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Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

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Salsa is the magical ingredient that transforms this simple black bean quinoa salad with bell peppers and gives it serious heat and personality. I get on kicks where I am obsessed with certain foods. Then

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced, white & green parts separated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 bell peppers, diced
Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e Fagioli

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is nearing a close for the year. I have been trying to enjoy what’s left. While there is still that sense of excitement in the air, we

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

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Jalapeno lime vinaigrette gives this sweet potato salad with red peppers and black beans a spicy kick. Try leftovers as a quesadilla filling. Now that temperatures seem to be steadily on the rise, a favorite

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes (about 1-1/2 lbs.), peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt plus a pinch for dressing
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper plus a pinch for dressing
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Juice of 2 limes