Media Recipes

Summer Vegetarian Chili


Who says chili has to be a cool weather dish? Pack your chili with loads of vegetables, give it a “meaty” texture thanks to steel cut oats (yes, steel cut oats!), spice it up with herbs and Latin spices, and top it with farm fresh avocados and green onions, and you’ve just discovered your next […]

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Tomato, Potato and Asparagus Frittata


This quick, one-skillet meal is perfect for a lazy Saturday morning breakfast, or a wholesome dinner any night of the week. Serves 6 Ingredients: 6 eggs 2 tablespoons milk ½ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon black pepper ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup asparagus, sliced into ½-inch slices […]

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Arugula Salad Pizza


Here’s how you rethink your plate: a fresh green salad and whole grain pizza all in one meal that you can whip up in 40 minutes. Now that’s quick and delicious eating for even the busiest night of your week! Pair it with my hearty Red Lentil Soup with Root Vegetables for a completely satisfying […]

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Easy Gazpacho


This cool, classic Spanish style soup is delicious even on the hottest of days. Packed with the vibrant flavors of tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and herbs, it’s a wonderful appetizer or veggie-rich meal accompaniment. This recipe is as easy as it gets—toss the ingredients in the blender and push the button! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 14-5 […]

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Red Beans, Spinach and Beef


Red beans over rice are a Southern favorite, and here, some ground beef and spinach are added as well. Finely chopping the spinach adds the extra nutritional value of green vegetables without changing the customary flavor of the dish. Recipe courtesy of Center for Ecoliteracy. Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ onion, diced 1 pound […]

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Fideo Penne with Chorizo and Kale


Fideo is a favorite pasta of Mexican cooking. The fine, thin pasta comes in coils, like angel hair pasta. It is typically sautéed in oil for a few minutes, then cooked directly in the sauce, rather than separately in water as is traditional with Italian pasta. However, spaghetti also works with the flavors of chorizo […]

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Classic Tomato Soup


Nothing soothes the soul more than a bowl of old-fashioned tomato soup. And it’s even better when you make it yourself. It’s so easy! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons flour 2 -14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes, with liquid 2 cups vegetable broth […]

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BYO Burrito Bowl


These easy delicious burrito bowls are full of veggies and tomato goodness. Quick to the table for a great weeknight meal that the kids will love.  Full of fresh ingredients and no need to stop at the local takeout restaurant. Serves 10 Ingredients: Spanish Rice: 1 ¼ cups canned diced tomatoes, with juice (preferably low-sodium) […]

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South of the Border Pizza


Switch out your pizza  from Italian to Mexican with this South of the Border recipe. Use traditional pizza crust – just add beans, corn, peppers, taco seasoning, salsa and cheese.  Is it Taco Tuesday or Pizza Friday? You decide. Serves 10 Ingredients: For the pizza crust*: 2 ½ cups whole wheat/enriched flour blend ¼ teaspoon […]

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Awesome Garden Patch Lasagna


Your family will never know there’s a mouthful of vegetables in every bite of this delicious lasagna dish fresh from the garden with a creamy mixture of cheese and whole wheat noodles. Whether the veggies are from your garden or farmers’ market, it’s hard to find a healthier lasagna recipe that will be a crowd […]

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Bean Stew with Chicken Sausage


Canned tomatoes provide vitamins, minerals, and fiber. They also contain a phytonutrient called lycopene, an antioxidant that is anti-inflammatory and helps prevent cardiovascular disease. Also, by adding a little fat when you cook with canned tomatoes, the lycopene absorption increases. Here, I prepare a stew of beans with chicken sausage, where I use canned diced […]

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Farro A La Peruvian


I like using canned tomatoes, especially when fresh tomatoes are not in season. Nowadays, people assume they can get fresh tomatoes year round. In fact, fresh tomato season is only from July to August in the United States. Outside of the fresh tomato season, it is better to use canned tomatoes, which are tastier and […]

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