Roasted Garlic Hummus

Ingredients: 1 whole head garlic 1 15-oz. garbanzo (chickpeas) beans, drained 1/4 lb. firm tofu, drained 2 T. fresh lemon juice 1 T. olive oil 1/2 t. ground cumin 1/4 t. salt 1 T. minced fresh cilantro Directions: Preheat oven to 350 deg. F. Remove white skin from garlic head. Do not peal or separate […]

Black Bean Cakes & Red Pepper Coulis

Ingredients: 1 c. Carrots (shredded) 1 med. Onion (chopped fine) 1/4 c. Canola oil (or olive oil) 1 med. Red pepper (diced fine) 1 med. Yellow pepper (diced fine) 3 c. Black beans (drained) 2 t. Cumin 1T. Parsley (fresh or dried) 1/4 to 1/2 t. Ceyenne pepper 11/2 t. Salt 1 c. Cornmeal Red […]

Zesty Salsa

Ingredients: 1 lg. tomato, chopped 1/2 c. onion, chopped 1 4-oz. can green chilies, diced 2 t. fresh cilantro, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 t. salt Directions: Combine all ingredients. Allow to marinate one hour before serving. Delicious with entrée or as a dip for vegetables or chips. Makes: 2 cups. Nutritional Information: Calories […]

Cold Fruit Punch

Ingredients: 3 c. pineapple chunks 2 papayas, peeled and cut into chunks 2 c. raw guava 4 c. orange juice, freshly squeezed 4 c. carbonated water Directions: In a blender or processor, nearly liquefy the pineapple chunks in two batches with 1/2-cup of water for each batch. Blend or process the remaining fruit in batches […]

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus

Ingredients: Serve this with triangles of fresh pita bread for a refreshing appetizer on a warm summer evening. 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 c. canned garbanzo beans, drained 1/3 c. hot water 3 T. tahini 2 t. lemon juice 5 sun-dried tomato halves, finely chopped 1 T. minced cilantro Directions: In a food processor, […]

Vegetable Cashew Pilaf

Ingredients: 2 c. Basmati rice 2 T. Canola oil (or olive oil) 1 1/2 t. Cumin 1 t. Curry powder 2 Bay Leaves 1 1/2 t. Cardamon 4 whole Cloves 1 Onion (finely chopped) 1 c. Carrot (shredded) 2 c. Petite peas ( frozen) 2 c. Sweet corn (frozen) 11/2 c. Cashew nuts (whole-roasted in […]

Antipasto Platter

Ingredients: 2 c. fresh broccoli flowerets 2 c. fresh cauliflowerets 2 c. fresh mushrooms 2 c. baby corn on the cob 2 c. Italian or herbal Italian dressing 1 c. red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 c. ripe olives 2 c. small cherry tomatoes Directions: Combine broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and corn on the cob. Marinate […]

Buttery Soybean Pate

Ingredients: 1 t. canola oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 sm. onion, finely chopped 1/2 sm. carrot, finely chopped 1/3 c. minced parsley 1 1/2 c. cooked soybeans 1 T. soy margarine 1 t. soy sauce, or to taste water Directions: Heat oil in small skillet; add garlic, onion and carrot. Sauté stirring until garlic […]

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: […]