Chimichurri Sauce

Ingredients: 1 cup parsley (or ½ cup parsley and ½ cup cilantro) 2 Tbsp fresh oregano (or 2 tsp dried) ¼ cup red wine or cider vinegar 3 cloves garlic Pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 1/3 cup olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Steps: Pulse parsley, oregano, vinegar, garlic, and red pepper flakes several […]
pickled vegetables

Pickled Vegetables

Ingredients: ½ cup water ½ cup white vinegar Salt to taste (½ to 1 tsp) Sugar to taste (0 to 1 tsp) ½ lb raw vegetables* (about 1½ cups), cut into bite-sized pieces, matchsticks, florets, or rings Optional flavor add-ins: 1 or 2 sprigs fresh herbs or ½ to 1 tsp dried herbs (dill, thyme, […]

Lentils with Blistered Tomatoes and Kale

Ingredients Tomatoes: 2 tsp olive oil ½ lb tomatoes, cherry or grape; halved Pinch of salt Lentils: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp shallot or onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 2 cups green or brown lentils, cooked OR 1 (15 oz) can lentils, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar ½ tsp salt […]
Tofu Mushroom tacos

Tofu Mushroom Tacos

Ingredients 8 oz extra firm tofu, drained and pressed for best results 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil 1½ cups finely chopped mushrooms (any kind) 2 green onions (scallions), diced 1 medium garlic clove, minced 2 Tbsp low sodium salsa, plus ½ cup for serving 1 tsp taco seasoning 1 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce […]
Strawberry salad

Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad

Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil ¼ cup fresh basil 1 cup dried quinoa, cooked (makes about 3 cups) 1½ cups fresh strawberries, sliced or chopped ¼ cup shelled pistachios, chopped Salt and pepper to taste, optional Crumbled feta cheese, optional Steps: To flavor the olive oil with basil, in small pan, heat the olive oil […]
Black Bean Bulgar Orange Salad

Black Bean Bulgur Orange Salad

Ingredients 1 cup bulgur (or any other grain) 1 orange, zest and juice 2 tsp wine vinegar 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp cumin 1 (15 oz) can black (or other) beans, drained and rinsed 1 red bell pepper, chopped in small pieces (or any crunchy vegetable) 4 scallions, chopped in small pieces […]
Mushroom Burger

Mighty Mushroom Blended Burger

Ingredients: ½ lb any variety fresh mushrooms (caps and stems) 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided 1 lb 93% lean ground beef (or turkey) ½ tsp salt 4 whole wheat...
Easy Apple-Cinnamon Oat Breakfast Souffle

Easy Apple-Cinnamon Oat Breakfast Souffle

Ingredients: 1 egg (or 2 large egg whites or ¼ cup egg substitute) 1⁄3 cup milk 1⁄3 cup quick-cooking oats ½ cup finely chopped apple (divided) ¼ tsp ground cinnamon pinch of salt (optional) ¼ cup nonfat Greek yogurt Steps: Beat egg and milk in 2-cup microwave-safe bowl until blended. Stir in oats, 1⁄4 cup […]

Tumeric Roasted Cauliflower with Tomatoes

Ingredients 1⁄4 cup olive oil 1 tsp sea salt 1⁄2 tsp ground turmeric 1⁄8 tsp cayenne pepper 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 10 cups) 12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups) 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro Steps: Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix oil, sea salt, turmeric, and cayenne pepper in small […]

Black-Eyed Pea Stew

Steps: Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed stock pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent, stirring often, about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, barley, tomatoes, oregano, pepper, red pepper flakes, and balsamic vinegar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until barley is soft, approximately 30 […]