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Coriander, Red Pepper & Cilantro Flatbreads

I snagged the original recipe for these flatbreads from the animal flesh-burdened Bon Appetit magazine.  Hey, everyone gets it vegan once in a while, right?  Instead of 100% refined flour, I added whole wheat pastry …

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Sleepwalk Southwest Bean & Rice Salad

My kitchen mojo has been a little spotty lately so my weekly menus have been stacked with meals I can prepare without needing much time or brain power.  Right now I need to be able …

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Stack ‘Em High: Whole Grain Pancakes with Dried Blueberries, Ginger & Sunflower Seeds

When I was a kid, I loved a thin, flat pancake – preferably made with Bisquick – adorned with a generous pat of butter and drenched, and I mean soggy, with real maple syrup.  It …

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Vegetable Fried Rice with Tofu Made With No Oil

For a long time, I thought that good fried rice was available only in Asian restaurants.  But my problem with restaurant fried rice is that it’s loaded with added fat, salt, prepared with white rice …

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Good Stuff: Poblanos with Rice, “Refried” Beans & Cashew Cream

This is another recipe that I adapted from Cooking Light’s Fresh Food Fast, opting to make my own “refried” beans rather than using canned.  It’s really not a whole lot more time or effort to …

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Post-Holiday Detox: Simple Black Beans, Brown Rice and Vegetables

If you overindulged during Christmas, this simple meal might just assuage your guilt – and your body will most definitely thank you for providing it with such a delicious dose of nutrition.  I took a …

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Slow-Cooker (Un)Refried Beans

A good friend of mine shared the link to this easy recipe for “refried” beans prepared in a crock-pot and it was so good, I had to further spread the word.  After 6-8 hours, the …

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Curried Swiss Chard Soup with White Beans

Sometimes the very things that make a recipe appealing – ease of preparation, few ingredients – are the same things that cause me to wonder whether or not it could possibly be good.  How could …

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Slow-Cooker Rice Pudding

What is the matter with Mary Jane? She’s perfectly well and hasn’t a pain, And it’s lovely rice pudding for dinner again! What is the matter with Mary Jane? – A.A. Milne I suppose if …

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Happy Halloween! Pumpkin Coconut Curry with Dry-Fried Tofu

I can’t resist the small pie pumpkins that appear in stores this time of year – always it seems, in huge piles in giant cardboard boxes.  So many cute pumpkins!  Usually I roast them and …

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Middle Eastern Lentils & Rice w/ Lemony Salad

I love just about anything with lentils; they’re quick to prepare, inexpensive, tasty and as they cook down they kind of melt and give way and add a nice creaminess and body to soups and …

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