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Corn Edamame Succotash

Corn Edamame Succotash

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There’s no need for lima beans in corn edamame succotash. Grilled corn, edamame & lemon vinaigrette replace the ingredients in this updated classic. I am seriously considering changing Last Ingredient to a tomato and corn

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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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Pantry and fresh ingredients join forces in this easy pesto barley with scallions & cannellini beans, a filling herby grain side or salad. My husband likes to joke that if wasn’t for me he would

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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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A vegetarian pantry dinner plus arugula and spinach this pasta with baby greens, beans and walnuts is a quick and easy 20-minute meal. For my usual weeknight pasta, I like to keep things simple with

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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

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With green beans, kidney beans, kale and pasta, this vegetarian minestrone soup and its wonderfully herby tomato broth, is full of hearty ingredients. Always on my Sunday to-do list during the fall and winter months

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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
Sweet Potato Skins

Sweet Potato Skins

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Appetizer, game day snack or even dinner, these healthy vegetarian sweet potato skins are filled with spinach, black beans, salsa and just a little cheese. They’re finished with scallions and cilantro. I consider myself to

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Ingredients
  • 5 small sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 scallions, sliced thinly, white and green parts separated
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons salsa plus more for serving
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans
Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

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With diced green chili peppers, corn and white beans, this slow cooker chicken chili is spicy and hearty topped with jalapenos, cilantro and shredded cheese. By now, I know I could make chili in my sleep.

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Ingredients
  • 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
  • 2 4-ounce cans diced green chili peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 to 2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thighs, or both
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

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This three-bean chili with jalapenos and peppers is full of black beans, pinto beans and kidney beans, both whole and mashed to thicken it. Whenever I feel even the slightest chill in the air, I

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Ingredients
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-15 ounce can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1-15 ounce can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, diced
Grilled Steak Tacos

Grilled Steak Tacos

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I am officially hanging up my apron as a short order cook. My husband texted on the way home from soccer practice with our toddler to tell me our little guy asked for “real” pizza

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Spicy Black Bean Salad

Spicy Black Bean Salad

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Grilled corn, jalapenos and lime juice are the foundation of this spicy black bean salad. It makes great leftovers and quesadilla filling, too. Don’t call me lazy because I haven’t switched my closet from winter

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Ingredients
  • 2 ears corn, shucked
  • 2-15 ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced chives
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Green Chile Posole

Green Chile Posole

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With hominy, black beans, tomatillos and spinach, this green chile posole is a spicy bowl of vegan soup topped with cabbage and crumbled tortilla chips. A couple weeks ago I met a friend for lunch

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Ingredients
  • 1 poblano chile
  • 1/2 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed
  • 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, quartered, and deseeded
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 ounce baby spinach leaves
Veggie Fajita Bowls

Veggie Fajita Bowls

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I’ve been having major food guilt lately. Coming off Halloween and going straight into the holidays is the worst time to be routinely thinking “why did I eat that?” Self-control can be a fickle thing.

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Ingredients
  • For rice
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 handful cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Sweet Potato Chorizo Tacos

Sweet Potato Chorizo Tacos

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In our neighborhood there is no shortage of donuts or tacos. The sugary fried scent of freshly made donuts fills the air in the mornings, and then by lunchtime, depending where you are walking, the

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