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vegetarian “trash” hash

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 25, 2016  |  0 Comments
Okay, so maybe there’s a better name for this recipe. But you get the point, right? Way, way, way, WAY too much food gets wasted in America! But there’s no need to waste food when you can savor it! My philosophy: Use veggie scraps and “make a hash, not more trash!” It’s a wonderful and environmentally-conscious way to enjoy vegetables in the morning (or anytime). Perfect for a Meatless Monday! Here I simply included leftover veggies that I had on hand from recipe testing, which was about one-half cup each of chopped red onion, green bell pepper (I used the ribs and seeds, too), zucchini, and cherry tomatoes. This recipe also offers a delicious opportunity to play with all parts...
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vegan curry coconut soup with black beluga lentils

by Jackie Newgent  |  January 22, 2016  |  6 Comments
I couldn’t make it through the chill of January without some hearty, warm-me-up bowls of soup. How about you? So I married that thought with the theme for this month’s Recipe Redux: “A New Ingredient for the New Year.” When trying to choose the ingredient that I wanted to play with, my first thought came to color … black, in particular! When thinking about black foods, one immediately came to mind that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed in restaurants, but haven’t actually prepared anything with from my own kitchen. They’re black beluga lentils. They’re such fun little critters. Not to mention, these pulses are packed with nutritional goodness, including folate, fiber, and protein. So off to the kitchen I went to whip...
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classic macaroni salad with grilled peppers

by Jackie Newgent  |  April 30, 2014  |  0 Comments
Makes 5 servings: 1 cup each I was asked to create a healthy macaroni salad, but to keep it classic. Basically, no overly frilly, fussy, or fancy ingredients allowed. That actually is more challenging than it sounds. Macaroni salad is considered “classic” for a reason. And I won’t use “fake” fat-free ingredients to concoct my recipes. That said, I was successful at creating this better-for-you version! I kept great taste and tradition in mind. And though not extra fancy, I did make this macaroni salad extra special by adding grilled peppers and fresh herbs. Enjoy it at your next cookout or picnic. I know I will! Calories saved: 170 Why it’s better for you: Pumped up the whole grains; more...
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