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Black Bean Roasted Pepper Frittata

Black Bean Roasted Pepper Frittata

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When I’m out of ideas of what to make for breakfast, lunch or dinner, I always reach for eggs. They are just so quick and easy. Much like a chopped salad with a bit of

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Ingredients
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white parts and green parts separated
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peppers
Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with ,

Usually a three bean salad says classic summer side. Maybe for a picnic in the park or a barbecue. But our world has changed drastically in the last few days. My weekly grocery trip involved

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Ingredients
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15 ounce can navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onions
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 handfuls cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

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To be honest, I might be more excited about the toppings on this black bean soup than the actual soup. Trust me, the soup is really tasty. It’s very easy to make and full of

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
One Pot Quinoa Chili

One Pot Quinoa Chili

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Fall and winter are the obvious seasons for soups, stews and everything that’s warm and eaten with a spoon. Things get a bit more specific with chili. Actually down to the day: Super Bowl Sunday.

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1-4 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

Butternut Squash Black Bean Quinoa

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Things have settled down since all the anticipation of Thanksgiving and the actual holiday. It’s one of my favorite long weekends of the year from the cooking and the leftovers to the lounging and the

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Ingredients
  • 2 medium or 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
Black Bean Chili

Black Bean Chili

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Growing up in Cincinnati, my definition of chili was different than everyone outside the city limits. Cincinnati chili is a mix of ground beef, tomatoes and beans served over spaghetti. I think of it more

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large red onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 chipotle, roughly chopped, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper, roughly chopped
Chickpea Kidney Bean Snap Pea Salad

Chickpea Kidney Bean Snap Pea Salad

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Summer is the season when the oven should be off more often than it is on.  I can’t say that I’ve been following this rule. My obsession with roasted tomatoes is in full swing. I

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Ingredients
  • 1-15.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1-15.5 ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowls

Grilled Veggie Burrito Bowls

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When I made these grilled veggie burrito bowls, I thought they would be actual burritos. I had big tortillas and was all ready to go. Then I completely chickened out. I don’t make burritos that

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Ingredients
  • For rice
  • 1 cup long-grain brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 handful cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Corn Edamame Succotash

Corn Edamame Succotash

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I am seriously considering changing Last Ingredient to a tomato and corn focused blog. Yep, it’s specific, I know.But I am coping with a total obsession with those two ingredients. Right now it feels like

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Ingredients
  • 3 ears corn, shucked
  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for serving
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus more for serving
  • 1-1/2 cups shelled edamame, cooked
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered, if large
Pesto Barley with Scallions & Cannellini Beans

Pesto Barley with Scallions & Cannellini Beans

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My husband likes to joke that if wasn’t for me he would eat spaghetti every night for dinner. Honestly, there are many nights when I give him options, and he still picks spaghetti.  We’re compatible

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Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/2 cup walnuts plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated, plus more shaved for serving
  • 1-1/2 cups basil leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

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For my usual weeknight pasta, I like to keep things simple with spaghetti, even though, I admit, it can be a bit boring. When I stick to my routine, I don’t add to my random noodle

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces short pasta (farfalle, rotelle, fusilli, orecchiette, penne)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan plus shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

Posted in Soups Tagged with ,

Always on my Sunday to-do list during the fall and winter months is to make a giant batch of soup that will last through the week Then I am set with lunch and/or dinner no

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup trimmed green beans, 1/2-inch long
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth