Category Archive: Mexican/Southwest

Quinoa Bean Salad – It’s The Best!

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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Vegan Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada casserole also known as Mexican lasagna is an easy alternative to making the more time consuming traditional, filled and rolled enchiladas. The delicious components such as beans, onions, corn, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, garlic, salsa, tomatoes, seasonings and corn tortillas are instead layered in a baking dish and topped off with your favorite enchilada …

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P.S. Chorizo Patties

The recipe called for black quinoa which I didn’t have so I used Trader Joe’s Organic Tricolor Quinoa, subbed smoked paprika for regular and used Chile Ancho Powder instead of regular chili powder. Low and behold I didn’t have any fresh cilantro but the recipe only called for 1/4 cup so I didn’t think a …

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Mexican Quinoa Brown Rice & Beans

As many of you know I do love Mexican food and it just happens to fit in quite well with my new food plan. Last night I needed something quick and easy to make for dinner – you know what it’s like when you first get home after a trip. You aren’t quite ready to …

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Butternut Squash & Bean Chili

We are at the tail end of the Winter Squash season but if you can find a butternut squash you need to make this soup. I was in Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods the other day and both still have butternut squash in stock. My daughter Katy made this recipe first and she said I needed …

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