Shrimp with White Beans, Spinach and Tomatoes

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The flavor in this dish was unexpected and wonderful. The lemon zest and juice brought this dish to life. I loved it so much I had two big servings. I also had it the next day for lunch. I love a meal that makes for good leftovers.

I love this dish for a number of reasons: […]

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Spinach and Chickpea Curry

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This side-dish is easy to throw together and it’s packed with flavor. Using canned chickpeas and canned (or boxed) diced-tomatoes really speeds up the process. We ate this one night as a side dish, and another night on brown rice as a vegetarian main course. This dish has an Indian flair, and it makes your […]

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Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

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I love a good chopped salad that you can eat as a main course. I adore all of the fresh ingredients and  that the recipes tend to be very forgiving. You can toss in a little more of this or a little less than that without jeopardizing anything. You can even swap ingredients. For example, […]

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White Bean Burgers with Tomato-Olive Relish

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Well, this isn’t the best photo, but these burgers are really terrific! They’re one of the best veggie burgers I’ve made in a while. They’re big on flavor and they have great structural integrity. They taste Italian. The relish is also a tasty addition.

I made these the other night for dinner guests and there wasn’t […]

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Drunk Lentils with Arugula

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One of our dear neighbors had to go on a sudden trip and dropped off some of his fresh produce with us. He gave us a bag of arugula, among other things. I like arugula, but I don’t buy it much. Not sure why. I should. I love its peppery flavor. Did you know that […]

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Braised Coconut Spinach and Chickpeas with Lemon

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We try to have meatless Mondays in our home and last Monday was no exception. It makes my son the vegetarian very happy. He never likes to eat things like this, he’s just happy that we’re not hurting any animals.

I am always drawn to recipes that stew vegetables in coconut milk. Yum! I made a […]

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Macaroni and Cheese with Black Beans and Chipotle

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This is my new, favorite macaroni and cheese recipe.   I could eat this every day for a week without getting sick of it, and I almost have, considering I made a lot of it and the boys won’t touch it.   It’s great fresh from the stove, and it’s great as a leftover as well.  When […]

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Marcus Samuelsson's Spiced Coconut Lentil Soup

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I was  doing some Christmas shopping with my husband the other day and we stopped for lunch at a cafe that opened a couple of months ago in Lincoln Center.   The cafe is called American Table by Marcus Samuelsson.  It’s cafeteria style in that you place your order at a counter, then you find a […]

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Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Feta

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This is one of those delicious summer salads that don’t photograph well.  Don’t be deceived – this tastes incredible.  This is one of my favorite salads this summer.   If you’re a chipotle/adobo fan and you have a barbecue, give this a shot.   It’s easy to throw together, and you can make it in advance.   The […]

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Pinto Bean and Quinoa Sloppy Joes

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In my continued quest to find meals other than PB&J that my vegetarian son will eat, I came across this recipe for vegetarian Sloppy Joes.    I have very fond memories of eating them for lunch in my elementary school cafeteria.  Sloppy Joe day was one of my favorites.

These vegetarian Sloppy Joes are nothing like the […]

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