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Fiesta Bean Salad

Fiesta Bean Salad

Black beans, chick peas, tomatoes, cilantro and avocado are tossed with a cumin-lime vinaigrette – I love the bright, fresh flavors of this quick and easy salad! Perfect for lunch, Meatless Mondays, or even as a side dish with grilled steak, shrimp or chicken. Something magical happens when you combine cumin, cilantro and lime juice. …

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Chickpea Spinach Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Chickpea Spinach Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Chickpeas and finely chopped spinach with a cilantro lime vinaigrette. What’s not to like? Plus it’s healthy! When you make it ahead of time, and allow the ingredients to marinate, you get this refreshingly vibrant and delightful dish. A wonderful joining of tart, sweet and savoury flavours… and the kick from the cilantro really makes it shine!

Farro and Mushroom Dressing

Farro and Mushroom Dressing

Farro is the Italian name for Emmer wheat, an ancient grain. Farro is high in protein but low in gluten and very high in B vitamins. Farro is grown in many parts of Italy, Southern Europe and Morocco, and is often used as a whole grain side dish or in soups or risotto. Cooked farro has a pleasantly chewy …

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Hearty Vegetable Stew

This is a delicious and filling Hearty Vegetable Stew. A freezer friendly soup that tastes even better as the days go on! This is a perfect soup to make at the beginning of a cold weekend. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” …

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Lentil Burgers

Lentil Burger Recipe

Burgers aren’t always served in buns – Sometimes its good to have a few protein packed patties alongside a plate of roasted vegetables during the colder months. Jeni Treehugger’s, the original author of the recipe appealed to me due to the inclusion of a Cajun spice mix as well as the combination of vegetables and …

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Indian Inspired Stir Fry with Edamame

Indian Inspired Stir-Fried Vegetables with Edamame

Serve the vegetables over brown rice, quinoa or cooked lentils. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Mustard and Warm Lentils

Oven Roasted Vegetables with Mustard and Warm Lentils

Absolutely nothing about this dish is inherently royal—it is a rustic mix of in-season vegetables, a simple sauce, and dirt-cheap green lentils—yet there is a magic in way the oven roasting caramelizes the vegetables and the warm lentils drink up the mustard-olive oil dressing. The combination of the two elevates Oven Roasted Vegetables with Mustard …

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Roasted Smoked Paprika Chickpeas

Roasted Smoked Paprika Chickpeas

Roasted chickpeas in endless flavor varieties have been popping up all over the place these days.  I have made them in the past, usually just being a plain jane with sea salt and pepper.  But, when I realized that I had a gigantic spice jar of smoked paprika in my cupboard and a complete loss …

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Vegetable Stew

Diabetes-Friendly: Beans and plenty of vegetables make this stew high in fiber, which can help keep blood sugar stable. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]