Easy Beans and Greens

Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Yield: 2-3 servings Ingredients: 1 can black beans (or pinto, red, kidney) 1 bunch collard greens (or kale, spinach) your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or guacamole and sour cream. Directions: In a medium saucepan, heat drained beans. Add your favorite seasonings, if desired. Fill a…

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Sweet Potatoes with Lime & Cilantro

This recipe is an eye-opener for those who find sweet potatoes cloyingly sweet or those who are tired of eating them smothered in marshmallows and brown sugar. Japanese sweet potatoes, with their pale flesh and delicate flavor, are a treat if you can find them. Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30-40 minutes Yield: 4…

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Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 3 minutes Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1 large peeled and pitted avocado 2/3 cup plain yogurt, goat yogurt or soy yogurt 1 diced tomato dash or two of cayenne pepper sea salt and black pepper Directions: Mash avocado with a fork until very smooth. Add yogurt, tomato, cayenne. Blend until smooth. This may…

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Quinoa Stuffed Pumpkin

Prep Time: 35 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 small pumpkin (approximately the size of a softball) 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 1 1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp unrefined sea salt 1 shallot, minced 1 tbsp olive oil1 orange 1/4 cup raisins or other dried fruit 1/4 cup chopped toasted…

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Cauliflower Couscous

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 2 heads of cauliflower, cut into florets 1 pomegranate, seeds removed 1 small bunch parsley 4 ounces feta, chopped 4 ounces pine nuts, toasted 1/4 cup capers 1 lemon, juiced and zested 2 tablespoons mint, chopped 2 tablespoons Dijon 1/4- 1/2 cup olive…

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time: 10 minutes Yields: 8 servings Ingredients: 6 medium (2 pounds) sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 1/2 cups organic applesauce 1/3 cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted Directions: Place sweet potatoes in 2 to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker….

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Stuffed Roasted Acorn

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 45 minutes Yields: 4 servings Ingredients: 2 acorn squash 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed Sea salt and pepper 1/2 cup toasted pumpkin seed, chopped 1/2 cup parsley, chopped Stuffing: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely diced 1 tablespoon curry 1/4 cup golden raisins…

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Satisfying Sesame Burdock

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Yields: 3 servings Ingredients: 1 large burdock root 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 teaspoon Bragg liquid aminos 1 teaspoon tahini 1/2 teaspoon umeboshi vinegar Directions: Slice burdock into 1/2-inch rounds. Heat the sesame oil in a sauté pan and add burdock. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring…

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Roasted Rutabaga with Celery Root

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes Yields: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 rutabaga 1 celery root 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash and scrub vegetables. Cut them into 1-inch, thick rounds. Mix with oil, salt and rosemary. Cover and bake for…

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