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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 ...

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....

West African Seafood Stew

I think every country with an ocean coastline has developed its own version of a seafood stew, and I love them all. The sweet potatoes and green bananas make this one special. It's supposed to be very spicy, but you may want to add a little of the cayenne at a time and taste...

Summer Barley-Bean Salad

2 cups cooked barley 1 15-ounce can pink or kidney beans, drained 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped 1 cucumber, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1 tablespoon...

Red Pepper Soup

6 cups bouillon 1 onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 stalks celery, chopped 4 red peppers, cut in chunks 1 pound red potatoes, cut in chunks 1 tablespoon chili powder pinch cayenne or Tabasco sauce, to taste Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer 30-40 minutes, or until the vegetables are very...

Mulligatawny Soup

British colonists in India freely adapted the foods and spices they found there and brought their recipes back home. Mulligatawny is the Anglicized version of an Indian word for "pepper water." 2 onions, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 green pepper, chopped ...

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...

Incredible Creamy Clam Chowder

Diana says -- you just have to trust me on this recipe. I know the list of ingredients sounds strange, but the result is amazing. You'll think it's loaded with cream! 1 large onion, chopped 6 cups bouillon 1 medium cauliflower, cut in chunks 1 cup quick-cooking or rolled oats 1 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 6.5-ounce can...

Salmon Mousse

1 cup bottled clam juice, bouillon or water 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin 1 15-ounce can salmon (preferably red sockeye) 2 tablespoons capers (optional) 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white part) juice of 1 lemon 1 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste 1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt Fresh herbs, lemon slices and/or red bell pepper strips for garnish Heat the clam juice...

Quinoa Tabbouleh

1 12-ounce box quinoa 5 cups bouillon 1 red onion, chopped 2 large, ripe tomatoes, chopped 1 cup chopped Italian (flat) parsley, or a combination of parsley and mint juice of 2 lemons 1 cup plain yogurt 2 teaspoons ground cumin Freshly ground pepper, to taste Bring the bouillon to a boil in a pot, stir in the quinoa and return to boiling....

Tossed Seafood Salad

For the dressing: 1/4 cup rice vinegar Juice of one lemon or lime 2 tablespoons dijon mustard 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot Freshly ground pepper to taste For the salad: 1 pound cooked or canned seafood of your choice, cut in 1/2-1" pieces 2 ripe tomatos, chopped, or one box grape tomatoes 4 green onions, sliced (white...

Basic Brown Rice

1 cup brown rice 2 1/2 cups bouillon Bring the bouillon to a boil, stir in the brown rice and return to boiling. Reduce the heat, cover the pot and simmer for 40 minutes or until the rice is tender and the liquid is absorbed. Don't overcook brown rice; it tastes best when the grains are...

Minestrone

1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 green pepper, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped 8 cups bouillon 1 29-ounce can tomato sauce 1 tablespoon oregano pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste 2 medium potatoes, diced 2 carrots, sliced 1/2 small head cabbage, cored and slivered 2 cups fresh or frozen green beans, in 1" pieces 1 16-ounce can white beans 1 cup frozen peas 1/2 cup...

Jollof Rice

1 lb. shrimp 2 onions, chopped 2 green peppers, chopped 2 cloves garlic 10 oz. mushrooms, sliced 2 carrots, chopped 1 can chopped plum tomatoes in paste 1 teaspoon...

Shrimp Curry Salad

1 pound steamed, peeled shrimp 1 cup golden raisins 5 green onions, sliced (white part) 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped 1/2 cup no-fat mayonnaise 2 teaspoons. curry powder 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot Freshly ground pepper to taste Combine all ingredients in a serving bowl. 4 servings.

Diana Cooks Whole Grains

Diana shows you how simple it is to cook any kind of whole grains on your stovetop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on7G0PXaAUg For lots more information see How to Cook Whole Grains You can use cooked whole grains any way you would use cooked pasta or cooked white rice: Top them with your favorite sauce, stir them into a soup...

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...

Split Pea and Barley Stew

1/2 cup uncooked barley 1 cup split peas 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander pinch cayenne, to taste 2 carrots, chopped 2 medium red potatoes, cut in 1/2" pieces juice of 1 lemon 1/2 cup chopped Italian parsley freshly ground black pepper yogurt for garnish (optional) Bring the barley, split peas, onion, garlic, bouillon and spices...

Juliet’s Black Bean and Corn Soup

1 tablespoon canola or olive oil I medium red bell pepper, diced into small pieces 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups bouillon 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 19-ounce can black beans or two cups of cooked black beans 1 cup frozen corn In a large pot, heat the oil and saute the...

Smoked Salmon Salad

1/2 pound smoked salmon, cut in bite-size pieces 1 16-ounce can small white beans, drained and rinsed 1 small sweet onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 cup orange, tangerine or clementine sections, in bite-size pieces 1 cup frozen green peas 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon oregano juice of one lemon rice vinegar, to taste (start with about 2 tablespoons), or a...

Watermelon-Barley Greek Salad

A beautiful and delicious summer salad, perfect for Labor Day, a Fourth of July picnic or any buffet table,

Seafood Spanish Rice

2 large onions, chopped 2 bell peppers, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced, to taste 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups bouillon 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon sweet paprika 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon oregano 1 cup uncooked brown rice or barley 1 to 2 pounds seafood of your choice: squid rings, shrimp, fish fillets cut into bite size...

Sushi Salad

For the dressing or dipping sauce: 1 teaspoon prepared wasabi, OR 1 teaspoon powdered wasabi mixed with a little water to make a paste 1/4 cup soy sauce, or to taste Combine these ingredients and set aside. For the salad: 3 cups cooked brown rice or barley 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar, or to taste 1 cucumber, cut in 1/2" dice 8 radishes,...

Black Bean Gazpacho

2 16-ounce cans black beans, undrained 1 bouillon cube, crushed and dissolved in a little hot water 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon oregano pinch cayenne, or to taste Blend all ingredients...

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...

Stewed Root Veggies with Cranberries

1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 carrots, sliced 2 parsnips, sliced 2 cups peeled, diced celery root 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes, cut in 1/2" chunks (peel if the skin is tough) 4 cups bouillon 1 tablespoon mild curry powder 1 cup vanilla yogurt or soy milk (optional) 1/2 cup dried cranberries Combine the vegetables, bouillon and curry powder...

Lebanese Soup

2 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 6 cups bouillon 1 t. ground coriander pinch cayenne, or to taste 3 carrots, sliced 2 potatoes, diced 2 tomatoes, chopped ...

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...

Trail Mix Bars

3 cups rolled oats or quick-cooking oats 2 cups trail mix OR any combination of dried fruits, nuts and seeds (your choice) 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, apple butter, apple sauce, or any fruit puree Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Line a cookie sheet with foil and pat the mixture onto it about 1/2"...

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...