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Black Bean Polenta Bowl

Polenta is simply ground corn which can be cooked in a number of ways. Boiling dry polenta gives you a delicious and creamy porridge - aka, grits. (For more on grits, check out my post on Shrimp and Grits, with a little history of my beloved corn buds). Likewise, polenta is also sold precooked, refrigerated […]

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Stuffed Sweetpotato Skins {Recipe Redux}

I received free samples of California Sweetpotatoes mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Sweetpotato Council and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. _________________________________________________________________________________________________ You read it - Sweetpotato. One word. Why? Because they are […]

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Black Bean Tempeh Bowls with Sauteed Greens & Seared Tomatoes

I love tempeh and I’m always looking for great ways to use it. Tempeh is simply fermented soy beans. It is high in biologically available protein and is a great source of fiber. Because the beans have been fermented, they are full of healthy bacteria that our intestines need to stay healthy. The greens in […]

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Tempeh & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers were a common meal throughout my childhood. My mom used to stuff green peppers with ground beef, onion, garlic, spices and probably some other ingredients I am leaving out (Mom, if you’re out there, leave a comment and correct me on this one). To switch up the dish a bit, this version uses […]

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Black Bean-Edamame Salad

A great source of soluble fiber, beans help to reduce cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar. They are packed with tons of nutrients and should be a part of our diet even if we’re not struggling with high cholesterol or diabetes. They’re great to throw onto salads and into grains, or use them as a […]

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Recipe Redux: Butternut Squash and Black Bean Burritos

It’s that time of the month again. Well, recipe time anyway. The Recipe Redux ingredient this month is our choice of any orange antioxidant rich veggie! Right away I thought pumpkin. But I decided to give my pumpkin obsession a rest and let butternut squash take the show this time around. Naturally sweet, butternut squash […]

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Cauliflower for Cancer Prevention

It may not be the most beautiful vegetable you have set your eyes on, but cauliflower has a lot of great things going for itself. 1 cooked cup of these white florets nourishes your body with over 100% of your daily need for vitamin C. Also, as part of the cruciferous vegetable family (along with […]

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