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Thai Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce

This meal requires a fair amount of chopping but otherwise it is simple.  With all the raw vegetables, it is truly clean eating.  It’s a fun dish for families and small get togethers. Thai Buffet Ingredients for 4 adults (all ingredients are optional depending on your preferences): 1 cucumber, chopped into thin little strips 1 […]

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10 Minute Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Honestly, this soup took me 10 minutes to make and it is tasty!  I have made a non-vegetarian version before: Chicken Tortilla Soup. Ingredients: Olive Oil for sauteing 1 onion, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped (I used red and orange for more color) 1 jalapeno, diced (I did not have one so I used 1 […]

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Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup

Butternut Squash and White Bean Soup 1 tblsp extra virgin olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp cumin 1 clove garlic 3 cups peeled, cubed (~1/2inch) butternut squash (~1.5lb) 1/8 tsp pepper 2 cans chicken broth (or vegetable broth) (10.5oz) 1 can Mexican style stewed tomatoes (14.5oz) undrained, chopped 1 […]

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Vegetarian Chili

Ingredients: 2 tsp olive oil ¾ cup chopped onion (about 1 small) 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ cup medium red or green bell pepper, diced ½ cup carrot, finely chopped 1 cup water 2 tbsp chili powder 1 ½ tsp ground cumin 1 (14 ½ ounce) can ready-cut tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 ounce) can […]

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Healthy Picadillo

This is a great, healthier take on a classic Cuban dish substituting ground turkey for ground beef and ground pork, and adding more vegetables. 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 med. onions chopped 3 green peppers chopped ( use a combo of red, green and yellow, (looks pretty) 3 garlic cloves pressed or finely […]

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Orange Rice and Bean Salad

Orange Rice and Black Bean Salad This unique salad contains lots of fiber, protein and vitamin C, and it’s gluten/soy/dairy free. I think it would be a great way to add some pizzazz to leftover brown rice! ½ cup canned or cooked black beans, drained ¾ cup cooked brown or wild rice ½ cup finely […]

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Bean and Cabbage Slaw Tacos

This is a super easy and tasty recipe. I suggest making the slaw in the morning and putting it in the fridge, it cuts down on your prep time and allows for the flavors to absorb. I doubled, if not tripled the cumin, but do it by taste according to your preference. The hot sauce and avocado […]

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Low Sodium Black Bean Jalapeno Soup

My girlfriend loves canned organic bean soup that you buy at the supermarket. She recently looked at the label and found that it contains almost 2000mg of Sodium in the can – that’s your whole days worth.  She then asked me if I had any alternatives. The only true alternative is making your own which […]

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