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Lemon Rice Kale Soup

This is one of my favorite recipes.  It is light and satisfying at the same time.

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 Chowder

Here's a satisfying, filling and comforting soup to enjoy.
 

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.

Black Bean Soup (from scratch)

Make this a regular!  
This recipe starts with dried beans, but canned are fine too - saute 

Asparagus Soup

You know it's spring when local asparagus abounds.  Celebrate with this satisfying soup!

Veggie Barley Stew

A basic stew using this ancient grain that deserves attention!
Barley has a chewy texture, like pasta.

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.

Ethiopian Red Lentils

 
This dish exemplifies how the plant-based diet can expand the standard Western palette with exotic ethnic tastes! 
 
 
Lovely pinkish red lentils don’t hold their shape when cooked and become thick and saucy, like a thick soup or stew. 
 
 
 

Cuban Black Beans, (and basic bean-cooking instructions)

A very basic bean recipe -try it with any other variety.  This is how you cook dried beans.  
 
Soaking and then draining beans reduces the undigestible sugars (oligosaccharides) that may lead to gas buildup in our lower intestines, potentially resulting in flatulence. Honestly, this lessens the more we have beans in our daily diet.  If beans are new to your diet, add them into your daily routine incrementally.
 

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