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Soups and Salad

Curried Leek-Vegetable Soup

Makes 8 servings 1 cup tomato sauce 1 medium leek, chopped (green and white parts) 1 medium carrot, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 2 medium zucchinis, sliced 2 teaspoons curry powder teaspoon red chili pepper flakes 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) …

Salad Nicoise

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 4 servings 8 ounces fresh tuna 8 small red potatoes pound fresh green beans 10 cherry tomatoes cup white beans (if using canned, rinsed and drained) 1 egg 1 serving roasted peppers and onions 1 serving garlic and mustard dressing 1 head Boston lettuce …

Zucchini-Orzo Soup

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 8 servings 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes (no salt added), with liquid 2 teaspoons vegetable broth base (recommended brand: Better than Bouillon) 1 small onion, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 3 stalks celery, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup whole-wheat orzo, dry 2 small zucchinis, sliced …

Beet, Walnut and Mache (Lambs Lettuce) Salad

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 1 serving serving roasted beets 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts ounce blue cheese 2 cups Mache lettuce In a medium sized salad bowl, place the Mache lettuce. If the beets are cold heat in a small frying pan (include the oil from the beets). Mix together the chopped walnuts, blue cheese and beets. Add pepper if desired and serve. …

Brown Rice, Chickpea, and Kale Salad with Ginger-Tahini Dressing

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 8 servings 2 cups cooked brown rice (short or long grain), cooled 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained 5 cups finely chopped kale cup dried cranberries (or raisins) Juice and zest of 1 lemon 1 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons tahini (sesame-seed paste) 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger teaspoon smoked red paprika Sea salt and black pepper (as desired) …

Quinoa Shrimp Avocado and Edamame Salad

Makes 4 servings 1 cup quinoa 1 tablespoon green onion 1 red sweet bell pepper 1 clove garlic 5 cherry tomatoes 1 cup shelled edamame beans avocado 3 ounces raw shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar cup fresh chopped cilantro …

Cucumber Salad

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 4 servings 4 Persian cucumbers, thinly sliced 2 plum tomatoes, chopped red onion, diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint Juice of lemon Pinch each of black pepper and cumin Mix all ingredients together. Chill before serving. …

Waldorf Salad

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 4 servings 2 large green or other firm apples cup diced celery cup chopped walnuts 1 cup green or red seedless grapes 1 cup Greek non-fat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon lemon juice Peel, core and dice the apples into inch pieces. Cut the grapes in half. Coarsely chop the walnuts. …

Garlic and Mustard Dressing

[IMGCAP(1)] Makes 5 servings cup olive oil cup red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons Dijon style mustard 1 garlic clove Pinch of ground black pepper Using a garlic press, press one clove of garlic into a jar. Add the olive oil, vinegar, pepper, and mustard. Shake and serve. …