Black Bean Avocado Salsa

Black bean avocado salsa… the perfect answer for “lunch?” The crowd-pleasing homemade addition to a potluck. An awesome topping to a baked sweet potato. A delicious filling for a tortilla wrap. A tasty topping to a Southwestern-themed green salad. Over and over, black bean avocado salsa is my go-to, whether it is the meal, a…

Avocado-Mango Black Bean Burritos

This recipe is simple, fast and delicious. Lime, fresh mango, cilantro, avocado and fire-roasted green chiles create a dynamite, sweet-sour salsa. Stew black beans with cumin and smoked paprika provide a savory, hearty counterbalance. It’s a harmonious burrito that disappears quickly! These burritos taste fantastic on their own, or with some vegan toppings—think vegan cheese,…

Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Cannellini Beans

Often confused with broccolini and broccoli, broccoli rabe has a very different flavor.  While broccoli is sweet and broccolini is even sweeter, broccoli rabe is slightly bitter.  The flavor reminds me of a more amped up collard green or Brussels sprout, but definitely nothing like broccoli.  In fact, it is more closely related to a…

Slow Cooker Ginger-Harissa White Bean Stew

This stew has it all–fresh herbs, fresh ginger root, spicy harissa paste, lemon, garlic cloves, sweet potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, spelt berries, and cannellini beans  Together, it is balanced, hearty, and delicious.  With about 15 minutes of total prep time and 4 hours to simmer in the slow cooker, it delivers on flavor. Spelt berries add a…

Vegan Hominy Chili Bake

The hominy chili filling is smoky, spicy, and very easy to make. The cornbread crust is moist and sweet. Baked together for ~25 minutes, and it’s a delicious meal that will keep everyone coming back for more. It might seem complicated to pull this off, but this is not hard to do. A little time…

Slow Cooker Stewed Kidney Beans, Carrots and Chard with Bulgur

This recipe is inspired by the cuisine of the Middle East. It is incredibly simple, uses ten ingredients, and has a nice, subtle, low key flavor. If you are looking for a dish that’s comforting, budget-friendly and healthy, this is the one for you. And man, the carrots! The carrots taste so good. They really…