Three Bean Salad

Memorial Day is coming up and this is a perfect salad to bring to a picnic or barbecue. Legumes are a real power food, lots of fiber and protein, and high in vitamin Cand vitamin A. This salad travels well for a lunch on the go. The dressing is wonderful, lots of fresh parsley and a little rosemary along with the nice tang of apple cider vinegar and…


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Pan Fried White Beans with Lemony Kale

Sometimes I think you all must think I am the laziest cook on the planet because every recipe I post contains the words easy, and fast. I will be staying with the easy and fast theme with this recipe as well. : ) This is the perfect thing to make if you want a fast nutritious lunch at home or just want to throw something nourishing together after work.…


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Easy Southwestern Salad

  Healthy, easy to put together, and delicious. This salad is a great take to work lunch and will also pack well on a hike.  High in complex carbohydrates, protein, and antioxidants, this salad will provide you the right fuel to get you through your day.  Ingredients 3 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 15 ounce can low sodium pinto beans drained and…


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Tahini Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies are delicious and nutrient dense. Tahini is made from sesame seeds and is quite nutrient dense. Just one tablespoon of tahini has 89 calories, 3 grams of protein and 1.4 grams of dietary fiber. In one small serving, men get 4 percent of their recommended daily intake of fiber and 5 percent of daily protein, while women gain 6 percent of…


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Island Back Bean Bowl

Ok, I am really into "bowls" lately. I love them because you can get really creative and they come together quickly. I think about building them like this..... Start with a grain, such as rice, farro, quinoa, millet, barley or a non grain but something starchy like a potato. Add a vegetable protein like beans, tofu, seitan, or tempeh. Add at least…


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Farro and Veggie Power Bowl with Peanut Sauce

This is a fast, healthy and delicious after work dinner favorite.  This dish comes together in no time, especially if you have premade the farro the night before, or over the weekend. The peanut sauce is so good and you will have plenty left over.  My favorite way to use the left over peanut sauce is to pour it over steamed chinese cabbage or bok choy…


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Pecan and Coconut Encrusted Tofu with Raw Cranberry Relish

I have been making this dish for special occasions for many years per the request of my husband. This is one of my favorite go to special occasion recipes, and now it is yours. It is slightly more labor intensive than most of my other recipes, but it is so worth the extra effort! This recipe is inspired by a cooking class I did years ago with Mark Reinfeld. I…


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Banana Oatmeal Cookies

My friend Chris made me a batch of these cookies when I went to her house for tea one afternoon.  I ate alot of them and decided I needed to make more!  I have been taking them with me as a reqwrad after my morning ski/hike up Aspen Mountain in the morning.  Nothing like enjoying a few of these beauties in front of the fire  as a reward for a hard hike…


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Festive Beet and Orange Salad

This is a delicious, seasonal, attractive and simple salad. The red pomegranate seeds and the green parsley give it a holiday flare. Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6. Oranges are an excellent…


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Sheet Pan Mexican Veggie Dinner

Another winning recipe from Alexis from Hummisapien.  Check out her web site here. I am all about tasty, fast, and flexible.  Like you, I am a busy person just trying to stay as healthy as I can so when I cook it has to meet four criteria.   1. It must be nutrient dense. 2. It can't take longer than one hour to make. 3. It has to taste really good. 4.…


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