Beefless Stew

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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. Ingredients 1½ large yellow or white onions, chopped into ¾-inch pieces 3 ribs celery, chopped […]

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! Ingredients 2 cups water 1 cup dry/uncooked quinoa 1¼ pounds yams, peeled, cut into ¼-inch cubes […]

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. For a totally salt-free soup, look for salt-free canned diced […]

Almond-Poppy Seed Cake

Almond Poppy Seed Cake

This festive and hearty cake is not only delicious, but very fragrant. Its few ingredients and steps make for easy preparation, and it may be served plain or with Lemon Frosting. It uses no oil, and still bakes up moist without being greasy. Note: I have received some questions about millet, as it’s a lesser-used […]

Homemade Salad Dressings

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Bottled salad dressings from the grocery store typically contain an abundance of oil, salt, and/or sugar, as well as other ingredients (i.e., dairy, cheese, corn syrup, MSG, caramel coloring, thickeners, preservatives) we don’t want to put into our bodies if good health is our goal. Making salad dressings at home from scratch is the most […]