Archive For The “Beans, Grains & Pasta” Category

… and more Lettuce Wraps

By admin | August 7, 2011

I’ve been on a Lettuce Wrap kick lately.  Take the basic Asian Lettuce Wrap recipe I posted below and flip it a couple of ways: 1) Tofu Wraps: Substitute 1 lb firm tofu, diced, for ground meat.  Add 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 pint sliced mushrooms and 1/2 cup edamame during the cooking process.  Add [...]

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Black Bean & Raw Corn Salad

By admin | June 21, 2011

After graduating from college I took a road trip, following my Grandma, to Buffalo NY where I was to start my first “real job.”  Along the way we stopped to visit my Aunt & Uncle in Ohio.  Somewhere amidst MILES and MILES of corn, we stopped at a roadside farmstand and bought corn for a [...]

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Cantaloupe Edamame Salad

By admin | June 21, 2011

Originally I was going to use cucumbers for this salad, but there were none in stock, surprisingly.  So I thought what else is juicy with a nice bite, and for some reason cantaloupe popped into my mind and it works really well because it brings sweetness to the salad. 1 Cantaloupe, peeled, seeded and sliced [...]

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Whole Wheat Pasta with Summer Squash, Basil and Lemon Scented Ricotta

By admin | June 19, 2011

5 summer squash, cubed 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 bunch basil leaves, torn juice and zest of 2 lemons salt and pepper 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta, cooked according to package directions. In a large pot heat oil over medium high heat.  Saute onion for about three [...]

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Coconut Curry Black Beans with Tomatoes

By admin | June 19, 2011

1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1″ piece ginger, peeled and grated 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 14 oz can low-sodium diced tomatoes 1 14 oz can coconut milk 2 Tbsp (or less to taste) of yellow curry powder juice and zest from 1 lime 1 bunch fresh cilantro [...]

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