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This is one of my family's favorite weeknight meals. Its super easy and quick and low in fat. You can always substitute fresh broccoli for frozen or cream of chicken soup for cream of mushroom. Whatever you have on hand and easier for you! Serve with white or brown rice.
You can round out the meal with a simple salad and rolls . Serve another vegetable on the side green beans or spinach are always good choices.
This is a very quick and easy salad dressing to whip up for a lunch, or even a dinner party. Goes great with Thai cuisine, especially spicy. best of all its low in fat and calories. You can mix it with salad greens and a combination of vegetables; edamame, cucumbers,carrot matchstick and cucumbers. Scallions and dry roasted peanuts are a good topping . You can find fish sauce in the oriental section of most grocery stores. The recipe can easily be doubled or quadrupled and stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.
This is the only bean and grain recipe you will need, just fallow this basic recipe.
When using cooked vegetables use just one. When using raw mix two or three.
Basic Bean and Grain Salad
2 cups canned beans ( black, kidney, pinto chick peas, blacked eyed peas)
2 cups whole grains (brown or white rice, barley quinoa, couscous, bite size pasta)
3 cups bite size cooked or raw veggies (see above note)
1/2 cup extras (sunflower seeds, nuts,cheese, olives sun dried tomatoes)
1/4 medium onion or 4 thin sliced scallions
1/4 soft fresh herbs (cilantro, parsley or mint)
dressing; Make your own 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and 4 tsps of vinegar or lemon juice.
1/3 cup of store bought vinaigrette .
quick and easy ! just dice into cubes and mix!
taste good without the splenda to
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