Pot of Beans for the New Year

A traditional pot of beans welcomes the New Year for many groups of people throughout the world! Here are two simply delicious, healthy and easy to prepare bean salads to celebrate the the 2015 New Year!! Ayocote Bean Salad A simply fabulous bean salad starring heirloom ayocote runner beans and simple vegetables in a white […]

Vegetarian Winter Soups and Entreés

As the holidays approach us, laden with rich gourmet meals, it is important to keep in balance by including lighter nutritional meals that don’t skimp on flavor and don’t tip the scales!! It’s cold here in the North, so we must keep healthy with warming, nutritional soups and entreés to take the chill off and […]

Lebanese Lamb Patties

  A classic Lebanese one pot meal of lamb, tomatoes, aromatic vegetables and spices! Traditionally served with seasoned middle eastern flat bread and equally delicious served with basmati rice, couscous or orzo. I have taken the liberty of simplifying the traditional step by step procedures of preparing this dish by layering the ingredients. It’s table […]

Saffron Quinoa

Saffron Quinoa Quinoa is the ancient Inca grain that is the most nutritious of all grains. Quinoa is high in fiber, gluten free, full of amino acids and iron with a delicious nutty flavor and an incredibly light consistency! My Saffron Quinoa is a side dish and a salad and goes with just about any […]

Gnocchi and Bean Casserole

Gnocchi and Bean Casserole What a simple and nutritious pasta dish just full of mixed greens, roasted corn, heirloom beans and the classic Italian potato dumpling seasoned with aromatic spices and topped with creamy and piquant Manchego cheese! This is a super flavorful dish combining carbohydrates and wholesome legumes to make a perfect vegetarian protein! […]

Radicchio, Basil, Chard Tabbouleh, A Variation!

Radicchio, Basil,Chard Tabbouleh, A Variation! Middle Eastern tabbouleh is such a versatile dish that can be used as a healthy grain and vegetable side dish for just about any main entrée protein. Tabbouleh is fabulous as a stand alone salad as well! For this nutritious tabbouleh variation, I have used an abundance of radicchio, fresh […]

Lemon Basil Pasta with Garlic Scapes

Lemon Basil Pasta with Garlic Scapes & Tomato What a simple and delicious vegetarian summertime pasta! I use a low glycemic linguine but this can easily be substituted with a gluten free pasta for those who are sensitive to gluten products. A light,fresh,flavorful and just so simple to make pasta dish that uses early summer garlic […]

Double Coriander Potato Salad

Double Coriander Potato Salad I call this my double coriander potato salad as I use both the fresh cilantro leaves of the coriander plant and dried roasted coriander root powder to make a delicious, bright tasting summer potato salad. Adding garbanzo beans to the golden potatoes for additional fiber and protein make this double coriander […]

Summertime Golden Potato Salad

Summertime Golden Potato Salad Yukon gold potatoes drenched with two kinds of mustard, Greek yogurt and just a dash of mayonnaise make this golden potato salad a summertime favorite! We enjoyed this potato salad on the 4th of July and will continue to make it throughout the summer! Serve golden potato salad with all of […]

Japonica Wild Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Capers

Japonica Wild Rice Salad with Mushrooms and Capers This simple wild rice salad is a medley of black, mahogany and wild rice married with fresh organic vegetables and herbs which results in a delightful grain salad just full of mineral and vitamin rich nutrition! I serve this wild rice salad as a vegetarian entrée with leaves […]

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