Dan Dan Mian Noodles recipes

This is a fast, filling dish that shows the boldness of Szechuan cooking. Every ingredient stands out, from the pickled greens and chili vinegar soy sauce, to the soft, succulent noodles. From 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Instructions: 1. Bring a… Read more

Ratatouille Fusilli

This recipe happened by mistake, but it turned out to be such a happy (and delicious) accident that we decided we had to share it. I was originally trying to develop a baked pasta and lentil casserole, but I went… Read more

Pesto Pasta with White Beans

This quick and easy pesto pasta dish takes only about as long to put together as it takes to cook the pasta itself. White beans make it a more filling dish, but you could use steamed asparagus in place of… Read more

Spaghetti with Roasted Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Basil

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to add flavor to a dish, and, yes, you can absolutely do it without added oil—the results are delectable. From The Forks Over Knives Plan Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Have ready… Read more

Easy Thai Noodles

I love Thai food but don’t go out to restaurants for it much anymore because it’s hard to avoid all the added fat. Here are some easy thai noodles I make about once a week. This one has the great flavor without… Read more

Mediterranean Vegetable Spaghetti

This pasta dish is the perfect example of delicious simplicity, with its homemade tomato and pepper sauce tossed with brown rice spaghetti and then piled high with black olives, zucchini slices, sautéed spinach, and fresh herbs to create something quite… Read more

Pasta Primavera

This pasta dish has no bouillon, or any other meat, in it. It’s colorful, hearty, tasty, and a great way to get greens into your evening meal. It also makes for wonderful leftovers. At the firehouse we usually make a… Read more

Chipotle Pasta

Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients; this recipe comes together quickly and is relatively effortless. Just stir, heat, dump—go! It’s the sassy sister to mac ‘n’ cheese, with healthy additions like beans, corn, and tomato slipped… Read more

Penne with Swiss Chard, Olives, and Currants holidays

Salty, pungent olives and sweet currants contrast with each other in this dish while mild, earthy chard pulls it all together. From Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook Instructions: Place the shallots and chard ribs in a large saucepan and… Read more

Roasted Tomato and Cannellini Bean Pasta

This recipe is so easy to put together and can easily be doubled. I serve this with sautéed kale. I like this dish with a lot of garlic, but you can adjust this as you wish. From drmcdougall.com Instructions: In… Read more

White Beans with Greens, Garlic and Tomato

You get the colors of the Italian flag, along with fresh flavors in this dish. Instructions: *If fresh shelling beans are available, use them. If not, soak your beans overnight or do a quick soak and then cook them quickly… Read more

Velvety Macaroni

The true guilt free and creamy “Velvety Macaroni.” From nakedcore.com Instructions: Bake the butternut squash whole and unpeeled in the oven on 350ºF for exactly 30 minutes. Over-baking may cause problems with the preparation later. Separate the broccoli into small… Read more

Ponzu Noodle Salad

Ponzu is a soy and citrus sauce popular in Japanese cooking. Use it to dress up simple vegetable and rice dishes, or use it as a sauce for stir-fries. Make this dish in the spring when snow peas and cilantro… Read more

Pasta Primavera

Pasta primavera is related to and likely derived from authentic Italian dishes. However this is more accurately a North American dish, created in Nova Scotia and brought to New York City in the early 1970s. Typically, made with olive oil… Read more

Fettuccine with Grilled Asparagus, Peas, and Lemon

Asparagus and peas, with the lightness of lemons and parsley, create a beautiful dish, perfect for lunch and dinner. From 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Instructions Toss the asparagus in the garlic, lemon juice, and salt. Grill the asparagus until it just… Read more

Eggplant Cannelloni with Bravo Tomato Sauce

Cannelloni are round pasta tubes. In this recipe, I substitute rolled eggplant for the pasta. Select eggplants that are heavy for their size. They should have shiny, firm skins without any soft or brown spots. From Bravo! Health-Promoting Meals from The… Read more