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 […]

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 […]