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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...

Butternut Squash-Fruit Casserole

1 butternut squash, about 2 pounds 1 large onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 teaspoon nutmeg pinch cayenne, or to taste 2 tart apples, cored and cut in 1/2" chunks 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1 cup cooked barley or other whole grain of your choice ground cinnamon for garnish Pierce the squash with a...

Bright Yellow Dal

Dal is a thick puree of spiced lentils or split peas that can be yellow, orange, green or brown depending on the legume you choose. Serve it with cooked whole grains and a green salad, or combine it with other Indian-inspired dishes for a multi-course ethnic feast.

Black Beans from Scratch

1 pound dried black beans 2 onions, chopped 1 bay leaf 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 28-oz. can plum tomatoes, cut in pieces 4 t. bouillon granules 2 t. tabasco sauce, or...

Basque Beans

2 onions, chopped 6 cloves garlic, chopped 3 stalks celery, sliced 1/4" wide 2 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons fennel seeds 2 cups bouillon 1 cup red wine (optional) 2 cups baby carrots 4 medium potatoes, cut in 1/2" chunks 1 cup Italian plum tomatoes, broken up 2 tablespoons Dijon style mustard 1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring, to taste 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary, or 1/4 teaspoon...

Any Vegetable Curry

2 onions, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped 1 cup bouillon 1 tablespoon curry powder pinch cayenne, to taste 6-8 cups vegetables (choose at least two and as many as you like, such as potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, zucchini, yellow squash, etc.), cut in bite-size pieces 1/2 cup golden raisins 1 can chick peas, undrained 1 cup yogurt Cooked...

Algerian Vegetable Casserole

3 cups bouillon 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 red potatoes, diced 1 small sweet potato, diced 1 28-ounce can plum tomatoes, cut in pieces 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/4 teaspoon harissa, or bottled hot sauce, to taste 2 small zucchini, sliced 1 6-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained 1 16-ounce can chick peas, undrained 1/4 cup chopped Italian...