Broccoli Soup

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My favorite things about this soup: It’s very easy to make; it doesn’t call for too many ingredients; it’s creamy and rich without any added fat; it has a nice salted flavor without added salt; it’s very hearty and filling; and, oh yeah, it’s delicious! Ingredients 6 cups water 1½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes (2 […]

Black Bean & Rice Stew

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This satisfying, chunky stew is a breeze to make since you can use canned beans and tomatoes. This dish is perfect for cozy dinners or easy, filling lunches for work. Ingredients: 1 cup water (for sautéing) 1 large yellow onion, chopped 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced 2 ribs celery, diced 8 button or crimini mushrooms, […]

Cuban Black Bean Burgers

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These veggie burgers are made with plantain, which gives them a fragrant aroma and unique flavor. In addition to the plantain, they derive their Cuban flair from black beans, rice, red pepper, lime, coriander, paprika and cumin. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked brown rice (short-grain or sweet brown works great) 1 ripe plantain, peeled and diced […]

Kichadi (Indian rice and lentils)

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Kichadi is an East Indian comfort food that features rice and lentils (or often split peas), and a variety of spices and vegetables. The combination of herbs and spices will fill your kitchen with a wonderful fragrance, and reward your tongue with spiciness that isn’t overly hot. This hearty dish is not short on ingredients, […]

Spicy Root Vegetable Medley

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This is a mildly spicy root vegetable dish that can be served at a holiday meal instead of mashed potatoes or au gratin potatoes, or anytime. 1.5 teaspoons ground coriander 1.5 teaspoons paprika 1.5 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1.5 teaspoons dried sage, minced fine 1 medium Yukon Gold potato, cut into 1-inch […]