Slow Cooker Cuban Black Bean and Rice Bowls

Slow Cooker Cuban Black Beans

Cuban-style black beans go tex-mex! Served with rice they are a satisfying meal in themselves, especially when you load them up with toppings like sour cream, tomatoes, avocado and tortilla chips for scooping. Black beans have a ton of flavor all on their own. Their earthy flavor only intensifies when seasoned with oregano, bay leaf… 

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Mediterranean Veggie Burgers with Lemon Caper Mayo

Mediterranean Veggie Burgers with Lemon Caper Mayo

Veggie burgers with cannellini beans, roasted red peppers, green olives, artichokes, feta cheese and fresh herbs with a bright-as-sunshine lemon caper mayo. I’ve been making a lot of veggie burgers lately. I’m going through a phase.

Falafel Burgers with Feta Tzatziki Sauce

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Veggie burgers packed with all the Mediterranean flavors of falafel and smothered in a chunky feta tzatziki sauce. You can eat them on soft buns or tucked inside pita bread with a generous dollop of the luscious sauce. Falafel are deep-fried balls or patties made with ground chickpeas and seasoned with spices like cumin, coriander… 

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Apple, Cranberry and Feta Quinoa Salad

Feta Apple Cranberry Quinoa Salad

A quinoa salad bursting at the seams with fresh apples, chewy cranberries, toasted walnuts and the sharp bite of feta cheese. All that is good in this world. A creamy, toasted walnut dressing made with lemon and olive oil ties these everyday ingredients together to make something extraordinary. The salad is a cinch to throw… 

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Side Dish Saturdays: Curried Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Curried Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas

Fast and easy curried sweet potatoes with chickpeas can serve as a side dish or a main vegetarian entrée. Warmly spiced with a hint of sweetness and a pop of heat this comes together in no time at all thanks to the use of curry powder!

40 Cloves of Garlic Spaghetti

40 cloves garlic spaghetti

Whole garlic cloves are caramelized stove-top in an olive oil and butter bath until they turn a gorgeous shade of warm, golden brown all the way through to their very centers. The cloves are briefly simmered in tomato sauce then tossed with spaghetti and fresh basil before being served with Romano cheese.

Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

Vegetable Soup with Parmesan Dumplings

A heartwarming vegetable soup packed with the wholesome goodness of both sweet and white potatoes, zucchini, carrots, celery, garlic, onion and cannellini beans. Perfectly delicious all on its own, when you throw parmesan dumplings into the mix you create a rock star. The dumplings start out as baby clouds, a mere teaspoonful of batter grows… 

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