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 …

10-Minute Salsa Hack

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Simply add these four fresh ingredients to your favorite salsa and you have the perfect appetizer ready on the spot. Watch how fast it disappears, and your friends will think you made it all from scratch. Print Recipe 10-Minute Salsa Hack Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat free, Gluten free, Dairy free, Soy free, Nut free Makes:   Makes 2-2/3 cups   Ingredients 1 jar (16 …

Mexican Quinoa Bowl

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All this good flavor goes right into one serving bowl: easy, fresh, and beautiful. Print Recipe Mexican Quinoa Bowl Vegetarian, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   2 servings   Ingredients 1-1/2 cups hot cooked quinoa or brown rice2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil1 cup fresh corn kernels (2 ears), or frozen2/3 cup red pepper strips1/2 tsp. chili powder1/4 tsp. cumin1 cup rinsed canned …

Chilled Spicy Corn Soup

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This garden fresh soup can be made ahead of time. As written, it is vegan, or substitute chicken broth and add a dollop of sour cream for a creamier consistency. Print Recipe Chilled Spicy Corn Soup Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   about 4 cups   Ingredients 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil2 cups fresh …

Black Bean-Veggie Quesadillas

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Quesadillas are perfect for an easy weeknight dinner, or for a weekend party. Serve as a “Quesadilla Bar” with bowls of guacamole, salsa, lime wedges, and/or sour cream.  Use whichever veggies in the ingredient list you prefer. Print Recipe Black Bean-Veggie Quesadillas Vegetarian, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   4 servings    Ingredients 4 (9-inch) flour tortillas (See Fresh Tip)2 cups shredded …

Southwest Shrimp Salad

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This colorful entree salad offers a lively mix of marinated shrimp, spicy jalapeño, juicy mango, and fresh lime. Print Recipe Southwest Shrimp Salad Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   2 servings   Ingredients Honey-Lime Dressing 1 large lime1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil1-1/2 Tbsp. honey1 Tbsp. finely chopped jalapeno pepper1 garlic clove, minced1 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. ground …

Sesame-Noodle Veggie Salad

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With just a little effort to chop vegetables and mix dressing, you will have a fresh, colorful salad with the perfect blend of amazing flavor. See my Fresh Tip to add chicken or tofu for a main dish that everyone will love. Print Recipe Sesame-Noodle Veggie Salad Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy Free Makes:    6 cups   Ingredients Dressing 2 Tbsp. soy sauce …

Teriyaki Tofu Bowl

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The secret to easy preparation with any stir-fry recipe is to have all ingredients prepped and ready to go. Once the heat is on, things move fast and you don’t want to risk scorching. No wok? No problem. A large non-stick skillet works well. Next, heat things up and get the pan and oil hot before cooking. So, skip the …

Best Guacamole

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Guacamole 101: Who doesn’t love guacamole and chips? A simple guacamole can be made with just avocados, onion, and salt – perfect if you are short on time or have picky eaters. Traditional Mexican guacamole has avocado, onion, tomato, chili pepper, cilantro, garlic, and salt. Guacamole dates back to the Aztecs, and theirs was very similar to what we make …