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Vegetarian Paella with Red Peppers and Chickpeas

Vegetarian Paella with Red Peppers and Chickpeas 1 cup short-grain brown rice (See Recipe Note) Hefty pinch saffron (about 8 strands) 6 cups vegetable broth 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large yellow onion, diced 4 garlic cloves,…

Carrot Quinoa Grain Medley

Carrot Quinoa Grain Medley 1 tbsp olive oil 2 cups dry quinoa, rinsed and drained 1½ cups carrots, diced (about 3 medium) 1 large onion, diced 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1 Tbsp garlic, minced 1/2 cup chopped fresh…

Avocado and Shrimp Chopped Cabbage Salad

Avocado and Shrimp Chopped Cabbage Salad 5 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil or extra-virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 tablespoon chopped fresh…

Sausage, Red Pepper and Spinach Pesto Pizza

Sausage, Red Pepper and Spinach Pesto Pizza 2 cups spinach 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/4 cup grated parmesan 1/4 pine nuts, toasted 1/2-cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp. 1 Italian sausage, casing removed 1/2 red bell pepper,…

Corn Chowder

Corn Chowder 2 ounces of bacon (1 thick strip), cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped (about 3/4 cup) 1/2 cup small diced red bell pepper 1/2 cup small diced celery 4-5 ears of sweet corn, kernels removed from…

Cabbage and Bell Pepper Slaw

Cabbage and Bell Pepper Slaw 1⁄2 cup sugar 1⁄2 cup white vinegar 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste) 7 cups green cabbage, shredded (1 medium cabbage) 1 small green bell pepper, seeded and thinly…

Penne with Sausage and Escarole

Penne with Sausage and Escarole 1 pound penne pasta 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 medium onions, cut into small dice (about 2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into medium dice (about 1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more for the pasta…

Garlic and Oil Sauteed Escarole

Garlic and Oil Sauteed Escarole 1/2 cup flavored olive oil, recipe follows 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 1 recipe escarole, recipe follows Salt and pepper, to taste FLAVORED OIL: 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic…

Pea Shoot and Quinoa Salad Pita Pockets

Pea Shoot and Quinoa Salad Pita Pockets INGREDIENTS 2 pita pockets, cut in half 4 handfuls pea shoots, trimmed 1 cup cooked quinoa 1 – 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 2 cloves garlic,…

Potato, Spinach, Bell Pepper, Leek and Basil Frittata

Potato, Spinach, Bell Pepper, Leek and Basil Frittata INGREDIENTS 1 lb. medium waxy potatoes ¼ cup olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small bell pepper, seeded, and thinly sliced 1 small leek, thinly sliced 2 cups baby spinach 3…

Rigatoni with Peppers, Squash and Tomatoes

Rigatoni with Peppers, Squash and Tomatoes INGREDIENTS Coarse salt and 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 3/4 pound rigatoni 1 pound sweet or spicy Italian sausage, casings removed 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch strips 1 small…

Broccoli, Red Bell pepper and Mushroom Melts

Broccoli, Red Bell Pepper and Mushroom Melts INGREDIENTS 1 small head broccoli, cut into small florets (stalk discarded) 1 tablespoon olive oil Coarse salt and ground pepper 4 portobello mushrooms (stems removed), sliced 1/2 inch…