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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pickled Carrots and Green Pear Tomatoes

I got impatient a few weeks back waiting for my yellow pear tomatoes to ripen on the plants.  I had a mean hankering for pickled green tomatoes.  Usually, pickled green tomato recipes are for the end of the growing season, not the beginning.  A voice in my head said, “Who cares what time of the […]

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Lone Star Steak Rub

This American rub recipe comes out of Steven Raichlen’s, Barbecue Bible Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades, Bastes, Butters, and Glazes.  We really enjoy it sprinkled on our burgers and pork chops.  Naturally, it rocks on steaks, too.  I keep a jar of handy in the spice cabinet; it keeps well for several months.  Well, if you […]

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Fresh Okra and Tomatoes

Okra is in season around these parts of Texas.  The most common okra recipes involve frying it up.  And while I love the salty crunch of good fried okra, it’s not my favorite favorite.  Okra cooked with stewed tomatoes and onions is what I crave this time of year.  My Memaw called it ‘Okra Gumbo’.  […]

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Zucchini Pancakes

These simple zucchini pancakes make a great side dish. They’re light and low in carbs and are absolutely delicious! HERE’S ALL IT TAKES Makes 20 small pancakes 2 medium zucchini, grated 2 shallots, finely chopped 1/4 cup fresh chives 1/4 cup parsley, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 2 eggs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 6-8 […]

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