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Spaghetti Squash with Ratatouille Sauce

1 spaghetti squash, cooked 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup bouillon 1 eggplant, cubed 1 can (28 ounces) plum tomatoes, undrained, chopped 1 tablespoon dried oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 4 small zucchini squash, sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves (optional) juice of 1 lemon Prepare the spaghetti squash. Meanwhile, prepare the ratatouille sauce: In a large...

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

1 spaghetti squash, cooked 1/2 pound shrimp 3 tablespoons fish sauce (optional, see note) 3 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 small hot chile, seeded and sliced very thin 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchstick slivers 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin 1 cup bean sprouts Chopped fresh basil or cilantro (optional) 2 tablespoons bottled peanut sauce (optional,...

Smoky Bean Pot

2 onions, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 green peppers, chopped 2 cups bouillon 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons mild paprika pinch cayenne, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 2 tablespoons tomato paste 4 medium potatoes, cut in chunks 2 carrots, sliced 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, cut in chunks 1 16-ounce can pink beans or kidney beans, drained 1 10-ounce bag frozen corn-black bean...

Shiro Wot (African Vegetable Stew)

2 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon berbere spice mix, or more to taste 2 sweet potatoes, cut in bite-size pieces ...

Savoy Cabbage with Lentils

The wrinkly leaves of savoy cabbage give this lentil dish an interesting texture. You can make it with regular cabbage, too. Serve as part of a buffet or over any cooked whole grains. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 5 cups bouillon 1 cup orange lentils 1 head savoy cabbage 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained 1...

Roumanian Crock Pot Stew

2 onions, halved lengthwise, then sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, cut in bite-size strips 1 green pepper, cut in bite-size strips 1 eggplant, cut in cubes 1 pound green beans, cut or broken in 2" pieces 2 carrots, sliced 4 medium red potatoes, cut in cubes 1 16-ounce can kidney beans or chick peas, undrained (optional) 2 cups bouillon 1/4...

Red Pepper Stew

1/2 cup red lentils 2 onions, chopped 3 cups bouillon 6 medium or 4 large red bell peppers, cut in 1/2" chunks 1 teaspoon oregano or marjoram 1/2 teaspoon thyme pinch of cayenne, or to taste 1 cup white wine 3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 16-ounce can white beans, drained 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley freshly ground black pepper to taste cooked whole grains (optional) plain yogurt...

Roasted Veggie Bean Pot

4 cups roasted vegetables 1 cup bouillon or white wine 2 cups canned tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano 1 clove garlic, minced pinch cayenne or Tabasco sauce, to taste 1 16-ounce can small white beans, drained 2 6-ounce cans chopped clams, undrained (optional) 1/2 cup chopped Italian (flat) parsley Cooked barley or other whole grains of your choice Combine all ingredients...

Quinoa with Eggplant

Note: Quinoa is a whole grain that is quick to cook, so you can prepare it while you do the rest of the recipe and it will be ready to stir in at the end. It usually comes in boxes and is available in most supermarkets. 1 large eggplant 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3...

Quick Moroccan Vegetable Stew

2 cups bouillon 1 cup whole wheat couscous 1 bag frozen onion-pepper mix 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables (i.e., broccoli, carrots & cauliflower) 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained 1 15-ounce can chick peas, undrained 2 teaspoons bouillon granules or crushed bouillon cubes 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 teaspoon Harissa Sauce or bottled hot pepper sauce, to taste lemon wedges for garnish...

Portobello Mushroom Casserole

2 large onions, cut in 1/2-1"pieces 2 cups baby red potatoes, or 2 large red potatoes, cut in 1/2-1" cubes 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups bouillon 1 cup white wine or 1/2 cup sherry (optional) 1 tablespoon sweet paprika pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 red or green bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces 1 pound portobello mushrooms, cut into 1"...

Pink Beans and Brown Rice

1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1/2" chunks 1/2 cup bouillon 1 tablespoon mild chili powder 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, or to taste 2 cans pink beans, drained and rinsed 2 cups cooked brown rice or barley Cook the onion, garlic and pepper in the bouillon to soften, about 5 minutes. Add...

Pepper-Potato Casserole

1 large onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups bouillon 1 red bell pepper, cut in 1" chunks 1 green bell pepper, cut in 1" chunks 4 medium red potatoes, cut in 1/2" cubes 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 1 teaspoon dried thyme pinch cayenne, to taste juice of one lemon 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/4 cup sliced black...

Mushroom Mix Curry

4 medium red potatoes, cut in chunks 2 cups bouillon 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon mild curry powder 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot pinch cayenne, to taste 1 16-ounce bag frozen pepper-onion mix 1 16-ounce bag frozen corn-black bean mix 1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered if large 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, cut in chunks Cooked barley or other whole grains of your...

Michael’s Eggplant Sauce for Whole Grains or Pasta

4 tablespoons olive oil 4 stalks celery, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced (more is fine) 1 large eggplant, cut in 1/2" cubes (skin on) 1 28-ounce can tomatoes 1 6-ounce can tomato paste 1 16-ounce can condensed tomato soup (do not add water) 2 cups sliced or chopped mushrooms 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black...

Mexican Vegetable Stew

3 tablespoons olive oil 2 onions, sliced 1 sweet red pepper, cut in strips 1 green pepper, cut in strips 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 tablespoon fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce, to taste 2 medium red potatoes, diced 1 medium sweet potato, diced 2 cups...

Marge’s Lentil Sauce for Whole Grains

This is a "spaghetti" sauce you can feed to the whole family. It's been known to fool children, teenagers and vegetable skeptics with its meaty texture. 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped or crushed 1 bay leaf 1 dried hot pepper,...

Harlan’s Dad’s Chili

1 onion, chopped 1 16-ounce can pinto beans, drained 1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained 1 16-ounce can northern beans, drained 4 veggie burgers, broken into bite size pieces, or 2 cups soy burger crumbles (see note below) 2 cups salsa (use your favorite brand, hot or mild -- your choice) 4 cups canned tomatoes, undrained, broken into pieces 2 bay...

Grecian Garbanzo Stew

2 onions, chopped 1/2 cup bouillon 2 carrots, sliced 1 28-oz. can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained 1 tablespoon Greek Spice Blend (or 2 teaspoons oregano plus 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind) ...

Green Bean Curry

1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons curry powder pinch cayenne, or to taste 3 cups bouillon 6 medium potatoes, cut in bite-size pieces 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, chopped 3 cups green beans (fresh or frozen) in 1" pieces 1 bunch green onions, sliced thin Fresh ground black pepper to taste Cooked whole grains of your choice Bring...

Gabe’s Famous Bean-Eggplant-Tomato Casserole – Quick Version

2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 green peppers, chopped 2 28-ounce cans plum tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoon fresh oregano or 2 teaspoons. dried oregano 1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme 2 bay leaves 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste 2 eggplants (select very young, firm, shiny ones), unpeeled, diced into 1/2" cubes 3 16-ounce cans kidney beans, undrained Bring...

Firehouse Chili (with Oatmeal)

Oatmeal gives a meaty consistency to this tasty, easy and healthful chili. 1 onion, chopped 1 large bell pepper (red or green), chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 bouillon cubes or 2 teaspoons bouillon granules 1 cup water 1 28-ounce can Italian-style tomatoes, undrained 2 16-ounce cans kidney beans, undrained 1 cup rolled oats (old-fashioned or long-cooking style -- uncooked) 1 tablespoon mild...

Fastest Beans and Rice

1 16-ounce can black beans, undrained 2 cups cooked brown rice or other cooked whole grains* 1 teaspoon mild chili powder pinch cayenne, to taste (optional) 2 teaspoons bouillon granules (optional) 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley or cilantro Combine all ingredients, bring to a boil and simmer 3-5 minutes; or microwave for 3 minutes or until heated through. 4-6 servings *Note: Try...

Extra Quick Chili

An extra quick chili recipe that is super-easy and delicious too.

Easy Veggie Burger Chili

4 frozen veggie burgers 1 16-ounce bag frozen pepper-onion mix 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes 1 16-ounce can pink beans 1 16-ounce can chick peas 2 cups frozen corn 1 tablespoon mild chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin pinch cayenne, to taste Cooked barley or other whole grains of your choice Break the veggie burgers into 1" chunks. Combine them with all of the...

Creole Sauce for Whole Grains

I can't claim that this is authentic Creole cooking, but it's a delicious sauce. If you're an okra fan, you'll love it. If you're not, this recipe just may convert you. 1 onion, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 28-ounce can italian plum tomatoes ...

Chuckwagon Beans

1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup canned tomato sauce 1 teaspoon bouillon granules or 1 bouillon cube 2 tart apples, cored and cut into bite-size pieces 1/4 cup dried cherries or golden raisins 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 cup brown sugar, or to taste (or use artificial sweetener to taste) 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring, or to...

Chafing Dish (or Crockpot) Chili

Winter parties call for a huge pot of chili with all the trimmings! 2 large onions, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 3 tablespoons mild chili powder 1 tablespoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or bottled hot sauce, or to taste 5 cups bouillon (or bouillon + beer) 1 pound lentils 1 cup uncooked oatmeal or bulgur 2...

Castaway Stew

2 onions, chopped 2 cups bouillon 3 sweet potatoes, cut in 1/2" dice 1 small head cabbage, cored and shredded 2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot 1-2 jalapeno chiles, seeded and minced, or bottled hot pepper sauce, to taste 1 28-ounce can Italian plum tomatoes, undrained, broken up 2 cups baby lima beans (fresh or frozen) 1 cup pineapple tidbits (fresh or canned) Juice...

Cajun Lentils & Zucchini

1 large, sweet onion such as Vidalia, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 2 cups bouillon 1 cup lentils 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, undrained 2 teaspoons cajun spice blend (see note) 4 small, firm zucchini, sliced Cooked barley or other whole grains of your choice(optional) Combine all ingredients except the zucchini in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat...