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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.  I already love my veggies, but now I have another reason to pile on the goodness.  If you’ve been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, or have moments […]

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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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Moist Banana Pumpkin Bread Recipe

THANK GOODNESS this easy, easy fruit bread recipe makes two loaves!  We ate right through the first Banana Pumpkin Bread loaf in a matter of minutes.  I kid you not. This recipe makes the moistest pumpkin bread I’ve ever eaten.  You know how some pumpkin breads need some type of frosting to help you choke […]

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Bright and Tasty Waldorf Salad

OH MY WORD!  I could eat this salad EVERYDAY.  I’m eating this salad right now as I type. Actually, I’m barely typing.  I’m stealing a bite…get my fingers back on the keyboard…type a fews words while I chew…swallow…stop typing…scoop up another bite… I’m singing to the salad!  “What I like about you!…” your “light dressing” is still creamy good. […]

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Healthy Cranberry Oat Muffins

Healthy Cranberry Oat Muffins are delicious, filling and perfect for folks wanting low-fat muffin recipes.  I’ve baked up a few batches for Charlie and myself, the kids won’t touch’em.  These muffins are way too healthy for them. ;D The addition of regular rolled oats gives these muffins a heartier chew for your carbs.  And using […]

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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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Fresh Blueberry Cobbler

One of my favorite summer time dessert recipes is Fresh Blueberry Cobbler.  A very good friend of mine asked me to make this recipe for his birthday “cake”.  I couldn’t say no. And of course, I had to make sure it came with fresh, homemade, whipped cream topping.  It would be an absolute sin to […]

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Homemade Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Oh yea, you can trust that this is a real keeper as ice cream recipes go.  My family has disowned their all-time favorite vanilla for Brown Sugar Ice Cream.  It’s smooth with a nutty flavor without the nuts.  Every guinea pig, I mean, friend that has tried this homemade ice cream guesses there’s almond extract […]

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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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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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