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Black Bean Quinoa Burgers for a Crowd (Serves 30-35)

These patties are perfect for a party:  remarkably tasty, healthy and inexpensive. They can be served like traditional burgers or with a variety of sauces, bun or no bun (tomato, pesto, salsa, mayo-based, etc.).The patties take about an hour or so to make from start to finish, assuming all goes well, including cooking the pre-soaked beans (6 minutes at high pressure) and quinoa (5 minutes at high pressure) in the pressure cooker.   We make large batches for ourselves and freeze them ...

Namaste. Enjoy Some Tasty Indian Dal.

This recipe is not only quick (once you get the hang of it) and low-cost (yes!), it's easy to make a LOT, so think about dal for your next gathering.  In addition to being super-tasty, this dal is loaded with healthy spices including the powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial  agent turmeric, the anti-cancer properties of hot chilies, the beneficial gastrointestinal effects of ginger, the many health properties of garlic, and the antioxidant coriander plus way more we're told by ...

Awesome Veggie Burgers

... Everyone loves a burger and folks who do not eat meat (or want to eat less) are no exception.Unfortunately, most of the veggie burgers out there are highly processed and expensive to boot.  According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, pinto beans cost about 13 cents per edible cup.  Plus they are packed with nutrient dense, high fiber goodness, and are virtually fat-free too.Even with the other ingredients, these burgers are about 30 cents each, less than one third the ...

Pan-Fried Chicken (of the Woods) and Garlic

This delicious fungus will amaze you with its flavor of chicken, lemon and garlic.We love this mushroom.If we are lucky enough to comes across it, this is one of our favorite ways to prepare it.  Use as a substitute for chicken in almost any dish.Ingredients:Chicken of the Woods, Laetiporus sulphureusGarlicOlive OilSalt, PepperHow to Make It:Trim fresh Chicken of the Woods, discarding any tough parts that are no longer "juicy."  Tear strips along grain (or cut if ...

Frijoles de la Olla (Mexican Beans)

... This recipe is a real staple and can make a week's worth of rice/beans, filled tamales, tacos and more. We eat ours lots of ways.  Chipotle and black beans.  Pinto beans and Guajillo. Adjust to your taste and ingredients and enjoy.Ingredients:Measurements are approximate - adjust to taste.  This is hard to get wrong so trust your taste buds.2 cups dried beans.1/2 onion choppedSmall bunch cilantro2-3 dried peppers such as chipoltes, pasilla, etc. (can add more)...

Fresh Corn Tortillas – Hot and Steamy

...Tortillas are a staple in many parts of the world, enjoyed throughout the day.  In fact, we understand they are more popular than almost any other type of " ethnic bread" (this is according to the Tortilla Industry Ass'n - who knew?).We love them with smoky chipotle beans or baked into a "mexican lasagna."  Using just corn masa (from our food storage) and water, it's easy to cook up a fresh batch when you need them, even after a long day's work. Ingredients:2 cups ...

Wonder Bread Revisited: Easy Bread Recipe

Who can forget Wonder Bread, that white spongy bread of our youth that allegedly "builds strong bodies twelve ways"? Hard to imagine how that stuff could build anything much though we recall enjoying making little balls with it that could be used like a kind of play-doh (kind of tasted like it too just a little less salty) so maybe you could build little dough ball people that way after all.Fortunately, we've grown up and our idea of what healthy tasty bread is has changed as well. ...