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 …

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 …

Chia Seed Vinaigrette on Strawberry Salad

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Did you know Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language? The chia seed is nutrient dense and packs a punch of energy-boosting power. The benefits include promoting healthy skin, reducing signs of aging, supporting the heart and digestive system, building stronger bones and muscles, and more. And wait! You’ll find more health-boosting ingredients in this amazing salad! Print Recipe Chia Seed …

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Easy! And what an amazing roasted flavor. Even Brussels sprouts skeptics will go for this recipe. Print Recipe Roasted Brussels Sprouts Vegetarian, Vegan, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   6 to 8 servings   Ingredients 1-1/2 lbs. (about 4 cups) Brussels sprouts1-1/2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. black pepper Makes:   6 to 8 servings   …

Blueberry Balsamic Salad with Caramelized Walnuts

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Think beyond just muffins and pancakes; fresh blueberries add beautiful color and a sweet flavor to salad. Print Recipe Blueberry Balsamic Salad with Caramelized Walnuts Vegetarian, Wheat Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Soy Free Makes:   4 servings    Ingredients Balsamic Dressing 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp. balsamic or white balsamic vinegar1 Tbsp. finely chopped onion2 tsp. honey or agave …

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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Hummus is easy to make and is a great food for vegan, vegetarian, and non vegetarian diets. It is high in iron and vitamin C, with beneficial amounts of both vitamin B6 and folate. It is also a good source of protein, fiber, and potassium. See also my recipe for Hummus Three Ways. Print Recipe Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Vegetarian, …

Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup

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This wholesome soup is easy to prepare and can be customized for any dietary preference. Use vegetable broth for a vegetarian version and omit the Parmesan cheese for Dairy Free or Vegan. For meat lovers, stir in cooked, chopped chicken or cooked Italian sausage. Print Recipe Tuscan Kale & White Bean Soup Soy Free, Nut Free Makes:   2 quarts   Ingredients 2 …

Lentil Barley Soup

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You have to love soup! It’s comforting, filling, healthful, and this recipe makes enough for leftovers. Freeze some for busy weeks or for easy lunch box meals. Another tip is to stir chopped spinach or kale into this soup during the last few minutes of cooking. What an easy way to get your daily veggies! Print Recipe Lentil Barley Soup …