adzuki beans

Spicy Adzuki Bean Burgers

Adzuki beans are small red beans that originated in China. They are a staple of the macrobiotic diet, and they are a good source of magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and B vitamins. Adzuki beans have been called the “weight loss bean,” since they are low in calories and fat, yet high in nutrition. And hey – who doesn’t love a good burger?

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Salty Dark Chocolate and Pumpkin Seed Bark

If you want to have something a little sweet and a little savory, this is the perfect snack or dessert! The combination of the sweetness of the chocolate, the savoriness of the pumpkin seeds, and the sea salt is just plain divine. And hey – it has pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate, so it’s health

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cauliflower

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

This is better than French fries. Really. There is no magic to this recipe – one I almost hesitate to call a recipe, it’s so easy. And I promise you, a vegetable never tasted so good! I can almost guarantee it’ll be one of your favorite cauliflower dishes. If you’re not fond of curry powder, experiment with different spices, try a squeeze of lemon juice, or add fresh herbs. It will all be good.

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split-peas

Split Pea and Parsnip Soup

This soup can be made in a slow cooker or on the stove top. These instructions are for the stove top, as that’s how I made it. If you want to use a slow cooker, I recommend cooking the vegetables first in a sauté pan – this process gives the veggies a layer of complexity you won’t get if you just throw everything in the slow cooker.

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one-pot-pasta

Easy One-Pot Pasta

If I’d known making pasta could be this easy – without all the draining and straining mess – I’d have been making pasta this way for years. I don’t know if I’ll make it the “old way” again…this is easy, quick, and delish! And it makes a TON of food. Ingredients: 1 12 oz. bag

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Easy Roasted Chickpeas

This is a wicked easy appetizer or snack, and they’re packed with protein and flavor. I make a big batch (double or triple this recipe) and break it into single servings, ready to grab-and-go in a snap. Ingredients: 1 can organic chickpeas 1 T white balsamic vinegar 1 T soy sauce 1 t agave nectar

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Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes are a nutritional all-star. They are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. These wedges make a great side dish or a perfect mid-afternoon snack. Dip them in ketchup, or curried plant-based mayonnaise, or barbecue sauce…all good! Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes scant 1/4 C extra virgin olive oil 2 T cinnamon/sugar mix 1/4

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