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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]