Beefless Stew

Beefless Stew - StraightUpFood.com

This hearty stew has everything you love about beef stew, but without the beef! It has large chunks of potato, carrot, celery, and onion, and portabella mushrooms stand in for the beef. Garlic, paprika, and fresh rosemary provide excellent flavor. Print Beefless Stew Prep time:  30 mins Cook time:  35 mins Total time:  1 hour…

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Black Bean & Yam Salad

Black Bean & Yam Salad

Black beans, yams, and quinoa come together beautifully in this filling and colorful salad. Onion, bell pepper, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, and Mexican seasoning team up to provide the lively flavors. A crowd-pleasing dish, perfect for parties and potlucks! Above: When buying Mexican or taco-style seasoning, look for blends in the spice aisle, not as…

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Tomato Rice Soup

Tomato-Rice Soup

Tomatoes and rice are a famous combination, and are complemented nicely in this soup by white beans, greens, and fresh basil. This hearty Tomato Rice Soup can be a meal all on its own, or serve it with a side of homemade, oil-free corn chips. Print Tomato Rice Soup Prep time:  20 mins Cook time: …

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Granola

Oil-free Granola

Finding a granola that doesn’t contain oil is nearly impossible. This is another food that can be perfectly delicious (and still crunchy) without added oil. Making your own homemade granola is very easy, and you don’t even need a food dehydrator. Ingredients ½ cup water 3 ounces dates, pitted and quartered (about 6 medjool or…

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Recommended Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tools

You really don’t need a lot of fancy kitchen tools and equipment to be a good cook, but I do recommend the following handful of basic cutting, blending, cooking, and baking tools to make your at-home meal preparation easier and more enjoyable. Blenders: I love my blenders and use them almost daily! They are used…

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