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4-Bean Salad

This salad is like a zesty 3-bean salad but with 4 types of beans, as well as corn, peas and red onion. The dressing is tangy and mildly spicy due to the garlic, mustard and cumin. A colorful salad perfect for all P’s: potlucks, parties or picnics! Salad ingredients: 3 cups cooked green beans (or…

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Polenta Pizza: Vegan, salt- and oil-free. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! (StraightUpFood.com)

Polenta Pizza

Pizza is the ultimate comfort food, and this pizza delivers! The herbed polenta crust is topped with easy-to-make sauce, as well as onions, mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic, and rosemary. Now you can have your pizza and feel good, too! I hesitate to say that this pizza is “easy,” since you need to prepare three recipes:…

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Black Bean & Rice Stew

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,…

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Pizza Pasta

Pizza pasta has all the traditional flavors of pizza but without the white flour, oil and salt that usually comes along with it. This dish prepares quickly and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients. Any type of whole-grain pasta may be used (I like fusilli). Ingredients whole grain pasta, any shape, enough for 2 hearty…

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Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is known in Italy as “the big soup” since it is thick with colorful ingredients. It has no set list of “must have” ingredients, but vegetables in tomato broth with beans and pasta is common. In this version, fresh fennel and fennel seeds are added for even more Mediterranean flair. Ingredients: ½ cup water…

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Curry Vegetables & Rice

This sweet and mildly spicy curry sauce is great on vegetables and rice, as well as on baked potatoes. Instead of richness from oil, butter or coconut milk, this sauce calls for ground sesame seeds. While you can buy curry powders pre-made, for this recipe we will make our own. 1 cup water (for sautéing)…

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Salt-free Ketchup & Baked French Fries

Try this salt-free ketchup with oil-free, baked French fries, as well as veggie burgers or on your morning potato scramble. It uses no added salt or refined sugar, and will keep for up to 10 days in the refrigerator. 1 6-oz. can no-salt-added tomato paste 1 half of an apple diced (with or without skin)…

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Greens & Beans Enchiladas

These scrumptious enchiladas skip the cheese in favor of fresh greens and bell pepper, as well as corn and beans, all topped with guacamole. ½ large yellow onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, diced ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 can diced tomatoes (or ½ box…

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Blended Green Salad

This simple salad utilizes a food processor for chopping many of the ingredients, providing a twist on traditional green salad, making it more inviting and fun to eat! Use any salad ingredients you like, such as: lettuce carrots bell pepper zucchini celery chard or spinach radishes corn green onion fresh herbs: dill, parsley, basil, cilantro…

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Veggie Burgers with Salt-free Ketchup

These burgers use lettuce leaves in place of buns and are served with homemade, salt-free ketchup, sliced onions, avocado and tomatoes. Leftover burgers also taste great crumbled into a green salad or on top of a baked potato. ½ cup dried pearl barley or short grain brown rice 1 ¾ cups water if using barley,…

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