Recipes

Mexican Rice Soup

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To toast the rice, put the rice in a preheated pan on medium-high heat. Stir constantly until rice is light to dark brown in color, about 5 minutes.



Southwest Stew

Southwest Stew

This chunky, satisfying stew is full of beans, greens, corn, mushrooms, bell pepper, and plenty of herbs and spices to please your taste buds and fill your belly. This recipe makes 12 cups of stew, perfect …



Fragrant Kidney Bean Lentil Dal

Kidney Bean Lentil Dal

This dish is a dal of sorts, and is especially fragrant and flavorful, rich with spices, and yet not spicy in a hot sense. I enjoy how this dish is not hot-spicy, however, you can …



Penne with Swiss Chard, Olives, and Currants

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Salty, pungent olives and sweet currants contrast with each other in this dish while mild, earthy chard pulls it all together.



Split Pea Soup

Split Pea Soup

This is my family’s favorite pea soup. My mom has been making this version for over 25 years. This tastes even better the next day and is great over baked potatoes or brown rice.



Yam Chickpea Spinach Curry

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I was looking for something to whip up for dinner one day and I found some diced frozen yams and spinach in the freezer. So I thought I’d create a different spin on Chana Masala with …



Raspberry Truffle Brownies

Raspberry Truffle Brownies

These dense, fudgy brownies have loads and loads of melt-in-your-mouth raspberry yumminess. Frozen berries actually will work better here because the dough is very stiff, and frozen berries are easier to fold in.



Cranberry Orange Pumpkin Muffins

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When organic canned pumpkin is plentiful, I like to make pumpkin spice oatmeal in the morning. One day I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to eat it and I wondered how it …



Kidney Bean Bites

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One afternoon I grabbed what I thought was corn from the freezer but later realized it was mixed vegetables. Once they thawed on the counter I knew they weren’t going back in, so I looked …



Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup

Split Pea & Cauliflower Soup

A variation of pea soup is part of many cultures. In the 18th and 19th centuries, split pea soup played a prominent role in the British and Irish diets. Sailors loved eating peas, because they …