This quick and easy black bean and bell pepper stew is a great choice for a healthy and tasty lunch or light dinner. I used a mix of yellow and red bell peppers for color and presentation in the finished dish, but any type of bell pepper will work just the same, You can switch up the recipe a bit by substituting parsley for the cilantro, or consider using red onion instead of a white or yellow onion. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt, and voila! You've just made yourself a nutritious, satisfying, homemade meal without spending a lot of time in the kitchen.
I had a few requests to share this recipe since posting a few photos of these burgers on Facebook a while back. A few years ago when I was taking the Rouxbe Professional Cook Certification course, one of the exercises in the "Legumes" unit was to create two recipes with a legume of my choice. This is one of the recipes.
During the second half of last year, I completed an online professional cook certification course that taught me so much more about cooking than I even expected. This simple and delicious recipe is one that I learned in the "soup" section. It is a traditional Moroccan recipe that can be served as either an appetizer along with bread or crackers, or as a soup, depending on how thick or thin you cook the puree.
This post is for the pork lovers and can be filed under "comfort food" on a cold winter night (which has been the case lately). The sauce for this pasta is primarily the bacon drippings along with a bit of butter and reduced white wine. The raisins provide a nice level of sweetness that balances the salt from the meats, while the arugula, pine nuts and rosemary add color, texture and aromatics to the dish. We used fusilli (rotini) as the pasta since its spirals help to contain the sauce and flavor. Other similar types of pasta (e.g., gemelli, torchiette,cavatappi) would also work well.
Sweet Potato and Tofu Wrap
A delicious vegetarian wrap consisting of sweet potato, tofu, and kale. This power-packed wrap is easy to make and tastes great. The Asian sauce gives the tofu a wonderfully sweet yet savory flavor. It is perfect for lunch. Serve it with a side of your favorite fresh vegetables. The sweet potato is loaded with vitamins B6, C, and D and other minerals that help in relaxation and relieve stress. Kale is high in fiber and packed with antioxidants, vitamin K, high levels of vitamins A, and C as well as calcium. Kale is also an anti-inflammatory food and can help lower cholesterol.
This tasty, simple recipe makes a nice one-dish meal for lunch or dinner. It can be easily converted to a vegetarian recipe by substituting a spicy, vegetarian-style sausage for the andouille, and vegetable stock for the chicken stock. The tangy flavor of the feta cheese nicely complements the spicy sausage, while the cilantro gives the dish a crisp, fresh taste.
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