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Kathy’s Macaroni and "Cheese" Casserole

Warm, gooey, oozy mac n cheese is a dish most of us have grown up with for countless lunches and dinners at home. Who wants to give that up? Well, no need! Enjoy the warm deliciousness with this healthy take on a traditional comfort food.  This is kid-approved in many households and a great potluck dish
 

Basket of Jewels

Eating the rainbow is so beautiful! Meals can be incredibly simple – there’s no need for a lot of prepping and cooking. Put a bunch of vegetables in a steamer, add a cooked grain and a sauce and voilà - dinner! Try your jewelws with rice and Peanut Sauce, Thousand Island, or Creamy Ranch.
 

Venezuelan Black Beans and Rice

The traditional combination of rice and beans together makes a nice pilaf dish, with many varieties across the world, including this one! Make plenty for dinner, as the extra is a great filling for wraps made for tomorrow's lunch! Note that there are no health needs to eat rice and beans together, it just tastes good.
 

Corn Chili

Chili is one of the most satisfying and filling meals, good for lunch, for dinner, and for snacks. Here's a basic, hearty chili recipe brimming with vegetables. This actually isn't hot, but you can up the spice if you prefer hotter flavors by adding hot red pepper flakes.

Busy Day Soup

This is a savory and nourishing mix of beans to base a soup on, with flavors enhanced by onion, garlic, celery, mushroom, and carrot. The possibilities are endless. You can make your own mix of dry beans, or use a mix of canned beans as well.  If using canned, lessen the cooking time.

Walnut Mushroom Pâté

So easy yet flavorful - I make this all the time an use it as a savory spread or filling for wraps or sandwiches. It's delicious on top of rice snaps or oil-free whole-grain crackers, or on a whole-grain bagel. 
Experiment with spices or chopped celery, ground pepper or bell peppers to add chunk and make it your own!

Oat-So-Sweet Potato Bake (or Yams)

This sweet and filling savory breakfast is novel but comforting. You can bake a dish on Sunday and have it for breakfast during the week - it stores for up to a week! If can be made gluten-free if you use gluten-free oats, and it's interchangeable (and also just as sweet!) with yams.

Whatever Works Stir-Fry; and a Lesson in Oil-Free Cooking

Creating a simple stir-fry is a basic skill for convenient, simple plant-based cooking.  Use this recipe to get your daily greens in, use up whatever you have in the fridge that needs eating, and use this recipe as a lesson in stir-frying without oil as well!

Thousand Island

An American Classic

Rice, Brown - How to Make it The Old-Fashioned Way

Forget white rice - try the many variations of whole, brown rice including Jasmine or Basmati, and get yourself used to the nutty, rich variations of filling, wholesome rice.
Brown rice has had only the hull removed leaving the bran and germ intact, resulting in more fiber and nutrients, but increased cooking time.
Your body can recognize and utilize carbohydrates efficiently in the original, whole package with all the fiber, minerals and nutrients you need for optimum utilization.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

This dressing is delicious over a fruity breakfast salad, such as a bed of mesclun greens topped with strawberries and pecans.

Potato, Leek, Sunflower Soup

This is a lovely, creamy soup with added rich, nuttiness from sunflower seeds.

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