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creole vegan jambalaya

by Jackie Newgent  |  February 28, 2014  |  5 Comments
Makes 4 servings: 1 1/2 cups each In honor of Mardi Gras, I’ve got a festive made-over dish for you! There’s no chicken, shrimp, or andouille sausage to be found here. But you will find plenty of vegetables and beans, absolutely zesty flavors, and hearty satisfaction fit for a meatless feast. In fact, the serving size more than doubles from the original version! Enjoy it as an entrée on Fat Tuesday—or any day. Calories saved: 120
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cara cara pilaf with almonds & pistachios

by Jackie Newgent  |  December 23, 2012  |  0 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 2 servings: 3/4 rounded cup each Some people might be surprised to hear that I approve of culinary shortcuts … at least on occasion! However, I am particular about what those quick picks are. For me, it still needs to be 100% natural. One fast fix that I’m a fan of is 90-second brown rice. That sure beats the 50 minutes that this whole grain food usually takes. But then I take this fast side and stir simple yet lovely accents into it. Here, it makes it seem like you spent an hour preparing an enticing dish, not just a few minutes! The Cara Cara, which is also known as a red navel...
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serrano fried rice with apple and almonds

by Jackie Newgent  |  September 6, 2012  |  5 Comments
(Click on photo for full-size image!) Makes 4 servings: 1 1/2 cups each Here’s a surprising and scrumptious “fried” rice … and one that you’ve never had. That’s because I just created it. Not only is it vegan, it contains one of fall-time’s favorites: the apple! The apple picks up savoriness and heat when cooked with the onion and Serrano pepper. The toasted sesame oil and pan-toasted almonds balance it out perfectly. And the soy sauce provides the umami and salty elements that give this rice the full-on Asian essence. So pick up some apples at your farmers’ market (or from your apple tree, if you’re so lucky!) and enjoy a bowl of it. It’s actually a full meal-in-one recipe—and...
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