Posts Tagged ‘Quick & Easy’

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Pasta E Fagioli (Pasta and Beans)

NOTES: This Italian-inspired, meal-in-a-pot is rich in fiber-filled ingredients, like beans and vegetables. It’s a tasty vitamin- packed, meatless meal that cooks in no time, especially if you use leftover pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve with a slice of bread and a salad

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Simple Green Pea Miso Dip

I’m always on the hunt for new dip ideas. This was an experiment I am quite pleased with. It is quick, filling and delicious, not to mention healthy!

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Susanne’s Favorite Bean Salad

4 or 5 cans rinsed beans (e.g. dark red, black, white, chickpea, and kidney)
1 mango, diced into small pieces…

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Mt. Carmel Couscous Salad

1 3/4 c Filtered water or vegetable stock
1 c Couscous, medium size, toasted…

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Green Goddess Smoothie

Delicious Smoothie with protein from kale

Pasta Primavera

Susan’s Fatfree Pasta Primavera

This is a great quick meal. To make the sauce richer, use more soy milk and less water.

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Pasta Salad

Sometimes I also add a bit of curry paste dissolved in hot water.

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Macaroni Salad

Use other vegetables as desired in this salad. Small broccoli florets are a nice addition. Nasoya makes a fat free mayonnaise that may also be used in this recipe. It can be found in most natural food stores.

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Vegi Cous Cous

An easy couscous recipe with peppers, potatoes, and peas

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Pasta With Beans and Greens

Source: Vibrant Life Magazine/Oct.

Zucchini and Beans on Pasta

Zucchini and Beans on Pasta

My garden is bursting with zucchini and basil right now, so I thought I’d share a favorite recipe. I’m not sure where it came from, I think a magazine. I jotted it down on a post-it and it became something the whole family loves.

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Mayo/Sour Creme

This recipe was adapted from “Tofu Cookery” by Louise Hagler. The oil has been omitted from an otherwise wonderful recipe and the quantity of tofu changed for convenience.

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Easy Creamy Salad Dressing

I like creamy salad dressings that seem full of fat so since we can’t have that “fat” (nasty word)–here is my salad dressing:

Savory Potato Pear Stew

Savory Potato Pear Stew

This stew was inspired by a vacation—it was time to clear out the fridge, stoke up on immune boosting beta-carotene and have leftovers in the freezer upon our return home.

Tex-Mex Chili

Thick Tex-Mex Chili

I love thick, hearty chili in cold weather. It’s always so satisfying and filling, so it makes a great comfort food…especially when served my favorite way: over warm grits!

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