Tag: olive oil

Rosemary Pesto

I scored this Rosemary Pesto recipe from Debbie at Della Terra Farm.  I met Debbie at our local farmers market a fews weeks back.  One taste of her pesto and I was hooked.  I’ve been back to her booth every Saturday for more.  Debbie was cool enough to share her recipe with me. HERE’S ALL […]

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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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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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Artichokes, Northern Beans and Orzo Salad

Artichokes, Northern Beans and Orzo Salad would be a smash hit at any potluck affair.  And anyone looking for light lunch recipes, this recipe works for them, too.  The marinated artichokes hearts really add zing to this dish, don’t even think about leaving them out.  To bump it up on the healthy grains recipes meter, […]

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Northern Beans Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

This Northern Beans Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes is a satisfying whole foods plant-based recipe.  It’s good eaten cold right out of the icebox and eaten at room temperature (perfect for your next potluck party).  However, my favorite way to chow down on this simple salad is gently warmed up and tossed with whole wheat pasta. […]

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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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Roasted Veggie Pizza

I’ve learned a NEW WAY, new for me, to have a great tasting pizza loaded with vegetables and the crust never gets wet and loses its crispiness, I ordered this pizza delivery from may favorite restaurant and I was so amazed by the pizza so let me know, are you interested in knowing the trick […]

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Apple, Orange and Sweet Potato Salad

I KNOW this salad sounds funky.  When you read through the ingredients list, your natural reaction will be to  pass on this recipe.  You’re going to think, “Jill’s gone off her rocker.  There’s no way my family is going to eat this.”  I had the VERY SAME THOUGHTS.  When I took the extra salad over […]

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Tomato Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

I can’t get enough tomatoes to eat when they’re in the peak of their season.  Tomato salad recipes are just about my favorite way to enjoy this Summer fruit.  Yes, that’s right, I said fruit. HERE’S ALL I DO 2 cups cherry-type tomatoes, washed and roughly chopped 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped olive oil […]

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Carrot and Orange Salad

HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Serve 4 friends 1 pound carrots 2 large oranges 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice pinch of sugar (optional) 2 tablespoons chopped pistachio nuts salt and ground black pepper Peel the carrots and grate them into a large bowl.  Peel the oranges with a sharp knife and cut into […]

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Hummus is Yummus

Hummus recipes come in all shapes and sizes.  I whip this one up when I have hungry company sitting around the table. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES 1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 to 3 tablespoons tehina (sesame seed paste) 1 small garlic clove, crushed extra virgin olive oil […]

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

I love to serve up hummus for my garlic-lovin-friends when they come over on Friday night.  We sit around the table breaking apart homemade flatbread, swigging on fermented refreshments, and listening to timeless dance beats.  A stopover with snacks turns into an evening of grilling and dancing with good friends.

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