Baked Falafel Bites

I brought this dish to the last meatless Monday event last Monday, the theme was appetizers and mocktails.  These little falafels sat nicely on a leaf of romain lettuce which made for easy finger food and a dollop of the salsa on top brought some nice color and crunch. The cardiac rehab program tries to get patients to move toward a no oil, plant based…


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Gourmet Grapefruit Gazpacho

This gazpacho recipe is so good! It is a bit of a departure from the cool and smooth gazpacho that is popping up this time of year. This recipe has chunks of vegetables and a little heat. I like to serve chopped avocado on top for more color and to provide an ingredient that has a smooth flavor to contrast  the acidity of the tomatoes and citrus in…


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Spicy Sweet Potato, Onion, Pepper, & Italian “Sausage” Hash

Makes enough for 8-10 Ingredients 2 large sweet onions, chopped 2 red bell peppers, seeded & chopped 3 pounds of mixed sweet potatoes baked in skin until just tender, cooled, peeled, then diced. 3-4 thawed Field Roast Italian Sausages, casings, removed, & diced OR other veg sausage 1/2 tsp cayenne, or to taste (be careful, if you’re “heat shy”) Salt…


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A Hearty Cookie

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These cookies are definitely hearty, and packed with lots of good for you ingredients. There is no added sugar, and the fats come from nuts and seeds.  The exception is if you decide to add the “most important  ingredient.”  These cookies are so good for you that you can even have them for breakfast. They are easy to make and everyone I have made them…


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Potato Leek Soup

This soup has a smooth, creamy texture and is ridiculously easy to make. Since you end up blending everything you don’t even have to be that careful when chopping the vegetables. I use rosemary as my herb of choice but you may want to add tarragon, oregano or another of your favorite herbs. I am also very generous with the pepper mill when seasoning.…


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Creamed Mushrooms on Toast

By: Mark Bittman Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 1/2 pounds fresh mushrooms, stemmed, if necessary, and sliced 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste Black pepper to taste 2 cups cooked or canned white beans, drained 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried Whole-grain toast, for serving 1/4…


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