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amazing black beans

Doesn't the name say it all?

Lentil and Sweet Potato Shepherd's Pie

My kids love this, and they are not vegetarians.

Zesty Italian Dressing

I couldn't believe how much everyone loves this dressing, even my kids.

Lavenberry Smoothie

This turned out VERY lavender-y, so you might want to reduce it to a teaspoon when you make it.

Apricot Chia bars

This recipe comes from Edible Harmony, at

Incredible! (1 rating)
Honey Boy Salmon Patties

From the back of the can of salmon, minus the milk.

Emeril's braised chicken thighs with mushrooms

This is Emeril's recipe, but changed slightly to be dairy-free. I used olive oil instead of butter. I used skinless chicken thighs, less mushrooms and less fat.

tiny spanish meatballs in almond sauce

Taken from Spanish Food by Paragon books ltd

Sicilian Tomatoes

Adapted from The Food of Southern Italy by Carlo Middione

Jason's pizza

Betcha won't eat it all after seeing those calories!

The dirty for the rice, rice not included

Didn't have any celery, and the tomatoes made it a little too much like chili, but we ate it anyway.

southwest black bean and corn salad

This is better with lime juice, but when all you have is lemons, it will do. For more zing, add some zest of the lemon or lime too.

Basic Italian Polenta (lightened)

This is changed slightly from the recipe on the back of the Bob's Red Mill Polenta package


13 oz 93% lean ground beef
1 small onion chopped
1/3 of a green pepper, chopped
1 can dark red kidney beans
2 cans tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
1 packet of chili seasoning

Fettuccine with clams

This is only a slight variation from Linguine with clams in "Food of Southern Italy" by Carlo Middione.
My family loves it.

whole wheat banana bread with flax

I couldn't find a recipe that was perfect for me, so I had to make my own. I didn't have unsweetened applesauce, so I used sweetened, and added less sugar to the recipe.

corn and quinoa salad with lemony mint dressing

This recipe came from Simple Daily Recipes, at:

Very Good (2 ratings)
Venezuelan Style Black Beans

My husband says he hates beans, but he actually requests these!
If this is used only as a side dish, they may go farther than 4 servings, but at our house they go fast because we eat them by the bowl- full.