This main-dish salad comes together in twenty minutes or less, using pantry ingredients and fresh greens. No special cooking skills needed and easily adapted to use what you have on hand. Get zing from the salsa, crunch from the seeds or nuts, umami from the beans and green onion, and sweetness from the raisins and […]
This saucy burger filling made with black lentils updates one of my childhood favorite meals. My Mom made Gooshy Burgers with browned ground beef and canned French onion soup. My version has all the comfort and yum but without the fat and cholesterol. Add Worcestershire sauce, red onions, and spices for deep flavor without the […]
Use olives and larder ingredients plus fresh vegetables for a lighter version of Pasta Puttanesca. Vegan with gluten-free options.
I make this super-easy filling for burger buns in the microwave so there’s no pot to wash, but you can make it on the stove too. In either case, it takes less than 10 minutes. It’s on my short-list of recipes for relaxed summer meals. You can also make the filling in advance and just […]
Apple Crumble is a more relaxed yet still comforting version of apple pie. It’s an updated version of Dutch Apple Cake, now with more apples plus healthy walnuts, half the fat and flour, and less than half the sugar. Instead of wasting time peeling apples, just slice them thinly and cut the slices into bite-sized pieces. The baked peels add texture and nutrition.
Make a crowd-pleasing bowl of fluffy mashed sweet potatoes in 15 minutes with just 6 ingredients, mostly spices. This recipe calls for baking the sweet potatoes, which means no boiling and no peeling. They bake up so sweet that you won’t need to add butter or sugar, saving money and calories. They are so good […]