Lent begins next week and when I was growing up, the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday was known as Pancake Tuesday. No Mardi Gras for us! Today I’m going to share a pancake recipe, but they’re definitely unlike the ones I ate as a kid. These chickpea crepes (better known as besan pudas) are vegan, grain and gluten free….
You are going to love love love this lentil and roasted carrot salad served with an oil free walnut vinaigrette. It’s earthy, tangy and sweet all at the same time.
This is the time of year for feasting. With the upcoming holidays, tailgating and getting together to cheer your favorite team, there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy good food and the company of friends. If you find all that cheesy, meaty goodness leaves you feeling a bit weighed down, you’ll be pleased to know that…
Beans and pasta may seem like an odd combination, but it works. Consider the Italian classic pasta e fagioli with beans and macaroni. When I was first married we ate it a lot. It wasn’t until Lidia Bastianich had her show on PBS that I found out stirring a can of Campbell’s baked beans into prepared…
The outer shell of baby favas is tender enough to eat, and naturally loaded with fiber. When combined with pasta and tossed with a creamy lemon sauce you have a filling weeknight meal. Add Creamy Lemon and Fava Bean Pasta to your Meatless Monday menu.
White beans and summer vegetables are tossed with a tangy, slightly sweet dressing to make a perfect salad that’s great as a side or part of a larger salad.
There’s nothing like the flavor of minty pea soup made with shelled or frozen peas and freshly picked mint. The addition of cream adds a delightful richness. Pair the soup with sesame parmesan crisps for a meal that looks and feels oh-so-fancy.
You and your tortilla chips will love this cheesy dip which features corn, black beans and South of the Border flavors. Mexicorn Dip will be a hit for Cinco de Mayo and all Summer long.
We love those fresh tasting burritos from a popular restaurant chain. But they’re so big you can barely fit one into your mouth! And as good as they are, just one can contain a full day’s complement of calories. Here’s how to make those great tasting restaurant style burritos at home.
Who doesn’t love a great burger? In our home a great burger is one of life’s little pleasures. Since it’s Meatless Monday I thought I’d share a few of our favorites made from a variety of beans, lentils, mushrooms and vegetables. You won’t go wrong with any of these.