I've been making this soup for a couple of years, loosely based on my mom's navy beans with pork hocks. I have tried it with cannellini beans, but prefer the taste and texture of the great northerns. The soup freezes really well and heats perfectly in the microwave. Cooking time does not include quick soaking the beans. I hope you enjoy it! :)
I'm always looking for new vegetarian dinners. This is a pretty simple recipe, but the key is to get the avocado and mango at just the right ripeness...Years ago I used to eat at a restaurant that had a killer black bean quesadilla that they served on a blue corn tortilla. I've looked everywhere for blue tortillas for this recipe because I think it would really make the ingredients stand out, but for now it works pretty well with a regular flour tortilla.
A Canadian Living recipe. This is very easy to make. I do find it just a bit sticky before cooking. You can add variety by adding grated carrots or sunflower seeds. Great if served with on really good bread such as focaccia topped with sprouts, tomatoes and sour cream.
Threw this together in an attempt to make a wholesome vegetarian pasta meal for two while trying to make the most of the few ingredients I had in the fridge. The idea is pretty simple, feel free to add more vegetables and/or meat to this to make it even heartier. The squashed black beans make the sauce nice and thick, and the sour cream adds that extra oomph. This can also be substituted with Greek yogurt for a healthier version, and works just as well omitting it entirely.
Adapted this from Kraft Food & Family magazine. So simple and quick, but completely delicious! You can make it as hot as you want by changing up what kind of salsa you use. I also like to add a little lime juice, unless I am using the lime salsa. If you can't find the 4 cheese blend, you can use a mixture of cheddar and monterey jack (or pepperjack, for an extra little kick!) Serve with tortilla chips!
Sometimes you just want a simple, good sandwich that doesn't involve faux deli slices. I keep a tin of chickpeas on hand for just such occassions, and never make it exactly the same way twice...but this is generally a combo of ingredients and flavours I enjoy. I also like to add in a bit of flax oil, just to get my omegas in. Served on some toasted bread, this is a quick and satisfying lunch.
A recipe I found from Heinz. A great different way to make savoury scrolls, and not hard at all. These are served hot but are just as nice cold and they make a great snack on the weekend. My kids even like these served warm for breakfast, topped with some grated cheese.
This recipe was adapted from ExtraVeganZa, which is a book I am thoroughly loving! For starters I halved the recipe - so you could easily double up again to get about enough for 6-7. There are a few things I did not halve including the curry powder and lime juice, just something to be aware of if you do double it, use those seasonings to taste. If you're using a hotter curry powder like Madras, you may want to add less. I added spinach and used regular onions, the original recipe called for green onions. This made 4 moderate servings, just right if you're serving with rice and/or roti. This didn't take long to make, and tasted even better the next day.
The humble chickpea is low in fat, rich in fibre, complex carbohydrate, and protein, and is a good source of calcium, iron and B vitamins.
I'm not a huge fan of canned soups, but they do have their uses sometimes!
This sauce could be used with anything, but goes well with chickpeas and new potatoes. Paneer cheese is also delicious.
From The Very Easy Vegetarian Cookbook, Alison & Simon Holst.
This recipe is adapted from "What to Cook" cookbook. Other than slicing the onions, it doesn't take a lot of prep time. This is what I make when I come home from work hungry and exhausted and want something yummy and filling for dinner.
YOU WILL LOVE this Healthy, Low Fat, High Fiber, Vegetarian, Easy to make,
And TASTE SO GOOD Recipe. IT got me into the Pillsbury Bake-Off as a Top-100 finalist!! You can also see and vote for this recipe at
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