Gumbo Recipe

I will admit, OUT LOUD, in front of everybody, that I don’t like typical gumbo recipes.  I’ve eaten only two bowls in my life that weren’t drowning in a layer of oil. Thankfully, this delightful red bean gumbo recipe I have before you is nothing like the meaty gumbo versions.  This vegetarian gumbo doesn’t need […]

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Pinto Bean and Hominy Salad

This is one of those bean salad recipes you take to a family reunion or some other type of potluck occasion.  It’s better tasting at room temperature than chilled.  As I ate on it for a couple days in a row, I kept splashing it with Tabasco sauce to give it a little kick. You’ll […]

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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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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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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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Yellow Peppers and Chickpeas

When I get in the mood for chickpeas or garbanzo beans, whichever side of the tracks you come from, I cannot get enough of them.  I used to buy canned chickpeas until I learned to cook them in a pressure cooker.  Nowadays, I keep home-cooked chickpeas stored up in the freezer ready and waiting for […]

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