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Mung Bean Chili Con Barley

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Just in time for Autumn. When you feel a chill in the air, warm up with this hearty stew. 4 cups dry mung beans 5 to 6 quarts of water (approximately) 1 cup of barley 1 jar/can of tomato paste (7oz) 3 large carrots (diced) 3 large celery stalks (diced) 1 large onion (chopped) 2…

Mung Bean Dal

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I get the strangest cravings. After watching an episode of Sense8, Season 2 on Netflix where a family is arguing at dinner and releasing the tension by passing around the dal, I knew I had to have some soon. So I made this recipe. Ingredients: 2 cups mung beans 1 red onion, chopped 2 teaspoons…

West African Peanut Stew

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This is a vegan version of the classic West African Peanut Stew that is traditionally made with chicken. The first vegan version I made of this dish was all raw, using raw almonds instead of peanuts. When Gary and I went on our first vacation together, we cooked a bunch of meals in our hotel…

Chili Pie with Cornbread Topping

Recipes from “The End of Heart Disease” by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Copyright 2016. Serves: 8 For the Chili: 2 cups low-sodium or no-salt-added vegetable broth 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons tomato paste, in BPA-free packaging 1½ cups diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 teaspoons cumin 3 cups frozen chopped broccoli,…

Black Thai Peas

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Black-Eyed Peas are supposed to be one of those foods to eat on New Year’s Day to bring good luck. After your Black Tie New Year’s Eve Party settle in and celebrate the New Year’s Day with our Black Thai Peas: Black-Eyed Peas in a rich and spicy Coconut Curry Sauce. Black Thai Peas pictured…

Ful: Fava Beans with Garlic, Lemon and Parsley

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I first discovered this dish a long time ago while traveling in Israel. Fava Beans have a distinct, cheesy flavor. I am always excited to see it on the menu of Middle Eastern restaurants but it doesn’t happen very often. Of course, I like it best when we make it our way at home. 3…

Sweet and Smoky Beans

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Cooking with fruit can be surprisingly sweet. I like the combination of the sweetness from the fruit and smoky chipotle. 1/2 cup water 1 pear, cut in small pieces 6-8 dried figs, chopped in small pieces 1/2 teaspoon madras curry powder 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder 2 cups cooked adzuki beans or other small black, red…

Red Bean and Millet Burgers

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1 3/4 cups red beans (kidney), cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked millet 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, ground to a meal 1/4 cup ground flax seeds 1 small onion 2 medium carrots 2…

Hearty Lentil And Celery Root Stew

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When we make this hearty lentil soup that we call a stew we use vegetable stock or water. When we add the tomato product we also add the same amount of water to clean out the extra tomato. After cooking the lentils for about 30 minutes it will start to thicken. At this time you…

Cream of Celery Soup

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Super simple soup! This recipe is almost as easy as heating up the canned variety only so much better – in taste and nutrition, using creamy white beans as the base and other REAL ingredients. 1 1/4 cup finely chopped celery 1 1/4 cups finely chopped onion 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans 1 1/2…

Black Bean Sauce

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  This is an easy flavorful sauce that you can serve with sauteed vegetables, top on whole grains or use in a wrap.   1 can organic, salt-free black beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1 tablespoon…

Chickpea Stew

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Keeping the pantry stocked with REAL essentials like canned tomatoes, tomato pastes, beans along with frozen veggies, and a variety of good spices, and dry whole grains, Chickpea Stew served with our REAL Forbidden Nutty Rice comes together quickly for a meal that will delight your taste buds. Spice mix – 1 teaspoon cumin -…

Morrocan Chickpea Soup

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1 can tomatoes (15 oz) 3 cans chickpeas (4.5 cups cooked) 2 quarts water 1 onion 5 oz spinach 6-8 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 teaspoon cumin 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon paprika optional 1 cup red wine optional 1-2 teaspoons porcini mushroom powder In a large soup pot, pour in water,…

Simple Vegetable Soup

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Lately, I have been making my vegetable juices with kale or collards, parsley, celery, carrots and lemon or lime. I’ve been juicing the carrots, celery and parley first, and saving the remaining fiber. Then I juice the remaining ingredients. I take the carrot-celery-parsley fiber and put it in a large soup pot and pour water…

Lentil Burgers, gluten-free

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Fire up the barbecue. These burgers are great on the grill. They are wonderful anytime, even cold. 1 3/4 cups brown lentils, cooked, rinsed, drained 1 cup cooked wild rice 1 teaspoon beet powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried summer savory 1/4 cup raw almonds,…

Creamy Avocado White Bean Sauce

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Who needs dairy? We don’t! Not when there are avocados and white beans in the world. Move over Fettuccine Alfredo. This sauce is so rich and creamy – without any oil and no dairy! 1 can Navy Beans (15 oz.) 1 medium ripe Haas Avocado 1/4 cup walnuts 1/4 cup nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon mellow…

Hummus is Hummus

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Once in a restaurant in Israel with my sister, I asked about the hummus, and the server’s reply was “hummus is hummus”. Not true! I don’t like any of the hummus varieties available today in stores loaded with too much salt and often with preservatives and genetically modified soybean oil. Freshly made is best and…

Baked Falafel Burgers

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Baked Falafel Burgers are bursting with the great combination of flavors as the traditional Falafel, only without all the oil and salt. And since they are baked and not fried, they are even easier to make. Serve on our Pita Bread, gluten-free and a dollop of Red Pepper Hummus and Baba Ganoush from the REAL…

Red Pepper Hummus

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I am very picky about my hummus. Ready made hummus available today in most supermarkets has preservatives, and too much salt and oil for my palate. It’s really easy to make hummus at home, it’s less expensive and taste so much better. Using all organic ingredients, a little red bell pepper adds a subtle yet…

Minestrone Soup

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Celebrate the harvest in a bowl! This very hearty soup can be enjoyed as a main course or as the perfect starter for your next Italian feast. This recipe is also great for canning because it can easily be doubled, tripled and quadrupled, it all depends on the size of your harvest. We garnish steaming…

Creamy Mung Bean Soup

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The secret to any soup is the spice. We use a lot of spices and buy them in large bags from Indian and Middle Eastern stores and put them in our own jars. There are many different kinds of curry powder and Malaysian is our favorite. Aside from the spice there are only 3 ingredients.…

Orange You Glad Soup

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Citrus is a great way to bring out the flavor in soup. Adding fresh squeezed orange juice to this soup gives a subtle sweetness. Orange you glad? 1 and 1/4 cups Split Toor Dal (yellow pigeon peas) 1 onion coarse chopped, 1/2 inch pieces 3 carrots sliced, 1/4 inch thick (peel only if not organic)…

Leek and Lentil Soup

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Summer rain pours down on and off all day long. A great day to stay in and make soup. Lentils, herbs and spices create a satisfying broth without oil or salt. Kelp powder is used in place of salt. It has a salty flavor and natural plant iodine. Enjoy al fresco, like we do on…

Ginger Beans and Greens with Mango and Tomato

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Fresh ginger is just so good. It is good for you and it wakes up any dish. This recipes uses diced firm tofu for the bean but you can use navy beans or garbanzo beans instead. Dandelion greens are shown in the picture but any dark leafy green would be fine, like kale, collards or…

Spicy Black Bean Soup

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Here’s a satisfying soup that will excite your taste buds. Balsamic vinegar is the secret ingredient that brings out the flavor instead of salt. Serve this soup with a side of warm corn tortillas and a crisp cool salad. Or serve it cold as a chilled summer soup. Garnish with a squeeze of lime, a…

Black Bean Paté

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Hummus, a paté made from garbanzo beans, is very popular today all around the U.S. But garbanzos are not the only bean in town! Life is too short to eat only one kind of bean spread. There are so many different kinds of beans waiting to be whirred up into something special. Spice things up…

Val Dal Soup

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Val Dal, a lablab bean, is widely used as a food crop throughout the tropics, especially in Africa, India and Indonesia. I like it because it cooks fast, like lentils or split peas and has a light flavor. Why are so many of my soups yellow? I can’t resist adding turmeric to every savory dish…

White Bean and Vegetable Soup

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It’s time for soup! Take the autumn chill off with this lovely white bean and vegetable soup. 2 cups small white beans (dry) 2 carrots 1 large onion 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 teaspoon blackpepper salt to taste (I don’t use any) 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped juice…

Cassoulet

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When I lived in the south of France I learned about Cassoulet, a rich, slow-cooked white bean stew made with different meats, like pork sausages, pork, goose, duck and mutton). This was an easy dish to veganize, adding tempeh, seitan and tofu in place of the meats. The French are very particular about ingredients remaining…

Grandma’s Vegan Chopped “Liver”

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Grandma’s Vegan Chopped Liver. The tradition continues. My grandmother used to make chopped liver with plenty of schmaltz (chicken fat) and everyone in the family loved it. My mom continues the tradition and makes her version for all the family holidays. Only mom’s ‘chopped liver’ is so much better, made with simple, plant-foods, onions, walnuts,…

Moong Dal Soup

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Soup is great any time of the year. Make a lot, freeze some and it’s ready when you are. You can serve it hot, warm or cold depending on the weather or how you feel. This soup is light and very filling. Moong Dal can be purchased in Indian grocery stores but any small lentil…

Two all-bean patties, version 2

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Two all-bean patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun: Gluten-Free. Another variation of the bean burger, these black bean burger are delicious served on a sesame seed bun with melted almond cheese. Serve with a mango flavored green iced tea and baked potato fries. 2 cups cooked black beans, drained…

Two all-bean patties…

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Two all-bean patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a gluten-free bun. These burgers can be whipped up in no time, ready to grill. These burgers hold their shape well, they are not your typically crumbly veggie burger. They can be made spicier by adding hot pepper, cumin and/or curry powder to the mix.…