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Island Barley Salad

2 cups fresh pineapple, cut in 1/2" chunks, or canned pineapple tidbits, drained 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cooked, chilled barley 1/4 cup rice vinegar, or to taste 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1 tablespoon bottled hot red pepper relish, or to taste 1/4 cup chopped peanuts or macadamia nuts Combine all ingredients except the nuts and...

Hawaiian Slaw

1 medium head cabbage, shredded 6 carrots, shredded or grated 1 16-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon. fennel seeds (optional) 1/2 cup mayonnaise Combine the ingredients and chill.  8 servings

Green Bean-Potato Salad

1 pound green beans 1 pound red potatoes, preferably tiny baby potatoes 1 red onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves (or 1/2 t. dried) Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup no-fat yogurt or mayonnaise Cut the green beans in 1" pieces and steam until they are crisp-tender. Cut the potatoes into ?"...

Gabe’s Favorite Potato Salad

I never peel potatoes for salads. The skins of the red ones are pretty in a salad and if you throw them away, you waste their fiber. Just scrub the potatoes with one of those plastic scouring pads. 6 red potatoes 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup plain yoghurt 1/4 cup dijon mustard 2 teaspoons celery...

Fruity Seafood Salad

1 7-ounce packet salmon or tuna, 2 cups cooked shrimps, or other cooked seafood of your choice 1 small fresh pineapple cut in bite-size pieces, or 1 can pineapple tidbits, drained 1 small cantaloupe, cut in bite-size pieces 1 cup grapes 2 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced 1 can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1/4 cup rice vinegar, or to taste Lettuce...

Fruity-Nutty Salad

2 oranges or 6 tangerines or clementines, peeled and cut in bite-size pieces 2 tart apples, cut in bite-size chunks 1 bell pepper, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white part) 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots 2 cups cooked, chilled wild rice juice of 1 lemon 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup chopped pecans, cashews or other nuts...

Fennel Salad with Clementines

1 large or 3 small fennel bulbs 10 clementines 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons fennel seeds 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 clove garlic, minced pinch cayenne, or to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste Trim the fennel bulbs, discarding the base and stems. Cut the bulb in quarters lengthwise and then slice crosswise into 1/4"slices....

Curried Fruit Salad

1 cup seedless grapes, halved 1 orange, or 2 tangerines, peeled and sectioned 2 bananas, sliced 1 tart apple, cored and chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1/2 cup golden raisins 2 T....

Cuban Mango Salad

1 small sweet onion, chopped 2 mangoes, peeled and chopped 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cooked, chilled brown rice or barley 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or Italian parsley 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon ground cumin Bottled hot pepper sauce to taste Combine all ingredients and chill. 4-6 servings

Cranberry-Wild Rice Salad

1 cup dried cranberries 4 cups cooked wild rice, chilled 1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion 1 6-ounce can water chestnuts, drained and chopped 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained 1/2 cup chopped flat parsley 1/2 cup rice vinegar, or to taste 1/2 cup slivered almonds or other nuts of your choice Combine all ingredients. If making ahead, add the nuts just...

Confetti Salad

1 spaghetti squash, cooked 1 large green pepper, cut in 1/2" pieces 1 large red bell pepper, cut in 1/2" pieces 1 bunch green onions, sliced 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds For the dressing, mix together: 1/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar 1 teaspoon hot Chinese mustard or 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot 1 tablespoon sugar or equivalent sweetener...

Clementine-Wild Rice Salad

12 clementines, peeled and sectioned 1 6-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, rinsed and drained (cut into smaller pieces if desired) 2 bunches green onions, white part, sliced thin 2 cups cooked wild rice, chilled 1 cup chopped mint leaves (optional) 1 cup chopped Italian parsley leaves (optional) 1/4 cup rice vinegar juice of 1 lime 1/2 cup mayonnaise, or to taste 3 cups...

Clementine-Quinoa Salad

Note: If clementines are out of season, use orange or tangerine sections cut into bite-size pieces. 2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 8 black olives, sliced 1 small red onion, chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 red or green bell pepper, chopped...

Clementine-Black Bean Salad

2 cups cooked barley or other whole grain of your choice, chilled 1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 green pepper, chopped 1 bunch green onions, chopped 12 clementines, peeled and sectioned 1/4 cup honey-mustard salad dressing Butterhead or other lettuce leaves (optional) Combine all ingredients except the lettuce and chill. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves if...

Caesar Salad with Creamy Tofu Dressing

For the dressing: 4 garlic cloves, peeled 2 tablespoons Dijon style prepared mustard 1 package (12 ounces) soft tofu ΒΌ cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon soy sauce or Asian fish sauce, or more to taste 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. For the salad: 1 small head (clean) Romaine lettuce 2-3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan...

California Tuna Salad

1 7-ounce packet tuna (or a 6-ounce can, drained) 1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained 3 oranges, peeled, halved and cut into 1/4" slices 4 green onions, sliced (white part) 1/4 cup Italian dressing or plain yogurt Juice and grated peel of 1 lime 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Freshly ground black pepper to taste Lettuce leaves...

Black Bean Jumble Salad

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 1 small sweet onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 t. cumin pinch cayenne, or to taste 1/4 cup chopped cilantro Freshly ground pepper to taste Combine all ingredients and chill at least 20 minutes. 4 servings

Asparagus – Shrimp Salad

For the dressing: 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced in a garlic press 1 tablespoon grated fresh gingerroot  a few drops of bottled hot pepper sauce, to taste For the salad: 1 pound thin asparagus 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 cup canned baby corns, drained 1 pound steamed, peeled shrimp Combine the dressing ingredients. Break the tough ends off...

Artichoke-Wild Rice Salad

1 16-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cooked wild rice 2 6-ounce jars of marinated artichoke hearts, drained 1 red bell pepper, chopped 1 small sweet onion, chopped 1/2 cup chopped cilantro or flat parsley 1 teaspoon chili powder pinch cayenne, to taste 1/4 cup rice vinegar or other light vinegar to taste 1/2 cup plain yogurt Combine all ingredients and...

Vietnamese Fisherman’s Soup II

4 cups fish stock 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 3 green onions, sliced 1 6" piece lemongrass, crushed, or grated rind of one lemon 1/4 t. hot pepper sauce 2...

Vietnamese Fisherman’s Soup I

4 cups fish stock 2 T. lemon or lime juice 2 T. sugar 2 large cloves roasted garlic 1 T. fish sauce 1 onion, sliced 1 carrot, grated 1...

Turkish Three-Bean Soup

1 large onion, chopped 6 cups bouillon 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1/2 cup red lentils pinch cayenne pepper, to taste 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 16-ounce can chick peas, undrained 1 16-ounce can fava beans or kidney beans 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves or flat parsley Combine the onion, bouillon, tomato paste, lentils and spices in a large pot. Bring to a...

Three Sisters Soup

The "Three Sisters" are corn, beans and squash, which were grown together by American Indians. The beans climbed on the corn stalks and returned nitrogen to the soil, and the low-growing squash vines shaded all the roots and kept weeds from sprouting. They can all be combined in one pot of delicious soup! 3 pounds...

Thai Flavors Salmon Soup

6 cups bouillon (chicken, fish or vegetable flavor) 1/2 pound raw salmon 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree (not sweetened) 1 tablespoon yellow Thai curry paste (see note) OR 1 teaspoon mild curry powder 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root (optional) pinch cayenne, (optional, to taste) 1 14-ounce can coconut milk 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin (white part...

Sweet Potato Bisque

1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 3 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 8 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon mild curry powder 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon freshly ground black or white pepper pinch cayenne, to taste 1/4 cup brandy (optional) 2 cups light coconut milk or soy milk Combine the onion, celery, sweet potatoes, bouillon, curry powder and peppers in a large pot....

Spicy Garden Pea Soup

6 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, pressed 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon ground tumeric pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 2 cups canned Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 4 cups fresh or frozen green peas Freshly ground black pepper Bring the onions, garlic, seasonings and bouillon to a...

Spaghetti Squash Soup with Artichokes

1 spaghetti squash, cooked 8 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon oregano pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste 1 large red onion, halved and sliced thin 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, sliced 1 box frozen artichoke hearts, cut into bite-size pieces 2 cups cooked wild rice or other whole grain 1 can chick peas, undrained 1 lemon 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley Prepare the spaghetti...

Spaghetti Squash Soup

1 spaghetti squash 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 6 cups bouillon 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, broken up pinch cayenne pepper, to taste 1/2 cup chopped Italian (flat) parsley Freshly ground pepper to taste Harissa or bottled hot pepper sauce such as Tabasco(optional) Prepare the spaghetti squash in the microwave or oven (see below -- I recommend using your microwave). Meanwhile, put...

Soupy Golden Dal (Lentil Soup)

You can use regular (green/brown) lentils for this soup, too; it will taste just as good but the color is not as pretty. 1 cup orange lentils 4 carrots, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 dried...

Shrimp Confetti Chowder

8 cups bouillon 1 pound shrimp 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 green onions, chopped 2 jalapeno chiles, seeded and chopped, or pinch cayenne, to taste 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 potatoes, cut in 1/2" dice 1 cup cooked barley or brown rice (optional) 3 cups frozen corn 2 cups frozen peas 2 cups light coconut milk or soy milk Freshly ground black pepper to taste Chopped cilantro...