Chicken Stew with Navy Beans, Green Beans, and Tomatoes

This is a great family meal and all done in one pot. Stewed tomatoes make the base of this hearty stew with green beans, navy beans, capers, sun-dried tomatoes, and olives making it healthy too. Leave out the chicken for a great vegetarian and vegan option. Serve as is with some good bread, over rice, grains, or pasta. Yield: 8-10 servings Ingredients: 1 can (15 … Continue reading Chicken Stew with Navy Beans, Green Beans, and Tomatoes

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Pan Fried Tofu with Sesame Hoisin Sauce

Tofu is a great alternative to meat. It marinates well, and takes on any flavor you cook it in. Tofu wonderful lightly pan fried and can be adapted in any cuisine. I love to add this with steamed broccoli and rice. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients:  1 (12 ounce) block of pressed firm or extra firm tofu 2 scallions 1 tsp. pickled ginger 2 cloves of … Continue reading Pan Fried Tofu with Sesame Hoisin Sauce

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Crab Cakes with Quinoa, Corn, and Yellow Peppers

Crab cakes, yes please! These are a special treat I love to make for dinner, or even a sandwich for lunch. The succulent crab meat mixed with sweet corn and yellow bell peppers is a delight. The quinoa adds a little crunch and its packed with flavor. Note: To make this vegan, replace the crab meat with artichoke hearts. Make sure to drain the artichokes … Continue reading Crab Cakes with Quinoa, Corn, and Yellow Peppers

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Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Salad Wraps

I love making wraps for lunch. There simple, easy to make, ready in minutes, and perfect for picnics! This chickpea salad is wonderful with the roasted red peppers. Adding the cashews make it rich and full of flavor. Vegan note: use an egg-less mayonnaise found in most supermarkets. Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 tortillas (tomato, spinach, coconut, any flavor you like) 1 can chickpeas, drained … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Salad Wraps

Naan Pizza with Garlic Hummus, Cucumber, Artichoke Hearts, and Green Olives

I’m a big fan of hummus, and this pizza is so delightful. It’s light, full of vegetables, and healthy creamy hummus. Its vegan, and vegetarian so use any toppings you wish. Make it your own. Yield: 2 servings Ingredients: 2 naan flat breads 1/2 cup hummus (any flavor you like) 2 tbsp. artichoke hearts 2 tbsp. olives (any kind you like) 1/2 cucumber Preparation: Heat … Continue reading Naan Pizza with Garlic Hummus, Cucumber, Artichoke Hearts, and Green Olives

Cucumber, Radish, and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

I love fresh cucumbers and radishes in the Summertime. These sandwiches are so creamy, and fresh garden flavors make this perfect for a picnic in the park, or tea time with friends. Vegan note: You can modify this recipe and use a tofu-based cream cheese. Yield: 2 sandwiches  Ingredients: 4 slices of bread (rye, wheat, whole-grain, sprouted, any kind you like) 4 ounces’ cream cheese; … Continue reading Cucumber, Radish, and Cream Cheese Sandwiches

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Hominy Quesadilla with Cilantro and Sour Cream

Hominy is a wonderful ingredient that can be used in so many ways. I love to make these quesadillas. The black beans pair well with the hominy and I love using fresh cilantro. It’s healthy, filling, and oh so delicious. If you want a vegan version, go with a tofu based sour cream and cheeses. Vegan note: Substitute dairy-free cheese and a tofu based sour … Continue reading Hominy Quesadilla with Cilantro and Sour Cream