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Asparagus with Brown Butter Sauce and Hazelnuts

Source: Sound Consumer April 2009 Serves: 6   Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds asparagus 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into bits 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tablespoons hazelnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped   Preparation Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Blanch in salted, boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes […]

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 2 cups red lentils, rinsed and picked through 3 to 4 cups vegetable stock 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes 5 ounces baby spinach Salt and pepper, to […]

Mango Avocado Salad

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 ripe mango – peeled, seeded and sliced 1 ripe avocado – peeled, seeded and sliced 1/4 English cucumber, diced 3 green onions, sliced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro Instructions: In a small bowl, whisk […]

Spice Roasted Crunchy Garbanzos

Ingredients   3 cups cooked, drained garbanzo beans 1 tablespoon high-heat cooking oil 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon salt   Instructions: Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Using several layers of paper towels, blot garbanzos as […]

Fresh Salsa

Ingredients   2-3 medium sized fresh tomatoes (from 1 lb to 1 1/2 lb), stems removed, finely diced 1/2 red onion, finely diced 1 jalapeño chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced 1 serano chili pepper (stems, ribs, seeds removed), finely diced Juice of one lime 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Salt and pepper to […]

Black Bean and Yam Quesadilla

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon olive oil, plus extra for spraying 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon Mexican seasoning (available in bulk spices) 2 teaspoons water 1 cup grated yam (about 1/2 medium yam) 1/4 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained Salt and pepper 2 corn or wheat tortillas 1/3 […]

Black Bean Chili With Winter Squash

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large chopped onion (1 1/2 cups) 1 medium diced yellow bell pepper (1 cup) 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups vegetable broth 3 cups fresh chopped tomatoes (or 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained) ½ cup of chopped green chilis (or […]

Ginger Lentil Soup

Ingredients: 2 teaspoons olive oil 3 medium carrots, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 cups broth (chicken or vegetable) 1 cup brown lentils, rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups fresh chopped […]

Orange and Romaine Salad

 Ingredients: ¼ cup sliced almonds 1 T plus 1 t sugar ¼ – ½ head iceberg lettuce ¼ – ½ head romaine lettuce 3 stalks celery, cut up 1 bunch green onions, sliced 1 15-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained   Dressing: ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 T sugar 2 T vinegar 1 T parsley ½ […]