Cucumber Raita

This cooling condiment, similar to Greek tzatziki, is often served alongside spicier dishes to cool the palate. Be sure to use long, thin English cucumbers. 1½English cucumbers ¼ cup fresh mint or cilantro leaves, chopped juice of 1 lemon or lime ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon coriander ½ red onion, chopped (optional) ½ teaspoon […]

Sizzling Sautéed Zucchini

Ingredients: olive oil 1 fresh zucchini 1 to 2 med. tomatoes 3 green onion sprigs 1 to 2 cloves garlic (pressed) 1/2 t. fresh basil 2 T. soy sauce 2 t. cornstarch 1/2 c. water Directions: Over medium heat, sprinkle bottom of a skillet with olive oil until it’s just covered. Slice zucchini, tomatoes, and […]

Potato, Corn and Red Pepper Hash

Ingredients: 1 lb. Yukon Gold or red potatoes 1 1/2 t. olive oil, divided 1 c. chopped onion 1 c. corn kernels, fresh or frozen 1 7-oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and chopped 1 t. ground cumin 2 T. shelled sunflower seeds or toasted pine nuts 3 T. chopped fresh parsley 1/2 t. salt […]

Santa Fe Rice Over Grilled Polenta

Ingredients: 1 med. Onion (finely chopped) 1 T. Olive oil (optional) 1 clove Garlic (minced) 4 c. Brown rice (cooked) 11/2 c. Grape tomatoes (chopped, may use Roma tomatoes) 1 lg. Red bell pepper (chopped fine) 2 sm. Jalepeno peppers (minced) 1/2 c. Lemon juice (fresh) 1 1/2 t. Chervil (dried) 1 16-oz. pkg. Sweet […]

Garbanzo Dip

Ingredients: 1 15-oz. can garbanzos, drained 1/3 c. lemon juice 1/3 c. sesame tahini 1 garlic clove 1/2 t. salt Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender. Process until smooth. Chill overnight. Serve with fresh vegetables or chips. Serves: 12. Nutritional Information: Calories per serving: 55; protein: 3 grams; fat: 2 grams; fiber: 2 grams; cholesterol: […]

Bowtie Pasta with Artichokes and Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1/4 c. vegetable broth 1 med. onion, halved and sliced (about 1 cup) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/4 c. chopped tomatoes 1/2 c. tomato juice 1 6-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, undrained 1 t. capers 5 c. hot cooked farfalle (bowtie pasta), about 3 1/2 c. uncooked pasta Directions: Bring broth to a […]

Orzo With Tomatoes

Ingredients: 2 T. olive oil 4 green onions, minced 2 lg. yellow bell peppers, chopped 2 lg. red bell peppers, chopped 4 c. tomatoes, fresh, peeled, chopped 1/4 t. tarragon 1/3 c. water 1 1/2 lbs. orzo (rice-shaped pasta) 1 c. peas, fresh salt Directions: In a large skillet, sauté green onions in olive oil […]

Special Spinach

Ingredients: 1 package frozen chopped spinach 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 t. sesame oil 1 T. soy sauce 1 T. sesame seeds 1 t. lemon juice 1/8 t. salt Directions: Thaw spinach; steam it 3 minutes in a small pan; drain the liquid. In a small skillet, sauté garlic in oil until softened. Add spinach […]

Tofu-Broccoli Sauté

Ingredients: 8 oz. tofu, frozen, thawed and well drained* 2 T. soy sauce 1 t. toasted sesame oil 2 T. lemon juice 2 t. cornstarch 1 t. cold water 1 1/2 t. vegetable oil 1 med. onion, finely sliced 4-5 cloves garlic, minced 2 t. grated fresh ginger 3 to 4 c. broccoli florets (2 […]