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Lemony White Beans & Bok Choy

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Lemony White Beans & Bok Choy
Inspired by a tasteofhome.com recipe, modified to make it vegetarian friendly.
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Passive Time 2 1/2 hours
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  • 1 cup dried white beans
  • 5 medium carrots scrubbed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 cloves garlic 2 coarsely chopped and 2 minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz vegan ground meat
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bunches baby bok choy
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (juice of 1/2 medium lemon)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Passive Time 2 1/2 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried white beans
  • 5 medium carrots scrubbed and cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 4 cloves garlic 2 coarsely chopped and 2 minced
  • 3 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz vegan ground meat
  • 2 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 bunches baby bok choy
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice (juice of 1/2 medium lemon)
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese optional
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  1. Rinse beans and add to pot with 3 cups water and salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Add 1 chopped carrot, chopped garlic cloves and 2 sprigs of oregano. Cook for 1-2 hours until beans reach desired tenderness. Drain beans, saving 1/4 cup broth.
  2. Trim off root end of bok choy. Coarsely chop leaves and cut stalks into 1/4 inch pieces.
  3. In large skillet, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium high temperature. Stir fry crumbled vegan meat for 3-5 minutes until browned and set aside.
  4. Add remaining oil and stir fry carrots and bok choy stalks for 5-7 minutes until tender but crisp. Add bok choy leaves, garlic and 1/4 cup wine. Cook for 2-5 minutes.
  5. Stir in vegan meat, beans, chopped oregano, remaining wine and bean broth. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Stir in lemon juice.
  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and garnish with lemon and oregano sprig.

Caribbean Black Beans

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Caribbean Black Beans
For the quick recipe version, use canned black beans and add the the ginger with the sauteed onions, etc...
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
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  • 1 cup dried black beans (or 1 15 oz can, rinsed beans)
  • 1 small onion chopped and divided in half
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp minced or grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced or grated turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 medium orange juiced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup green pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup red, yellow and/or orange peppers chopped
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry, dry
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup dried black beans (or 1 15 oz can, rinsed beans)
  • 1 small onion chopped and divided in half
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp minced or grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp minced or grated turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 medium orange juiced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup green pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup red, yellow and/or orange peppers chopped
  • 1 tbsp cooking sherry, dry
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  1. Rinse dried beans and place in pot. Add water, allowing enough to cover beans with 2 inches. Add garlic, ginger, onions and salt.
  2. Bring to boil over high heat. Boil for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Cook till desired tenderness is reached. Older beans will take longer.
  3. Once beans are cooked, remove from heat.
  4. Sautee remaining onions, peppers, turmeric, black pepper, and allspice in olive oil over medium high heat for about 2 minutes until onions are translucent.
  5. Strain beans and add to sautee along with orange juice and sherry. Stir to heat evenly.

Kale Cranberry Salad

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Kale Cranberry Salad
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Prep Time 15 minutes
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  • 1/2 bunch Fresh kale
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh kale
  • 1/2 fresh lemon
  • 1/2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp local honey
  • 1/2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
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  1. Wash kale and tear leaves into bite sized pieces. Place in large bowl.
  2. For the dressing, squeeze juice from lemon into a small bowl. Add oils, honey, thyme and salt. Whisk until mixed well.
  3. Drizzle dressing over kale. Massage dressing into kale with hands to soften the leaves.
  4. Add cranberries, walnuts and feta cheese. Toss well and serve.

Coconut Red Bean Soup

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Coconut Red Bean Soup
A delicious simple soup inspired by a national dish of Tanzania in Africa. This dish is traditionally served with Ugali, a corn flour porridge and also delicious served with bread and salad!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  • 1 15 1/2 oz can red beans, drained and rinsed or 3/4 c. dry beans, cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes canned if not in season
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweeetened coconut milk
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 15 1/2 oz can red beans, drained and rinsed or 3/4 c. dry beans, cooked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes canned if not in season
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweeetened coconut milk
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  1. If using dried beans, soak in large bowl, covered with 2-3 inches of water overnight. Drain, place in pot, cover with fresh water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer, stirring occasionally until desired tenderness is reached, for 1-2 hours.
  2. In a pot or large skillet, heat oil on medium high and sautee onions and peppers for 2 minutes until soft.
  3. Stir in spices and tomatoes, cooking for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add beans and coconut milk. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Marinated Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Marinated Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 2-4 hours
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  • 1 lb brussels sprouts washed
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Passive Time 2-4 hours
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts washed
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/4 tsp salt optional
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
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Instructions
  1. Smash garlic cloves with flat side of knife.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except brussels sprouts and mix well.
  3. Trim stems from brussels sprouts and cut them in halves or if large, cut in quarters. Add to marinade and toss to thoroughly coat them.
  4. Marinade for 2-4 hours, tossing occasionally.
  5. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  6. Transfer to baking sheet, arranging in a single layer and bake for about 35 minutes, checking and flipping them every 12 minutes until browned and loose leaves are crispy.

Turkey Stuffed Peppers with Veggies

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Turkey Stuffed Peppers with Veggies
Be creative! Add other veggies, use different types of green leafies and different types of mushrooms.
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Prep Time 15
Cook Time 45
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  • 4 medium sweet or bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1 cup cooked brown or wild rice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 cup Mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 1/8 cup shredded lowfat cheese
Prep Time 15
Cook Time 45
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 medium sweet or bell peppers
  • 1 lb ground turkey 93% lean
  • 1 cup cooked brown or wild rice
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 cups tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 cup Mushrooms chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
  • salt to taste (optional)
  • 1 1/8 cup shredded lowfat cheese
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Slice the tops of the peppers off and hollow out, removing the seeds. Chop the tops.
  3. Heat large skillet to medium high heat, add oil and once hot, add turkey. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add onions, chopped pepper, mushrooms, garlic, herbs and spices. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add spinach and tomatoes and reduce heat to simmer. Cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon mixture in a bowl and mix with 1 cup cheese.
  7. Stuff the peppers with the mixture. Place the peppers in a baking dish or smaller oven safe skillet and add 1/4 inch water to the bottom of the pan.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on the tops and bake for another 15 minutes.
  9. Garnish with fresh herbs.

Roasted Green Beans with Thyme

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Roasted Green Beans with Thyme
Best fresh from the garden!
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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  • 1 lb Green beans fresh washed, dried, and trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves fresh
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper ground
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Asiago, Parmesan or other dry cheese freshly grated (optional)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Green beans fresh washed, dried, and trimmed
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp thyme leaves fresh
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper ground
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Asiago, Parmesan or other dry cheese freshly grated (optional)
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Lay beans out on baking sheet and drizzle oil over them. Season with thyme, salt and pepper. Toss the beans to coat them evenly. Spread in a single layer.
  3. Place on a rack in the lower third of oven. Bake 10 minutes then flip the beans, sprinkle with garlic and bake 5 more minutes until softened and browned.
  4. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese and serve.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad

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Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Choose garden fresh ingredients for this classic summer salad.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
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Salad
  • 2 cups cucumbers sliced
  • 2 cups tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cups basil chopped
Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar (or your favorite vinegar)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
Optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 cups cucumbers sliced
  • 2 cups tomatoes cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 cups basil chopped
Marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp white balsamic vinegar (or your favorite vinegar)
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
Optional
  • 1/4 tsp salt
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Instructions
Salad
  1. Toss the sliced cumbers, tomatoes and basil together in a bowl.
Marinade
  1. Whisk oil, vinegar, garlic and pepper together. Add to salad and toss. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Optional
  1. Sprinkle with a finishing salt (or any salt) and toss.

Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Fresh Tomato Sauce
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  • 4-6 lbs tomato Ripe
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice or Red wind Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional
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  • 4-6 lbs tomato Ripe
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice or Red wind Vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional
  • 1 tbsp olive oil optional
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Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Fill a mixing bowl with ice and water and place close to the stove. Also have a mixing bowl ready. Tomatoes will go from boiling water to ice bath the mixing bowl to blanch and remove the skin.
  2. Core out the stems from the tomatoes and cut a shallow “X” on the bottom of each tomato.
  3. Drop several tomatoes into the boiling water. Cook until you see the skin starting to wrinkle and split – for about a minute. Next move tomatoes from boiling water to the ice bath. When cooled move to the mixing bowl. When all are done empty the boiling water (you’ll use this for the sauce.) Next, use your hands or a paring knife to strip the skins from the tomatoes.
  4. If you like a smooth sauce, pulse tomatoes in a food processor in batches to the consistency you like and transfer to the large stockpot. If you like a chunkier sauce skip processing, roughly chop and place tomatoes in stockpot. Bring the tomato sauce to a simmer over medium heat. Continue simmering for 30 to 90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce reaches the taste and consistency you like. When finished cooking, stir in lemon juice or vinegar oil and salt. Add more lemon juice or vinegar to taste.
  5. This recipe freezes well. You can also be creative and add pepper and fresh garlic or herbs such as oregano, basil, parsley, etc. at the end of the cooking.

Irish Lamb Stew

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Irish Lamb Stew
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Course Main Dish
Keyword Irish Lamb Stew
Servings
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  • 1 lb lamb boneless, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 medium onions cut into wedges
  • 4 medium carrots cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 1 1/3 cup meat broth
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 lb potatoes peeled and halved, 4 small
  • 1/3 cup Parsley chopped
Course Main Dish
Keyword Irish Lamb Stew
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lamb boneless, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 2 medium onions cut into wedges
  • 4 medium carrots cut into 3 inch lengths
  • 1 1/3 cup meat broth
  • 1 tsp thyme dried
  • 1 lb potatoes peeled and halved, 4 small
  • 1/3 cup Parsley chopped
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Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Pat lamb dry and roll pieces in salt and pepper.
  3. Heat oil in heavy bottom pot over medium high heat. Add meat, stirring to brown all sides.
  4. Set meat aside and add onions and carrots. Cook about 5 minutes until lightly browned.
  5. Add meat and broth, reducing heat to simmer. Add thyme and potatoes.
  6. Cover the pot and cook in the oven for an hour. Remove, skimming fat from stew. Garnish with parsley.

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