Black Olive & Garlic Quesadillas

Ingredients: Prep Time: 10 minutes Yield: 1 serving If you love roasted garlic and really good black olives, then you can view this recipe as yet another great way to indulge in these heavenly foods. Black olive tapenade can be found on the condiment aisle of the grocery store or made from scratch. • 1 […]

Mushroom, Red Pepper and Arugula Sandwiches

Ingredients: 2 T. olive oil 1 t. tamari soy sauce 1 med. red onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick slices and separated into rings 8 med. shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded and caps wiped clean salt 4 slices homemade-type bread, such as sourdough, Tuscan, or semolina 1 roasted red pepper, cut in half (either freshly roasted or store-bought) […]

Zucchini, Pepper, Tomato Couscous

Ingredients: 1/4 c. olive oil 2 green onions, diced (including green tops) 1 med. red onion, sliced thin 1 lg. red bell pepper, sliced in long thin strips 1 lg. green bell pepper, sliced in long thin strips 1 lg. yellow bell pepper, sliced in long thin strips 4 sm. zucchini, sliced diagonally 6 sm. […]

Green Rice with Spinach

Ingredients: 1 1/2 T. canola oil 1 med. onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 c. water 1 c. long brown rice 1 T. dried parsley 1/2 t. salt 2 c. chopped fresh spinach 2 T. minced fresh cilantro Directions: In large […]

Sweet ‘n’ Creamy, Too-Good-To-Pass-Up Hot Rice Pudding

Ingredients: Yield: 4 Servings Prep Time: 1 hour (See tip to reduce prep time to 15 minutes or less.) There is something about rice cereal, a.k.a. rice pudding, that sounds kind of old fashioned, and it seems to me that many people don’t really gravitate toward it these days. I challenge the trend! Nourishing to […]

Southwestern Salsa

Ingredients: 1 1/3 c. cantaloupe, finely chopped 1/2 c. jicama, peeled and finely chopped 1/3 c. red or green bell pepper, finely chopped 3 T. lime juice 4 t. red onion, finely chopped 1 T. snipped fresh cilantro 1 fresh serrano (mild) chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1/4 t. sugar (optional) dash of salt […]

Tempeh Thai Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz. tempeh, chopped into small pieces 1 T. sesame oil 2 cloves raw garlic, minced 1 c. soy milk 1/4 c. smooth peanut butter 1 T. tahini sauce 1 green onion, finely sliced 1 t. cumin, ground 1/2 t. paprika Directions: In a medium-size saucepan, saute tempeh in sesame oil. When tempeh is […]

Golden Curry

Ingredients: 2 T. olive oil 2 c. onions, finely chopped 2 t. curry powder 1 t. cumin 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 t. salt 2 c. garbanzos, cooked 7 c. raw potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2- to 1-inch cubes 1 T. tomato paste 2 1/4 c. water Directions: In a frying pan, heat oil […]

Marinated Antipasto Platter

Ingredients: 2 c. fresh broccoli florets 2 c. fresh cauliflowerets 2 c. fresh mushrooms 2 c. baby corn on the cob 1 8-oz. bottle herb-garlic low-calorie salad dressing 2 t. snipped fresh dill weed 1/4 c. lemon juice 1/4 t. salt 1 c. quartered marinated artichoke hearts 1/2 c. pimento-stuffed olives 1/2 c. ripe olives […]

Southwest Style Tabbouleh

Ingredients: 2 c. boiling water 2/3 c. uncooked bulgur wheat 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 3/4 c. chopped tomato 1 1/2 c. peeled, diced jicama 3/4 c. minced fresh parsley 3/4 c. minced fresh cilantro 1/2 c. salsa (your favorite brand) 1/4 c. fresh lime juice 2 t. olive oil 1 […]