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 […]

Easy Black Bean Soup

Steps: Blend 2 cans of the beans with the tomato paste until the beans are broken down into a thick (but not necessarily smooth) paste. Heat a large pot over medium-high head. Add the bean paste, remaining black beans, and remaining broth, and stir to combine. Add the cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper and let […]

Maple and Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients: Vegetables: 2 lbs Brussels sprouts 1 red onion, sliced ½ cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts (or other type of nut) ½ cup dried cranberries Vinaigrette: 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (or other plant oil) 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup (or honey) 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp smoked paprika (optional) Salt […]

Italian Clean-the-Fridge Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients: 1 (15-oz) can black beans 1 (15-oz) can kidney beans 2 Tbsp olive oil 5 to 6 cups chopped vegetables, whatever is in your fridge or freezer ¼ to ½ cup vermouth, cooking sherry or white wine 1 (15-oz) can tomatoes, roughly chopped, including juice ¾ cup low-sodium vegetable broth (more as needed) 2 […]

Mix ‘N Match Mediterranean Grain Salad

Ingredients 1 cup intact whole grain (such as wheat berries, brown rice, farro, sorghum, oats, millet) 1 (14.5-oz) can diced, no-salt-added tomatoes 1/3 cup olives, such as Kalamata, pitted and chopped 1 (14.5-oz) can white beans, or beans of your choice, drained and rinsed 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 2 Tbsp […]

Flavored Waters

            To make flavored waters at home, use your imagination, or try the ideas below. Experiment with ingredients and proportions to suit your taste. Potential Ingredients: Juicy fruits (like citrus, ripe pineapple, watermelon, and berries)— fresh or frozen, or cucumber Herbs like mint, basil, sage, and rosemary Steps: Place fruit […]
African Peanut Soup

African Peanut Soup

STEPS Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, ginger, and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened, 4-5 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Stir in the broth, water, potatoes, and diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and […]

Pan-Seared Halibut with Heirloom Tomatoes

STEPS In a medium bowl, combine the tomatoes and their juices with the basil, olive oil, shallots, and chives. Season with salt and pepper...
Asian Noodle Bowl with Spicy Almond Sauce

Asian Noodle Bowl with Spicy Almond Sauce

Ingredients ¾ lb whole-wheat spaghetti ½ head broccoli (about ¾ lb), tops cut into florets, stems peeled and sliced thinly 2 cups (about 4 oz) snow peas, trimmed 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces ½ cup unsalted almond butter ¼ cup reduced sodium soy sauce 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp brown […]
Spicy Shakshuka

Spicy Shakshuka

STEPS Preheat oven to 400°F. Heat oil in ovenproof skillet set over medium heat. Cook onion, red pepper, garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt,...