Category Archive: Mexican/Southwest

Oven Baked Plantains with Coconut Dipping Sauce

Oven Baked Plantains with Coconut Dipping Sauce

These plantains are moist inside and caramelized on the outside. So yummy! Plantains look a lot like bananas. They can be found at Mexican markets, Whole Foods and some grocery stores. The ones I buy have stickers on them that tell what stage of ripeness they are in. You want to buy plantains that are …

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Cuban Black Beans with Kale

Cuban Black Beans with Kale

Cuban Black Beans with Kale low sodium vegetable broth, a few Tbsp 1 large yellow onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger (using a microplaner if you have one) 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cinnamon 2 15 ounce cans black beans, undrained 4 cups …

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Tempeh Tamale Pie

Tempeh Tamale Pie Plant Strong

This amazing recipe comes from Mama Pea and you can see her original recipe here. I tweaked it to my personal likes and was very happy with the results. Please note that hubby Tom had to have two servings to fill him up. One was plenty for me with some romaine lettuce and salsa on the …

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Confetti Cornbread

Confetti Cornbread

Did you know cornbread makes a delicious breakfast?  I made a few changes to the original recipe such as eliminating the sugar – we didn’t miss it and cutting the salt in half, using almond milk instead of soy milk and cut it into 12 servings instead of 8. With those changes each serving is under 100 …

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Quinoa Bean Salad – It’s The Best!

Quinoa Bean Salad
Nutmeg Notebook

This is the perfect recipe to take to your next pot luck or serve at a backyard BBQ! This salad is filled with so many wonderful flavors like grated carrots, walnuts, tomatoes, currants, red onion, red, green and yellow bell peppers, garlic, chili powder and a little low sodium soy sauce. Crunchy, slightly sweet, packed with protein, …

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