Beans, Grains, Rice & Nuts

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Ingredients
  • 2 -3 avocados, chopped
  • 1 (15 1/2 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen white corn, cooked and drained
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juice of, freshly squeezed
  • 1 dash coarse salt
  • 1 dash olive oil
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 410.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 60.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g
  • Fat: 16.9 g
  • Fiber: 17.9 g
  • Protein: 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 44.9 g
  • Sugar: 2.4 g

Avocado and Black Bean Salad

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  • 2 tablespoons safflower oil (or other high heat oil such as grapeseed)
  • 1 cup brown rice (or white basmati)
  • 1 small onion, medium dice
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon safflower oil (or other high heat oil such as grapeseed)
  • 1 large white onion, medium dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 6 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup vegetable broth, plus more as needed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1⁄2 bunch cilantro, minced
  • kosher salt, as desired
  • fresh ground black pepper, as desired
  • 1 bunch scallion, green parts only, cut on bias
  • 1 firm avocado, pitted, removed from skin and sliced
  • corn or flour tortilla
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 590.6
  • Calories from Fat: 183 g
  • Total Fat: 20.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 338.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 86.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 21 g
  • Sugars: 8.6 g
  • Protein: 19.5 g

Southwest Rice and Beans from Roberto Martin

This is a wonderful dish that serves well as a main dish, or could easily be served as a side. Full…

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  • 1 1⁄4 whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1⁄2 cups coconut milk (more if you like thinner pancakes)
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • coconut oil
  • powdered sugar
  • fresh raspberry (or your choice of fresh berries)
  • real maple syrup
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 462.9
  • Calories from Fat: 174 g
  • Total Fat: 19.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.5 mg
  • Sodium: 530.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 71.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugars: 65.7 g
  • Protein: 3.2 g

Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes with a Tropical…

Be Not Afraid! Using whole wheat is not only healthy, it can taste good, too! I used Coconut milk in this…

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  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1⁄3 cup arborio rice
  • 8 teaspoons sugar
  • whole nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • cinnamon
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 217.1
  • Calories from Fat: 86 g
  • Total Fat: 9.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.8 mg
  • Sodium: 54.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 27.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Sugars: 14.8 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

Baked Rice Pudding

This rice pudding is baked slowly in the oven to create the finest flavor and a creamy texture. Eliminating the constant…

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  • 1⁄2 cup butter
  • 1 1⁄2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups shredded coconut, toasted, divided
  • 1 cup caramel, divided (about 30 individual caramel candies)
  • 1 1⁄2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon milk or 1 tablespoon cream
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 203.5
  • Calories from Fat: 90 g
  • Total Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg
  • Sodium: 118.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 29 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Sugars: 22.5 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

Coconut Caramel Bars

If you love the taste of Samoa cookies, you will enjoy these gooey and chewy bars loaded with coconut, caramel and…

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  • 1⁄2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3⁄4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped (or 1 1/2 tsp dried, crushed tarragon)
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 small sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups red seedless grapes, cut in half (optional)
  • halved lemon slice
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 453.2
  • Calories from Fat: 284 g
  • Total Fat: 31.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 90.2 mg
  • Sodium: 990.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2 g
  • Sugars: 4.2 g
  • Protein: 28.4 g

Lemon-Terragon Chicken Salad

This delicious recipe comes from Southern Living, June 2007.

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  • 4 cups granola cereal
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream (or ice cream, sherbet or sorbet of choice)
  • 1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping (or feel free to use a topping of your own selection) or 1/4 cup chocolate syrup (or feel free to use a topping of your own selection)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 417.3
  • Calories from Fat: 182 g
  • Total Fat: 20.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.2 mg
  • Sodium: 94.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 49.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.2 g
  • Sugars: 24.5 g
  • Protein: 10.4 g

Granola Ice Cream Squares

Here is a great way to serve granola for dessert or snack this summer! My personal suggestion is to use my…

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  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 6 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 3 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 6 cups mixed baby greens
  • 3 oranges, peel and white pith removed, segmented
  • 3⁄4 cup pecans, toasted
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 220.3
  • Calories from Fat: 160 g
  • Total Fat: 17.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 0.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Sugars: 11 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

Mixed Green Salad with Oranges, Dried Cranberries…

Enjoy this wonderful light and fresh salad for holiday time, or anytime! Cooking time reflects marinating the dried cranberries. I discovered…

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  • 2 granny smith apples, halved, cored, and cut into 3/4-inch chunks
  • 1 medium lemon (zested to yield 1/2 teaspoon zest, juiced to yield 2 tablespoons juice)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil or 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 large celery rib, sliced thin crosswise
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries (Craisins)
  • 1⁄4 cup toasted walnuts, chopped coarsely
  • 1 head Boston lettuce, leaves separated, rinsed, and dried
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 217.3
  • Calories from Fat: 165 g
  • Total Fat: 18.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.3 mg
  • Sodium: 19 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Sugars: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

Apple-Cranberry Salad with Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette

This delicious salad comes from Cook's Illustrated Magazine. This colorful salad makes a beautiful addition to any holiday table. Raisins make…

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1⁄2 cup shallot, minced (or use mild onion)
  • 1⁄2 cup celery, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 1 cup medium-grain risotto rice (superfino Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone nano)
  • 2 tablespoons medium-grain risotto rice (superfino Arborio, Carnaroli, or Vialone nano)
  • 3 cups meat stock or 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 1⁄2 cups peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 330.5
  • Calories from Fat: 136 g
  • Total Fat: 15.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 33.9 mg
  • Sodium: 371.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 35.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Sugars: 6.8 g
  • Protein: 12.2 g

Risi e Bisi

I love this recipe. You can use fresh or frozen peas with this. Using fresh peas, add them at the beginning.…

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  • 1 cup white basmati rice
  • 1 1⁄2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄2 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup English pea (fresh or frozen)
  • 1⁄2 cup corn kernel (fresh or frozen-thawed)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 285.9
  • Calories from Fat: 20 g
  • Total Fat: 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 398.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 60.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Sugars: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g

Basmati Rice with Corn and Peas

Wonderful side dish from Rice Cooker Cookbook.

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1⁄4 cup carrot, sliced in rounds
  • 1 1⁄2 cups long grain white rice (or any flavorful white rice)
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1⁄4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 tablespoon almonds, chopped
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 268.8
  • Calories from Fat: 55 g
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 12.2 mg
  • Sodium: 334.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 46.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Sugars: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 5.9 g

Rice with Carrots and Peas

It is suggested that this rice be served with lamb. From the Rice Cooker Cookbook.

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  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1⁄2 small white onion, chopped
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 1⁄2 cups water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 264.5
  • Calories from Fat: 38 g
  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 10.2 mg
  • Sodium: 395.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 50.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugars: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g

Mexican Green Rice

Serve this as a side dish with Enchiladas and chiles rellenos. I discovered this in the Rice Cooker Cookbook.

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  • 16 ounces romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed
  • 6 ounces Swiss cheese, block, shaved
  • 1 cup roasted cashews, salted
  • 1⁄2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 1 large apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 large pear, thinly sliced
  • 2⁄3 cup light olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 613.9
  • Calories from Fat: 395 g
  • Total Fat: 44 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.1 mg
  • Sodium: 411.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 48.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.1 g
  • Sugars: 33.4 g
  • Protein: 12.8 g

Apple-Pear Salad with Lemon-Poppy Seed Dressing

Start your meal out right or serve as light alternative to lunch. Adapted from the March 2007 edition of Southern Living…

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  • 8 ounces bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 8 strips)
  • 2 medium onions, chopped fine (about 2 cups)
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1⁄4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 2 lbs 85% lean ground beef
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato puree
  • table salt, to taste
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges
  • fresh tomato, diced
  • avocado, diced
  • scallion, sliced
  • red onion, chopped
  • cilantro leaf, chopped
  • sour cream
  • shredded monterey jack cheese or cheddar cheese
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 461.8
  • Calories from Fat: 227 g
  • Total Fat: 25.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 9 g
  • Cholesterol: 77.2 mg
  • Sodium: 441.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 33 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.5 g
  • Sugars: 7.7 g
  • Protein: 28.4 g

Beef Chili with Bacon & Black Beans

I found this recipe in the March, 2003 issue of Cook's Illustrated Magazine. We just love this chili and hope that…

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