Lunch

Black and Pinto Bean Salad with Lime and Cilantro Dressing

June 7, 2011 Lunch

Let’s lighten things up a bit, shall we?   After back to back posts of sugary cocktails and fudgy cookies, I think we need something healthy and refreshing. A light, bright bean salad sounds perfect. And it’s ideal for summer picnics and potlucks. Ingredients: 1 can of black beans, drained 1 can of pinto beans, [...]

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Sloppy Joes

May 29, 2011 Dinner

Part of the fun of being vegetarian is making meatless versions of classic recipes like burgers, lasagna, enchiladas, etc. The trick is to make the dish equally tasty without meat. Of course, it won’t taste exactly the same, but if you can make a version that is delicious and satisfying, mission accomplished! Meat eaters may [...]

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Ultimate Falafel Salad

May 21, 2011 Dinner

Last post, I wrote about how I like to eat pickled purple cabbage on top of salads. Well, I particularly love it on top of this falafel salad. The ultimate falafel salad, named for its greatness.  It has a little bit of everything, a veritable party on your plate. I have a penchant for Greek [...]

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Lemony Pan Fried Chickpeas

January 17, 2011 Dinner

This is a recipe that my good friend, Jessica, gave me awhile back. I decided to put my own twist on it, based on the ingredients I had at home. It came in perfectly handy the other night when I was famished and had nothing in the house but a can of chick peas. How [...]

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Spinach, Mushroom and Black Bean Quesadillas

April 24, 2010 Dinner

These are my new favorites as of late. They are an easy, comforting go-to meal that take no time to make and are actually pretty healthy. Remember, you can always load up on veggies and reduce cheese in recipes like this to make them as low fat as you like. Ingredients:(makes 1 serving and takes [...]

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Whole Wheat Quesadillas

July 25, 2009 Dinner

A few nights ago, my boyfriend and I were scrounging for something to eat. We were starving, had no game plan for dinner and had no patience to wait for something to cook. We searched the fridge high and low for something we could eat. We found some whole wheat tortillas, cheese, salsa and avacados [...]

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Lentil and Rice Salad

July 14, 2009 Lunch

Inspired by Bella’s lentil salad, I decided to make my own version. I love lentils because they cook up quickly, unlike other legumes, and they transition beautifully from season to season. For this recipe, I basically followed Bella’s method, but I mixed up some of the flavorings to make it more of an earthy, spicy [...]

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Green Veggie Burger

May 30, 2009 Dinner

The other night I was craving veggies and lots of them! But, I wanted something hearty and filling so I decided on veggie burgers made with lots of green veggies. I used: 1 can chick peas drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic minced 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup peas a few large handfuls of [...]

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Curry Veggie Burgers

December 5, 2008 Dinner

I LOVE burgers. But, I’m a newbie vegetarian so I have replaced the old fashioned burger with a vegetarian substitute. A lot of veggie burgers are just plain gross. They are often dry, have a strange texture, and do not satisfy. Through a little trial and error, I’ve come up with a veggie burger that [...]

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