Bright green fresh herbs, two cheeses and pine nuts are sparked by lemon juice and zest in a delightful pesto to toss with seasoned zucchini and pasta.tags: brunch lunch fruit cheese pasta vegetables 30 Minute Meals boil simmer food processor or blender more
It’s important to have a good balance of carbs and protein in the morning to help sustain you until your next meal. With that in mind, I try to add things to the oatmeal that will help keep me satisfied. Today I decided to stir a little almond butter into my cooked rolled oats and top it with some whole almonds, a few chocolate chips and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. The flavor combination is delicious and very filling. The addition of the chocolate chips is definitely a "once-in-a-while" treat but it’s the perfect way to stave off any sweet craving I’m having at the moment without going overboard. A teaspoon of semi-sweet chocolate chips is just the right amount of sweet to satisfy and make my breakfast feel decadent without any guilt at all.tags: breakfast rice, grains and breads simmer more
As a rule, turmeric works well with in Indian recipes. Here is a simple recipe for red lentil soup flavored with turmeric. Put a different spin on this soup by adding a cup of chopped fresh vegetables, a few handfuls of leafy greens such as spinach, or a cup of a cooked grain like rice or quinoa.tags: soups and stoups beans simmer more
This dish is a Chili Con Carne made with stew meat rather than ground chuck. It is pretty enough to entertain with and made with top round rather than bottom, so it's lean enough to feel good about eating.
Great to make ahead for a later meal.
Mung beans make a great addition to your pantry, and here’s the main reason: they cook much faster than most other beans! Boil whole mung beans in water and they’re ready to eat in about 45 minutes. Split mung beans, which have the outer skin removed and are yellow, take only 20-30 minutes to cook. That means that you can throw a handful of grains like quinoa, rice, or rolled oats in with the beans, take your time chopping up vegetables like carrots, broccoli, and kale, and then throw them into the pot for the last 10 minutes of cooking. Voila, you have a flavorful, nutritionally balanced soup, and you probably had time for a glass of wine and a phone call, too.tags: soups and stoups beans simmer more
Classic Italian meatballs get a boost of fat and flavor from grated Parmesan, while breadcrumbs make the texture fluffy. And who doesn’t love them? Juicy, plump, and aromatic, little parcels of ground meat bubbling away in a rich sauce are irresistible.
Although I’ve always associated meatballs with Italy, it turns out that people throughout the world have their own version of this savory delicacy. From Turkey to India to Sweden to Iran, you’ll find delicious variations, many of which use no bread or cheese.tags: appetizers dinner rice, grains and breads beef poultry braise simmer more