Sweet Potato-Black Bean Enchiladas

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While visiting a Mexican restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, I ordered their Sweet Potato Enchiladas. Tasty, yes!  I decided to duplicate them at home, and even punch up the flavor and appearance a bit. Bring restaurant dining to your table! Print Recipe Sweet Potato-Black Bean Enchiladas Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   4-6  servings Ingredients 2 medium-large sweet potatoes …

Crispy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mix

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The perfect snack for after school, after work, after dinner, after laundry, after dog walking, after working out, after napping, after shopping, after reading this recipe… Print Recipe Crispy Chocolate-Peanut Butter Mix Vegetarian, Soy Free Makes:   about 6-1/2 cups   Ingredients 1/4 cup chocolate chips3 Tbsp. butter3 Tbsp. peanut butter2-1/4 cups chow mein noodles2-1/4 cups oven toasted rice cereal (Rice Chex)1/2 cup …

Lemon Barley Salad with Toasted Walnuts

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Have you tried barley? It has a nutty flavor and chewy consistency. Barley is an excellent whole grain source of fiber, vitamins and minerals, and promotes heart health. Keep some extra cooked barley in the refrigerator to toss into any green salad or soup. (Check out my Slow Cooker Split Pea Barley Soup!) Print Recipe Lemon Barley Salad with Toasted …

Apple Crisp

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I prefer apples whole, fresh and crisp. But now and then, you simply have to celebrate fall. Print Recipe Apple Crisp Vegetarian, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   6 servings   Ingredients 6 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples (about 5-6)1 cup granulated sugar2 Tbsp. flour1 tsp. cinnamon Crumble Topping 1/2 cup flour1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 heaping cup oats1/2 cup brown sugar Makes:   6 …

Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad

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Got the lunch box blues?  You can make this the night before, but add the avocado before heading off to work. Print Recipe Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   about 3-1/2 cups   Ingredients 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed, drained2 ears corn, cooked, cut from cobb1/2 red bell pepper, diced1/2 …

Mediterranean-style Salad

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Need a new recipe for summer tomatoes? This is it – super simple and flavorful. Print Recipe Mediterranean-style Salad Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   about 3 cups   Ingredients 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained1 tomato, diced1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley2 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp. …

Black Bean-Veggie Burgers

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Skip the expensive store-bought veggie burgers and make your own!  I have experimented with a lot of veggie burger ingredients, and this favorite combination holds together well and looks similar to a beef burger. Give it a try with your choice of toppers! Print Recipe Black Bean-Veggie Burgers Vegetarian, Nut Free, Soy Free Makes:   4  burgers Ingredients 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive …

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Bread

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Well, your mother told you to eat your veggies, so I’m trying to work with you. I fiddled with  a traditional zucchini bread recipe and tried to make it a little healthier with applesauce for half the oil, reduced sugar, and added dark chocolate to boost antioxidants. The result? Moist and chocolatey…I get many requests for this recipe. Print Recipe …

Overnight Date-Nut Oatmeal

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Need to simplify your morning? Here you go. Or need an easy and comforting, light dinner? Here you go. You can quickly stir together ingredients in a slow-cooker, and then forget this for hours. Print Recipe Overnight Date-Nut Oatmeal Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   4  servings Ingredients 1 cup steel-cut oats1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. salt2/3 …

Loaded Breakfast Cookies

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Cookies for breakfast? Yes, you heard it here. These cookies pack enough energy to keep you going until lunchtime, and they are a little reminiscent of banana bread. Print Recipe Loaded Breakfast Cookies Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Soy Free Makes:   24 cookies   Ingredients 2 Tbsp. ground flaxseeds3 ripe bananas, medium size1/4 cup agave nectar or honey1/4 cup coconut oil or butter, melted1 …